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Houston's Art Community
Houston boasts one of the most dynamic and diverse arts communities in the country. It can be quite daunting to tackle without a lot of help .That is the purpose of this page. We've broken down a lot of the different areas for you so you can find what you're looking for in Houston's art community quickly. We have included Twitter accounts in parentheses because that is generally one of the best outlets for up-to-date information about these organizations.
Houston Theater District
Houston's Theater District is one of the largest collections of performing arts venues in the country. Home to eight performing arts groups, the Theater District presents hundreds of performances each year. The season generally runs from September through May, but you can find performances here year round. Click on the organizations below to find more information about what they offer to the Houston community.
- Alley Theatre | @alleytheatre
- Broadway Across America | @baahouston
- Da Camera of Houston | @dacamerahouston
- Houston Ballet | @HoustonBallet
- Houston Grand Opera | @HouGrandOpera
- Houston Symphony | @HouSymphony
- Society for the Performing Arts - SPA | @spahouston
- Theatre Under the Stars - TUTS | @tutshouston
Houston Museum District
Did you know the Houston Museum of Natural Science brings in over 2 million visitors each year? Or that a recent Vanity Fair survey of architects named The Menil Collection the most significant building to have been built since 1980? These are just two examples of the amazing collection of museums Houston has to offer.
- Buffalo Soldiers National Museum | @BSMuseum
- Children's Museum of Houston* | @cmhouston
- Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston | @CAMHouston
- Czech Center Museum Houston
- The Health Museum | @thehealthmuseum
- Holocaust Museum Houston
- Houston Center for Contemporary Craft | @CraftHouston
- Houston Center for Photography
- Houston Museum of Natural Science | @hmns
- John C. Freeman Weather Museum | @weathermuseum
- Jung Center of Houston | @JungHouston
- Lawndale Art Center | @lawndalehouston
- The Menil Collection | @MenilCollection
- Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | @MFAH
- Rice University Art Gallery | @RiceGallery
Houston Arts Organizations
All communities need the support of organizations to increase awareness, diversity and creativity. These groups are responsible for presenting and expanding the arts impact in the lives of all Houstonians.
- Aurora Picture Show | @AuroraPicture
- DiverseWorks | @diverseworks
- Fresh Arts | @fresharts
- Glasstire | @glasstire
- Houston Arts Alliance
- The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art* | @OrangeShow
- Spacetaker | @spacetaker
Houston Arts Events
Houston is home to internationally renowned events each year. Whether you're discovering what the heck an Art Car is or attending one of the largest photo exhibits in the world, these events are the tent poles of the art communities year.
- Art Car Parade*
- Bayou City Art Festival* | @houstonartfest
- The Big Show - Lawndale Art Center
- FotoFest | @FotoFest_Intl
- Via Colori* | @viacolori
Houston Performing Arts
The mark a great arts community lies in its local organizations presenting locally produced material. These are the incubators for the actors and performers of tomorrow. They will challenge the way you feel and think about subjects. They open your mind to new cultures and ideas.