Mitch Cohen

Houston, Texas
Mitch Cohen is an unremitting behind the scenes guy in the Houston Heights. First a volunteer placing artists in retail shops for the Heights 1st Saturday events then starting and running the First Saturday Arts Market, Houston’s longest running monthly outdoor fine arts event that he founded in 2004. Though he studied art in school at various times, Mitch honed his painting skills by painting billboards (egads right? and yes they were painted). He co-owned a decorative painting biz from 1993 to about 2007 and he even illustrated a couple of books, had an award winning college newspaper cartoon strip and he still paints … on canvas! Mitch paints and writes a weekly arts column called Art Valet for The Leader Newspaper, now in his second year. He can be found on the web at