Asia Society Texas Center

American First National Bank Night Market 2018

Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 – Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Our annual Night Market is bigger and better than ever!

Enjoy after-hours access to two new exhibitions, live music, a curated selection of food + home goods + art + apparel from local artisans, a Japanese-style carnival, and a ticketed beer garden with special culinary offerings. Free and open to the public!

FREE Entry to Two Exhibitions during Night Market

Ayomi Yoshida

Immerse yourself in the Grand Hall, transformed by Japanese artist Ayomi Yoshida's site-specific installation spanning two stories and merging multi-media artwork and aural landscapes.
On view July 28, 2018 – January 13, 2019

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See maps in a whole new light with New Cartographies, a selection of works never before seen in Houston and marking the Asia Society debuts of contemporary artists Tiffany ChungAllan deSouzaLi Songsong, and Sohei Nishino.
On view September 15, 2018 – March 17, 2019

Activities, Food & Drink, and Vendors

Night Market 2018 Location
Night Market 2018 Location
Night Market 2018 Location
Night Market 2018 Location

Food Trucks
Breaking Bao | Casian King | Foreign Policy Food Truck | Friohana Shave Ice | It's A Wrap | Mobile Mai's | Nom Mi Street | Spicy Dog | Verdine

Food and Drink
Dough Digger | Dumpling Haus LLC | Fung's Kitchen | Gingersnaps, Etc. | Kung Fu TeaPopfancy Pops | Spicy Bear | Teacup Café

Home Goods, Art, and Apparel
BoutiqueByMaryam | The Boys and the Babe | Caroline Truong | Cashmere Collection | CeiboThe Community Cloth | Curations by Asal | Diverscity Clothing Co. | Ethnic Rootz | fabspiritThe Henna Hollow | Kari Breitigam | Kathrine Zeren | Katsola | Kimono Zulu | Lisa Chow Art | Longitude Lane | Meena Bazaar | Mitraship | Pretti.Cool | Rongrong DeVoe | Sapana | Sarah Luna Fine Art | She Has Hope | Sirod Alfre | Squirrel with Hammer | Tonymoly Cosmetics | The YCM Group

Family-Friendly Activities
Japanese Carnival Games | Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | Virtual Reality Station

Beer Garden
For $25, enjoy our first-ever Night Market beer garden in our upstairs Green Garden! Join us for beer, live music, and special culinary offerings from Café NatalieCordúa, and Tony's.
All beer garden guests must wear the wristbands provided. Age will be verified via ID before guests receive drink tickets. Children will receive free entry and must be accompanied by a parent.


Become a part of the fun by volunteering for the event! Shifts are 5:30-7:45 p.m. and 7:30-10 p.m. Assignments include:

  • Family activity assistants
  • Gallery assistants
  • Information assistants
  • Parking and logistics assistants
  • Vendor assistants

Apply to be a Volunteer

Interested in sponsoring Night Market? View our sponsorship opportunities and please contact Director of Development Jenni Rebecca Stephenson at JStephenson@asiasociety.org.

For all other questions, please contact Special Events Managers Matthew Benton at MBenton@asiasociety.org or Charles Gonzalez at CGonzalez@asiasociety.org.

Follow us on social media and share your photos with us:
Facebook: @AsiaSocietyTexas | #NightMarketTX
Instagram and Twitter: @AsiaSocietyTX | #NightMarketTX

Previous Night Market events

2017 — In Photos: Night Market
2017 American First National Bank Night Market event details
2016 — Guests Enjoy Tasty Fare, Cool Crafts, and New Art at Annual Asia Society Night Market
2016 American First National Bank Night Market event details
2015 — Night Market Draws Diverse Crowd and Celebrates New Exhibition Dedicated to Nature
2015 American First National Bank Night Market event details
2014 Night Market event details
2013 — Enormous Crowd Electrifies Night Market Atmosphere As Thought-Provoking Exhibitions Open
2013 Night Market event details

Previous Night Market
Previous Night Market
Previous Night Market
Previous Night Market

Title Sponsor

American First National Bank

Additional Support


Lori and Neil Martin
Avalon Group
Maggie and Bruce Campbell


  • Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Closed Mondays and major holidays
  • Free Hours: Admission to the building and Grand Hall exhibition is free. Admission to the Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery is free for Asia Society members; $8 for nonmembers.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking in Asia Society Texas Center's lot is $5 for 1-24 hours. Entrances on Caroline and Austin. Limited free and paid street parking also available.

Special Offers / Dining

An India-Inspired Café
Enjoy breakfast and lunch at Pondi! Pondicheri's museum café is open for extended lunch hours Tuesday through Sunday with a vibrant and innovative menu featuring everything from butter chicken to saffron shrimp salad and roti wraps.
Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm


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