State of the Arts 2012

As Houston gears up for the fall season, CultureMap's special editorial series takes a look at the State of the Arts in the Bayou City. Throughout the month, we are highlighting upcoming autumn arts events that you won't want to miss. We also ask leaders for their assessment of where Houston stands in the arts and showcase the best the city has to offer.


Joel, state of the arts, part 1, collage, August 2012

How does art inspire you? Houston's arts leaders offer a collage of thoughts

By Joel Luks - August 20th, 2012

Why do we love art? What is it about the arts that inspires us personally, spiritually and academically? CultureMap reached out to major art leaders and art makers for their innermost thoughts.  

Collage what inspires you about art

A kaleidoscope of ideas, part two: How do the arts inspire you? Art leaders answer and the mayor chimes in

By Joel Luks - September 3rd, 2012

When we asked art movers and shakers to share their philosophies about how creativity incites thought, the responses kept on pouring in. So we are at it again.