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Lawndale : Welcome Denise Furlough
Lawndale Art Center Houston

April, 2015

Join us in welcoming Denise Furlough as Lawndale's Interim

Executive Director. Denise has been involved with Lawndale since 2008, most recently as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors. Her areas of focus include fundraising, strategi

c planning, financial management, securing major gifts, proposal writing and public and media relations. Denise will step down from her board position to begin serving as Interim Executive Director in April in advance of Executive Director Christine West's departure in May.

nterim Executive Director
On View through Saturday
Design Fair 2015
Volunteer Opportunities
Museum Experience - Zone 2
Artist Opportunities
Visit our Flickr page for images of current and past exhibitions!
Employment Opportunities
Join our team! Lawndale is currently seeking applicants for a full time Development Coordinator.
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See in the installation of the 2015 mural, Ghost Grid, by Jonathan Leach on our YouTube channel!
Become a Member!  

Memberships start at as little as $25 and among other benefits
you will receive personal invitations to exhibitions and special events, as well as enjoy discounts at area businesses.
Visit our website to join today!
 Support Lawndale 

Lawndale Art Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and relies on individual donations and memberships, along with government and foundation grants to support annual exhibitions and programming.
Houston Museum District
New mural on view!
Ghost Grid | Jonathan Leach

Design Fair 2015: Learn. Shop. Connect.

April 20 - 26, 2015


Design Fair 2015 features examples of cutting-edge contemporary design, as well as vintage modern objects of the 20th century. A wide selection of carefully curated items will be available for purchase as part of the Design Fair, including furniture, glass, ceramics, lighting, books, metalwork and fashion. Visitors to the Fair will be able to meet the designers and exhibitors for an up-close and personal look at the pace-setting designs of today and the mid-20th century.


The Texas Co-Op, a special section of the Fair, features individual Texas-based designers offering one-of-a-kind products. These new and emerging product lines currently are in small-scale production and represent innovations in industrial and object design today.

Fair Curator: Lynn Goode


Texas Co-Op Curator: Sara Beck


Advisory Committee: Jeffrey Abel, Beth Abel, Sara Beck, Anne Breux, Lynn Goode, Cecilia Marquez, Meghan Miller, Paula Murphy, Cali Pettigrew, Nicole Romano, Cindi Strauss, Christine West and Eleanor L. Williams


Free Lecture

Dream Cars: Innovative Designs, Visionary Ideas

Sarah Schleuning 
Curator of Decorative Arts and Design,  
April 20, 2015, 6:30 PM

Free admission 
Brown Auditorium, 

Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet

Preview Party

Friday, April 24, 2015
6 - 9 PM

Chairs: Beth & Jeffrey Abel
Attire: Contemporary Cocktail
$60 per Lawndale member
$75 per non-member
(includes admission throughout weekend)


Fair Days

Saturday & Sunday, April 25 & 26, 2015

10 AM - 5 PM

General Admission: $5


Volunteer Opportunities


Join Lawndale at Design Fair 2015! We are in need of volunteers to assist us at the Preview Party on Friday, April 24th and during the Fair Days on Saturday & Sunday, April 25th & 26th. View available shifts and sign up!


Questions? Contact Emily Link, Community Relations Coordinator at


Museum Experience - Zone 2

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Holocaust Museum Houston, Asia Society Texas Center, Czech Center Museum Houston, Lawndale Art Center, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston Museum of African American Culture, Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, DiverseWorks



The Museum Experience is Houston's newest cultural block party! The Museum Experience features four walkable "zones" to help visitors navigate through the area and learn more about all 19 museums in a more personal way. On the last Saturday of January, April, July and September, each zone will showcase a handful of museums at a time, complete with special programming, pedicabs in select zones and food trucks. Create your own Museum Experience with the Houston Museum District. 


Click here to learn more about the museums of Zone 2 and activities planned for Saturday, April 25, 2015!

Artist Opportunities


2015-2016 Lawndale Artist Studio Program  

Application Deadline: May 31, 2015

(Midnight - Central Standard Time) 


Applications for the 2015-2016 Lawndale Artist Studio Program are now being accepted online via

This program provides three artists with studio space on the third floor of Lawndale Art Center, a monthly stipend, materials budget and exhibition in May 2016. Participating artists are expected to spend a minimum of 16 hours a week in the studio and organize a workshop for the general public and the local arts community to share their practice or explore a related topic. Please visit our website for complete information on the Lawndale Artist Studio Program.

All application materials are due by May 31, 2015 (Midnight - Central Standard Time). Please note, applications will only be accepted online via


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