ABOUT Alief has been at the forefront of diversity in Houston. It is known as The International District and is considered a window into what Houston is becoming. Alief Art House, created as part of artist Matt Manalo’s DiverseWorks Project Freeway Fellowship, is a hub for creativity that highlights the cultural richness of the multiple communities in Alief. Alief Art House is a shipping container on the grounds of the Alief Community Garden at the Alief SPARK Park and Nature Center that will house art events curated and organized by Manalo in collaboration with other creatives who reside and work in Alief. Manalo’s vision is to create a sustainable environment for creativity, jumpstart an art-focused movement in the neighborhood, and positively impact Alief’s image.
ADMISSION All Alief Art House activities are free and open to the public during event hours and by appointment
LOCATION Alief SPARK Park & Nature Center Beechnut & Dairy View Houston, TX 77072 EVENTS 2019 October 26: Alief Art House Unveiling and Community Get Together (Project Freeway Fellowship with DiverseWorks) November 23: Exhibition Opening: People of Alief with Stan Le (Project Freeway Fellowship with DiverseWorks) December 7: Community Weaving with Danny Nguyen (Project Freeway Fellowship with DiverseWorks) December 14: Cyanotype and Card-making Workshop (Project Freeway Fellowship with DiverseWorks)
2020 May: Thomas Tran mural: "Crocodile Garden", show: "Glorified Doodles 2020" (click here for video) May 16: INSTA11ATIONS launch with Antonius-Tín Bui (Insta11ations Fellowship through Art League of Houston and Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs with funding through Houston Arts Alliance) May 23: Pagpag Book Launch/Reading with Eileen Tabios (postponed due to COVID19 and traveling/social distancing restrictions)