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Arts District Houston

Arts District Houston embodies Houston’s up and coming creative economy. This colorful, urban, artist-centered community is situated in the city center along the Washington Avenue Corridor and touts the highest concentration of working artists in the state. Visit this lively historically designated area bound by two of the city’s bayous and feel the creativity flow throughout the creative businesses, restaurants, artist studios, and reimagined industrial spaces, notably the iconic repurposed rice silos and old Union Pacific rail line that run through it.

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This state-appointed Arts and Cultural District has a rich history as it encompasses the First and Sixth Wards, two of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Arts District Houston is home to 300+ studio spaces for local artists, designers, and makers where you can see firsthand how art gets made. Experience art and architecture in the context of the preserved silos at the Site Gallery. Visit Houston’s beautiful historic Glenwood Cemetery where the famed Howard Hughes was laid to rest or grab a coffee or a beer at one of the neighborhood haunts. Take in the expansive murals at Art Alley or check out Sawyer Yards, Foto Fest, MECA, or the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern which exhibits art in a former underground drinking water facility from the 1920’s.


Listed among the country’s top 5 cultural districts in USA Today 10 Best Readers' Choice 2021 travel awards (#4). Readers chose the winners from a selection of 20 of the nation’s top arts districts, nominated by 10Best expert panel with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world.


Sculpture Month Houston - October 8 - December 3 (October every year)

FotoFest Biennial - September 24–November 6 (fall every other year)

MECA’s Dia de los Muertos Festival - October 29-30, 2022 (last weekend of October every year)

Arts District Month - (October every year)


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