21st century Houston is a thriving art nexus, the home of world-class museums, acclaimed art galleries and a huge community of talented artists. At the heart of it all: the Houston Museum District, whose 20 museums and 50-acre zoological park—all within walking distance of one another and accessible by METRORail—form one of the largest cultural districts in the country, with more than half a million… read more
Some of Houston's best loved gems remain under the radar for even Houston's most loyal visitors. People willing to explore will find folk art museums, art that is presented through moving vehicles and beer cans. Houston is a city that celebrates the art in all people, and that philoposphy is evident in each funky location on this list.… read more
In August 1836, just a few months after General Sam Houston won Texas' independence from Mexico at the Battle of San Jacinto, two brothers set out to create "a great center of government and commerce" on the banks of Buffalo Bayou. Today the city of Houston is a vast metropolis, rich with culture and dotted with important elements of its storied history… read more
Tourists and locals alike are discovering what those in international cultural circles have known for years: to experience the finest performing arts in the world, you need look no further than Houston.… read more
How do you tell the story of a city? On the fifth anniversary of the successful My Houston campaign that showcased our city's celebrity sons and daughters, the GHCVB decided to tell the story a different way. We know that people who come to Houston want to experience our cuisine and the arts above everything else. Who better to convey the dynamic diversity of these scenes than the people who are pushing them forward each day?
Meet the Artists. In a city rife with vibrant museums and galleries, these are the creatives keeping Houston's art ecosystem churning.