Museum District Day
Saturday, September 15, 2012
10 AM - 5 PM
As the country's fourth largest city, Houston is among the most popular destinations for travelers, according to Trip Advisor. And it's no surprise to locals that one of the city's major draws is the Houston Museum District. The District is home to thousands of masterpieces, historic relics and groundbreaking science experiments, just waiting to be discovered. On Saturday, September 15, Houston will celebrate the 16th annual Museum District Day. Once again, 18 museums will be free and many museums will host special events and exhibits. Many of the museums are free all year round, but Museum District Day is a truly special occasion with a variety of fun and educational opportunities. Visitors are encouraged to walk from one museum to another, but free pedicabs will also be available - a new addition to the festivities.
Museum District Day 2012 at Lawndale Art Center
Galleries Open 10 AM - 5 PM
Sketchbook Activity 11 AM - 4 PM
During this year's Museum District Day, Lawndale invites visitors to create their own personalized sketchbooks, inspired by the work of exhibiting artist, Candace Hicks. Enjoy complimentary ice-cold lemonade and decorate our back patio with sidewalk chalk. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to cool off by taking a look at our current round of exhibitions. Please join Lawndale, and our fellow Houston Museum District neighbors in this free and exciting annual event!
A Celebration of the Lawndale Artist Studio Program
Thursday, September 27, 2012
6:30 - 8:30 PM
3900 Milam Street
Houston, TX 77006
Co-Chairs: Nicole Laurent Romano and Barbara McKnight
Tickets: $125 per person / admission is limited
or contact Regina Vigil at 713.528.5858 or email@example.com.
Celebrate 20 years of artist studios at Lawndale and 5 years of the Lawndale Artist Studio Program with Tasteful Art, a special tasting event featuring local contemporary artists and chefs. Lawndale brings together "foodies" and "arties" for this unique event featuring the culinary canvas that is the plate. Experience what happens when chefs David Buehrer(Greenway Coffee/Blacksmith), German Moquera (Roots urban Bistro),Randy Rucker (Briar and Bramble), Erin Smith (Plonk) and Jody Stevens (Jodycakes) turn over the plating to past and current Lawndale Artist Studio Program artists Nancy Douthey, Seth Mittag, David Politzer, Teresa O'Connor, Patrick Turk and David Waddell. The chefs provide the delicious ingredients and the artists create magic on the plate.
The culinary culmination will be revealed as guests are treated to a tasting of dishes from some of the most innovative chefs in Houston today, hosted by award winning Executive Chef, Barbara McKnight, founder of CULINAIRE. Adult beverages will also be served in the beautiful setting of the historic Hofheinz House. Other surprises are also in store. All proceeds benefit Lawndale's Artist Studio Program and programs throughout the year.
Lawndale sends its very special thanks to:
Kathrine McGovern and The John P. McGovern Foundation for sponsoring the Artist Studio Program
Program supporters: Jeryn Woodard Mayer and Eleanor L. Williams
In-Kind Sponsors: Aker Imaging, CULINAIRE and
And the Planning Committee: Adam Gibson, Jeryn Woodard Mayer, Miri Wilkins and Eleanor L. Williams