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Mural Fest brings art scene to East Aldine

Artist Jesse De Leon works on the East Aldine community painting on the wall of the High Meadows Branch Library. Citywide, the project is known as BIG WALLS, BIG DREAMS. The district is promoting the inclusion of art of various types in the visual fabric of the community, and this mural is one of many efforts to introduce public art to the East Aldine District. (ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF EAST ALDINE DISTRICT & VERONICA SANCHES)

New Mural at High Meadows Library is start of Art Committee events

EAST ALDINE – The Aldine community held its first annual “ART FEST” last Saturday, May 22nd. The event took place at the Harris County High Meadows Branch Library, who were one of the co-sponsors the fest.

The idea behind the Art Fest was to involve the community, both children and adults, in participating art projects. The Art Committee of the East Aldine District plans to have many additional types of art and art projects throughout the community in the future, and on an on-going basis.

Art Activities included the unveiling of a new Wall Mural on the side of the High Meadows library building, the Art Bus where children and adults could create different types of paintings, crafts and sculptures, and tent booths from Precinct 2, East Aldine District, and the Harris County Library system, who also had the “Curiosity Cruiser” present. This van brings reading projects and books and visual material to various community groups and events.

Planning for the event was a volunteer committee, including East Aldine District’s Carlos Silva, Natalie Perez, Veronica Sanches, and Precinct 2’s Selina Valdez, and representatives of the Up Art Studio, and the Art Bus.