ABOUT ARTS DISTRICT HOUSTON

Arts District Houston is situated in the city center along the Washington Avenue Corridor and touts the highest concentration of working artists in Texas. This state-appointed Arts and Cultural District has a rich history and encompasses portions of both the First and Sixth Wards, two of Houston’s oldest neighborhoods.

ARTS DISTRICT HOUSTON x FRESH ARTS

Arts District Houston is powered by the nonprofit Fresh Arts which has served as the state-appointed managing partner for the district since 2017. Through Arts District Houston programming, Fresh Arts amplifies the district’s ability to serve artists and the greater community through artist-centered public art projects and initiatives. These initiatives help build capacity, audiences, and shared resources for the artists and creative businesses that compose the district and create new opportunities to showcase the diversity of Houston-area artists.

Fresh Arts is a Houston-based nonprofit dedicated to empowering local artists through programs that build knowledge, amplify local resources, and connect communities.

* The cultural district program is overseen by the Texas Commission on the Arts which defines cultural districts as “special zones that harness the power of cultural resources to stimulate economic development and community vitality.”

 

OUR GOAL

Arts District Houston is dedicated to shaping and building our community’s creative economy in a responsible way. The District strives to retain top artistic talent and provide access to new artists, cultural industries, and organizations while enhancing the livability of the surrounding neighborhood.

ART IS IN THE MAKING

Arts District Houston is home to arts nonprofits MECA, 4th Wall Theater, FotoFest, and the Sawyer Yards creative campus which houses 300+ studio spaces for local artists, designers, and makers. From Art Alley at Sawyer Yards to installations at the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, come experience the artistic energy that flows throughout the businesses, restaurants, studios, and re-imagined industrial spaces within the District.

Want to learn more + stay connected?

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Arts District Houston Partners Membership

Join our membership program and make an investment in the Arts District!

Your annual membership offers:

  • Quarterly Members Only events
  • Discounted tickets to Arts District programs & events including 2 Sip ‘n’ Stroll Programs
  • Starting in fall 2023, a series of 10% discounts featuring local businesses in 1st & 6th Wards
*Founding Partner memberships are for those who previously joined before 2023.
Available until August 31, 2023.

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