Angela Carranza is a dedicated nonprofit arts leader with a strong background in arts programming. She has served as the Executive Director of Fresh Arts since 2022 after holding several positions at the organization for a decade. She also serves a dual role as the Cultural Arts Director for Arts District Houston, a state-designated cultural district managed by Fresh Arts. She is a graduate of the University of Houston with a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Arts. Prior to Fresh Arts, Angela spent a decade in the interior design industry as a small business manager and designer focused on art-centric styling solutions, decorative painting, furniture design, and event planning.
Angela is also an active community volunteer having served on committees for United Way of Houston, the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Board for the City of Houston, and others. She currently serves on the board of directors for Barrio Dogs and recently joined the steering committee for the Houston Alliance of Latinx Artists (HALA). She enjoys a life of laughter and hot dogs with her family which includes a kindergartener, three cats, two rescue dogs, and her husband, a former chef, who endures her love of hot dogs and pets.