Inaugural AncesTree Festival to Celebrate Heritage, Diversity and the Arts

featuring AncesTree


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

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 at Market Street.

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Join us for the Reopening of the “Spotlight on the Arts Gallery”

We are pleased to announce the opening of our Community Art Gallery, “Spotlight on the Arts Gallery,” at The Woodlands Mall (adjacent to the Mall Offices on the second floor) on Saturday, October 21, 5 to 7 pm.

The Gallery is a collaborative effort of many local artists and organizations: The Woodlands Art League (WAL), CASA (Child Advocates of Montgomery County), Freedom Place, We Care Treatment Center for Girls, Youth Outreach Center of Angel Reach, 4th Annual Human Rights Walk, and The Woodlands Children’s Museum.

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 ArtFeel Auction Raises $6,400 for Harvey Relief

On September 30, Crush Wine Lounge was transformed into an art auction house for 56 artworks donated by Montgomery County artists that were sold with proceeds of over $6,400 being donated to Interfaith’s Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund. Musician and vocalist Gideon Bustmante (aka “The Painter”) performed throughout the evening, singing songs of anguish, hope and recovery. This heart-and-art felt event was a joint effort between The Woodlands Arts Council, The Woodlands Art League, Conroe Art League and The Crush Wine Lounge. 

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Congratulations to Fast Draw Student Artists!

The 6th Annual Fast Draw competition on Saturday, September 23, was a HUGE success! Stakes were high as local 7th and 8th grade students competed for awards totaling over $700! A huge thank you to our sponsors: The Woodlands Mall for their generous donations and use of the perfect space, and to Nordstrom The Woodlands, for allowing us to borrow items from their merchandising department to incorporate into our very unique still life, created by The Woodlands High School AP Art History Students. Continue reading “Congratulations to Fast Draw Student Artists!”

Fast Draw Competition



Saturday, September 23, 2017
10:00 am
Nordstrom Court, first floor
The Woodlands Mall 

The Woodlands Arts Council Fast Draw Competition is back for its sixth year and is open to 7th and 8th grade students in private, public and home schools. Students will be given a curated still life and have 50 minutes to complete a drawing, working against the clock. All artwork will be judged and prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and honorary mention category. This is a free event with up to 40 spots. For more information and to register, go to 

Drumming is the Difference


Monday, September 25 to Thursday, September 28, 2017

Dan Egger-Belandria will be back to perform his spellbinding, interactive drumming multicultural presentations at workshops designed for area K–12 schools, super adults, hospitals and veterans. Continue reading “Drumming is the Difference”

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. Continue reading “AncesTree, a new cultural Arts and Heritage Festival”

Summer Art Workshop

Woodlands area 5th and 6th graders enjoyed The Woodlands Arts Council’s (TWAC) Free Summer Art Workshop at The Woodlands Mall on Saturday, July 15.  

Newly appointed TWAC Cultural Arts Director Heather Joy Puskarich, The Woodlands High School’s Art Teacher Jenny Lucas and students from The Woodlands High School’s Art Club led the intermediate-school-age art enthusiasts in the construction of light and shadow cubes in an homage to Pakistani artist Anila Quayyum Agha. The workshop kicked off with an engaging short film produced by Puskarich screened in the nearby Microsoft Store’s Theater, and at the workshop’s end, participants were given a small, plastic light source to take home to illuminate their art boxes.  

“The Woodlands High School AP Art History Students responsible for creating the curriculum will create a collaborative piece with the summer students’ artwork and the final artwork will be on display August 26 in the Spotlight on the Arts Gallery,” said Puskarich.

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