Coming this fall, the Glade Arts Foundation will open The Woodlands’ premier fine arts museum at 2000 Woodlands Parkway, in the same building that used to function as The Woodlands Information Center. Thanks to the ambition and passion of the co-founders Lisa Harra, Dragos Tapu, Andy Bauman and Roy J. Villarrial, Jr., residents and visitors of The Woodlands and Montgomery County area will have proximate access to a dynamic top-tier museum and fine arts cultural center. The center will offer a uniquely enriching art experience by partnering with fine art associations and foundations across the globe to provide curated museum-like exhibits and educational seminars hosted by acclaimed artists, curators, and influencers in the world of fine art. By attracting influential and creative people in The Woodlands, the foundation will inspire artists of all ages and skill levels with arts education.
“The main goal of our foundation is to enrich lives through the art of ART,” Dragos Tapu, a fine art enthusiast and gallerist here in The Woodlands explains. “We want to inspire our community to foster an appreciation and connect our emotions and feelings to the visual effects of fine arts, establishing it as a core element in our lives.”
The Glade Arts Foundation will offer classes and seminars focused on specific exhibits, art disciplines and techniques, art history and culture, and art’s relation to business leadership. It will also host art appreciation clubs and provide a focal point for artist to artist collaboration. Moreover, the foundation plans to designate Mondays entirely to offering free tours and workshops for various groups within the community.