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Category - Art

6/26/2019
This July marks the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, which calls for a month long celebration of all things SPACE!  To kick off this exciting month of festivities, we've put together some highlights of some space-themed photo ops around the Avenida.... 🌒🌟 Snap a picture with Jessica Rice's out of this world mini mural ✨⚡         View this post on... Read More »
6/14/2019
L ast night,  Houston Insiders, local bloggers, and staff and community members joined together to celebrate the kick off of Avenida Houston's newest interactive art exhibit, IMPULSE! The installation officially opens today, June 14 th and will run until September 2 nd . Here are some pictures we've rounded up of last night's fun to show you what you're in store for with these... Read More »
6/5/2019
With June comes the summer season, and that means tons of exciting activities going on around the Avenida! With so many options and so little time, we decided to compile some of this month's events that we think you'll really enjoy! The Ultimate Prince Party 3 with Mr. Chris  (June 7 th ) Come pay homage to the legend that is Prince at MKT Bar's FREE Ultimate Prince Party 3,... Read More »
9/25/2018
Ever wondered what it’d be like to see the moon up close? Wonder no more because Lucion’s larger-than-life art installation, moonGARDEN , arrives in Downtown Houston this Saturday. Over 20 illuminated spheres, ranging from six feet to 30 feet in diameter, will transform Discovery Green and the Plaza at Avenida Houston into an ethereal moonscape. Designed by Montreal art collective... Read More »
2/17/2018
Avenida Houston called on social media to name its newest animated lights display - Stardust.  In less than 72 hrs., fans and followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter submitted more than 250 suggestions after  viewing   a call out for the naming contest. Several names, in English and Spanish, poured in for consideration, including Lowes after Christmas... Read More »
1/31/2018
Houston First Corporation (HFC) and OUTFRONT Media announced the launch of the “Sky Art” project, an elevated art experience across the city’s skyline. Utilizing outdoor space, the project will feature custom designs by local artists that authentically celebrate Houston. “Our collaboration with OUTFRONT Media is the perfect opportunity for us to celebrate our local arts... Read More »
10/27/2017
Over a month after Hurricane Harvey swept across southeast Texas, many of Houston’s premier performing arts venues like Jones Hall, the Alley and Wortham Theaters are still out of commission. Just as they were entering the height of their season, members of the Houston Grand Opera found themselves forced to relocate, undone by 14 feet of floodwater throughout their beautiful facility.... Read More »
5/30/2017
After opening in late 2016, the Marriott Marquis Houston has gained national attention for its all-star lineup of restaurants, elegant rooms and its famous Texas-shaped lazy river. Its position within Avenida Houston provides guests with countless opportunities for adventure.  About the Marquis The Marriott Marquis is a 1,000-room hotel that offers over 150,000 square feet of meeting space.... Read More »
4/6/2017
Given the requirement of the word "H-Town," local graffiti artist GONZO247 completed his third art piece in Avenida Houston between the entrance doors to the Hampton Inn / Homewood Suites conjoined hotels.  "My goal is to create a look that people from all walks of life can identify with, [so when] someone from one part of the globe is visiting the city and sees the wall, they... Read More »
12/15/2016
As Houston nears the milestone date of December 16, 51 days until Super Bowl LI, Avenida Houston is finishing up many of the final exterior updates. The largest outdoor art piece, Wings Over Water, has finally added its last feather and will be ready for show on Friday.  “The connection between avian and human migration reflects Houston’s diverse population, but also the idea that... Read More »
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