This year’s show of works by homeless artists came as Art From the Streets achieved two milestones that signify new beginnings for the 32-year-old organization — settling into a permanent home that it moved into in 2021 and an expansion of its mental health programs.
“Art from the Streets is no longer homeless,” AFTS development director Marla Johnson said, adding that having an anchor spot has been meaningful for the group and its artists, who rely on consistency in life.
Its studio is nestled within the confines of Canopy Austin, a multi-business complex in East Austin that has become synonymous with the city’s art community.
The group has also expanded its outreach program to address the mental health problems that affect its artists, such as conducting art therapy sessions. It started as a pilot program in July thanks to funding from the Texas Commission on the Arts and private donors.
byReporting Texas TV Staff
Journalism students at the University of Texas produced their fifth newscast of the Fall 2023 semester on Nov. 16. Student journalists reported this week on a Nov. 7 ballot proposition approved by voters to provide property tax emptions to daycares, annual Austin festivals celebrating books and queso, a showcase of Black student performers, and the […]
ROUND ROCK, Texas —The buzzer sounded at Kelly Reeves Stadium, marking the end of the game on Friday, Nov. 3, and tears began to flow for Cedar Ridge head coach Sam Robinson. The end of this game meant he coached his son for the final time. His son, Baran Robinson, had been on the two […]
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AUSTIN, Texas – Nearly two-thirds of Texans voted this month for Proposition 2, which exempts childcare facilities from paying property tax. Local governments must now decide if they will grant property tax relief. Proposition 2 states, “Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county or municipality of all or […]
AUSTIN, Texas – The Central Texas Food Bank’s 12th annual Quesoff festival on Sunday at the Mohawk music hall featured unusual treats such as pink glitter queso and queso donuts. “It’s my two favorite Austin things, waiting in line and eating queso,” said Ryan Clark, a returning attendee. Twenty-eight chefs from across Austin competed to […]
AUSTIN, Texas – This year’s Texas Book Festival boasted hundreds of authors and sessions in its 28th year of operation. The festival took place Nov. 11-12 along Congress Ave. and attracted an estimated 50,000 attendees of all ages. “It’s always important to promote literacy and literature, it’s what [the festival] believes in wholeheartedly, connecting books […]
AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas African American Culture Committee (AACC) hosted its annual Culture Shock at Hogg Auditorium on Nov. 8. Performers took the stage in a Renaissance-themed talent show that centered on promoting Black culture. The show included five acts: two singers, a rapper, a poet and a Christian worship group. “I […]
Soaked by pouring rain, a group of Harley Davidson riders’ fire up their engines and begin their journey to Heroes Memorial Park in Kyle. Undeterred by the adverse weather, this group of military veterans takes pride in their shared passion and cherishes the brotherhood they’ve developed.
“As veterans, we always look forward to events like this,” said Allen Deaver, an Air Force veteran.
The bikers and psychologists say rides like this can provide an invaluable community for veterans to connect with others with shared experiences.
“I think veterans need to be around other veterans,” said Deaver,
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byReporting Texas TV Staff
Journalism students at the University of Texas produced their fourth newscast of the Fall 2023 semester on Nov. 9. Student journalists reported this week on voting for the 2023 general election, a city-wide park cleanup, a program to forgive parking fines in exchange for food pantry donations, the completion of major renovations at a historic […]
AUSTIN, Texas – The Hogg Auditorium reopened its doors to UT students in October after two years of renovations. Located next to the Texas Union, the auditorium underwent a $27 million remodel which began in 2021. Former UT Student Government vice president Ashley Hayes initiated the project in 2011. Known affectionately as The Hogg, the […]
AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas hosted two polling locations for early voting as well as Election Day on Nov. 7. Students, faculty and others voted on 14 proposed amendments to the state constitution which included issues such as taxes, state parks, and infrastructure. Thirteen of the 14 proposed amendments passed. The one that […]
AUSTIN, Texas — Nearly 100 volunteers came together Saturday at Brentwood Park to participate in the Austin Parks Foundation’s bi-annual “It’s My Park Day.”. The event brought together about 2,000 Austinites to help with projects across the city. Volunteer Katie Malinski has attended “It’s My Park Day” for the past decade. She brought her husband […]
AUSTIN, Texas – University of Texas students, staff, and faculty can pay off parking tickets collected on campus with food donations through Nov. 20. The Food for Fines program will waive citations issued on UT’s campus between Aug. 16 and Oct. 31 in exchange for a donation of bags of rice or cans of beans […]
AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas men’s basketball team began its season with a dominant 88-56 win over Incarnate Word on Monday night. This year’s Texas team looks a lot different than the team that took the court in the NCAA Tournament last March. Two starters from that team are now in the NBA […]
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byAbby L. Johnson
Dozens of people calling for legislators to protect American children from sex trafficking, ideological indoctrination and drag queen storytime competed with counter-protesters advocating for transgender rights at the Texas Capitol on Saturday.
byReporting Texas TV Staff
Journalism students at the University of Texas produced their third newscast of the Fall 2023 semester on Nov. 2. Student journalists reported this week on a gallery that showcased and sold art created by homeless artists, a fundraiser in support of breast cancer research and survivors, the opening of a private club for pickleball players, Mexic-Arte Museum’s […]
AUSTIN, Texas — More than 100 homeless artists active with the non-profit Art From The Streets showcased more than 3,000 pieces of artwork on Oct. 21 and 22. Blue Genie Art Bazaar hosted the annual exhibit which sells art on behalf of the artists. The goal is help them transition out of homelessness, which is […]