Let's go to the beach

AIA Houston to Host 2022 Sandcastle Competition in Galveston

Grab your sand bucket: we’re headed to the beach.

08/10/2022 By Amarie Gipson With Alexia Partouche

EDITOR'S PICKS

5 Must-See Art Exhibitions to Visit This Month

Discover exciting work at the Houston Center for Photography, Moody Center, Assembly, and more.

08/03/2022 By Amarie Gipson

Resources

Funding Opportunities for Houston Artists

New grant and exhibition opportunities from MOCA, Artpace, and more.

07/21/2022 By Amarie Gipson

Hidden Gems

The Backbone of Bayou City’s Warehouse District

The neighborhood shop has built a following with convenience-store staples and unique style, from candy and beer to clothing and handpicked trinkets.

07/14/2022 By Amarie Gipson Photography by Michael Starghill

ON VIEW

The Story Behind the Famous $15M Painting at the MFAH

Houstonians can experience The Sugar Shack on view in the MFAH’s new Kinder building through the end of the year.

07/13/2022 By Amarie Gipson

YEAR-ROUND PRIDE

A Sneak Peek at Houston's New Queer Reality Dating Show

Houstonia talks with the show's producer and host, Davis Mendoza Darusman, about LGBTQ+ representation in pop culture.

07/01/2022 By Amarie Gipson

Pride Parade

RECAP: Houston Pride Parade 2022

Thousands gathered in Downtown Houston to celebrate the city's 44th annual Pride Parade.

06/27/2022 By Daniel Renfrow and Amarie Gipson Photography by Anthony Rathbun

BLACK MUSIC MONTH

These Black Texans Are Shaping Music Around the World

We are celebrating iconic artists from Texas such as Robert Glasper, Beyoncé, Leon Bridges, and more.

06/24/2022 By Amarie Gipson and Shelby Stewart

Gentrification

Gentrification Spreads Through Houston's Oldest Communities

Neighborhoods such as Third Ward, Fourth Ward, Fifth Ward, Studewood and Sunnyside are battling a disorienting tension between the past and future.

06/22/2022 By Amarie Gipson

TEXAS TRAVELER

An Art-Filled Weekend in Fort Worth

Stay at Hotel Dryce and visit spots like the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Kinfolk House, and Best Coffee award winner, Black Coffee.

06/16/2022 By Amarie Gipson

TEASER

Beyoncé Announces a New Music Drop. We Knew It Was Coming.

Beyoncé just announced the album Renaissance will be out next month, confirming our suspicions that new music was on the way.

06/16/2022 By Amarie Gipson With Shelby Stewart

Local Artist Profile

A Houston-Based Contemporary Artist You Should Know

From YouTube to archives, Houston contemporary artist Tay Butler shares five things he loves and is inspired by.

06/14/2022 By Amarie Gipson

EDITOR’S PICKS

How to Celebrate Juneteenth This Month

Celebrate Juneteenth in Houston with festivals, art exhibitions and Mayor Turner's annual Acres Homes Parade.

06/10/2022 By Amarie Gipson

Meet The Houstonian

Planting Creative Seeds in Alief

Visual artist and founder Matt Manalo created Alief Art House for creatives to express themselves without repercussions.

06/09/2022 By Amarie Gipson Photography by Troy Montes

VISUAL ART

Here’s Where to Buy Art Supplies in Houston

Nurture your inner needleworker with a visit to Chaparral, or buy in bulk from the Art Supply Network’s 30,000-product inventory online.

06/02/2022 By Amarie Gipson

EDITOR’S PICKS

Houston Pride Events You Cannot Miss This June

Run a 5K, play bingo, see an exhibition, catch a classic queer film at Rooftop Cinema Club, plus more can't-miss events.

06/01/2022 By Amarie Gipson

IN LOVING MEMORY

George Floyd: The Houstonian Who Shook the World to Its Core

In a horrifying sequence captured over 9 minutes and 29 seconds, George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police on May 25, 2020.

05/27/2022 By Amarie Gipson

SUNDAY MUST-DO

Have a Nice Day Is the Pop-Up Market You Need To Know

Founded in the wake of the "Stop Asian Hate" movement, this collective is uplifting businesses and creators in the Asian community.

05/20/2022 By Amarie Gipson

VISUAL ART

Making Home Weaves Stories of Immigration Through Art

This poetic exhibition at the Asia Society is a must-see.

05/18/2022 By Amarie Gipson

PERFORMING ARTS

The Houston Grand Opera Announces New Studio Artists

Five new talents join six returning artists in the competitive training program.

05/17/2022 By Amarie Gipson