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More than 700 artists and supporters of the scene turned out for Fresh Arts’ Crystal Ball. The theme and subsequent dress code being open to interpretation, folks showed up in dresses channeling the Great Gatsby and costumes covered in head-to-toe crystals. The always-colorful event — which this year featured live painting by several local artists, body painting, performance art and custom installations — honored Fresh Arts Coalition founder Marita Fairbanks and raised $200,000.

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In the hopeful last days of a year that can't end too soon, the Yuletide sparkles anew — with festive frocks, and beautiful, giftable bling from Houston's finest jewelers. Photos by Steven Visneau, styling by Todd Ramos, hair and makeup by Edward Sanchez for Edward Sanchez Cosmetics, model Melani Colic for Wallflower Management, shot on location at the Omni Houston Hotel.

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Even in a pandemic, the arts culture of Houston never stops — from movie screenings in the wee hours of the morning, to public art installations that light up the night. Seven photographers capture the everyday wonders of art in the most resilient city in America, over the course of 24 hours on Saturday, Oct. 3.


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