Hidden Gems

Take Your Kids on a Scavenger Hunt Across Houston

Switch off the screens and take a break from the summer reading—the search is on!

06/09/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Vroom Vroom

Here's What We Loved about Art Car This Year

It's wasn't the parade we're used to, but the three-day festival-like experience was a ride.

05/17/2021 Photography by Daniel Kramer By Catherine Wendlandt and Emma Schkloven

the tradition drives on

Our 10 Favorite Cars at Art Car This Year

Instead of the usual parade, the Art Car By Day Experience is showcasing the craziest motor masterpieces around.

05/14/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Start your engines

UPDATED: Houston’s Art Car Is Revving Up for In-Person May Events

There's no air in the parade's tires this year, but you’ll still be able to get your fix of mobile masterpieces.

03/24/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Best of the Fest

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, April 12–14

From outsider art to fine art to barbecue art, there's a festival for you this weekend.

04/11/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Orange You Glad You Came?

37th Annual Orange Show Gala Bolsters Public Art Promotion and Preservation

This year's Dia de Los Muertos-themed gala raised over $400,000 for the arts center.

11/01/2018 By Abby Ledoux

HBD to DG

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, April 13–15

On tap: Art cars roll into town, pop-tastic jazz, and a Discovery Green coming-of-age celebration.

04/12/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Picture Perfect

Houston's Top 10 Instagrammable Spots for the Summer

You might want to clear some space on your phone for this.

06/21/2017 By Bianca Rodriguez

Family Fun

Fill Your Baskets at This Weekend's Easter Egg Hunts

Plus: a Peeps-themed art contest!

04/12/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Hidden Houston

No Zoning? No Problem!

Our four favorite examples of what happens when you take a no-holds-barred approach to development

10/24/2016 By Alice Levitt

Grand Opening

Meet the New Smither Park

Explore the latest East End attraction this weekend.

09/30/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Top Picks

Houston's on High Art Alert this Weekend

Between the Houston Art Fair, Sawyer Yards' Biannual Art Opening, Orange Show's grand opening of Smither Park and Texas Contemporary, you don't want to miss any of the action.

09/29/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Art Parade

Houston's 29th Art Car Parade Rules Downtown Streets

A look at this weekend's crazy and cool wheels.

04/12/2016 By Zain Mohammed

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct. 2-4

Cellist Maya Beiser at Wortham, Houston's DJ Sun's latest multi-media experience at Asia Society, Silver Street's Biannual Art Opening, Wishing Well dance performance at Orange Show, and Texas Contemporary Art Fair at George R. Brown.

09/30/2015 By Nick Esquer

Slideshow

Art Car Ball

Houston's visionaries got together for a big, Orange party.

04/21/2015

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: April 10–12

Featuring the Art Car Parade, Garrison Keillor, and an exhibition of ancient Chinese artifacts

04/08/2015 By Michael Hardy

festival

Art Car Weekend Kicks Off Friday with the Art Car Ball

Don your wildest costume and head downtown to join in one of the city's most popular parties.

04/06/2015 By Kayla Stewart

Picks

Top Five Things To Do at MenilFest

Your guide to all of Saturday's arts and literature events.

04/30/2014 By Alice Alsup

Slideshow

The Orange Show’s 32nd Annual Gala

Life was but a dream at the Orange Show's 32nd annual gala.

11/26/2013