Capturing the Uniqueness
of Texas Arts and Culture
TEXAS FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS
Texas Foundation for the Arts has stayed true to its mission of showcasing Texas arts, culture and history through the creation of award-winning documentary films and television programs since its founding in 2001.
The program highlights the rich history of the footprint of land that dates back to early Texas land grants in the 1800s, and now includes The Galleria, Uptown Houston and numerous luxury high-rise residential and commercial buildings, juxtaposed with the serenity of Memorial Park.
The program was awarded a Telly Award in the TV Shows/Historical category.
On set at Houston Public Media TV8/PBS
(Left to right) Houston Uptown District's Bob Ethington with Gerald Hines and co-executive producers Kim Lykins and Jim Bailey.
Q&A session at Post Oak Boulevard film preview event
(Left to right) Giorgio Borlenghi, Dan Worrall, Gerald Hines, Robert Sakowitz and Raymond Brochstein.
Historic Hotels of Texas
A new 60-minute documentary is in progress featuring several historic Texas hotels. Through a generous grant from the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation, filming began at Galveston Island's historic
Hotel Galvez, now known as The Grand Galvez Resort and Spa
after undergoing extensive remodeling.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Houston Ship Channel and Port of Houston, our documentary, Houston Ship Channel: Deep Water Centennial, highlights the grit and determination needed to dredge a meandering bayou into a mega 52-mile shipping lane from Galveston Bay to Houston, and how Houston's vast inland port is now called the "Irreplaceable Port" for the United States.
View of the Fred Hartman Bridge at night from the Ship Channel
Photo courtesy of Capt. Lou Vest
Houston Ship Channel: Deep Water Centennial premiered on Houston Public Media TV 8 exactly 100 years to the day that President Woodrow Wilson opened the Ship Channel.
WHAT WE DO
Texas Foundation for the Arts develops, secures program funding, and produces documentary films that shine a spotlight on Texas arts, history and culture.
Our programs are provided free to PBS and nationally through the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA).
Our programs are produced as "evergreens" and PBS stations throughout Texas often rebroadcast them.
As Texas Foundation for the Arts is a tax-exempt, non-profit
all contributions are tax-deductible.