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Neon MARTY Dance Party!

May 18, 2018

6 - 9 PM

MAIN Gallery

It is time for one of Art League Houston’s most important events, the Montrose Art Party, or MARTY, which supports the Healing Art program! Each year, the event has a special theme. This year’s MARTY, "Neon Marty Dance Party," is co-chaired by Bobby Bass & Zachary Gresham and will be a glow party that takes us back to the raves of the 90's . Admission to this event is FREE.


Current Exhibitions

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Neon MARTY Dance Party!

May 18, 2018

6 - 9 PM


Art League Houston is thrilled to invite the public to one of the organization’s most important events of the year, the 2018 Montrose Art Party (MARTY) on Friday, May 18 from 6 – 9 PM  benefiting ALH's Healing Art program.

This year’s event, Neon MARTY Dance Party is co-chaired by Bobby Bass and Zachary Gresham and features live music by DJ Flash Gordon Parks, a cash bar (with a very special NEON concoction!), delectable bites, a silent art auction as well as an exhibition of artwork by artists participating in the Healing Art program. Furthermore, the event will honor the National Council of Jewish Women - Greater Houston Section for their continued support of the Healing Art program and its participants. 


Como Nos Expresamos! How We Express Ourselves

Artbound! Exhibition

May 19, 2018

FRONT Gallery

Art League Houston and Writers in the Schools (WITS) are pleased to present an exhibition of artwork and writing by over one hundred 2nd and 3rd graders at Wharton Dual Language K-8 Academy who have been in Art League Houston's Artbound! and WITS residency programs.

Art League Houston's artist residency program, ArtBound!, is a curriculum-based, in-school integrative arts program at H.I.S.D. elementary schools with little or no visual arts instruction. Classroom teachers participate in the planning process to ensure that the residencies support and enhance their classroom curriculum. Each residency has an Art League Houston Teaching Artist visiting a school eight to ten times during a semester, working with three classrooms per visit. For each visit, the teaching artist works with each class for approximately one hour. Art League Houston Teaching Artists are professional artists and experienced teaching artists. In addition, the ArtBound! residencies integrate into H.I.S.D. curriculum and is provided primarily to grade levels third through fifth.


Upcoming Classes


3D Printmaking (P-1)

Monday evening
July 23–August 13
4 Weeks

This series of workshops will cover a wide variety of monotype techniques, including, but not limited to, transferring, stenciling, found material imprints, drypoint, chine colle, rainbow rolling, chemical additives, etc. Students will leave the workshop with a finished series of monotypes.


Acrylic: Glazing Techniques (P-9)

Thursday morning
July 12–August 2
4 Weeks

This 4-week course explores still life painting on canvas style paper. Examples and demonstrations will help to explain the glazing process that begins with painting a series of monochromatic studies of fruit, such as pears and apples. Followed by the application of paint layers in jewel-like glaze colors that will bring each painting to life! 


Intro to Foundry: Lo-tech Aluminum Casting (P-9)

Wednesday evening
July 11–August 22
7 Weeks

Ever wonder what to do with all of those leftover soda cans? In this class students will be making their very own backyard mini metal foundries. Demos will be made on various sculpting techniques and step by step instructions for mold making. Students will learn how to prepare their foam objects to cast in the burnout sand casting method, how to safely pour molten metal, and how to polish their final projects to a shine.