Two events this weekend are on my radar to share with you, one might be considered out of town while the other is near downtown.

To readers in far west Houston, artists from all over Houston and even Austin, will converge in Fulshear, for the Cross Creek Art Market & Home Tour, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Cross Creek Welcome Center, 6450 Cross Creek Bend Lane. 

The artists and artisans from the First Saturday Arts Market and Market at Sawyer Yards will bring paintings, ceramics, woodwork, jewelry, fiber arts, some cottage foods such as cookies, jams, jellies and packaged Indian food to go.

The day also includes music with one of our favorites, Charlie Perez, a percussionist. We’re never certain who Perez will bring with him to lead on vocals, at least before press time, but he’s never disappointed. At the April 2022 event for example, David De La Garza, keyboardist and backup singer in La Mafia, a Houston based five-time Grammy Award-winning musical group performed, unbeknownst to patrons and artists.

“The art market is more than a fun day out,” said Rob Bamford, Senior Vice President, General Manager of Cross Creek Ranch. “It’s a great opportunity to be inspired by the local artists and the unique décor of our builder’s gorgeous model homes. We look forward to seeing everyone who comes out.”

Food trucks, and an onsite cafe will take care of the hungries and children’s art activities, giant art photo opportunities, face painters, balloon artists, caricature artists and more make the event family friendly.

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On to Sunday when Art Square Studios will host open studios October 23, 12 to 4 p.m.

The Museum-area studios are located at 5301 Almeda Rd.,  77004 with parking behind the building off Oakdale.

In June this past summer I introduced you to this amazing studio space that also features living quarters in some of the spaces and the cherry on top, the building is also home to Art Supply on Almeda, an independently owned store offering a full line of art materials.

I visited the open studios at Art Square after writing about it and got the “grand tour” plus introductions to all the artists by my guide and studio artist Sunny McKinnon. The building and studios are really nice, I loved the living quarter combos especially. Artists always have a way of living just a little bit more on the creative side. A bonus for some is an elevator available for second floor access.

The participating artists include Ann Bell, Tay Butler, Heather den Uijl, Stephanie Fox, Gma Jackson Howze/GLH Galleries, Justin Earl Grant, Alan Hurwitz, Riaz Kahn, Ruhee Maknojia, Sunny McKinnon, Silvio Ortega, Donna E. Perkins, Lucy Wells Riggs, Helene Robinson, Earl Staley and Bob Warren.

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