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Artist INC-Houston 2018 Presentation Night

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 @ 11:00 pm - Thursday, May 10, 2018 @ 2:30 am

Fresh Arts presents the 2018 graduating class of Artist INC-Houston

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
@ The Legacy Room at City Hall
901 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002

Free and open to the public

Join Fresh Arts and the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs for a special evening celebrating the close of Artist INC Houston- Spring 2018 session. The free event will feature a cocktail reception and short visual presentations by the second graduating Artist INC Houston class which includes a diverse group of 25 of Houston’s brightest and most driven visual and performing artists.

Over the last 8 weeks, these artists have gathered one night a week to develop their entrepreneurial skills and strengthen their artistic practice through mentorship opportunities, expert presentations, and peer networks. Now in its ninth year, the Artist INC program has been completed by nearly 1,000 regional artists.

Presenting artists include:

Chris Alexander (Alexander Art Glass)// Wood Fancher Anthony // Samar Babar (Palette Of Style)// Celan Bouillet // Dana R Caldera // Adam Castaneda (The Pilot Dance Project)// Ching-In Chen // Lindsay Gary // Leslie Gaworecki // Tamer Ghoneim Photography // Rene Henry // Rebecca Lynn Hewitt // Valerie Hurlbert // Nickclette Izuegbu // Jennifer Lang // Treva McKissic // Michelle O’Michael (O’Michael Studios, Inc.) // Sol Pitarque (Miss Sol Creations) // Gerald-James Rhodes // Monica Villarreal // Melissa Walter // John Whaley Jr // Zachary J. Williams (Zachary J. Williams) // Adriane Wiltse (Adriane R Wiltse) // Heather Wobbe (Modern Artifacts

Artist INC Houston Spring 2018 Peer Facilitators include Emanualee “Outspoken” Bean (The Outspoken Bean), Felipe Lopez (Felipe Lopez (Artist)), Tami Merrick (Scaped Senses by Tami Merrick and Nicola Parente), Mollie Haven Miller, Lori Yuill, and Dominique Royem.

Artist INC 2018 participants were selected with the help of local creative experts: Christine West, GONZO247, Roberta Paixao Cortes, and Matt Detrick.

Artist INC is a collaborative partnership between Mid-America Arts Alliance, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Innovation Center.

Artist INC-Houston is powered by Fresh Arts and is supported in part by an award from Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Texas Commission on the Arts, and foundations, corporations individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Special thanks to:
The City of Houston, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, and Frost Bank for their support of this program.

And the 2018 Artist INC “Subject Matter Experts” who led lectures and shared their knowledge: Zsuzsanna Wekler (Culture Pilot), Elizabeth White-Olsen (Writespace Houston), Kathy Ploch, CPA, Erin McClarty, PLLC, Marci Dallas (Fresh Arts), and Tim DeSilva (Culture Pilot


Wednesday, May 9, 2018 @ 11:00 pm
Thursday, May 10, 2018 @ 2:30 am


Houston City Hall
901 Bagby St
Houston, 77002 United States
(713) 837-0311


Fresh Arts
(713) 868-1839
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