2013 Menil Community Arts Festival & Houston Indie Book Fair

Menil Community Arts Festival/Facebook

The Menil Collection and a group of surrounding arts organizations come together to host an afternoon of art and entertainment that will extend across the Menil campus. Highlighting the diversity of the Menil neighborhood arts community, the festival will include live music, film, readings, workshops, yoga and children's activities.

All day events include: Houston Center for Photography's Collaborations X print sale; the Houston Indie Book Fair, which will feature a variety of nationally distributed literary journals and small-press books alongside local booksellers, book and magazine publishers, small presses, literary organizations and writers; Menil Collection exhibitions Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible and Untitled (Structures): Leslie Hewitt in Collaboration with Bradford Young as well as other ongoing exhibits; and Gulf Coast Magazine and InPrint will present "Poetry Buskers."


11 a.m. - Yoga by Mary Opperman of Bayou Bliss Yoga, Rothko lawn
11:15 a.m. - Music from the Thomas Hulten Dixieland Band, Da Camera 
Noon - Readings presented by Writers in the Schools
1 p.m. - Kids Yoga by Laura Calcaterra of Big Yoga Houston, Rothko lawn
1:30 p.m. - The Territory screening, Byzantine Fresco Chapel, SWAMP
2:30 p.m. - Acro Yoga Jam with Jeff Newton on the Rothko Chapel Lawn
3:30 p.m. - The Territory screening, Byzantine Fresco Chapel, SWAMP
4:30 p.m. - "Music from Line Upon Line" presented by The Menil Collection

Gulf Coast Magazine and Inprint will join forces to present readings on the hour at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. at the Menil Bookstore Deck. Writers in the Schools will offer writing tours inside the Menil Collection for children and families at 1:30 and 2 p.m.



The Menil Collection
1533 Sul Ross St.
Houston, TX 77006


Admission is free.
All events are subject to change due to weather or other concerns. Please check with the venue or organization to ensure an event is taking place as scheduled.