Theaters, galleries and museums are closed. Art shows are canceled.
Houston’s theater employees’ union is reporting close to 100% layoffs.
It’s a big hit for a city that gets more than $10 million in annual sales tax revenue from the arts and culture industry.
The Houston Arts Alliance did a preliminary damage assessment for the arts community and found at least $50 million in real or anticipated losses, including $35 million in lost earned income.
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