Rūng ā Rūng – tea & truck art

Bring your family for an immersive experience into the culture of Pakistan through its regional teas and colorful truck art including an exclusive Poetry Night & Art Exhibition at Spring Street Studios –1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007

Saturday, September 28, 2019  |  1:00 – 6:00 pm and Sunday, September 29, 2019  |  12:00 – 5:00 pm
Exclusive Poetry Night & Art Exhibition – Saturday, September 28, 2019  |  7:30 – 9:30 pm

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What is Rūng ā Rūng – tea & truck art?

Rūng Ā Rūng means “colorful.” Indus Arts Council is creating a colorful cultural experience for Houston families to indulge in the nuances of Pakistani tea and truck art culture. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors for an immersive experience into the culture of Pakistan through its regional teas and colorful truck art. Many Asian and Eastern countries use tea in their daily lives almost ritualistically, as an element to cleanse or commune. Tea in Pakistan takes on a unique stance where it is essential to hospitality and weaving bonds of friendship and longterm relationships between strangers and families.

Stroll through the food street and enjoy delicious teas and samosas. Participate in arts and crafts with your children, while being entertained with dances and fashion show. Lineup for a rickshaw ride and delicious ethnic food from food trucks. Browse and buy original truck art by local artists of Houston—the colorful truck art that has transformed transport branding into pop art in Pakistan.

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Features of the Event

  • Food Street with the finest pairings of sweets and savory, and an array of chai    
  • Village setting with charpais (woven beds) and chai
  • Interactive performances—dance and regional fashion show
  • Original Truck Art for sale by local Houston artists
  • Cultural Arts and crafts for sale
  • Children’s activities
  • Rickshaw Ride
  • Food Trucks
  • Truck Art Exhibition
  • Mushaira & Dinner on Saturday night. Adults only.

The daytime event is family-friendly and minimally ticketed. Children under age 5 are FREE. Discounted tickets for Group/Family of 4

Indulge in Urdu Poetry (Mushaira) over dinner on Saturday, September 28, 7:30 – 9:30 pm. The poetry is themed around truck art and the famous verses written on the trucks in Pakistan. These verses provide ample entertainment as humor, satire, and “words from the wise.” This is an adults only evening fair that attracts elites and literary of Houston. Tickets for Mushaira are sold separately. 

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We’re looking for Sponsors, Underwriters, Vendors, and Volunteers for this event. Please email, indusartscouncil@gmail with your interest.

This event by Indus Arts Council is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

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