4 performing and visual arts events worth seeking out in Houston this weekend

4 performing and visual arts events worth seeking out in Houston this weekendPhoto: Antenna/Unsplash
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Published on April 04, 2019

If you're a fan of the arts, mark your calendars: there's plenty to do when it comes to artsy events in Houston this weekend, from a tour of artwork to an art festival.

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Tour of the Public Art of the University of Houston System

Get a head start on the weekend by viewing artwork at the University of Houston System, which includes the University of Houston, University of Houston-Downtown and the University of Houston Sugar Land, on Friday. The tour, which will be led by public art staff, feature select artwork displayed throughout each campus.  

When: Friday, April 5, noon-1 p.m.
Where: Wortham Theater Lobby, 3351 Cullen Blvd.
Admission: Free

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2019 Midtown Art in the Park

Next, bring the entire family out to Baldwin Park on Saturday for the Art in the Park festival, where local artists display their work, which is available for purchase. Also, expect live music, entertainment, wine glass painting, art cars, food trucks and more.

When: Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Baldwin Park, 1701 Elgin
Admission: Free

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Mask OFF

Also on Saturday, check out the solo art exhibition Mask Off by Temptest Williams at the Lion's Heart Studios and Event Center. The exhibition, according to artist, "is a series filled with traditional African Masks where each piece was intentionally designed to rekindle the flame within ourselves to get back to our truest layer and form. I chose Traditional Masks to inspire us to see ourselves in them." 

When: Saturday, April 6, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Lion's Heart Studios and Event Center, 5610 Forney Drive
Admission: $15

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Mobius in the Making: An Afternoon with Marta Chilindrón

Lastly, the Public Art of The University of Houston System is hosting a lunch reception and a panel discussion with sculptor Marta Chilindrón on Sunday at the Atrium and Theater of the Gerald D. Hines College of Archtitecture and Design. The event will provide a behind-the-scenes look at "Houston Mobius" and the making of the new Temporary Public Art Program. In addition, Chilindrón's sculpture prototypes will be available for viewing. 

When: Sunday, April 7, noon-2 p.m.
Where: Atrium and Theater of the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design, University of Houston, 4200 Elgin St.
Admission: Free

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