Category: Festival

Inspire Film Festival to premiere in The Woodlands | Feb. 23-26, 2017

Two years ago, The Woodlands resident Jane Minarovic attended a film festival that inspired her so much that she decided to introduce movies that celebrate the human spirit to her hometown through the Inspire Film Festival. click here for complete storywdl-2016-12-23-1

Former SHSU and College Park receiver Trey Diller embraces his marketing side

Trey Diller put a lot of energy into his football career. From the time he was a grade school kid in Oak Ridge North, to his freshman year at College Park High School, and finally his last run at glory with Sam Houston State, Diller kept his eye on the prize.

 

Diller’s Expo will be open from 1 p.m. on August 9 until 6 p.m. that day, and it will feature displays from most of the leading manufacturers. His large, white Ford truck has been customized to publicize the event, and he’ll talk to virtually any one at any time to get his name out there. click here for complete story

A High-Schooler’s Take on Free Press Summer Fest 2015

Ava Moursund will be a sophomore at College Park High School in The Woodlands in the fall. FPSF was her first music festival.

It’s no surprise that Free Press Summer Fest is one of the biggest annual festivals in the Houston area. Tens of thousands of people come from all over to “experience Houston.” The crowd ranges from old hippies to rappers and urban hipsters, all coming to take in the lineup, the food trucks and the incredibly decorated art cars.

Indiana rockers Houndmouth soldier on through the FPSF heat.
Indiana rockers Houndmouth soldier on through the FPSF heat.

For most, it’s a dream to attend a raving music festival. To be in the crowd surrounded by fellow music lovers is almost celestial. Well, let me tell you this, yes, music festivals are definitely an experience of a lifetime, and every festival has a different vibe; yet at every festival you have to walk. A. LOT. When I finally got to NRG Stadium, I had to walk about a mile in to get to the Yellow Lot. If you didn’t hear the news, FPSF was held at NRG Stadium this year due to the flooding two weeks ago. click here for complete story

Let the good times roll at The Woodlands CrawPHish Festival

The_Woodlands_CrawPHish_Festival_WOLGot Crawfish? Save the date for the 2015 Woodlands CrawPHish Festival at Town Green Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Lone Star Chapter of The Pulmonary Hypertension Association and The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals are teaming up for this year’s family friendly event with a mission to raise funds and awareness to help find a cure for Pulmonary Hypertension. click here for complete story

The biggest annual arts event between Houston and Dallas takes place in Montgomery County, Texas every April. It is called The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival (WWAF). Because of its growing popularity (which now includes “top artist sales in Texas and 3rd in the country,” according to Art Fair Source Book) and to celebrate their 10th anniversary, The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival will expand from two to three days, running April 10, 11 and 12.

5508807db96da.imageA major Festival attraction will be the exhibits of over 200 accomplished artists from 33 US states, 19 Texas cities, and the countries of Canada and Israel. The range of artwork represented includes clay works, digital art, drawing/pastels, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal works, mixed media 2D and mixed media 3D, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and wood. Vickie McMillan is the only professional artist from Montgomery County juried into this year’s Festival. Two other artists from Montgomery County have been selected as part of the “Emerging Artists” exhibit at the Festival. They are Wendy Lane from Conroe and Dan Martinez from The Woodlands. Two five-person teams of judges, one for two-dimensional and one for three-dimensional artwork, have selected this year’s Festival artists. The two panels of judges included ten of the most knowledgeable visual arts practitioners, scholars and arts administrators from Conroe, Galveston, Houston and Huntsville.

For information about registering as a volunteer, visitor information, festival organizational details and a directory of this year’s selected artists, visit the WWAF website atwww.woodlandswaterwayartsfestival.com.

Winners of The Woodlands CrawPHish Festival Art Contest announced

Pictured are the top five paintings held by Megan Crawford, Executive Director Pulmonary Hypertension Association – Lone Star Chapter, Lynne Abercrombie, CPA/Partner, Abercrombie & Associates, PC (Judge), Bernard Abercrombie, CPA/Partner, Abercrombie & Associates, PC (Judge), Karen Hoylman, President & CEO, Woodlands Area Chamber, Erica Lunn, Public Affairs, Kroger Co. (Judge), and Jack Stibbs, Stibbs & Co., P.C., Attorneys; Founder of Festival and father of PH patient.
Pictured are the top five paintings held by Megan Crawford, Executive Director Pulmonary Hypertension Association – Lone Star Chapter, Lynne Abercrombie, CPA/Partner, Abercrombie & Associates, PC (Judge), Bernard Abercrombie, CPA/Partner, Abercrombie & Associates, PC (Judge), Karen Hoylman, President & CEO, Woodlands Area Chamber, Erica Lunn, Public Affairs, Kroger Co. (Judge), and Jack Stibbs, Stibbs & Co., P.C., Attorneys; Founder of Festival and father of PH patient.

Kona Grill The Woodlands recently hosted the judging for The Woodlands CrawPHish Festival Art Contest. Spencer Johnson was awarded first place for his painting featuring a crawfish relaxing in his boiling pot. All attendees at the Festival will see Spencer’s artwork as it is the official t-shirt design for The Woodlands CrawPHish Festival which is slated for Saturday, March 28 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. With expected attendance nearing 5,000 people, the Festival will be held at Town Green Park to accommodate family fun, corporate sponsors, and live entertainment. click here for complete story