Besides world-class art museums such as The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston is also home to an amazing array of galleries where art is available for the everyday person to purchase and display in their office or home. Check out these ten art galleries below to stay up to date with the latest trends and support emerging and established artists by buying their work.

Off The Wall Gallery

Two Locations
5015 Westheimer Suite 2208, Houston, TX 77056 | Atelier Off The Wall, The Galleria, Level One, Suite K102B

Off the Wall Gallery (photos above) was founded by a pair of sisters in 1978 and has since expanded to match the changing art landscape, featuring a large selection of work by sculptors, photographers, conceptual talent, and painters. Advertising a diverse collection of work that serves as a resource to examine topical and relevant cultural issues, come here to find paintings, sculptures, and original prints between the walls, featuring mid-level career artists to very well-known names. This gallery also specializes in hard-to-find works by modern masters, works by contemporary artists, and vintage posters.

Art Of The World Gallery

2201 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77098

Art of The World Gallery

Art Of The World has been established for over 20 years, featuring an international selection of works of leading modern and contemporary artists from the 20th and 21st centuries. Specifically, this collection acquires inventory directly from artists or estates and features modern, post-war, and contemporary global artists. This multipurpose gallery also offers full service art advising services including public art consultation services, fine art design and planning for residential and commercial spaces, and event space available with a professional sound system, restrooms, spacious storage, and half-kitchen.

Laura Rathe Fine Art

Two Locations
River Oaks District, 444 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77027 | Houston Gallery Row, 2707 Colquitt Street, Houston, TX 77098

Laura Rathe Fine Art

Part of Gallery Row, the section of art galleries that runs along the intersection of Colquitt and Lake Streets in the Upper Kirby area, Laura Rathe started as a private art dealer turned gallery owner with over 25 years of industry experience. This collection features established and mid-career contemporary artists working in a wide range of media. This gallery also participates in many art fairs throughout the year around the USA, including several in Texas. Current exhibitions include vivid spring and summer seasonal art.

Sicardi Gallery

2246 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77098

Founded by María Inés Sicardi in 1994, Sicardi Gallery was among the first in the United States to represent avant-garde and contemporary artists from Latin America. Today, the gallery is known as Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino in recognition of its founder’s twenty-four-year partnership with Allison Armstrong Ayers and Carlos Bacino. The gallery represents a provocative range of artists, from such modernist masters as Jesus Rafael Soto, Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt), and Carlos Cruz-Diez to internationally recognized contemporary artists, including Oscar Muñoz, Liliana Porter, Miguel Angel Rojas, Marco Maggi and Gabriel de la Mora, as well as the Estates of León Ferrari, Manuel Espinosa, Mercedes Pardo and Alejandro Otero.

Moody Gallery

2815 Colquitt Street, Houston, TX 77098

Also part of Houston's Gallery Row, Moody Gallery was opened by Betty Moody in 1975 and displays art by contemporary American artists. Its special emphasis is on featuring work by artists living and working in Texas now or those with a strong connection to the state. This gallery has a special place in its heart for both established and emerging regional artists and artists from other parts of the country.

Barbara Davis Gallery

4411 Montrose Boulevard Suite D, Houston, TX 77006

Barbara Davis Gallery has a long and esteemed history of contemporary art in the Houston scene, fostering connections between art collectors and international artists. Art dealer Barbara Davis has demonstrated over and over again her talent for spotting rising and mid-career artists and many of the exhibitions featured in this gallery in Montrose have served as a step to uplifting the careers of these emerging artists.

Southern Kindness

2005 Commerce Street, Houston, TX 77002

Southern Kindness

Opened by curator and entrepreneur Magen Pastor in February 2024, this newer gallery concept features contemporary Southwestern art. It advertises itself as curating art, people, and experiences online 24/7 and in real life. Southern Kindness participates in art walks and pop-up events, focusing on supporting mental health advocacy, which is evident in its regional and community focus.

Rudolph Blume Fine Art

10771 Westpark Drive, Houston, TX 77042

Rudolph Blume Fine Art inaugurated a new gallery in Houston in in collaboration with Eckert Fine Art of Connecticut. This innovative partnership opened its doors in March 2024, with two exciting exhibitions showing works on paper by renowned artists, including Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Alex Katz, Phillip Pearlstein, Jim Dine and Andrew Wyeth, and the art of the American realist painter Eric Forstmann. The current focus will be on post-war and contemporary art, including surrealism and symbolism.

Inman Gallery

3901 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Inman Gallery prides itself on discovering and uplifting emerging artists on the scene. Founded in 1990 and emphasizing regional and local artists, Inman Gallery is active in the community, participating in art fairs and supporting artists through community engagement. Current exhibitions feature portraiture, mixed media, and painting.

Insomnia Gallery

902 Hardy Street Suite 21, Houston, TX 77020

Insomnia Gallery

On the accessible end of the spectrum, designed for any budget, Insomnia Gallery, located inside the Hardy & Nance Studios, an artist-owned and operated event space and studios, is one the favorites in Houston among pop art lovers. They even have a pop culture store on the premises and online. Insomnia participates in punk rock garage sales, women's art showcases, and pop-up vendor markets around Houston, including at venues such as Eureka Heights, City Orchard, Equal Parts Brewing, and Bad Astronaut Brewing Co. Join their art shows at any of these venues or the gallery for free art openings for an evening of music, food, friends, and good vibes, with art ranging from mixed media to painting to prints.

There's something for everyone's taste and art budget on this list! Be aware that art galleries have events (opening receptions, art fairs, open houses, and others) and change exhibitions year-round, so be sure to follow on social media where appropriate to keep up to date.


Photos: Courtesy of galleries mentioned in this post.