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About Us

Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is the local nonprofit arts and culture agency that enhances the city’s quality of life through advancing and investing in the arts and diverse cultural programming. The work of HAA encourages Houston’s development and shapes its global reputation by fostering tourism and supporting and promoting the city’s creative economy.

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Public Art

Creating public spaces for civic and cultural use requires artists, designers, architects, and the community to collaborate. By actively fostering these partnerships, both public and private, HAA’s Civic Art + Design program initiates, manages, and maintains public artworks throughout Houston. It serves a vital role as catalyst for change that generates a culturally relevant and rich environment for residents and visitors alike.

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Folklife + Civic Engagement

Houston Arts Alliance’s Folklife + Civic Engagement program identifies and honors the artistic and cultural traditions of the city’s tremendously diverse and various communities and works to address the needs of all residents through engagement, citizen-driven initiatives, and equitable community outcomes. The Folklife program has been in existence since 2010. The addition of Civic Engagement to its portfolio was enacted through an HAA bylaws change in 2016.

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Grants are a fundamental means of promoting excellence in the creative sector. On behalf of the City of Houston, HAA awards approximately 225 grants annually to nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and individual artists through a competitive grant allocation process.

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Capacity Building

Houston Arts Alliance provides voice and leadership through its support of arts organizations and individual artists with programs and services that help build and foster a vibrant and creative community—these programs and services help to ensure that the arts professionals’ creative contributions remain a vital part of community life across Houston and the region.

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Houston Arts Alliance continues to play an important role in arts and culture research projects, initiating and participating in studies that demonstrate the far-reaching impact of arts and culture on our economy and quality of life.

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Get Involved

Looking for a way to lend a hand? Investing in the arts and culture is an investment in the quality of life for all Houstonians. Join Houston Arts Alliance as a donor, member or volunteer!

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Houston Arts Alliance utilizes different vehicles to communicate with it diverse audiences, ranging from the city’s arts and culture community to residents to tourists. Find out more about HAA’s electronic newsletters and connect with us through social media. Our online Press Room provides resources for members of the media.

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Special Events

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HONORARY CHAIRS  Karen and Roland Garcia
& EVENT CO-CHAIR  Ashley Langley 

Cordially Invite You To
An Intimate Evening on Broadway

 Ginni and Richard Mithoff

Thursday, April 5, 2018
6:30 p.m. reception 
Followed by dinner and a performance from Christine Pedi and Seth Rudetsky 

Benefiting Houston Arts Alliance’s and services that directly support Greater Houston area nonprofit arts and cultural organizations.

Hotel ZaZa
5701 S. Main Street
Houston, TX 77005

Cocktail Attire
For more information, contact Elaine Andino at 713.581.6125 or 





Christine Pedi is an American television and theatre actress, as well as a cabaret performer and radio personality. Dubbed as the “Lady of 1000 Voices”, Christine made her Broadway debut in Little Me, and also appeared in Talk Radio. A trained singer and comedienne, she’s received raves for her performances in the off-Broadway revues NEWSical the Musical, Forbidden Broadway and Forbidden Hollywood, which earned her a Drama Desk nod. She returned to Broadway in spring 2013 as Matron “Mama” Morton in Chicago.


Seth Rudetsky is an American musician, actor, writer, and radio host. As a pianist, Seth has played for more than a dozen Broadway shows including RAGTIME, LES MIZ and PHANTOM. He was the Artistic Producer/Music Director for the first five annual Actors Fund Fall Concerts.


On Saturday’s Christine and the "aMAHzing" Seth Rudetsky co-host the DUELING DIVAS on SIRIUS XM RADIOS On Broadway channel.


Ashley Langley
Lauren Anderson
Philamena Baird
Lester Marks
David LaDuca
Jaci Day
Paula Sutton
Sylvia Casares
David Cordua


Kleibert Estrada/Hotel ZaZa
David LaDuca

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