Houston’s Best Art Galleries and Museums – The Ultimate Guide to America’s Underrated Creative Mecca

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“Since Houston is home to the third largest community of working artists in the country, it would be impossible to list all studios. But now thanks to developer Jon Deal and pals, there is a critical mass, around the Washington Avenue Arts District. Lining the corridor toward downtown, and encompassing the old First and Sixth Wards, revamped, heroic warehouses are the de facto face of the district: the restored and professionalized Winter Street Studios (2101 Winter St.) gave birth to the studio movement, followed by Spring Street Studios (1824 Spring St.), Silver Street Studios (2000 Edwards St.), and The Silos at Sawyer Yards (1502 Sawyer), as well as Summer Street Studios (2204 Summer St.). The perennially popular Second Saturdays are way to discover the democratic offerings of the warehouse spaces, meet individual artists, tour their studios, and acquire often surprisingly affordable works.” – Catherine D. Anspon

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