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It’s Almost Time For The Bayou City Art Festival

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The largest art festival in the city is on its 48th year of transforming Downtown Houston into an art oasis. The two-day event features 300 artists, representing 19 different disciplines. Each year a non-profit is chosen for a portion of the ticket proceeds to go to; this year the event will be supporting 8 non-profits. In the past 48 years the Art Colony Association (producers of the weekend) have raised more than 3.6 million dollars. Keep Reading

The Bryan Museum Preserves Texas’s Rich History

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The Bryan Museum opened in Galveston, TX in 2015 with the goal of ensuring that the story of Texas is preserved throughout generations. The museum boasts a wealth of artifacts, over 5,000 historical books, and paintings that beautifully illustrate the history of Texas spanning exploration to settlement, The Republic to statehood, and the discovery of oil to present times. Keep Reading

Chris Shepherd’s Houstonian Hoot’Nanny Benefit Dinner

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Chris Shepherd, James Beard Award-winning chef, and mastermind behind many critically acclaimed restaurants, is constantly giving back to his city. Shepherd draws culinary inspiration from his Midwestern roots and tirelessly supports the Houston food community by stocking his restaurant’s shelves with local produce. He strongly believes that local food reflects the people in that community and has emulated this belief to advance the Houston culinary scene. Keep Reading

The 4th Annual RYDE For a Reason

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Ever since RYDE opened its door in 2015, they have made an effort to be part of Houston’s philanthropic community. Since then, they have raised over $145,000 for a variety of local charities. Through monthly charity rides and larger events like, RYDE for a Reason, the team and yourself are able to give back. Keep Reading

Installation Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

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On July 20th 1969, astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong made history by planting an American flag on the moon and becoming the first humans to step foot on another planet. SkyWaves is an artistic collaboration between River Oaks District and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Produced by local creative studio MATTER, the installation elegantly honors the Apollo 11 Mission’s groundbreaking success 50 years ago. 

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Galveston: Much More Than a Beach Town

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Although just 50 miles south of H-town, Galveston feels like it’s a world away in spirit and that’s not a bad thing. The relationship between the fourth largest city in the U.S. and its tiny island neighbor to the south is synergistically complementing. While Houston offers all the big-city excitement you could ask for, Galveston is home base for when you want to kick back, relax and breathe in the sea air. Ahhh yet, getting to know Galveston is a layered experience. Its rich history and cultural heritage make it much more than a beach town. 

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Celebrate the 4th of July in Style

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Even though 4th of July lands on a Thursday this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy America’s 243rd birthday! The city and its’ businesses are celebrating in different ways, and we’ve rounded up a few options for you to enjoy Independence Day in Houston!  Keep Reading

Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography

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The boom of fashion photography happened in the 1920’s thanks to the editors of Vogue and Harpers Bazar. The editors began hiring photographers who pushed boundaries and came to make history with their photographs. Today, fashion photography has transformed into a genre of its own that goes far beyond the pages of magazines. The newest exhibit at The Museum of Fine Arts, HoustonIcons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography explores this history with over 200 photographs from both well known and smaller yet influential photographers.  Keep Reading

Top 8 Trends in Houston this Summer

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As temperatures in Houston start to heat up towards summer level, so does the action. There are several trends in Houston in the summer for you to follow if you want to have a great time. The activities below are just a slice of what Houston has to offer. Keep Reading

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