Houston Women's Festival
1995 to 2011

Click for Festival Photos

 


The Houston Women's Festival was an annual event held from 1995 through 2011,
only missing one year, 2010. It always included booths for artisans, craftwomen,
and vendors, and was a welcoming space. But most important was the music...
they brought in local, regional and nationally known women musicians, and even
international, such as Zrazy from Ireland. Under the auspices of the Athena Art Project,
it was founded by Shirley Knight (shown at right) and, over the years other women,
such as Sharman Petri, stepped in to produce the event. It takes a village.

I would love to present even more programs and clippings,
so if you can provide scans or loan them to me I would much appreciate it.



Programs
1995


 

1996


  

1997


1998


Click for 1998 Promo

  

Click for Recap on YouTube                                                                                         1999 Promo, Mostly 1998 Footage

      

1998 Zrazy's Set, 55 minutes                                                          Lord Douglas Phillips Set, 24 minutes

Several other YouTube clips can also be found on This Page

1999


2000


2001
2002



2002 shirt, designed by Sarah Golden


2003


  

no clippings yet
if you can provide some please contact me

2004


2005


2006


   

In 2006 there was also a Winter Fest

2007

no clippings yet

Ruthie Foster   

But Here's a KPFT Queer Voices interview by Jenifer Rene Pool
with event producer Sharman Petrie about the Festival,

2008
2009
2010
no festival held in 2010
2011


if memory serves me, this shirt was designed by Ginger Leigh

2011 was the last festival

2013