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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 President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 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).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. 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.