Art Car Preview Party @ Meive Gallery & Studio

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Art Car Preview Party @ Meive Gallery & Studio

Art Car Preview Party @ Meive Gallery & Studio

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Art Car Preview Party
Friday, April 5 | 5 – 7 PM
Meive Gallery & Studio
1520 Center St. Unit 1, Houston, TX 77007

To commemorate our anniversary, Arts District Houston and Fresh Arts are thrilled to announce the launch of our very first Art Car project!

You’re invited to this special event! Be the first to witness the unveiling of our brand new Art Car, a vintage suburban, one week before its public premiere at The Orange Show’s 37th Annual Art Car Parade. Enjoy food, drinks, and the company of fellow art enthusiasts at our Art Car Preview Party on Friday, April 5th at Meive Gallery & Studio. Complimentary cocktails courtesy of LALO tequila.

The Preview Party, hosted by Michelle and Sean Collins, will showcase the completed creation of artist Kearin Cook. The event will not only celebrate her inaugural entry to the Art Car Parade but also kickoff the 10th anniversary of Arts District Houston’s state designation as a cultural arts district by the Texas Commission on the Arts. Houston-based Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) Commissioner Theresa Chang will be present to commemorate this significant milestone.

Over the past decade, Arts District Houston has played a pivotal role in nurturing the city’s artistic spirit and connecting artists with opportunities, shaping Houston’s identity as a vibrant center for the arts.


Kearin Cook was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and is a graduate of Pratt Institute with a bachelor’s degree in Illustration. After studying and living in New York City at the start of her artistic career she has returned to Houston, Texas to be closer to her family, continue painting murals and pursuing her career as an illustrator.Clients of her illustration and storyboarding work include Grammy Award winning musical group Mastodon, Fender, Milk Makeup, Champion, and Throne Watches. Her mural work can be seen at Houston establishments such as Betelgeuse Betelgeuse (Montrose and Washington locations), Wolfsmiths Heights, Manready Mercantile, and Texas Avenue BnB.


Arts District Houston is one of seven state-designated Arts and Cultural Districts in Houston. Situated along the Washington Avenue Corridor just west of downtown Houston, the Arts District boasts the highest concentration of working artists in Texas and serves as a thriving hub of artistic and cultural expression. This urban area, with its historic homes and transformed warehouses, holds a rich history and encompasses portions of both the First and Sixth Wards, two of Houston’s oldest neighborhoods. The Arts District is home to arts nonprofits MECA, 4th Wall Theater, FotoFest, and the Sawyer Yards creative campus, which houses over 300 studio spaces for local artists, designers, and makers.

Fresh Arts
a 501(C)3 nonprofit corporation, empowers Houston artists through programs that build knowledge, amplify local resources, and connect communities.

Dedicated to fostering creativity and community engagement, Fresh Arts has served as the state-appointed managing partner for the Arts District since 2017. Through marketing initiatives and artist-centered programming, Fresh Arts amplifies the Arts District’s capacity, expands audiences, and provides resources for artists and creative businesses, creating new opportunities to showcase the diversity of Houston-area artists.

This project is supported in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Cultural District Program. Fresh Arts is additionally supported in part by the Brown Foundation, Houston Endowment, and the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.

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April 5, 2024 @ 05:00 PM to
April 5, 2024 @ 07:00 PM

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April 3, 2024

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