HOUSTON’S FIVE CULTURAL DISTRICTS TO HOST 2016 HOUSTON ARTS RECEPTION FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS
February 18, 2016
HOUSTON (February 18, 2016) – This year, Houston’s five cultural districts are joining Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) as the hosts for the city’s local arts agency’s fourth biennial arts reception for elected officials on Monday, February 29, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Street.
The city’s cultural districts are hosting The 2016 Houston Arts Reception for Elected Officials to welcome Sylvester Turner as Houston’s new mayor and in appreciation for his leadership during the 84th Texas Legislative Session to procure new funding to the tune of $5 million for the state’s cultural and fine arts districts. All five Houston cultural districts received Texas Commission on the Arts funding from this new source, accounting for more than a third of the total $1.5 million allocated for this fiscal year.
On February 29, artists, arts administrators, civic leaders and creatives from across the city will come together to celebrate Mayor Turner as well as newly elected City Controller Chris Brown, City Council members and other elected officials. Mayor Turner is scheduled to address the attendees.
Houston is home to more state-sanctioned cultural districts than any other Texas city, including East End Cultural District, Houston Museum District, Midtown Cultural Arts & Entertainment District, Theater District Houston and Washington Avenue Arts District.
Underwriter Host for The 2016 Houston Arts Reception for Elected Officials is Houston First Corporation, and the event is presented by Houston Arts Alliance.
This reception is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested at houstonartsreception.eventbrite.com.