Menil Community Arts Festival

Menil Community Arts Festival

The Menil Collection museum and a group of surrounding non-profit arts organizations come together on Saturday, April 2, from 11a.m. to 5p.m. to host a free afternoon of art and entertainment that will extend across the Menil �campus� from West Alabama to Richmond Avenue. Highlighting the diversity of the Menil neighborhood arts community, the festival will include films and performances, from a drum circle to literary readings, art sales, a book fair and art workshops.

In addition, attendees are invited to see the current exhibitions from The Menil Collection, the Watercolor Art Society � Houston and the Houston Center for Photography; as well as attend youth art workshops from Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP), Friends of Mandell Park and Aurora Picture Show; film screenings with Aurora Picture Show and SWAMP; watermedia demonstrations by Watercolor Art Society � Houston; and creative writing tours with Writers in the Schools.

Snacks and refreshments will be available for sale at The Menil Collection Bookstore, and from food trucks parked around the campus. Picnics are also welcomed and encouraged at Menil Park and Mandell Park. Limited street parking is available throughout the neighborhood. Paid parking is available at the University of St. Thomas. Visitors can park for free at the museum parking lot on West Alabama and Mulberry.