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Pearland Arts League Jingle Mingle Dec. 10

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Pearland Medical Center supports local artists

PRESS RELEASE

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Pearland Arts League pictured with PMC CEO Matt Dixon and Marketing Coordinator Leisha D’Angelo

Pearland Medical Center, an HCA affiliated hospital, is excited to partner with the Pearland Arts League to display original artwork from local residents.
On Friday, November 13th, Matt Dixon, CEO of Pearland Medical Center, welcomed the Pearland Arts League and local artists during an opening reception to celebrate the launch of the exhibit.

The public is invited to view the exhibit when visiting the hospital, located at 11100 Shadow Creek Parkway. The artwork is on display in the front lobby of the Pearland Medical Center and is available to purchase through the Pearland Arts League.

The Pearland Arts League is a nonprofit organization to support the visual and performing arts in the Pearland community.

 

Pearland Medical Center displays pieces from local artists on Nov. 13

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The Pearland Arts League will be displaying artwork from local Pearland Artists in the Pearland Medical Center lobby.

Please join us for a celebration on November 13 from 4 – 6 p.m.  Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

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Pearland Crawfish Festival VIP Tickets Now on Sale!

The Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to sponsor the 2015 Pearland Crawfish Festival held on Friday, April 10 through Sunday, April 12 at its new location on the Pearland Recreation Center Grounds at 4141 Bailey Road.

As host of the VIP Tent once again this year, the Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau will use proceeds from Crawfish Festival VIP ticket sales as a fundraiser to support Pearland Arts organizations.

Guests can purchase a $30 single pass for the VIP Tent for either Saturday or Sunday which includes:

  • Shaded comfort with spacious tables and seating;
  • Amazing vantage point of the Houston Blues Society music main stage;
  • Munchies and nibbles from local restaurants;
  • Two drink tickets and one ticket for crawfish;
  • On-site beverage/bartender which avoids lines;
  • Access to private, portable restroom facilities;
  • VIP parking.

Attendees in the VIP tent last year enjoyed a front row seat to musical acts on the main stage and a more private area to visit with friends and family.  This year serve times on Saturday are 12 to 3 p.m.; or 5 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Click to see the Pearland Crawfish Festival VIP ticket flyer.

The Pearland Crawfish is a signature event for the area highlighting tons of spicy crawfish, great music, carnival rides, a children’s area, festival food, vendors of arts, crafts and more.

Click here to purchase VIP Tickets for the 2015 Pearland Crawfish Festival or call 713-436-5595.

Forms of payment accepted include cash or checks made payable to the Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau.  Tickets will be available for pick up at the Pearland Visitor Center, 11200 Broadway St, Suite 1390, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you’d like to buy regular admission tickets, please use this link, as $1 will be donated to the Pearland ISD Education Foundation!

Pearland Crawfish Festival Promises Good Times For All

PCF_Logo_headerIt’s almost time for the Pearland Crawfish Festival, sponsored by the Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau! The party will start on Friday April 10 and will continue through Sunday April 12.

This year, the Festival will take place in the field next to Pearland Parks & Recreation, located at 4141 Bailey Rd. Parking will be off-site for $5 per vehicle and shuttles will be provided to avoid any traffic congestion.

Bob Fuldauer with event producer Turn To Productions, LLC says that this year will be the best yet. “Last year, there was a problem with the crawfish lines because we ran out. That was my fault. I knew there was an 80% chance of rain and didn’t expect so many people to come out! We have remedied any chance of that happening this year with insuring the crawfish,” he said.

Yes, even crawfish can be insured.

Fuldauer added that the Parks and Rec grounds are even more spacious than the areas used previously. “We’ll have more than enough room,” he said.

This year’s beneficiaries are the Pearland ISD Education Foundation, Forever Parks Foundation of Pearland, Pearland Arts Organizations and The Houston Blues Society.

Scheduled entertainment includes the Zydeco Dots, Angry Sausage, Lance Lopez, San Bound Texas, Al White, Darbi Shaun, Benastar, Dem Roots Band, Randy Meadows Band, Cecil Shaw, BonTon Mickey, The Feel, Fidelity Maxx, Beggars Union and the Platinum Players on the Bayou Stage and Seawall Graffiti, Treynwreck, John McVey, Eric Demmer, Diunna Greenleaf, John Del Toro Richardson Band, Tommy Dardar, Matthew Brodnax Band, Rusted Avenue, Mighty Orq, Brad Absher and Swamp Royale, Annika Chambers, Steve Krase Band with Trudy Lynn, Evelyn Rubio, Dave Nevling, Eugene Moody, Great Scott and the Almighties, John Egan, No Refund Band and Luther and the Healers on the Houston Blues Society Stage.

Plenty of vendors will be out offering their wares and the Festival is offering Peter’s Wildlife Reptiles and Iguana Races, Armadillo Races, the Splash Dogs and the John Strong Sideshow, featuring the Strange Girls Show (female sword swallower, fire eater, bed of nails, rubber girl) and other sideshow oddities.

Of course, there will be plenty of crawfish, catered by Swamp Shack! Also offered will be alligator, bacon-wrapped crawfish dogs, baked potatoes, BBQ, boudin, Cajun fries, Cajun sausage, Cajun smoked turkey legs, catfish and fries, chicken finger baskets and much more.

Admission is $16 for a three-day pass, or $6 for an adult one-day pass if purchased in advance. Tickets at the door will be $21 for a three-day pass and $8 for an adult one-day pass. Children 12 and under and Military in uniform get in free.

The Festival hours will be Friday and Saturday (April 10 and 11) from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday (April 12) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For information and tickets, visit PearlandCrawfishFestival.com.

Council, Visitors Bureau Recognize Pearland’s Cultural Arts

Cultural Arts Grant Recipient representatives (back row) Margo Green, Peter Van Nifterik, Renee Van Nifterik, CVB Executive Director Kim Sinistore, Megan Flowers (front row) Naomi Stevens, Heidi Weiss, Tracy Rohrbacher and Joy Weiner.

Cultural Arts Grant Recipient representatives (back row) Margo Green, Peter Van Nifterik, Renee Van Nifterik, CVB Executive Director Kim Sinistore, Megan Flowers (front row) Naomi Stevens, Heidi Weiss, Tracy Rohrbacher and Joy Weiner.

Kim Sinistore, Executive Director of the Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), was on hand to present checks to the recipients of the Pearland Cultural Arts Grant Program before the regular City Council meeting on Monday (Feb. 23).

“It is my pleasure tonight to tell you a little bit about a program that we have here at the Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau,” Sinistore said.

“First of all, I want to recognize my staff, Tracy Rohrbacher and Megan Flowers. As a team, we appreciate everything that we get to do for the community, bringing visitors in and the partnerships that we’ve developed. This Cultural Awards Grant is a result of that.

“In 2010, the City of Pearland and City Council authorized the expenditure of a hotel/motel tax revenue, in the amount not to exceed $15,000, to establish a grant program to support cultural and fine arts programs in the city by providing grants, awarded based on merit, to non-profit organizations within the city that offered programs that support both the cultural and fine arts.

“The past several years has not only brought an increase in the number of applications submitted from three to six, but an increase in the number of awards given from three to five. I am honored tonight to say that we have five of these awards to be given out by Mayor Tom Reid and the Pearland City Council.”

“This is a very special occasion tonight because we have grown in so many ways,” said Mayor Reid.

“We are recognized as a medically oriented community. We are recognized as a future destinations city. But one of the aspects that we have not been able to excel in has been the cultural aspect of our community.

“Tonight, we will be able to give some recognition to our cultural arts organizations, and I think it’s very special that people in our community have been running on all eight cylinders to make certain that as we grow, we are a model city in all aspects that you would consider in a city to live in.”

Sinistore thanked the Mayor, Council and Staff for their support and announced that the CVB is coming up on its two-year anniversary in March.

The recipients of the Cultural Awards Grants are: the Pearland Theatre Guild, the Pearland Arts League, the Pearland Alliance for Arts and Culture, the Global Organization for Divinity and Make It Up as You Go Productions (formerly Kids Backporch Productions).

For more information on the CVB, go to VisitPearland.com.

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