Veronica Cabrera, an experienced artist and mother of four teen-aged sons, is the founder and CEO of HTX ART, a creative enterprise that provides access to art in Houston’s underserved communities. Cabrera, widely known as “Roni,” envisioned and created The Art Bus. She transformed an old school bus into a mobile art studio in a uniquely Houston experience that brings art into her community and neighborhoods across Harris County. The brightly colored yellow bus, with its turquoise top and wheels, travels across the city from special community events to scheduled classes. The movable art center is the fulfillment of Cabrera’s vision to provide art across her community. Her idea was recently recognized by the announcement of a $100,000 grant from HEB, Texas singer- songwriter Kelly Clarkson and comedian Amy Poehler. Cabrera has also been recognized as a “Community Partner of Recognition” award from Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia. Also, Cabrera has twice been a nominee for The Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Award for “Arts in the Community.” An accomplished artist with more than 15 years of experience in teaching and painting, Cabrera also is responsible for painting several large murals in Houston. Those works include the 60-foot “Extravagantly Loved” mural in the heart of the Houston Heights. It is one of the ten “Must See Murals” list for Houston. Cabrera also was one of seven Houston artists who worked on the 10,000 square-foot foot “Gateway to the World” mural at Hobby airport for the 2026 World Cup bid. She also painted one of the large soccer balls in the airport lobby. Teaching art to children has been a passion of Roni’s as she has taught classes, run a summer camp and coordinated many events for children and the arts such as the Sabor del Northside Festival in the heart of Greater Northside. In her mission she is working diligently to provide multigenerational art experiences for communities across Houston and Aldine. Roni is also working to provide a “bricks and mortar” art space for artists and artisans to work, display and sell their creations. While working towards establishing that space, Art in the Heart of Eastex Jensen, Cabrera continues to spread her creativity across Houston.