Art League Houston provides an opportunity for all members of the community to experience contemporary visual art. We cultivate awareness, appreciation & accessibility of contemporary visual art within the community for its cultural enrichment. WE:
OFFER an affordable school of contemporary visual art that welcomes all members of our diverse community & affords the novice an opportunity to learn & explore skills.
OFFER seasonal art camps for youths which foster artistic principals & offer thoughtful curricula.
PRESENT contemporary exhibitions & programs that are aesthetically strong, & that provide the community with the opportunity to explore topics of cultural, humanistic & social relevance.
OFFER free art classes for individuals with severe disease & disability & provide them an uplifting experience of interacting with others in the creation of art.
HONOR those whose work or patronage has had a significant & positive impact on contemporary visual arts in Texas.
Established in 1948.
Art League Houston is one of Houston's longest operating non-profit visual arts organizations and was the first alternative art space in Texas. Founded in 1948 and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1953, Art League Houston (ALH) was created to promote the public appreciation of and interest in the visual arts. Over the years, ALH has provided over 775 exhibitions to the Houston community, showcased the work of nearly 22, 300 artists, and instructed over 36, 000 students through the Art League School and Outreach Program.
The mission of Art League Houston is to cultivate awareness, appreciation, and accessibility of contemporary visual art within the community for its cultural enrichment. Art League Houston provides an opportunity for all members of the community to experience the contemporary visual arts. We achieve our mission through exhibitions, education and outreach programs.
Meet the Manager
Executive Director Vanessa Perez McCalla began her tenure with ALH on July 1, 2008. She has 17 years non-profit experience, including President and CEO of Talento Billingüe de Houston, Director of Communications at the Houston Downtown Alliance, and Education and Community Programs Manager at the Society for the Performing Art Houston.
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As a young man and then as a middle aged man I did not experience sex, because I entered the seminary and then priesthood, directly out of an all-boys high school. I am not complaining, mind you, since my lifetime of celibacy was a conscious religious commitment.
After decades of dedicated religious service and successful ministry to people all over the world, I decided to retire from the church to investigate and pursue the things of worldly life that I had denied myself. First, I obtained a private pilot's license, a real thrill. Not only that, but I learned to sail, to scuba dive, and to drive race cars