Juneteenth Edition

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, June 18–20

The 155th anniversary of Emancipation Day is finally a federal holiday, so celebrate in style.

06/18/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Mile-High Messages

Have You Seen These Two Humongous Murals in Houston Lately?

The massive new murals tell stories of the fight against food insecurity and the Bayou City's migratory birds.

03/23/2021 By Adrianne Reece

CREATIVITY IN THE BAYOU CITY

We're Not Joking, There Are Flying Chicken Statues at the Heights H-E-B

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get some Spicy Whataburger Ketchup, of course.

02/12/2021 By Emma Schkloven

CREATIVITY IN THE BAYOU CITY

Discover a Seuss-like World on Main Street

Artist Floyd Newsum's squiggly "Planter and Stems" is meant to represent Houston's old "8F Crowd."

02/11/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

Feel the Waves of Janavi Folmsbee's Rail to the Sea

The watercolor-like Washington Arts District mural sits right next to an active rail line headed toward the Port of Houston.

02/11/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

Admire the Houston-themed Papel Picado at This East End Light-Rail Station

Part of the city's Art in Transit program, the Cesar Chavez/67th Street Station is an homage to the neighborhood’s Hispanic roots.

02/10/2021 By Emma Schkloven

On The Town

Let Your Fancy Take Flight with Books of a Feather

Instead the three Greek muses of theater, a trio of plucky birds welcome visitors Alice McKean Young Neighborhood Library.

02/10/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

If You're Ever in City Hall, Look Up

The lobby's vaulted ceiling features a New Deal-era idealized depiction of Houston.

02/09/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

Check out this #HoustonStrong Mural in Midtown

"Curtain Mural Houston" was painted in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

02/09/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

Houston's Seven Wonders Are a Time Capsule for the City

The towers, also called "Pillars of the Community," commemorate the Bayou City's 150th anniversary.

02/08/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

Who Needs Mount Rushmore When We've Got Mount Rush Hour?

Keep your eyes peeled for American Statesmanship Park next time you're near the I-10 and I-45 interchange.

02/08/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls—Just Head Over to the Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park

Bridal parties, prom-goers, quinceañera celebrators, newly engaged couples, and more have all posed in front of Houston's iconic fountain.

02/05/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

Here's Why the Hermann Park Railroad Tunnel Now Looks Like a Comic Book

Yes, Destination Mound Town got rid of the puppets, but the iconic tunnel's been entertaining Houstonians for generations.

02/04/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

The Best Time to Visit Rice's Twilight Epiphany Is ... You Guessed It .... Dusk

Sure, nothing gold can stay, but check out the cerulean blues and brilliant tangerines of this James Turrell public art piece in the evenings and early mornings.

02/04/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

The Story Behind those Mosaic Pillars at Emancipation Park

"Elements of Change," completed in January of 2020, relays the story of both the park and its founders.

02/03/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Sponsored Content

The Number One Reason to Visit Galveston for the Holidays

The latest additions to the city’s Turtles About Town art project is a fun, free, and safe outdoor activity the whole family will enjoy.

12/16/2020

Color Us Impressed

Color Comes into Play in UH's New Outdoor Public Art Exhibition

"Color Field's" 13 whimsical pieces are painting a one-mile stretch of UH's main campus through May 2021.

11/12/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Art Appreciation

Check Out Carmen Herrera: Estructuras Monumentales, an Exhibition 50 Years in the Making

The sculptures in Buffalo Bayou Park are a dream come true for the 105-year-old artist. It should be for Houston art fanatics, too.

10/28/2020 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Windows to a New World

Downtown's WindowWorks Is a Win for Bayou City Public Art

Houston’s Downtown District and UP Art Studio partnered with 18 Texas artists to create a visual paradise on Main Street.

09/22/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller

That’s Aces

Meet the Artists of House of Cards

The new sculptural installation at Discovery Green, which features work from 20 Bayou City artists, really stacks up.

08/24/2020 By Emma Schkloven