Local Art and Culture
Last week, my tenth year of writing this arts column in The Leader slipped by without notice. As a solo activity, done at my laptop, most often as the deadline hovers just over my head, I can see why I wouldn’t notice. Next year on the week of February 23, let’s celebrate!
Soot to Soul - A Winter Street Studios Art Show, is this Saturday, February 25, 2023, 5-9:00 p.m. hosted by Hardy and Nance Artist Studios at 902 Hardy Street, Houston, TX 77020.El Guajillo Food Truck will be on site, and they are delicious.Winter Street Studios, the original building of the…
“Born This Way: Erin Dee and Brandon Lack,” is a one day art exhibit I highly recommend attending this Saturday, February 18, 2023. The exhibit opens at noon and a public reception for the artists will be held 4 - 7 p.m. in the East Gallery in Silver Street Studios, Door #1, 2000 Edwards St. 77007.
Second Saturday Open Studios at Sawyer Yards is this Saturday, February 11, noon - 5 p.m. The free event is where artists open their studios to the public that includes the Silos at Sawyer Yards, Sabine, Summer, Spring and Silver Street Studios. Winter Street Studios is still closed and unde…
Saturday, Glade Gallery, 2000 Woodlands Pkwy, The Woodlands, Texas 77380, inside the Glade Cultural Center, will host #WinterStreetStrong, a group exhibition of Winter Street Studios artists recovering from the fire that occurred in late December.
An art fundraiser benefitting the artist tenants of Winter Street Studios affected by the fire December 20, will be held Saturday, Jan 21, 2023 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Silver Street Studios warehouse, 2000 Edwards Street, Houston, TX.
The Market at Sawyer Yards returns Saturday, January 14, from 11 a.m - 5 p.m., on Art Alley at Sawyer Yards, 2101 Winter St.
Happy New Year! Did you commit to any resolutions? Mine was to reinvent my marketing for the market. Talk about challenges!
Archway Gallery presents Myths, Legends, and The Holy Spirit, featuring a series of oil on canvas paintings by Susan Sheets. The exhibit will be on view January 7 through February 2, 2023 with an opening reception 5 – 8 p.m. Saturday, January 7, 2023. There will be an Artist Talk at 6:30 p.m…
An arsonist entered studio C7 at Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street, early Tuesday morning, and set off a firebomb after allegedly robbing that studio.
Santa! Oh my gosh! Santa's coming! I know him! I know him!
Second Saturdays in Houston there is but one thing to do on my radar, and that is Second Saturday Open Studios and The Market at Sawyer Yards. Both conveniently located in the First Ward aka The Arts District Houston. Don’t get me started on all the names, I left a few out!For this holiday s…
December is here! Everyone loves the Heights in December, and here’s a rundown on some of my favorites to get you started.Friday, December 2 is Holiday on 19th Street, 6 - 10 p.m., where you’ll find all the shops and businesses hosting their annual Holiday Party. Literally every shop hosts a…
Andrea Wilkinson and Christie Coker 's exhibition, “Only the Forest Knows…,” will be on view December 3, 2022 through January 5, 2023 at Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy, Houston, Texas 77006. The artists will be available to visit with guests during the opening reception on Saturday, December…
ArtCrawl Houston is back Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Events are free and open to the public.
Since mid summer I’ve followed a project (on social media) that artists Lisa Morales and Stacy Gresell have been collaborating on. The duo included their artist friends and now, it’s time to reveal their collaborative efforts to the public.
As I write this, the day has a chill in the air, the sky is overcast and everything is damp. Dare I say, fall has arrived in Houston? Again! I know it can change in a hot minute, but I sure hope the cool part sticks around or returns this weekend.
Saturday evening from 6-8 p.m., The Lanecia Rouse Tinsley Gallery, 3719 Navigation Blvd., presents “We Cried Until We Laughed” works by Anthony J Suber.
Two events this weekend are on my radar to share with you, one might be considered out of town while the other is near downtown.
I never considered this but Dias de los Muertos, aka Day of the Dead, is over two days, November 1-2. The Days of the Dead at Casa Ramirez Folkart Gallery in the Heights, encompass several weeks leading to the holidays and are full of opportunities for learning, celebrating and reflecting an…
The Houston fall art extravaganzas continue this weekend with exhibits, opening receptions, festivals and of course, one cool little art market. Read on.
Fall in Houston officially arrived with the first cool front of the season earlier this week and I can think of no better way to celebrate than hitting multiple art shows all weekend.
The FotoFest Biennial 2022 grand opening is this Saturday from 8–11 p.m., at Silver Street Studios, Winter Street Studios, and Spring Street Studios. The reception will be held at Silver Street Studios, Entrance 1, 2000 Edwards St.
The debut art show for Artifex, CRE*A*TION,’ will be this Sunday, Sept. 18 from 1 - 4 p.m. at Baptist Temple Church in the Heights, 230 W. 20th. In the July 23 Art Valet I introduced you to Robyn Crowell, the founder of Artifex, a new visual arts initiative of Baptist Temple Church.
This Saturday, The Market at Sawyer Yards returns, 11-5 p.m., at 1502 Sawyer Street, on the Sawyer Yards campus in the heart of the First Ward, in Arts District Houston.
After a three-month hiatus, Saturday marks the return of First Saturday Arts Market to 540 W. 19th St., from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. This is painful to write; weather permitting. And that’s when he climbed back on his soapbox.
This Friday and Saturday evening, the towering former grain silos that are the namesake of Silos at Sawyer Yards, will be transformed into a moving, visual art piece by artist Marcus Lyon.
There are two events this Friday I’d like to share with you. The first is downtown Houston and the second in Sugar Land. An easy drive if you attend both!
On the off chance that you are not tired of me writing about BAM! Art Market, the event I am hosting this Saturday, August 13, at Silver Street Studios Warehouse, 2000 Edwards St., from noon-8 p.m., I shall continue.
This time of year I believe I have always written about what happens on the first Saturday in August. I see no reason to change tradition.
My first summer “off” from the art markets in 16 years is quickly coming to an end as my first truly indoor market is getting uncomfortably close.
There’s a new art group in the Heights, and everyone is invited to join in and as you’ll read, there’s room for everyone.
ArtWalk Galveston, organized by the Galveston Art Center, 2127 Strand, is Saturday. ArtWalk happens every 6-8 weeks with 20 spaces participating July 16. Participants include galleries and artist studios, nonprofits, and other spaces (local businesses.) This is a free event.
Archway Gallery will present its Fourteenth Annual Juried Exhibition, Saturday, July 9, 5-8 p.m., with accepted works and remarks by this year’s juror, Rosa Ana Orlando at 6:30 p.m. Archway Gallery is located at 2305 Dunlavy. Light refreshments and complimentary valet parking are available. …
Three studio artists have a vacation plan that will save you time, money and hassle with their themed art show, “Tropical Staycation!” The free event takes place Friday, July 8 from 7 – 10 p.m., at Winter Street Studios #A4.5, 2101 Winter St.
With both of my monthly art markets on hiatus until Aug. 13, I haven’t exactly kept up with art events in Houston the way I normally do. The Houston art world does not rest, however, so this week I present to you art classes and art news.
A few blocks from Houston’s thriving Museum District is Art Square Studios, 5301 Almeda Rd. The public and art enthusiasts are invited to attend Summer Open Studios from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, June 26. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet 15 different artists and see their work in their studios.
The Whimsy Artisan Boutique, mentioned in these pages many times, has moved around the corner, literally, and will host a grand reopening this Saturday.
This Saturday is the grand opening of a new art center in Greater Northside, just a 10-minute drive from the Heights. Art in the HEART, 8321 Jensen Dr., welcomes the public with activities for kids and adults from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Select banners designed by art students in Hamilton Middle School’s Visual Arts Department are now flying high on the street lamps of West 19th Street.
Casa Ramirez FOLKART, 241 W. 19th St., is offering an in-person painting class with Houston artist Lizbeth Ortiz from 1-3 p.m. Sunday.
Archway Gallery will present “Imperfectly Perfect,” featuring new paintings by Mohammad Ali Bhatti, from 2-8 p.m. Saturday, May 7, with an artist talk at 6:30 p.m. The exhibit will be on view through June 2 at Archway, 2305 Dunlavy St.
Saturday is the final First Saturday Arts Market of the “season” and it will be open from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at 540 W. 19th St. This month the market is featuring about 40 artists, food, libations and live music.
This year’s University of Houston Photography and Digital Media students will present their senior thesis exhibition from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at Mother Dog Studios, 720 Walnut St. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the opening, and the exhibition will remain on view throu…
Normally calls for submissions in the art world are for artists to submit their work. This week I received a request for the public to be part of an art exhibit.
Upon entering the central hallway at the revamped Houston Farmers Market, 2520 Airline Dr., visitors are greeted by 12 paintings depicting a farm-to-table theme in close up, from the planting of seeds, sowing, reaping and finally to eating at the table, all done by Heights artist Suzanne E. …
Art is not always meant to be seen. Sometimes it’s meant to be felt.
Spring has sprung! Good news for those of us traumatized by Houston’s roller coaster weather, although I will miss cooler low-humidity mornings. Let’s just do away with the other catch phrases about weather right now, too, because as Houstonians, we all know what’s coming next.
The Bayou City Art Festival, one of the nation’s premier outdoor art festivals, returns to Memorial Park this Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each day.
There are eight new sculptures on Heights Boulevard if you hadn’t noticed. The contemporary sculptures by Texas artists are part of True North 2022. True North installs temporary sculptures each year and is currently on view through December.
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