Category Archives: Arts and crafts

Local artist finds inspiration at Oak Creek Park

Lewisville resident Kalika Antao was out at Oak Creek Park, painting very peacefully. When I approached her, she allowed me to see her process, and she was in the middle of painting the trees and some of Lake Grapevine. She said that her favorite thing to paint is landscapes.

“I’ve always been interested in art, but career, family and making a living kept me from it. I retired from a career in healthcare a couple of years ago and started painting more seriously, more often,” Antao said.

“I’m from Lewisville, but I found this park [Oak Creek] and just fell in love with it. I get lots of pleasure from painting, but it would be nice to be able to sell some. I haven’t really done any marketing yet. I’ve put things on Facebook and that sort of thing, but that’s about it for now,” said Antao.

To take a look at this talented artist’s work, visit

Dallas Summer Bead & Jewelry Show Comes to Grapevine August 3, 4, & 5


Hours: Friday & Saturday 10 til 6, Sunday 10 til 4

Venue: Grapevine Convention Center1209 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051

Please call 504-265-8830, or email with inquiries.

AKS Gem Shows, Dallas Summer Bead & Jewelry Show is a wholesale show OPEN TO THE PUBLIC featuring beads, jewelry, beading supplies, findings, pearls, silver, designer cabochons, tools, and classes.

Check this clip out from our Dallas Bead & Jewelry Shows.


Retail Shoppers ~ Pay only $5 for the entire weekend! Join our mailing list and get a discount off that already low price.  Although our exhibitors gladly accept credit cards, admission is “cash” only, so please plan accordingly.

Basic Beading & Wire Wrapping Classes are being offered by Naomi at the Dallas Summer Bead & Jewelry Show!

Wholesale Buyers: Preregistration is now open. Wholesale buyers click HERE to preregister.

For more information, visit

Insider’s Guide to Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion

Art, live music, and culinary finds fill the Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion this weekend at the Pearland Town Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.  The open-air retail space is the perfect backdrop for this setting filled with 40+ artisans and artists.

Here’s a quick list of the Frequently Asked Questions about this year’s Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion.

Is there an admission fee?
No, the event is Free and open to the public.

PTC-Pavilion-mapWhere is the Pearland Town Center Event Pavilion?
The Pearland Town Center is located at 11200 Broadway St. near the intersection of Highway 288 and Broadway/FM 518 on the west side of Highway 288.

The Event Pavilion is set at the heart of the retail center in an island just past the intersection of Town Center Boulevard and Market Street.

What’s the best way to get to the Pearland Town Center?
Coming from Houston, travel south on Highway 288 and exit FM 518.  Turn right at the light on FM 518/Broadway.  Continue on Broadway to the second light – Town Center Drive and turn left.  Continue straight on Town Center Drive to the first stop sign, turn left or right to begin looking for parking near Macy’s or Dillards.

Additional access points are also available off Broadway Street/FM 518, which include Kirby Drive and Business Center Drive.
Where is parking?
Parking is available in any of the open, retail parking spaces at the Pearland Town Center.

What are the hours?
Enjoy the event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Are pets allowed to attend the event?
The event is outdoors at the Pearland Town Center; four-legged friends are welcome on a leash.

Are public restrooms available?
Yes, public restrooms are within walking distance of the Pavilion near H&M.

Is there an ATM in the area?
Yes, guests can use the ATM located in the Pavilion area located directly behind Cinnabon.

Will there be music at the event?
Darren Scully of Courageous Band performs on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m

Modulation Band performs on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.

deb-wightWhat types of artists are featured?
A collection of 40+ artists from Pearland and the Houston surrounding area feature items in several categories, all items are handcrafted.

What food options are there?
On Saturday, the Dawson High School culinary team presents“Food as Art” individual Spanish tapas as a fundraiser for culinary art scholarships.

The “Food Truck Court” rolls in on Sunday from 11 to 5 with offerings from DLish Curbside Bistro, Nom Mi Street, andChilly Willy’s Frozen Shaved Ice.

Great weather, an amazing event and unique art are just a few reasons to visit Pearland this weekend!

Pearland Arts League exhibit opens at Comfort Suites


Lisa Slattery and Michael Slattery.

Lisa Slattery and Michael Slattery.

Comfort Suites, 2806 Miller Ranch Road, is the host for ten works of art by award winning art photographer Lisa Slattery and award winning oil painter Michael Slattery.

This exhibition, open to the public and hotel guests, will be on display at Comfort Suites until October 25. Pearland Arts League has sponsored art exhibitions in 12 businesses this year which included five hotels in the Pearland Area.

Part of hotel tax collected from our visitors in Pearland helps fund the grant program awarded by the city for the cultural arts. Visit for art happenings in the Pearland area.

Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion Event Adds Culinary Art

The Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion, presented by the Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau, takes place Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway Street. Visitors can shop for unique art, handcrafted goods, and artisan created pieces designed by local & Houston area artists.

“We’re very proud to add culinary art this year in the form of ‘Food as Art’ on Saturday and a ‘Food Truck Court’ on Sunday,” according to Kim Sinistore, Executive Director of the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau. “This free, two-day event is a perfect reason for a weekend stay in Pearland with special rates offered by area hotels,” added Sinistore.

Sponsored by Kroger, “Food As Art” debuts on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. featuring Spanish pintxos tapas delicately created by Dawson High School culinary students and tastings offered by La Madeleine for purchase.  Proceeds will benefit Dawson High School Culinary Scholarships.

The “Food Truck Court” arrives on Sunday from 11 to 5 p.m. offering tasty menu items by D’Lish Curbside Bistro creators of TEX-ified Southern Comfort & Gulf Coast Inspired Poutine Style Fries & Gourmet Burgers, and noted Nom Mi Street offering Asian fusion and Vietnamese menu items.   Pearland’s Chilly Willy delicious frozen shaved ice truck will also be on-site.

Live music rounds out the event with sounds from Courageous Band on Saturday and Pearland’s own Modulation Band on Sunday.  Kids can create their own keepsake art pieces at the Interactive Station sponsored by Keep Pearland Beautiful.

A special exhibit by the Pearland Arts League will be on display at the Visitor Center in addition to offerings available for purchase during the event.

Artist applications are being accepted through September 23, see details at  For information about special hotel rates offered for the Pearland Art and Crafts on the Pavilion, go to or call 713-436-5595.

Art & Kustom Kreations Offers Summer Camps


Click HERE to register! Register before May 15 and receive a discount. Questions? Call Kelly Kronfeld at 832.540.3120.

Health information and creativity meet in Pearland


Women from across Pearland joined Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital Monday for “The Art of Knowing.” The free event provides top quality health information for women in a fun, creative and comfortable setting.

(L to R) Roshanda Cayette-Contreras, Crystal Carbone and Claudia Garza enjoy a painting session during “The Art of Knowing” event.

(L to R) Roshanda Cayette-Contreras, Crystal Carbone and Claudia Garza enjoy a painting session during “The Art of Knowing” event.

The Escape & Paint Art Studio provided the backdrop for the evening offering women insight into female cancer prevention and the importance of early detection. Memorial Hermann Southeast Obstetrician/Gynecologist Aurora Gonzalez, M.D., and Gynecologic Oncologist Joseph Lucci, III, M.D., held a question and answer session with the more than 35 women who attended.

Following the question and answer time the group enjoyed a painting session and the opportunity to create their own works of art and share stories with one another.

Memorial Hermann Southeast is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and offers leading-edge technology such as MammoSite®, Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography, and Triple-Energy Linear Accelerator.

Olson Announces Congressional Art Competition


Pete Olson

Pete Olson

SUGAR LAND – Congressman Pete Olson (TX-22) calls on all high school students living in the Twenty Second Congressional District of Texas to participate in the Congressional Art Competition. This competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each Congressional District.

The first place winner from our Congressional District will have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for an entire year. As part of this competition, the district first place winner receives complimentary airfare to fly to Washington, D.C. to see their art displayed in the Capitol Building during an unveiling ceremony.

Artwork is due to the Sugar Land or Pearland office by Friday, April 24th. In addition to you artwork, you will need to submit the student release form. Please see the rules and regulations documents before you submit your artwork. To access the student release form and to review the rules and regulations, please visit Congressman Olson’s website:

Pearland Arts League Reception Launches “ART to the MAX” Exhibit on Feb 18

Sam Ferreri, President of Re/Max Top Realty and Sally Stubbs, Pearland Arts League Chairman of ART to the MAX.

Sam Ferreri, President of Re/Max Top Realty and Sally Stubbs, Pearland Arts League Chairman of ART to the MAX.

Pearland Arts League, in collaboration with Re/Max Top Realty, announce the joint venture of the ART to the MAXexhibition.

Sam Ferreri, President of Re/Max Top Realty invited Pearland Arts League 2D artists to exhibit their work in the extensive space of the 2911 S. Sam Houston Pkwy East Top Realty office.

Make plans to attend the launch reception for the ART to the MAX exhibition at 5:30 p.m. on February 18 at the Re/Max Top Realty office located on 2911 S. Sam Houston Pkwy East.

Pearland Arts League volunteer chairman for this on-going exhibition is Ms. Sally Stubbs. Ms. Stubbs coordinated the installation of over 60 pieces of art in the Re/Max Top Realty offices at Beltway 8 and Hwy. 288. According to Ms. Stubbs, this exhibition will continue throughout 2015 with changes and additions being made to the exhibit on monthly basis. Artists represented in this initial showing include talented Pearland Arts League artists from the greater Pearland area.

Mr. Sam Ferreri and his staff are very excited to present quality art to the public.

Mr. Ferreri stated, “Original art is a great match for our clients who are buying real estate and may need to select the perfect piece from the “ART to the MAX” exhibition for their home or business. We invite the public to stop by and experience this extensive exhibition”.

Source: Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau

Hilton Garden Inn to Launch Pearland Arts League “2015 Exhibition Season”

PAL-2015-Press-Photos-239x300The Pearland Arts League 2015 Exhibition Season will include 12 businesses featuring art exhibitions within the City of Pearland. The Hilton Garden Inn located at 12101 Shadow Creek Parkway will host award-winning artist photographer, Sally Stubbs in January. Dee Northcutt, general manager stated “The Hilton Garden Inn is pleased to host the Pearland Arts League’s first artist in businesses for 2015”.

Ms. Stubbs’ work will be on display at the Hilton Garden Inn beginning Sunday, January 4 through Friday, January 30. Other work by Ms. Stubbs, can be viewed on her web site at For a list of upcoming artists and businesses, go to