Sebastien Boileau (photo by Aisha Khan)

FOR THE PAST three years, due to COVID-19, Houston’s artists’ advocacy and support organization Fresh Arts has had to cancel its popular annual fundraising gala, which accounts for around 20 percent of its operating revenue. And this year’s gala was nearly derailed by a devastating fire at Winter Street Studios in December, which destroyed several artist studios and displaced all of its tenants, including Fresh Arts.

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Lauren Paine, Abigail Henningsen

DEDICATED TO FURTHERING the mission of Urban Harvest, a new group called Cultivators has formed, made up of entrepreneurs, artists, chefs, educators, farmers and more. Founding committee welcomed patrons and curious supporters-to-be to Christopher Martin Gallery for a cocktail party.

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Student participants of Young Audiences

GUCCI RECENTLY ANNOUNCED its third round of beneficiaries of its North American Changemakers Impact Fund and Scholars Program. Since its founding in 2019, the Changemakers program has been focused on increasing inclusion and diversity across communities and within the fashion industry. Through the Changemakers Awards, Gucci financially supports diverse communities with $50,000 grants distributed to nonprofits, along with scholarships and mentorships for individuals.

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