Martin Luther King, Jr. represents the utmost expression and fight for freedom and acceptance for all people; and a celebration seems only fit to pay homage to this legendary rights activist. Like his raw expression of personal liberties, a showcase of urban street art presented by UP Art Studio will give necessary tribute to MLK on Saturday January 12th.
When asked why people should come out and support the art presented there, Noah and Elia Quiles responded, “To support local art and potentially gain a new found appreciation for something unexpected.”
UP Art Studio is an underground art gallery that is host to local and regional urban street art and hip-hop music. The event is the third series of monthly one-day only grassroots, pop-up street at shows that stress regional graffiti, street art and contemporary urban artists. “We want to help remove the negative association with this form of art.” The studio will also feature “free” street art found on theÂ inner city streets of Houston. This will give viewers an honest look inside the reality of the artists inspired by the “I Have A Dream…” movement four decades ago.
“We also are the venue for monthly hip-hop showcase on the first Thursday of every month titled, “Turninâ€™ Headz: Blank Canvas,” featuring live performances from the local and regional hip-hop community and an open freestyle session with an urban art backdrop.”
Join the passion for freedom and visual spectacular beginning at 6:00 p.m. and set to end sometime around 11:00 p.m. Featuring a gallery show, exterior mural paintings and DJ JayCee live throughout the exhibit of local masterpieces; the event is free and open to the public. For more information and a list of the artists featured in the gallery, visit the event page or follow UP Art Studio on Twitter and Facebook @UpArtStudio.