'Capturing the Uniqueness
of Texas Arts and Culture'

      Texas Foundation for the Arts has been showcasing Texas arts, culture and history through the creation of award-winning documentary films and series television programs since its founding in 2001. 

      With a mission to capture the uniqueness of Texas arts and culture, Texas Foundation for the Arts has two new projects in the works, including a collaboration with Texas PBS, which will bring Texas' vast arts and cultural landscape to viewers of PBS through the eyes of the PBS stations in each region.  With 268,820 square miles to cover, that's a lot of stories to tell.  Stay tuned!




 Houston Arts Radio

Opera composer Carlisle Floyd joins Kim Lykins

at ZapBoomBang Studios during a recent visit to Houston

Houston Arts Radio is hosted by

Kim Lykins

and co-produced and edited by

 Maxine Lennon.

Click below for archived interviews:

Karine Parker-Lemoyne

Rouge Art

Texan-French Alliance for the Arts

Houston Arts Radio

Fran Sanders

Public Poetry

Houston Arts Radio

Sabrina Lynn Motley

Asia Society Texas Center

Houston Arts Radio

Dominique Royem

Galveston Symphony Orchestra

Houston Arts Radio

Joseph Havel

Glassell School CORE Program

Houston Arts Radio

Mary Guillory & Dr. Jason Oby

Houston Ebony Opera

Houston Arts Radio

Robert Simpson

Houston Chamber Choir

Houston Arts Radio



Laurette Cañizares

Houston Museum District

Houston Arts Radio

Julie Farr 

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Houston Arts Radio


Maxine Lennon

Irish Storyteller

Houston Arts Radio



Most Recent Program


Asia Society Texas Center

(Click for preview)


Famed architect Yoshio Taniguchi designed his first free-standing building in the U.S., and a new Texas landmark for Houston's Museum District, that includes a 300-seat theatre, meeting rooms, and art exhibit/gallery space. 

Program funders: The Green Tree Foundation; a City's Initiative Grant from Mayor Annise Parker and Houston Arts Alliance; and John Bradshaw and family.


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1910 Harris County Courthouse

    Filmed over the course of five years, and winner of a Preservation Houston 2013 "Good Brick Award, The 1910 Harris County Courthouse is a continuation of our PBS series featuring renovated courthouses throughout Texas.

Major funders:  Fulbright & Jaworski, Herzstein Foundation and

Strasburger & Price.

CultureMap.com Story


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 The Art of Architecture: Houston

The Art of Architecture

Art of Architecture: Houston underwriters include W. S. Bellows Construction Corporation, Gensler, Hines, ArchCenter Houston and Houston Arts Alliance.



Click below to view a clip from the award-winning first episode of Houston Arts Television:






Most Recent News / Press

January 20, 2014

KERA-TV in Dallas will rebroadcast the third episode of The Golden Age of Texas Courthouses on Thursday, January 30, and rerun our very first documentary, The Prairie View A&M Story, on Monday, February 17!


October 8, 2013

Thank you Texas Society of Architects/AIA for honoring Texas Foundation for the Arts as its 2013 recipient of the "Award for Excellence in the Promotion of Architecture through the Media in Honor of John G. Flowers, Hon. AIA"!

July 22, 2013

KNCT-TV will broadcast Asia Society Texas Center on Thursday, July 25 at 9:00 p.m. Tune in if you're in Killeen, Copperas Cove, Lampasas, Temple, Belton or Waco!

July 1, 2013

Asia Society Texas Center will be broadcast on KEDT-TV in Corpus Christi on Sunday, July 7 at 9:30 p.m. and rebroadcast Friday, July 12 at 9:30 p.m.

May 15, 2013

Asia Society Texas Center will premiere on KERA in Dallas on Friday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m.

May 5, 2013

Asia Society Texas Center will premiere on KLRU in Austin on Thursday, May 9 at 9:00 p.m. with several additional broadcasts in May.



March 19, 2013

Asia Society Texas Center will premiere on HoustonPBS on Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. with a rebroadcast on Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 p.m.

February, 2013

The 1910 Harris County Courthouse wins a Preservation Houston "Good Brick Award" for excellence in historic preservation.


November 19, 2012

The Art of Architecture will be rebroadcast during HoustonPBS' pledge drive on Thursday, December 6 from 7-8 p.m.  Be sure to call in your support for PBS.

November 12, 2012

The 1910 Harris County Courthouse will premiere on KERA in Dallas on Tuesday, November 13 at 8:30 p.m. with a rebroadcast at 11:30 p.m.

November 4, 2012

The 1910 Harris County Courthouse will premiere on KLRU in Austin on Sunday, November 11 at 6 p.m. and be rebroadcast on Sunday, November 18th at

4:30 p.m.


 June 13, 2012

The Art of Architecture:Houston wins a Bronze Telly Award!


DVDs of Asia Society Texas Center, Galveston Island, Brushstrokes of South Texas: The Murals of Daniel Lechon and The Golden Age of Texas Courthouses are available through HoustonPBS. Please call Annette Smith at 713-743-1811 or click the link for the HoustonPBS Store.

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Contact Information

Kimberly Bjork Lykins

Executive Director & Co-Founder

Texas Foundation for the Arts

P.O. Box 667183
Houston, TX 77266-7183
Phone: 713-529-0787