The Collective will be closed for the holidays
(open by appointment only)
beginning December 23.  We will reopen January 7, 2015.

May your holidays and new year be blessed!


 "Objects of Art and Craft" exhibit

Necklace, Oriana McMillian

Mug Rugs, Phyllis Simpson

Bowls, M. Kahlil Taylor
Lee Ann Carrier

Holiday gifts from your favorite artists for your favorite friends

Carol Anderson 
Joan Bristow
 Benjamin Buggs
Lee Ann Carrier 
  Joann Edwards  
  Oriana McMillian 
Janetha Richard
Lanecia Rouse
  Phyllis Simpson
M. Kahlil Taylor
 Robbie Lee Sutton/Black Heritage Gallery

WHEN: Now through December 30, 2015
WHERE:   Community Artists' Collective, 4101 San Jacinto, Suite 116, Houston, TX 77004,
in the Bermac Arts Building 
HOURS: Thursdays, 12 noon to 8 p.m.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 12 noon to 5 p.m.; and by appointment

The Collective in the class room

The Collective teaches art to third and fourth grade students at the Academy of Accelerated Learning, Inc., every Tuesday and Thursday after school.  Eighty children in the charter school participate weekly.

The Academy of Accelerated Learning (AAL) was established in 1998 to provide academic enrichment activities for low income, high risk youth. AAL is a minority owned private organization which receives its funds primarily from state and federal agencies.

The school's mission is to develop an accelerated learning environment that charts a path for empowerment for primarily at-risk students to become tomorrow's problem solvers, thinkers, and leaders.  

Celebrating Kwaanza

Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the United States and in other nations of the Western African diaspora. The celebration honors African heritage, culture and unity and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving.

 Kwanzaa has seven core principles.

Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa is dedicated to one of the following principles:
  • Umoja (Unity): To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
  • Kujichagulia (Self-Determination): To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.
  • Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers' and sisters' problems our problems and to solve them together.
  • Ujamaa: (Cooperative Economics):  To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.
  • Nia (Purpose): To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
  • Kuumba (Creativity): To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
  • Imani (Faith): To believe with all our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.
The Collective participates with the S.H.A.P.E. Community Center in these festivities. 

Join the Jubilee Quilt Circle

Workshops and demonstrations  are offered at The Collective, 4101 San Jacinto, Suite 116, on Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Community Artists' Collective invites you to learn about and to work on textiles, including quilting, knitting, crochet and embroidering.

Supplies provided. Suggested donation is $30 per month.


Now is the time to take advantage of your year-end tax deductions. 

The Collective is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization,
and your donation is tax deductible.

Please visit our website to make a donation
by credit card or through PayPal or mail your check to
Community Artists' Collective, P.O. Box 88308, Houston, TX 77288-8308.

Your donation will help us continue and expand
our art education programs and service to the community. 

All gifts are appreciated.


Community Artists' Collective