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Celebrate Houston Music & Arts Festival!


Sunday, November 3rd, Noon- 6pm

East End Studio is excited to be a part of this wonderful event!

The Celebrate Houston! Music and Arts Festival mission is: “Celebrating our diversity and building a positive future.” The festival supports local artists and provides valuable education resources to benefit local communities. The mini-festival that started in 2009 is planned to become the flagship event of the Houston Museum of Culture in the future.

Celebrate Houston! will take place from Noon to 6pm, Sunday, November 3 on the Tlaquepaque Market Plaza, with activities at Bohemeo’s and the East End Studio Gallery.

The free event will offer activities to suit many interests, including:

-Live Music by Milton Hopkins and the Hit City Blues Band
-Encore Performance by Huehuetl (Jalisco, Mexico)

-Accordion Workshop by Ed Poullard (Les Amis Creole) and Roberto Rodriguez (Umbrella Man, Pistoleros de Tejas)
-Live Interview with Milton Hopkins by author Roger Wood
-Indigenous Instruments Workshop by Huehuetl
-Dia de los Muertos Art Exhibit and Traditional Altars at East End Studio Gallery
-Artists and Unique Vendors
-Book Presentation of “Neglected by Two Countries” by Marie Elena Cortes

Houston Institute for Culture and Houston Museum of Culture 2013 Fall Programs and 2014 Educational Adventures

Event activities continued:

-Poetry Readings
-Kids’ Activities
-Artery Media Project Video Presentation
-Non-profit Organizations
-Green Zone featuring Environmental Education Groups
-Presentation of Houston Cool youth environmental education projects
-Information about the Houston East End Museum and Houston Museum of Culture
-Collection of “Houston Treasures” – interesting Houston stories for the Houston Story radio program, museum archives and exhibits
-Houston Museum of Culture Bookstore
-Bohemeo’s Beer Garden, Food Trucks and more

The event is presented in a format similar to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, with high quality, entertaining cultural arts and music performances, as well as facilitated workshops and demonstrations that focus on specific cultures and regional traditions. Celebrate Houston! Music and Arts Festival is produced by Houston Institute for Culture with support of the Texas Commission on the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts.

Celebrate Houston! is additionally sponsored by Houston Museum of Culture, East End Studio Gallery, Bohemeo’s, Blue Line Bike Lab, Luz de Luna Photography Studio, Eastwood Variety Store, Scoops Ice Cream, Bright Star Productions, Houston Blues Society, KPFT and Howlin’ the Blues.

Celebrate Houston! Music and Arts Festival benefits Houston Cool. The program’s objectiveis: “By planting trees, you make Houston cool!” Learn more about the Houston Cool youth program and the many benefits of trees at

Participants are encouraged to walk and bike to Celebrate Houston! for health and for the environment. Information about area hike and bike routes will be provided for walkers and bicyclists who are interested. Attendees should also consider using Metro busses, including the

40 (serving Telephone and Lockwood), 36 or 50 (serving nearby major streets), or busses serving the Eastwood Transit Center. Information can be found at

For further event information, please visit or call 832-443-4432.

Artists and vendors may contact Iris Contreras or Lizbeth Ortiz at

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