ring ring

Pay Phones Are About to Make a Third Ward Comeback

The so-called TréPhonos hack the outmoded technology to reflect the music, history, and ambiance of the Third Ward community.

08/17/2018 By Brittanie Shey

The More the Merrier

Downtown's Public Art Glut is No Accident

The ongoing Arts Block initiative means it's harder than ever to walk a block without something to look at or Instagram.

08/14/2018 By Holly Beretto

Another Brick

You're Not Crazy: Lego Humans Have Arrived in Houston

Nathan Sawaya's unusual body of art takes over the benches of downtown.

07/24/2018 By Anna Lassmann

Houston Love

Celebrating National Immigration Month Has Never Been More Important

Diversity makes our city the best.

06/18/2018 By Shafaq Patel

RGB

A New Carlos Cruz-Diez Projection Lights Up the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern

Beloved Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez takes Spatial Chromointerference underground.

05/11/2018 By Brittanie Shey

IAH Art

This Airport Painting Shows the World Who Houston Is

The painting, part of a public art exhibition titled Always Strong, is now on display in Terminal A.

05/04/2018 By Morgan Kinney

public art

Havel Ruck Projects Has A Literal Take On the Term 'Open House'

The artistic duo will begin construction on a "perforated house" as the newest installment of the Downtown District's Art Blocks initiative.

04/19/2018 By Brittanie Shey

Get Out

An Interactive Alice In Wonderland Sculpture Arrives at Evelyn's Park

Bring a picnic and join Alice's tea party.

04/06/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Bean There, Done That

Three Lapsed Chicagoans Explain Once And for All Why The Bean Isn’t Worth Caring About

A counterpoint to the recent Bean Discourse.

04/02/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas, Nicki Koetting, and Morgan Kinney

poems!

'Poet-Trees' Take Root for National Poetry Month

Writers in the Schools creates tree-based public art for to provide a unique look at Houston's soul.

03/30/2018 By Holly Beretto

Great Leap Forward

This Will Be Houston's Largest Mural

C. Finley's Sky Dance is the newest installment in the Downtown District's Art Blocks initiative.

03/28/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Get Out

Buffalo Bayou's East Sector Debuts Cool New Public Art in April

UH students and Buffalo Bayou team up for East Sector art.

03/19/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Like a Good Neighbor

Houston Grand Opera Sings for the Trees

In a collaboration with Discovery Green's Hello, Trees! installation, two HGO artists will perform songs from a menu of choices.

02/14/2018 By Holly Beretto

Oak-ay

Discovery Green Wants You To Talk With Trees

This interactive work invites Houston to engage in a conversation of light and music.

11/21/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Livestream

Watch This 3-D Mural Evolve Before Your Own Eyes

A new series at Pennzoil Place will showcase artists live as they create public art over the course of a week.

11/06/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Retail

Rice Village Is Getting an Artful, Pedestrian-Friendly Makeover (Again)

Goodbye, pink brick; hello, stylish storefronts.

05/10/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Art News

After a Successful First Year, Downtown District Extends 'Art Blocks' at Main Street Square

Popular public art works, like Trumpet Flower, will remain on view through December 2017.

04/10/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Underground Houston

You Can Now Explore the Long-Buried Cistern Beneath Buffalo Bayou Park

The former water reservoir is opening for the public to experience May 13.

05/12/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Public Art

What's Behind the Big Burp in Buffalo Bayou

Who fixes the Big Bubble when it breaks, and other important questions.

04/28/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Visual & Performance Art

Project Row Houses Wants to See Things Differently

Third Ward arts community Project Row weaves an artistic tapestry of social change in its latest Round 44 group exhibition.

03/25/2016 By Sarah Douglass