As of July 2022, our co-founder Jennifer Blanco serves on the board of Art League Houston.
“I’m passionate about art, design, building culture, placemaking, and raising up the local community and Houston as a cultural epicenter. Serving on the board at ALH would be a wonderful opportunity to help build up and support these things. After having worked with the organization over the years starting with the rebrand in 2017 and many galas since—it’s such a pleasure to have been invited to join the board. I look forward to serving over the next few years.”
If you aren’t familiar with Art League Houston, their mission is to: connect the community through diverse, dynamic, and creative experiences that bring people together to see, make, and talk about contemporary visual art.
Founded in 1948 by a group of 16 women artists, Art League Houston (ALH) is one of Houston’s oldest non-profit art organizations. It was established as a member organization whose mission was to design a building that would house a studio workshop and gallery for the continual exhibition of artwork by local artists.
Since its founding, its accomplishments include (but are not limited to) the founding of an Art League School which is now beginning to offer pay-what-you-can class to increase accessibility; established a free Healing Art program for adults living with HIV/AIDS; established ArtBound!—a free curriculum-based program to address the gap in arts education for children; and many many more important programs in Houston.
In addition, their gallery features local, regional, and national (emerging and established) artists/curators who reflect a diverse cross-section of cultures in all media.
Learn more about them and upcoming events online at: artleaguehouston.org
Visit the gallery FREE at: 1953 Montrose Blvd. in Houston, Texas.