CLOSE-UP: Glade Arts Foundation gives back through fine arts, cultural experiences

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The Glade Arts Foundation opened in its new home on Woodlands Parkway in April and has since been working to bring fine arts and cultural experiences to The Woodlands community while giving back to other local nonprofits.

Founded in March 2017, Glade Arts Foundation is a multifaceted nonprofit that serves as a free fine arts museum open to the public and also hosts a variety of events throughout the year, Vice President of Arts Programs Dragos Tapu.

Additionally, the foundation serves as an educational outlet by offering art classes on a weekly basis for artists of all skill levels and ages. It also hosts field trips and offers scholarship opportunities for South Montgomery County students pursuing futures in fine arts, Tapu said.

“[Glade Arts Foundation] is a place where not only do you have a museum, but you have educational programming for all,” Tapu said. “We also have art programs that give back to the community through partnerships with organizations like New Danville, the Alzheimer’s Association and Montgomery County
Youth Services.”

While entry to the museum is free, Glade Arts Foundation does host a variety of ticketed events, proceeds from which go toward the foundation’s programs and outreach efforts. The space can also be reserved for private events, such as birthdays, anniversary parties and weddings, Tapu said.

Glade Arts Foundation
2000 Woodlands Parkway, The Woodlands
832-557-8781
www.gladeartsfoundation.org
Hours: Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Sun.-Mon.

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Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a full-time reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. She covers business, transportation, health care and other local news, specializing in Shenandoah City Council and Montgomery County nonprofit organizations.
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