Thursday, August 7, 2008

Buy Art This Saturday

Alice Cody Self-Portrait
What are you doing with all your Haynesville Shale money? You should be collecting the art of the local artists. One of the coolest things about living in Houston were all the folks collecting work by artists in that area. And also nifty were the stories the local media did on the collectors and the artists they collected. Here's a recent story about a San Antonio law firm and its collection of affordable art from that area.

This Saturday you have a chance to see some of the funkiest art being produced in our region. It's the third month for the Art-La-Tex Art/Show Market. The name has been evolving but the location is the same. Already this local effort has been covered by Red River Radio and Louisiana Road Trips Magazine.

Grass roots artists' markets like this one started by Ralph Cody can be found all over the world. Melbourne's Rose St. Artists' Market. Austin has a market. In New Orleans you'll find Bywater Art Market.

Saturday August 9 (and every second Saturday of the month)
10 AM – 6 PM
600 Common Street
Free to artists and the public. Artists need to bring their own displays.
Ralph Cody 318 458-5064 or


JColtF said...

I have this feeling that the boats will make more money off this than the energy companies.

Kathryn Usher said...

It's possible but really great things are happening in SB Land because of the monies... Trudeau did great coverage on a magnificent donation to a local non-profit. It was a direct result of shale funds

I know of one gentleman who just received a check for $85,000,000. Things is-uh poppin' 'round here...