AncesTree, a new cultural Arts and Heritage Festival





Sunday, November 5, 2017, 12 pm to 4 pm
Market Street, The Woodlands
9565 Six Pines Drive, in the Commons

The First Annual Cultural and Heritage Festival featuring a collaborative art project, The AncesTree, is brought to you by The Woodlands Arts Council and Market Street, The Woodlands. Highlighting the diversity and cultural richness in The Woodlands, the AncesTree hands-on project encourages all ages to participate in creating an original work of art unique to our community that will ultimately develop into a beautiful permanent installation on the grounds. 

This event will bring together residents of the community to celebrate our cultural heritage. We will invite various ethnic groups to assist our volunteers in collecting phrases written by attendees describing something about their ancestry. After writing brief phrases about family heritage on pieces of paper shaped like leaves, participants will attach the leaves to a tree, the AncesTree, created by local middle-school art students. The phrases on the leaves of the AncesTree will be provided to Marlo Saucedo, an accomplished artist living in The Woodlands, who will create a design incorporating the comments into a permanent mural installation. For more information on Ms. Saucedo, please go to

Additional attractions during the Festival will include ethnic food, music and entertainment in the common area between Jasper’s and Tommy Bahama. 

This event will be an attraction for all ages.

For more information, to participate, sponsor, or volunteer at the AncesTree, please go to 


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