Houston Arts

MOCA Awards $95K in Grants to Support Cultural Tourism

Projects range from a site-specific sculpture, to a queer cinema series, to a DJ Screw tribute week program.

02/08/2022 By Amarie Gipson

VISUAL ART

Public Art Series Takes Over Houston's 11 Council Districts

Art League Houston and MOCA team up with local artist for city-wide Insta11ations.

12/02/2021 By Amarie Gipson Photography by Alex Barber

NEWS

Very Artsy News: The Dirty South, Black Panther and more

A weekly brief on what’s trending in Houston’s arts and culture scene.

11/01/2021 By Amarie Gipson

NEWS

Very Artsy News: Art League Houston, The Ensemble Theatre and More

A weekly brief on what’s trending in Houston’s arts and culture scene.

09/27/2021 By Amarie Gipson

artist proposals

Houston’s New Tech Hub Calls for Local Artist Submissions

Houston-based tech hub, The Ion is seeking two artists to create unique window displays in Downtown Houston.

09/21/2021 By Amarie Gipson

NEWS

Very Artsy News: The Idea Fund, Virtual Ballet and More

A weekly brief on what’s trending in Houston’s arts and culture scene.

09/20/2021 By Amarie Gipson

Never forget

A New Donkeeboy Mural in Downtown Houston Honors 9/11 and First Responders

Located at the corner of Caroline and Walker.

09/14/2021 By Shelby Stewart

Q&A

Allison Glenn is Igniting Conversations on the Global South

We spoke with CAMH's new senior curator on her vision for the museum and her budding love for Houston.

08/19/2021 By Amarie Gipson

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