HOUSTON ROXX ROCKS WASHINGTON AVE CINCO DE MAYO WEEKEND!
A Two Day Music & Arts Street Festival
Houston, TX, April 3, 2013– Lotus Presents is proud to announce their latest project, an urban street festival celebrating the Lower Washington Cultural Arts District located in Houston’s First and Sixth Wards. The festival will take place on two city blocks starting at the corner of Washington Ave. & Silver Street. The main music stage and an interactive art zone are on two acres of open green space located at the corner of Center St. & Silver Street. The city of Houston’s awesome skyline serves at the events back drop. Houston Roxx is a fun street festival that gives people a reason to come together for a great cause, hear live music, have an interactive art experience, and get a great hang-in with friends for a reasonable price. Rich in history, culinary eateries, interesting shops, night time entertainment, as well as art studios and galleries, this area of Houston is emerging and a perfect location for a unique and diverse street festival.
Festival guests will see and experience for themselves so many reason Houston (Art)Roxx! Each day, there will be scheduled times for guests to delight in the magic as they witness local Graffiti-type artists create their works of art from start to finish. Over the weekend, guests will follow the completion of a thrilling large scale outdoor mural for all to see & celebrate in the Lower Washington Cultural Arts District. Saturday, not only will festival attendees get to observe the evolution of an art installation specially designed by a Houston artist; they will also get to directly participate in its creation. At dusk, this communal art project will go on the move! With the help of festival participants, it will be paraded
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thru the festival illuminating the city night. Art supplies, along with a blank wall posing simple questions like “What is Art?” will invite festival goers to express their own visual answers to the question. Houston (Art) Roxx is excited to offer guests of all ages an opportunity to create original works of art with the assistance of a local Houston illustrator.
The Festival will highlight the creative works achieved by some of Houston’s youngest artists. These amazing kids represent the outstanding Fine Arts Programs of Houston’s own Project GRAD and Crockett Elementary School. The artwork of these talented students will be uniquely displayed during the festival for all to behold. In a silent auction, festival goers will have an opportunity to bid on these original works of art with all proceeds going to Project GRAD and Crockett Elementary School.
Guest will dance the day and night away with a host of local and regional talent scheduled to perform over two days. Popular Austin DJ Lance Herbstrong will close the festival Saturday night with a body rocking dance party. In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, the legendary “Grupo Fantasma” will close Sunday’s festivities. Other artist scheduled to perform over the weekend are “Step Rideaux and the Zydeco Outlaws”, “Last Place You Look”, “Luther & The Healers”, “D.R.U.M.”, and “Los Skarnales”. Several showcases of new & upcoming artist are scheduled over the two day celebration.
A portion of ticket sales and proceeds from the art auction will go to Project Grad. Project GRAD (GRAD) is a non-profit 501(c)3 education reform model serving 132,000 economically disadvantaged youth in 211 schools across the nation. Over 90% of GRAD students are low- income and 91% are minority. Houston Roxx is proud to bring awareness to the amazing opportunities generated by such a magnificent organization serving so many young people in our great city.
Crockett Elementary School has come a long way in its 100yrs of educating students in the First & Sixth Wards. The great accomplishments of this ‘exemplary’ school is a true testament to the determination of retired principle, Elida Troutman, inspiring current principle, Claudia Chavez-Pinto, dedicated teachers, passionate supporters from the community and its eager students. Crockett Elementary believes in educating the whole child and works non-stop in seeing to it that their students are given the greatest chance for success by providing them with outstanding Fine Arts Programs. Crockett believes that through music, rhythmic dancing, ballet and visual art, students can develop a positive self-concept that translates into classroom achievement in reading, math and other content areas. Houston Roxx is proud to dedicate a portion of ticket sales to this worthy community school.