October is officially Arts District Month in Houston and Arts District Houston is partnering with Houston First, Visit Houston, and Le Meridien Houston Downtown to showcase all that the District has to offer. For the first time, visitors can celebrate the rich, thriving arts and culture community with an entire month dedicated to delivering the perfect getaway matched with artistic expression. This state appointed Arts and Cultural District has a rich history as it encompasses portions of both 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 demonstrating firsthand how art gets made. There are dozens oflocally-owned bars, restaurants and creative businesses. Visitors can encounter flourishing creative expression, entrepreneurial spirit and joyful exploration of personal passions amidst the iconic repurposed rice silos and old Union Pacific rail line running through the region. They can also take advantage of special pricing on rooms at Le Meridien during their weekend stay.