ART in the Park & All Aboard Katy!
ARTreach Projects in Partnership with Katy Heritage Society
ARTreach and the Katy Heritage Society have teamed to open the Heritage Arts Center and create a monthly event in Katy designed to revitalize the downtown area by drawing visitors with an appreciation for art and an interest in the history of Katy. Visitors to downtown Katy on the first Saturday of every month are enjoying "ART in the Park" at the Katy Heritage Park.
ART in the Park invites visitors to tour the beautiful Katy historic homes and enjoy a host of artists from the area displaying unique arts and crafts on the front porch of the Heritage Arts Center. The Arts Center welcomes professional and emerging artists who want to sell their art. ARTreach will host exhibitions for professsional artists at the Heritage Arts Center and ARTgallery as part of thier community outreach.
Visitors are able to view and purchase beautiful watercolors, charcoal drawings, pottery, jewelry, and fused glass with proceeds benefitting ARTreach Programs and the Katy Heritage Society.
Art in the Park is a community event that is held the first Saturday of every month at the Katy Heritage Park located at 5990 George Bush Drive in Katy. The next ART in the Park event is June 6th.
May's event featured Katy ISD Art teachers, Marissa Vitolo, Brenda Haegner, Rob Milton, Karen Richards and Sony Hartley on the front porch and wares of artists Carol Adams, Elizabeth Bailey and many others were represented inside the Heritage Arts Center. Thank you acoustic guitar player and singer Michelle Mitchell for providing entertainment and Gerry Woodhouse from the Houston Weavers Guild for providing a tapestry weaving demonstration.
This June 6th meet new and returning artists, special entertainment and music is scheduled throughout the day with children's art activities provided by Ceramics by Tess.
Professional and emerging artists may reserve table space on the front porch by contacting Marissa Vitolo at firstname.lastname@example.org
ARTreach & Katy Heritage Society announces the debut of ALL ABOARD KATY! ALL ABOARD KATY!" is an exciting public art project that is intended to promote tourism, unite and identify the community, engage local businesses and artists and raise funds for the Katy Heritage Society and ARTreach. This is Katy's first large scale community public art initiative, and we are grateful to have the endorsement of the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce and Texas Commission on the Arts.
Trains are an important part of Katy's history and the art train program will be Katy's first large-scale community public art initiative. Public art projects raise community pride and cooperation between local citizens, businesses and government. Local artists receive recognition they might not otherwise receive and public art drives local and tourist traffic to sponsor locations.
Public art projects raise community pride and cooperation between local citizens, businesses and government. Local artists receive recognition they might not otherwise receive and public art drives local and tourist traffic to sponsor locations. We have received some great artist submissions from local artists, professionals and KISD students. These ideas are waiting for locomotive sponsors to sign on so we can begin placing the 9' locomotives this summer.
This project will showcase local talent, increase the profile of Katy, emphasize the area's close ties with railway history and provide an opportunity to connect businesses and the cultural community. We are grateful to La Centerra at Cinco Ranch. La Centerra will host our 'roundhouse', the location where the locomotives will be stored while they are being decorated by artists. This location will allow the public to watch the project unfold, give artists a place to work on the trains and promote the sponsors even before the locomotives are installed.
Potential sponsors please call 281 391-2550 or email email@example.com. Interested in painting a train? Artists email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Train renderings above are designed by Artist George Melchor, Veronica Cablentello, Brandon Lee, S. Buddenhagen, Sphie T-Romer, Erendria Jones, Isabella Fawcett-Jones
Summer ART camp serves children with special needs
"Within My Reach" is an ARTreach program designed for students with special needs. The 5-day camp helps students learn the art of ceramics, screen printing and expressive art techniques. Each session is limited to 6 students per class and designed to enhance a student's fine and gross motor skills, expressive language and social skills.
After the students complete their projects their artwork will be displayed at the ARTreach Gallery for the community to see and purchase some of the student's artwork.
"The Within My Reach" program was developed to provide enrichment and introduce life skills to students with special needs", states Christine Stilwell, Development Director for ARTreach. "The Studio programs were developed by Terri Bieber, Executive Director of ARTreach along with Program Director Tess Thornton, Kelly Dillard and mseveral of our art specialists who have been working with students with special needs for many years. Special Needs teachers and volunteers are involved. The purpose of this program is for students to have fun and meet new friends, while learning unique skill sets that they can use throughout their lives."
The cost for the camp program is $80 per person and runs M-F 10:00am-12:00pm. Limited space is available for camps running in June. Private lessons and Within My Reach Workshops acan be reserved on Wednesdays in morning and afternoon timeslots. Family and Support Groups may register. Sponsorships are available for financially needy applicants.
"Within My Reach" camps and workshops are offered throughout the summer. For more information or to register for a workshop or camp, please email us at: Info@ARTreachonline.org or call our office at 713-392-2021.
Thank you to Clint and Kathy Capshaw, Charles Schwab Charitable Trust Fund Steve Hauk, Steel Trading Corp of America, Robert and Debbie Stoddard, The Pregnancy Help Center, and Kathleen Rath for sponsoring children to attend classes this summer.
Friday ARTparty at Berryhill! June 19th and July 17th from 5- 10 pm. Take a break EVERY MONTH from the busy week and join us at Berryhill at the Villagio in Cinco Ranch. Great Food! Art activites for the kids- Music throughout the evening- to help us raise money for summer programs for children in need.
June 2nd- Fish City Grill at 110 Vintage Park Blvd in Northwest Houston. Fish City Grill is donating 15% to ARTreach on this day! Stop by and enjoy ARTreach music and activities along with your oyster nachos!! www.fishcitygrill.com
July 7th -Still Hungry? Drive to Cinco Ranch in Katy and eat at the Fish City Grill at LaCenterra! Same great deal! Eat anytime this day and help support the ARTreach Programs in the community!
Serendipity- Hap'ez! Peace, Love and Happiness! This is one funky store in Katy and home to the original ARTreach Gallery - see our own artists line of original artwork and gifts on display- purchases benefit ARTreach Programs.
Serendipity Hap'ez is located right off 1-10 and Pin Oak Drive
We'll create an ARTscene to help raise money! Contact Christine Stilwell at email@example.com to host an ARTreach Fundraiser in your neighborhood! Help us bring the arts to children and adults in need!
Thank you to our 2009 donors!
Frederic and Mary Frankel
Downy and Kavin Vickery
Clinton and Kathy Capshaw
Steve and Patti Uchytil
Kim and Mike Ginn
Leeann and Brad Rinderknecht
Mary L. Quiros
Cristina Z. Speer Art
Pregnancy Help Center
Sweeny and Associates
Berryhill of Cinco Ranch
Exxon Mobil Foundation
J.A. & S. Resturants /Hasta La Pasta
Rising Star Academy
Rolling Dough/Panera Bread of LaCenterra
Charles Schwab Foundation
Clint and Kathy Capshaw
Kelly and David Dillard
Cinco Ranch POA
Telfair Community Council
Rene and Araceli Palomo
Young Audiences of New Jersey
Hutsell Elementray PTA
Buffalo Creek Elementary
Rodney and Norma Hardy Johnson
Katy Rotary Club
Greater Katy Exchange Club
Pregnancy Help Center
Literacy Council of Fort bend
Mayde Creek Elementary PTA
Steel Trading Corp of America
Debbie and Robert Stoddard