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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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.