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2019 Arts + Communication Festival Set For April 10-11

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) will host its annual Arts + Communication Festival Wednesday and Thursday, April 10-11.

The festival will host  familiar events such as the Arts & Communication Internship Fair featuring more than 20 different arts and communication organizations and Gator Chalk Drawing Day. New to this year’s festival is a Graduate lunch and learn, where students can learn the ins and outs of graduate school and ask questions of faculty.

Event Schedule

Wednesday, April 10

  • Arts Communication Internship Fair
    11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Acadmic Building, Room A300
  • Theatre Performance: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind”
    1 - 3 p.m.,
    Academic Building, Third Floor Mural Area
  • Make Some Art with The Art Club
    2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    Academic Building, Third Floor Mural Area
  • Exhibition Closing Reception: “Close to Home: LatinX Art Identity”
    4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
    O'Kane Gallery
  • Artist Talk + Reception: Bonnie Siegler “Signs of Resistance”
    5:30 - 8 p.m.​
    Wilhelminia Cullen Robertson Auditorium

Thursday, April 11

  • SGA Presents: “Chalk Day”
    10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    South Deck
  • Graduate Studies Fair
    11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Milam/Travis Room
  • Storytelling Open Mic, Karaoke, iRadio Table 
    1 - 4 p.m.
    Academic Building, Third Floor Mural Area
  • Musical Performance: “Admission Impossible”
    2:30 p.m.
    Academic Building, Third Floor Mural Area
  • COMM Tank: “A Research Pitch Festival”
    5 - 7 p.m.
    Wilhelminia Cullen Robertson Auditorium
  • Opening Reception: ”In the Blood”
    7 - 8 p.m.
    O'Kane Theatre
  • Premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks: “In the Blood”
    8 p.m.
    O'Kane Theatre

For more information, contact Communications Lecturer Abigail Koenig at koeniga@uhd.edu.  

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by Interim President Dr. Antonio D. Tillis. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 51,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College).

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.