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"Art in the heart"
                             -Roni

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Veronica Cabrera, an experienced artist and mother of four teen-aged sons, is the founder and CEO of HTX ART, a creative enterprise that provides access to art in Houston’s underserved communities.

Cabrera, widely known as “Roni,” envisioned and created The Art Bus. She transformed an old school bus into a mobile art studio in a uniquely Houston experience that brings art into her community and neighborhoods across Harris County.

The brightly colored yellow bus, with its turquoise top and wheels, travels across the city from special community events to scheduled classes. The movable art center is the fulfillment of Cabrera’s vision to provide art across her community.

Her idea was recently recognized by the announcement of a $100,000 grant from HEB, Texas singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson and comedian Amy Poehler. Cabrera has also been recognized as a “Community Partner of Recognition” award from Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia. Also, Cabrera has twice been a nominee for The Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Award for “Arts in the Community.”

An accomplished artist with more than 15 years of experience in teaching and painting, Cabrera also is responsible for painting several large murals in Houston. 

Those works include the 60-foot “Extravagantly Loved” mural in the heart of the Houston Heights. It is one of the ten “Must See Murals” list for Houston.

Cabrera also was one of seven Houston artists who worked on the 10,000 square-foot foot “Gateway to the World” mural at Hobby airport for the 2026 World Cup bid. She also painted one of the large soccer balls in the airport lobby.

Teaching art to children has been a passion of Roni’s as she has taught classes, run a summer camp and coordinated many events for children and the arts such as the Sabor del Northside Festival in the heart of Greater Northside. 

In her mission she is working diligently to provide multigenerational art experiences for communities across Houston and Aldine.  Roni is also working to provide a “bricks and mortar” art space for artists and artisans to work, display and sell their creations.

While working towards establishing that space, Art in the Heart of Eastex Jensen, Cabrera continues to spread her creativity across Houston.

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Community

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Art is a powerful tool that breaks boundaries, heals hearts and unites communities.

Find out how we do it!

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Bring art into your home with a custom canvas. Share art with others with a unique mural. Even turn yourself into a masterpiece. 

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Art Bus

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 The Art Bus provides a fun and creative environment that can be at your house, workplace, a park or anywhere.  We create art experiences for children and adults of all ages

 

Art Bus

The Art Bus provides a fun and creative environment that can be at your house , workplace, a park or anywhere. We facilitate memorable experiences for all ages. 

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SIp and paint

  • You bring the food and drink, we'll bring:

  • 90 minutes of creative fun

  • The Art Bus (we come to you!)

  • Art Activity

  • 6 Artists                                                                                                                                                                  6 artists for $450                                 ($15 every additional artist                                       up to 12 artists)

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Birthday

Party

  • 60 minutes of creative fun

  • Canvas or craft

  • Personalized message on chalkboard

  • Keep sake apron

  • minimum 4 up to 12 artists                                                                                                                                                    $450

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Birthday Party +

  • 90 minutes of creative fun

  • Canvas or craft

  • Personalized message on chalkboard

  • Keepsake apron (signed by guests)

  • Art gift for the birthday child

  • minimum 4 up to 12 artists                                                                                                                                                                           $500

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Special Events

  • "Come and go" pop-up events with art activities (up to 60 activities)

  • In the Art Bus (up to 12  at one time)             OR      

  • Outside the bus 18 Chairs on               3 tables

  • Teacher

  • 1 Assistant

  • Up to 4 hours                                                                                                                                 $1500

 

Art

As a creative I enjoy beautifying spaces with color and creativity. I do this through murals, canvas and body art. 

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Community

Art is a powerful tool that breaks boundaries, heals hearts and unites communities. I have taught survivors and children to identify emotions and express through art. With the art bus I have delivered art and food to children and seniors in underserved communities. Brought joy to children as they receive school supplies during challenging times. Given neighborhoods opportunities to unite through creative activities. 

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TESTIMONIALS

“We had a great experience working with Roni on our Community Garden Mural.  She was responsive and listened carefully to us.  Roni was easy to work with, and her pricing was very fair.  We enjoyed our collaboration with her.”                                                                                                          St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Houston, TX

"In partnership with HTX Art, Friends of Northside invited students to identify and recognize emotions through art history."                                                                     Friends of Northside Houston TX

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"We honor her outstanding dedication to delivering the finest quality art, culture and healing to the children and residents of the area. For this she is to be celebrated and honored within the local Aldine area community and throughout Harris county   Precinct Two."      Adrian Garcia Harris County Commissioner, Precinct Two

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