MenilFest will take place from 11am - 6pm in the grounds surrounding the Menil Collection.

All-Day MenilFest Events:

*The Following Events scheduled are subject to change. Please bookmark this page to be kept in the loop, just in case!*

Inprint Poetry BuskerS

Menil Collection sidewalk.
Come have seasoned local authors create poems for you on the spot at no charge!

The Gulf Coast Indie Book Fair

Menil Collection Lawn
Engage in conversation with local and independent artists, authors, musicians, and more all over the Menil Lawn.

Collaborations Print Sale

Houston Center for Photography
Prints by local photographers, emerging and established, will be on sale and on exhibition throughout the day. HCP is also, once again, hosting a scavenger hunt and food trucks.


ZineFest's Unbirthday Party


Menil Collection Bookstore
It's not quite Zinefest's birthday, but they're celebrating anyway. They'll be around all day at the bookstore, celebrating magazine culture, and on the Menil Lawn participating in the book fair.



hourly Menilfest Events

11:00 - 12:30: Writers in the Schools Young Writers Reading

Menil Front Lawn
Gather under the portico to hear the best in young creative writing, as WITS gathers some of the boldest and brightest writing by young local students.


Time TBA: Musical Meditation by Intersection

Rothko Chapel, suggest a $10 donation
Watch the light dance on Mark Rothko’s masterpiece while listening to music from composers of various faith traditions in one expression of common humanity. Brought to you by Intersection New Music Collective.

12pm & 5pm Omni Brass: Michael Heizer Project

Menil front lawn
Brass performance against a backdrop of the Heizer lawn sculptures.

12:30 Onward: Dave Dove / Jawwaad Taylor

Cy Twombly Gallery

Electronic music & trumpet performances.


1pm: Da Camera of Houston

Menil foyer


2pm & 4pm: Aurora Picture Show

Menil Library

Aurora Picture screens family friendly films in the Menil library.



Gulf Coast / HCP / Brazos Bookstore Present:

Discussions to be held at the Houston Center for Photography throughout the day on the :30 of every hour after 1pm. Stay tuned for updates on each panel!