2016 Cultural Partners

AIA Houston

AIA Houston is the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects. AIA Houston is a community of architects coming together to accomplish things in our practices and in our communities that no single architect can do alone.

ASID Gulf Coast Chapter

ASID Gulf Coast Chapter is made up of industry representatives, educators and students who strive to advance.


Produced by Charity Network News, the television series Art4Charity is dedicated to cross branding businesses with custom art and media projects for registered 501c3 non-profits, charity auctions, and people doing positive work in their communities, in the arts, and in the world...

ArtBridge Houston

Founded in 1999, ArtBridge Houston was created by an art therapist who, after working with a six year old named Daniel at a local psychiatric hospital, discovered that Daniel had been abandoned. His parents had given the hospital false identification and then sadly, they disappeared.

Artist Foundation of San Antonio

The Artist Foundation is the creation of Bettie Ward and Patricia Pratchett. As founders they share a vision of a community where artists help shape the identity of our area by influencing how we look, sound and feel both to residents and visitors...

Art League Houston

Founded in 1948, Art League Houston has radically evolved beyond the parameters of traditional art leagues. While keeping the core of the art league model – a robust membership deeply committed to the value of visual art in contemporary life.

Art Museum of South Texas

The Mission of the South Texas Institute for the Arts (the Institute), doing business as the Art Museum of South Texas, is to operate educational facilities and an art museum which advance the awareness, knowledge,


Founded in 1995, Artpace is committed to providing accessible opportunities to engage with contemporary art and artists from Texas, the US, and the world through exhibitions, education and its unique International Artist-in-Residence Program...


ArtTable is the foremost national membership organization dedicated to advancing women’s professional leadership in the visual arts. Through our activities and programs, we serve women at all stages of their careers...

Asia Society Texas Center

Forward-thinking Houstonians led by former First Lady Barbara Bush and former Ambassador Roy M. Huffington established Asia Society Texas Center in 1979.Sharing the vision of John D. Rockefeller 3rd,

Blaffer Art Museum

As the gateway between the University of Housotn and the City oUniversity of Houston and the City of Houston, Blaffer Art Museum is a catalyst for creative innovation, experimentation, and scholarship.

Blanton Museum of Art

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin is one of the foremost university art museums in the country, and has the largest and most comprehensive collection of art in Central Texas.

Blue Star Contemporary

Blue Star Art inspires the creative genius in us all by nurturing artists in an innovative contemporary art setting.

Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Buffalo Bayou Partnership is the non-profit organization revitalizing and transforming Buffalo Bayou, Houston's most significant natural resource. Founded in 1986, Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s (BBP) geographic focus is the 10-mile stretch of Buffalo Bayou...


ClayHouston, is a dynamic organization of diverse ceramic artists: potters, sculptors, educators, students and people who simply love working with clay. Founded in 2004, ClayHouston members work to cultivate interest in the ceramic arts in the Houston metropolitan area and the Southeast region.

City ArtWorks

City ArtWorks engages children in exciting hands-on art experiences. We provide accessible and affordable visual art classes by trained educators and artists...

Community Artists’ Collective

The COMMUNITY ARTISTS’ COLLECTIVE (The Collective), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, was conceived in 1985 by Michelle Barnes, artist, art educator and director of Barnes-Blackman Galleries and Dr. Sarah Trotty,

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is a leading destination to experience innovative art. CAMH actively encourages public engagement with its exhibitions through its educational programs, publications, and online presence.

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at UofH

The Mitchell Center was formed in late 2003 with a gift from George Mitchell in honor of his wife, Cynthia Woods Mitchell, whose long-standing love of the arts was so evident throughout her life.


DiverseWorks commissions, produces, and presents new and daring art in all its forms through innovative collaborations that honor each artist’s vision without constraint.


FotoFest created the first international Biennial of Photography and Photo-related Art in the United States. FotoFest is an international non-profit photographic arts and education organization based in Houston, Texas.

Fresh Arts Houston

Fresh Arts is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to strengthening the sustainability and vibrancy of Houston’s arts sector by bolstering the capacity and professional practice of artists and arts organizations and enhancing the public’s engagement with the arts.

Galveston Arts Center

The Galveston Arts Center, a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization, was incorporated in 1986 as the primary center of contemporary art servinga culturally diverse, eight county area between Houston, Corpus Christi and Beaumont. Housed in the historic First National Bank building (1878) at the corner of 22nd and Strand,

Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts

Founded by Philip Lopate and Donald Barthelme in 1986, Gulf Coast is a journal of literature, art, and critical art writing, publishing contributors who represent a flow of international cultures, voices, and aesthetics. Through programs and publications, and in collaboration with the University of Houston, Gulf Coast brings consequential art and writing to an engaged audience...

Houston Arts Alliance

Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is the city’s designated, local arts and culture agency. We invest in Houston as a place to visit, live, work, honor, and create...

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is a nonprofit arts organization founded to advance education about the process, product and history of craft. HCCC’s major emphasis is on objects of art made primarily from craft materials: clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood or found/recycled materials.

Houston Center for Photography

The Houston Center for Photography is an organization dedicated to the art of photography. Starting in 1981 as a small visual artists’ organization, HCP has grown to become an exemplary fine art organization.

Houston Cinema Arts Festival

Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS) has put the nation’s fourth largest city on the map among film industry professionals, artists, and film aficionados as a premier showcase for the moving image and the creative process...

Houston Design Center

The Houston Design Center features 280,000 square feet of showroom and first-class office space. Both residential and commercial to-the-trade showrooms occupy first and second floors.

Houston Museum of African American Culture

The mission of the Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC) is to collect, conserve, explore, interpret, and exhibit the material and intellectual culture of Africans and African Americans in Houston, the state of Texas,

Houston Museum District

The Houston Museum District Association is dedicated to collaborative efforts that maximize use of the artistic, scientific and educational resources of Houston Museum District institutions by all citizens of and visitors to Houston.


IIDA is the Commercial Interior Design Association with global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through our network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries.


The mission of Inprint is to inspire readers and writers in Houston. A nonprofit organization founded in 1983, Inprint fulfills this mission through literary performance programs such as the nationally renowned Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series,

James Turrell Skyspace at Rice

Located adjacent to the Shepherd School of Music on the Rice University campus is the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion, James Turrell’s Twilight Epiphany Skyspace. Built in 2012, the pyramidal structure accommodates 120 people between two levels.

The Jung Center

For more than fifty years, The Jung Center has served as a nonprofit resource unique to Houston—a forum for dynamic conversations on a diverse range of psychological, artistic, and spiritual topics. Our mission is to support the development of greater self-awareness,

Katy Art Museum

The Mission of KCAM is to curate a self sustaining community-centric art museum and engage the public with thought-provoking art exhibitions, educational programming, and art-centered events.

Lawndale Art Center

Lawndale is one of the only institutions in Houston that is dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art with an emphasis on work by regional artists. Located at the edge of Downtown in the Museum District the organization utilizes its accessible location to present exhibitions,


The MAC is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines...

Meadows Museum

The Meadows Museum is committed to the advancement of knowledge and understanding of art through the collection and interpretation of works of the greatest aesthetic and historical importance, as exemplified by the founding collection of Spanish art.

Project Row Houses

Project Row Houses (PRH) is a community-based arts and culture non-profit organization in Houston’s northern Third Ward, one of the city’s oldest African American neighborhoods.

The Museum of Drawing

THE MOD is a space created to exhibit the origin of the line, the depth of drawing and the evolution of the line coming to life in modern and contemporary forms of art in media...

The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art

The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art preserves, promotes and documents visionary art environments, provides opportunities for the expression of personal artistic vision and creates a community where that expression is valued.

Sculpture Month Houston

Sculpture Month Houston is a citywide event that celebrates and showcases sculpture throughout Houston. The campaign is hosted in numerous galleries and venues throughout the city from October 15 through November 19, 2016.

Rice Design Alliance

The Rice Design Alliance (RDA) includes members from diverse backgrounds, professions, and vocations, including architects and designers, city planners and developers, real estate agents, community activists, writers, artists, and civic-minded individuals...

Rice Gallery

Rice Gallery is one-of-a-kind. The only university art gallery dedicated solely to site-specific installation art, Rice Gallery presents temporary, large-scale environments that visitors can enter and explore.

Station Museum of Contemporary Art

The Station Museum of Contemporary Art is an exhibition forum for local, national, and international artists, with an emphasis on fine arts that reflects the cultural diversity of Houston’s communities...


Talarts services include lawyer and accountant pro bono assistance for artists, patent pro bono assistance for inventors, dispute resolution services, and educational programs for the artistic and business communities...


The Texan-French Alliance for the Arts (TFAA) is a 501c(3) non-profit organization devoted to bridging cultures, communities, and art. It was founded in 2005 by former Consul General of France and a group of enthusiastic...

McNay Art Museum

Ohio-born heiress Marion Koogler first visited San Antonio in 1918, shortly after her marriage to Sergeant Don Denton McNay, who was called to active duty in Laredo, Texas. Later that year Don McNay died from the Spanish flu.

Visual Arts Alliance

Visual Arts Alliance (VAA) is an educational organization for serious practitioners of the visual arts and interested members of the general public. Founded in Houston, TX in 1981, VAA is an all volunteer-run, 501(c)3, non-profit organization.

Visit Houston

The Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau (GHCVB) a division of HoustonFirst Corporation, is the primary sales and marketing arm of the city of Houston and Harris County.