When you join the artists and me for drinks and conversation at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar on Thursday, August 16, a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5 – 8:00 p.m. happy hour will go to support an art organization that the artists have yet to name. Enjoy a drink or two, meet the artists, and take-in Boheme’s bohemian atmosphere.
Fresh Arts’ Cultured Cocktails is a weekly community building fundraiser in celebration of the arts. Featured groups receive 10% of all drink sales during the 5 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday happy hour at Boheme (located at 307 Fairview St. near the corner of Taft St.)
Since its inception in 2008, the program has raised more than $100,000 for hundreds of Houston artists and arts organizations. Powered by Fresh Arts, the Cultured Cocktails program is generously sponsored by Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar.
Fresh Arts is a 501(c)3 Houston-based nonprofit that champions local artists and creative entrepreneurs to succeed in the business of art. FreshArts.org.
If I could be two places at once, I’d also attend The Heritage Society’s South and North of the Border: Houston Paints Houston, Thursday evening at a reception at The Heritage Society Museum, on view through Nov. 24.
South and North of the Border: Houston Paints Houston brings together more than 60 works created over 130 years to showcase the re-visioning of Houston through the eyes and works of Houston’s own artists who helped create the modern city in which we live.
The opening reception Thursday evening is free to the public, 6 – 8 p.m. The Heritage Society, 1100 Bagby Street, is in downtown Houston. Visitors should park in the paved lot directly behind the historic Kellum-Noble House; enter the lot via Allen Parkway inbound.
Museum hours are Tuesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission to the museum gallery is $5 for adults and $2 for children 6-18. heritagesociety.org
Friday evening, I can make this event and plan, too. The event is called “Long Live The Arts” which is a production co-created by a collective of creatives who are actively addressing the state of the arts.
“As artists, we will present our unified efforts to empower, educate, and entertain through sound and movement,” said Tiffany Scales, a co-creator, in an email. “This event is self-funded by the artists and myself as the artists feel it is necessary to invest in themselves and I support the culmination and cultivation of creativity.”
When I met Tiffany Scales 10 years ago she had just launched her nonprofit, Toiletries For Families. Since then Toiletries For Families has served over 30k hygiene kits to families in 7 countries and 16 states outside of Texas. That is amazing.
On the schedule Friday, 5:30-6:30 first up is B.U. 4 the Arts, a dance company for youth that is currently raising funds for their own dance studio. The owner, Courtney White has been coming out of pocket for years to fulfill his dreams, some of the proceeds will help him get support.
The featured presentation will be from 7 – 9 p.m. and will consist of Spoken Word and Music by the Creative Coalition. These heARTists are women with hearts of service who offer their arts for service to the community.
It will be held at Midtown Art Center, an intimate space that seats 130. $20 at the door or $10 by paying through CashApp to Long Live the Arts, mention ArtValet. 3414 Labranch St. Facebook.com/LongLiveTheARTS.
Cohen is an artist and founder of First Saturday Arts Market and the Market at Sawyer Yards, find him at ArtValet.com