Cultivate community at a premier institution where regional and area artists show work, experiment, perform and more at Lawndale Art Center.
Located on the edge of Downtown in the Museum District, the organization utilizes its accessible location to present exhibitions, performances, lectures, mural unveilings, film screenings, events, and offers an annual residency program to further the creative exchange of ideas among Houston’s diverse communities.
Founded in 1979 by artist James Surls, an instructor at the University of Houston, in a 100,000 square-foot warehouse, today Lawndale includes four museum-quality galleries, three artist studios, and an outdoor sculpture garden that facilitate its role as a vital cultural resource for Houston.
From the beginning, the museum’s programming has always been artist-driven and to this day, is one of the only institutions in Houston dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art with an emphasis on work by regional artists. If you’re interested, check out museum executive director, Christine West‘s, favorite things to do in Houston, too.
Lawndale Art Center
- Location: 4912 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
- Hours: Wednesday and Friday noon to 6pm; Thursday noon to 8pm; Saturday and Sunday noon to 5pm; closed Monday and Tuesday.
- Parking: Free lot and street parking is available in the surrounding area
- Admission: No cover