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Houston Artist Opens Up a Rice Village Pop-Up That’s Pure Holiday Shopping Fun — The World of Angela Fabbri

Spreading the Local Joy — and Promoting Other Artists Too

BY // 10.27.21

You can tell a signature Angela Fabbri painting by her thought-provoking backward messaging and vibrant use of color. The Houston-based artist has built quite the following around the world, thanks to her keen eye and creative take on the everyday. Fabbri debuted her latest series “Abstracts With Attitude” at her pop-up shop in Rice Village last Friday, October 22. The pop-up features a selection of fine art and handmade goods ideal for holiday gifting. 

Fabbri came to Houston a decade ago and found the local artist community immediately welcoming. Locally, she’s shown her pieces at the Bayou City Art Festival and Houston Fine Art Festival. She regularly works out of her Silver Street Studio. The Rice Village pop-up brings her creative spirit to a more streamlined space, giving her the opportunity to show off her paintings, as well as home decor, furniture and fashion items.  

“I love the energy in my studio and wanted to duplicate that in the gallery,” Fabbri says. “It’s a slightly more refined experience, but it’s still fun, inviting and approachable.”

The pop-up is also an opportunity for Fabbri to give back to other local artists. Fabbri hand selected items from various artists to feature at the pop-up shop and looks forward to shoppers discovering more local talent. 

“Houston has been so good to me over the past decade,” she says. “The art community is strong and well-rounded. This is my opportunity to support local businesses and a way for them to meet new customers.”

Angela Fabbri
Angela Fabbri’s handpainted bags are among the holiday gifting options you’ll find at her pop-up.

It’s an exciting time for Fabbri as she opens the pop-up shop, unveils the collection and prepares to show again at Art Basel Miami in December. She previously showed at Art Basel in 2019, and like many others, took a pandemic provoked hiatus in 2020. She describes the Art Basel experience as surreal and eagerly looks forward to showing at the Mana Wynwood Convention Center.  

“There’s an indescribable energy,” Fabbri says. “You never know who’s going to come around the corner. It’s definitely full of magic.”

Her newest collection “Abstracts With Attitude” mixes a little magic of its own with cheeky messaging, painted backward in Fabbri’s signature style. Monochromatic textures are the backdrop for her take on the art world’s perceptions. Or misconceptions. One piece says, “I’m a conversation piece,” while another engages in a dialogue with the art observer, responding, “I don’t understand you either.”  

“The idea is to provoke laughter while creating something beautiful,” Fabbri notes.  

Shoppers will also find her Inversion series for sale at the gallery, along with hand-painted vegan leather bags, coasters and acrylic trays to name a few of the goodies she’ll have. With the holidays fast approaching, Fabbri encourages customers to order pieces early and shop online as well, but her gallery pop-up is sure to be well-stocked with whimsical and meaningful handmade treasures you simply won’t find anywhere else. 

“It’s like walking into a Skittles box,” Fabbri says.  

Looks like holiday shopping has found its new, arty sweet spot. 

Angela Fabbri’s pop-up shop is now open. The gallery pop-up shop will be open through the end of December, Wednesdays through Saturdays from 12 to 6 pm. For much more, check out Angela Fabbri’s full website.