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With thousands of frame and mat samples, The Great Frame Up can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (most diplomas can be framed for around $100–$200), personalized jerseys glisten (most for less than $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (many 24" x 36" pieces are less than $100). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoebox photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts. The Great Frame Up’s no-hassle guarantee and assurance that all work is done on-site means your frameables won't be subject to mistreatment at underground commercial framing facilities.
8321 Broadway St
Pearland,
TX
US
Art can foster a sense of community and inspire social change. It is this belief that drives artists Reginald and Rhonda Adams, who founded Museum of Cultural Arts, Houston in 1999 when they noticed a lack of community participation in the arts. Using their vibrant center as a springboard, the couple and their staff have brought art programs to more than 30 public schools and 15,000 underserved youth, helping the youngsters unleash their innate creativity and heighten their social awareness. Within the museum, rotating exhibits, such as May’s Queens of Creativity Mother Earth Exhibition, carry pertinent social messages such as the importance of calling Earth’s core on Mother’s Day. Community projects such as a recent mural painting for a school and collaborations with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society help carry out the museum’s mission as a vehicle for expression.
908 Wood Street
Houston,
TX
US
Jutting above the street, the modernist lines of Rafael Moneo's Audrey Jones Beck Building - one of two gallery buildings at the MFAH - echo the eclectic collection found within. Under sky openings that let in natural light and the bitter gazes of pigeons who can?t seem to get their work shown, visitors meander through galleries that span the breadth of human artistry, from ancient sculpture to modern painting. A treasure trove of cultural artifacts from Africa, Asia, and the Americas expands the museum?s scope and transports visitors back in time as they gaze on a palpably pensive ceramic ballplayer from Mexico's Classic Veracruz culture or a life-size royal head forged from copper for a Nigerian royal court.
1110 Bissonnet Street
Houston,
TX
US
Boomtown Coffee While other cities are feeling the crunch of skyrocketing oil prices, Houston is thriving on the growing demand for its chief commodity. But if places like Boomtown Coffee ever become the norm rather than the exception, you might see coffee turn into another of Houston's most precious resources. Boomtown’s small-batch roasts are always remarkably fresh, thanks to owners who care about sourcing and roasting their coffees locally. Though these coffees are a constant on Boomtown's menu, the choice of food items is liable to change as quickly as the price of gas. Daily options may include anything from a chocolate-crusted cheesecake to a vegetarian quiche, so it pays to make frequent return visits. On a nice summer day, there’s no better place to hang out than on the outdoor patio. In the winter, you can combat the occasional chill by perusing the local artwork inside the shop or by pouring a steamy cup of coffee over your head.
241 West 19th Street
Houston,
TX
US
Houston Center for Photography opened in 1981 as a small photography organization and studio. Over the years, it grew into a large exhibition gallery and school, an information hub for professionals, aspiring photographers, and the public alike. Members of the public can browse the exhibition gallery for free and get their fill of contemporary photographs. Additionally, HCP offers guided tours of the gallery, which give tour-goers insight into what the artist was thinking and how many Funyuns they were snacking on while creating their piece. Students at HCP can learn how to become better photographers themselves through more than 300 photography classes and workshops that take place throughout the year. These range from photography basics for beginners to master classes taught by renowned photographers six times a year.
1441 West Alabama Street
Houston,
TX
US
At Ben's Beans, the beans are fresh and the roasts are bold. Plan to indulge a bit at Ben's Beans, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Ben's Beans' seasonally available outdoor seating. Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Ben's Beans complimentary wifi. The perfect place for a large party, Ben's Beans will comfortably host your friends and family. Your pet pup can accompany you to Ben's Beans, which has a dog-friendly policy. Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Ben's Beans. null Prices don't get much better than this, either, with typical meals running under the $15 mark. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
1302 Dallas St
Houston,
TX
US
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