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Gallery + Cafe + Art Classes: A fully immersive studio where you can take classes, buy artwork, and eat deliciously beautiful food.
Gallery + Cafe + Art Classes: A fully immersive studio where you can take classes, buy artwork, and eat deliciously beautiful food.
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STRETCH GOAL UPDATE: $5,500

If we can reach our stretch goal, every backer will get a process video of us making our HUGE front dining room mural before anyone else gets to see it!

Honey Art Cafe is an expansion of Houston Art Lessons, which was founded by art duo Lulu Lin in 2012. They have taught around 1,000 art classes in their 220 sq ft River Oaks studio.

Honey Art Cafe will be a space where people can spend hours pursuing a creative outlet. We believe great art and great food should be accessible to everyone, so all of our food and drinks are made with natural ingredients and priced under $10. We will be featuring art by local artists and most of it will be priced under $40. In addition to teaching weekly art classes, there will also be a lot of free events like live painting demos, doodle dates, and weekly artist meet-ups.

We're coming to Kickstarter to help cover some unexpected construction issues that have significantly raised the cost of the plumbing and electrical work.

We are so excited to open our doors to Houston and can't wait to share our love of art and food!

For more info, visit www.HoneyArtCafe.com or follow us on social media @HoneyArtCafe

Cute Food Watercolor Painting Set ($20 Tier)

Clips and String Included
Clips and String Included

 

Our Food

Slow Cooked Beef Stew
Slow Cooked Beef Stew

 

Big Ass Scone
Big Ass Scone

 

Chicken Citrus Salad
Chicken Citrus Salad

 

Strawberry Mousse Cake
Strawberry Mousse Cake

10 Fluid Dynamics Art Post Cards - $30 Tier

 

Postcards close-up and back
Postcards close-up and back

Original Lulu Lin Painting Selection - $2000 Tier

Gray box indicates that painting come as a set. 

Follow Our Progress on YouTube

Click here to check out all our other VLOGs >>>

 

Click here to check out all our other VLOGs >>> 

Risks and challenges

We have successfully funded and fulfilled rewards for 2 Kickstarter projects. We believe that all of our art projects and past work experience will help us successfully complete this project as well.

The biggest challenge with opening a new cafe is finding the right space. We've been planning this expansion and looking for a suitable space for two years. Now that we've secured a lease at 3516 S Shepherd in Houston, TX and received the building permit, we've begun construction.

We have thoroughly assessed the business and design aspects of launching Honey Art Cafe. As for the business, Lin founded Houston Art Lessons four years ago. Since then, we have personally taught almost 1000 classes and maintain a 4.5/5 star or higher rating across all platforms. Additionally, Lin has food service management experience, and we have been developing and testing our menu for over a year.

Lastly, we are able to bootstrap this project by keeping a lot of the work in-house: Lulu and Lin have graphic design and programming experience, and Lulu is also a licensed architect. Thus, we were able to save money and have full control by doing our own architectural, interior, graphic and web design.

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    2 Macarons + Invitation to Grand Opening

    We will send you an e-invitation to our Grand Opening Party, and stop by anytime during our first year to claim your 2 complementary macarons!

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    Cute Food Watercolor Painting Set

    **EARLY BIRD SPECIAL**
    A set of 6 watercolor polaroids featuring items from our menu. Comes with clips, string, and FREE domestic shipping.

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    Cute Food Watercolor Painting Set

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    Set of 10 Fluid Dynamics Art Postcards

    10 High quality giclee postcards featuring art from Lulu Lin's Fluid Dynamics series. Scroll down on the left to see images.
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    "One of Everything!" Dessert Tasting

    **EARLY BIRD SPECIAL**
    Includes one of each of our desserts plus two pots of tea. Selection may vary, but we will guarantee a minimum of eight items.

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    "One of Everything!" Dessert Tasting

    Includes one of each of our desserts plus two pots of tea. Selection may vary, but we will guarantee a minimum of eight items.

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    Unlimited Art Classes for 1 Month

    **EARLY BIRD SPECIAL**
    UNLIMITED Art Classes for 1 person for 1 month within the first 3 months of our opening. (Please note that you still need to sign up online before any classes you would like to take)

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    Founder Wall + VIP + Food Watercolors

    You'll be acknowledged for your generous support with your name (or a name of your choice) painted permanently on the wall in our main dining room along side our mural. You'll also receive an invitation for two to our VIP Grand Opening Party.

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    Founders Wall Deluxe Dessert Package

    You'll be acknowledged for your generous support with your name (or a name of your choice) painted permanently on the wall in our main dining room along side our mural. You'll also receive an invitation for two to our VIP Grand Opening Party.

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    Founders Wall Deluxe Art+Dessert Package

    You'll be acknowledged for your generous support with your name (or a name of your choice) painted permanently on the wall in our main dining room along side our mural. You'll also receive an invitation for two to our VIP Grand Opening Party.

    Includes:
    • "One of Everything" Dessert Tasting
    • Cute Food Watercolor Painting Set
    • Unlimited Art Classes for a Month
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    Private Party + Founder Wall + VIP Party

    Private painting party with drinks and dessert for up to 18 people. Includes two cakes for your party plus a coffee, tea, or smoothie for each of your guests.

    The party can be booked for any agreed upon time after we open. This offer does not expire.

    Also includes ALL the rewards from the $225 tier.

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    Original Lulu Lin Oil Painting(s)

    This is your opportunity to get an original "Fluid Dynamics" oil painting at a steep discount. Scroll down to see the series. For larger resolution, please visit lululin.com

    Includes everything in the $300 tier.

    We can arrange for FREE pickup or delivery within the Houston area. Shipping outside of Houston is an additional fee with the carrier of your choice.

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