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KNOWAutism Foundation

"As I Am" Art Festival

KNOWAutism Foundation with Chairs Amy Pierce, Michelle Bohreer and Marian McClendon are hosting the inaugural “As I Am” Art Festival on Sunday, May 23, 2021, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Fish Plaza at the Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave., Houston 77002. The event is free and open to the public with controlled limited attendance and strict COVID-19 safety protocols, including the requirement of masks, wrist bands at entry, temperature checks, and hand sanitation stations. Street parking is available at no cost and garage parking is available underground at a nominal fee. Foundation Board Member Sippi Khurana, M.D. will serve as Grand Marshal, and the “As I Am” Art Festival will provide guests with the opportunity to view and purchase one-of-a-kind art by more than 250 child artists. The festival will spotlight the artwork from the students of 12 participating Houston-area schools and nonprofit organizations, which will represent a different art medium that will be available for purchase. Guests will enjoy music and bubble activities by DJ Mike Mireless, colorful and unique characters including Miss Petal, Ms. Vine and Butterfly Man from J&D Entertainment, balloon artists, a magician along with performances by the Houston Ballet, The River, Social Motion Skills and much more. Tiffany & Co. will provide complimentary lemonade and cookies. Tila’s, funnel cake, and snow cone food trucks will be available on-site at a cost with complimentary beverage stations throughout the festival. The “As I Am” Art Festival will be ADA compliant and will provide a comfort zone for families and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). [Organizer's description]

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