It is our pleasure to announce that, as of September 1, 2017, Fresh Arts will oversee the management and operations of the Washington Avenue Arts District – a state-recognized cultural district in Houston with one of the highest concentrations of working artists in the United States. With this integration, Fresh Arts will continue the Arts District’s mission to advance the unique cultural offerings of the area, while strengthening its ability to provide valuable resources to Houston’s artists, arts organizations, and patrons of the arts.

The strong existing relationship between our two organizations and shared goal of promoting the cultural assets of the Bayou City through the power of collaboration, provide the foundation for a seamless transition. This consolidation of resources will allow both organizations to continue the work of bolstering Houston’s arts community and strengthen our ability to create a vibrant cultural landscape for all to experience.


As Fresh Arts adds the management of the Washington Avenue Arts District to its services, it will continue its flagship services, which include career building workshops, fiscal sponsorship, the Art on Tap newsletter, as well as its popular annual events.


We look forward to bringing the two organizations together and thank you for your support.

The Washington Avenue Arts District is a state recognized cultural district in Houston. Already the District is home to several converted warehouse studio buildings. This complex houses over 300 studios of artists and creative entrepreneurs, as well as vast amounts of exhibition and event space. Because of this unique congregation of creative space, the District boasts what is believed to be the highest concentration of working artists in the United States!