The 7th Annual Midtown Art in the Park has some really amazing things happening this year that you won't want to miss. First off, in celebration of the newly established Midtown Cultural Arts & Entertainment District, Midtown Houston is commissioning a 4,000-foot mural by Sebastien Boileau showing the history of the city. Festival-goers will be able to watch the epic work as it's installed along the back of 2800 Main. Music, a showing of Urban Cowboy presented by the Alamo Drafthouse's Rolling Road Show, a crepe breakfast, painting parties, hip hop dancing classes, art cars and more will all be on hand for two days showcasing the continued and vibrant art scene that is uniquely Houston's. ''I think the diversity and availability of art in Houston is exceptional,'' said Cynthia Alvarado, Midtown managing director. ''I think because Houston is a relatively young city and because we have a lot of transplants here, we’re like the Wild West when it comes to art, open, free-spirited, kind of no-holds-barred.''
5 to 8 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. 2800 Main. For information, visit midtownartinthepark.com. Free.
Fri., April 12, 5-8 p.m.; Sat., April 13, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., 2013