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Very Artsy News: Hamilton Tickets, Galveston and More

A weekly brief on what’s happening in Houston’s arts and culture scene.

By Amarie Gipson February 1, 2022

Local artist Eva Konopka is one of over 30 artists featured in this month's First Saturday Arts Market in The Heights. 

Image: Eva Konopka

This week welcomes the start of the Lunar New Year, Black History Month, and a huge art market in The Heights. The Rooftop Cinema Club announces its February schedule right on time for Valentine’s Day, and Lawndale is looking for artist submissions. Here’s more art news for your week:

Hobby Center Advises Hamilton Ticket Buyers 

Broadway sensation Hamilton is headed to Houston’s Hobby Center from February 20-March 22. But beware, although ticket resellers are legal in Texas, the Hobby Center urges caution in purchasing overpriced and fraudulent tickets. They encourage buying directly from the venue website and Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are on sale now.

For the full performance schedule and tickets, visit here

First Saturday Art Market 

Since 2004, the First Saturday Art Market has showcased work by dozens of visual artists ranging from paintings to photography, jewelry and sculpture. The free market event is taking place this weekend at 540 W. 19th St. in the Heights. Visitors can shop for artworks, enjoy food and live entertainment. Market hours are 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM. 

For more information on the First Saturday Art Market, visit here.  

Jason Lee’s New Photo Book on Galveston 

The Galveston Historical Foundation is celebrating 150 years of history with a new book by photographer and actor/producer Jason Lee (Chasing Amy, Alvin and The Chipmunks). Published by the GHF and Film Photographic, the book features a collection of 35 mm color and black and white photographs. The book is available to order online now, and will be released during a book signing this Saturday, February 5 at Bishop’s Palace. 

For more information on the book, visit here.

$2 Million in Grants Awarded to Houston Artists 

The BIPOC Arts Network and Fund (BANF) distributed a total of $2 million to organizations, and collectives in the greater Houston area, including Alief Art House, TEATRX, and Jazz Houston. The BANF was founded in response to the economic devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the initiative was announced last fall. Funding was made possible through a number of sources including the Houston Endowment, Ford and Kinder Foundations. 

For more information on the grant initiative and awardees, visit here

Rooftop Cinema Club 2022 Season Kickoff 

February is the perfect time for romantic films and Houston’s Rooftop Cinema Club has a packed roster of classics. On February 11, “Pretty Woman” and “Love & Basketball” are scheduled to kick off the 2022 program season. Other highlights will include screenings of “The Notebook” and “La La Land” on Valentine’s Day. Tickets are on sale at noon today. 

For more information on RCC’s February schedule and ticket prices, visit here

Submissions Open for Lawndale’s Annual Exhibition 

The Big Show is back and Lawndale is welcoming brand new work from practicing artists within 100 miles of its Museum District location. The 2022 exhibition will be juried by curator Daisy Nam and has taken place since 1984 as a platform for emerging artists in the Houston area. The deadline for application is Monday, March 14 at 11:59 pm CST and submissions are free. Artists will be notified in May 2022. 

For more opportunities and application guidelines, visit here



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