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Glow Out At This Hypnotic Black Light Art Show In Houston This Week

By Colby Smith

Glow Out At This Hypnotic Black Light Art Show In Houston This Week

The glow must go on…

Reminiscent of college dorm rooms, amateur rave parties, and all-too-revealing crime scenes, black lights can often get a bad rap. However, when applied tactfully and artistically, their true (ultraviolet) light comes out in extraordinary fashion. This weekend, August 27 and 28, local Houston gallery, Insomnia Gallery, are hosting their second annual Black Light Art Show. [Featured image: @lauramiralia]

Find the (black) light at the end of the tunnel this weekend at Insomnia Gallery. The local art space is hosting their second Near Dark: Black Light Art Show at Hardy & Nance Studios. Here visitors can venture through their ultraviolet den of dreamy and hypnotic art work. The free, all-ages art show, showcases a neon spectrum of local artwork, as well as music, movies, and free booze courtesy of Eureka Heights.

“Join us on Friday August 27th as we host an art show featuring local artists creating work that will ALL be black light sensitive,” the gallery writes on its event page.  “We did this once before back in 2019 and the show and results were so incredibly cool – you HAD to be there! We’ll dark out any windows, kill the house lights, and replace them with black lights to create a unique experience unlike any art show you’ve ever seen!”

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Near Dark 2: Black Light Art Show takes place from 7 – 11 pm on Friday, August 27, and 5 pm – 9 pm on Saturday, August 28. Due to a recent flood, the gallery has had to temporarily shutter its space at Telephone Rd. and host the event at Hardy and Nance Studios at 902 Hardy St. #4. The Insomnia Gallery owners lost their only vehicle in the flood, and so have started a Fundraiser for those wishing to help out.

In other news, the gallery is hosting their Punk Rock Garage Sale at Brash Brewing on September 19 with over two dozen vendors selling vintage clothing, records, zines, and more.

See also: Brew At The Zoo Returns To The Houston Zoo This September