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The Art Collective brings art, food and spirits together in Market Street

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The Art Collective, a pop up event produced by The Woodlands Arts Council on Tuesday, March 13, featured an evening of art, food, spirits and conversation at Market Street in The Woodlands, Texas.

The Woodlands Arts Council is set to open their Student Art Scholarship Exhibit in Market Street at 9595 Six Pines Dr., #1060 on Thursday, March 15, making the space a beautiful location and backdrop for the event. Learn more about the showcase here.

The Art Collective event featured artwork from local high school students, sculptures from artist Lori Betz, artistic cuisine by Chef B Services, creative beverages compliments of Dripping Springs Vodka, and a panel discussion moderated by Nick Wolda, President of Visit The Woodlands, with the featured artists.

Get a sneak peek of the event captured by Hello Woodlands:

Chef B is an award-winning chef who is known for designing captivating dishes while presenting an innovative new twist on classic food. Chef B Services is a high end catering and personal chef company who is known for designing and creating captivating dishes for his clients. During the event Chef B presented a gourmet taco salad on an elaborate art bar, rising vertically to serve and satisfy hungry guests. Learn more about Chef B at

Lori Betz, artist and sculptor of Betz Art Foundry, has completed numerous commissioned works, both for individuals and for cities, such as Pearland, Texas and the Tampa, Florida Veterans War Memorial Park. Betz currently creates custom sculpture pieces for clients, ranging in scale from miniatures to larger-than-life size works. Her work was featured at the event and showcased her talent by sculpting on site on the night of the event. Learn more about Betz Art Foundry at

Dripping Springs Vodka, made by San Luis Spirits – a family run company located in the Texas Hill Country, was awarded the gold “Best in Class” at the prestigious International Wine and Spirits Competition and is the only American vodka ever to win IWSC’s Vodka Purity Trophy. Specialty cocktails were handcrafted for guests so that they could enjoy their award-winning vodka as they viewed the artwork. Learn more about Dripping Springs Vodka at




Nick Wolda, President of Visit The Woodlands, led and moderated a panel discussion with the three featured artists in front of the audience of art enthusiasts and members of The Woodlands Community.

View photos from the event on the Hello Woodlands Facebook Page!

Learn more about upcoming events and programs produced by The Woodlands Arts Council, such as The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival on April 7 and 8, at