Opened : 1979
Address : 4912 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, United States
Admission Fee : None
Special Events : The Big Show, Design Fair, Day of the Dead etc.
Exhibitions : Good Day Bad Day, Inheritance, Sounds from the Swamp, Symbiosis, Solo Presentation of New Watercolors etc.
Events : Gulf Coast Reading, Film Screening and Q&A, Surprise Sounds from the Swamp Performances, Sunday Brunch with Lawndale, Art Encounters with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston etc.
Parking : Free parking at Lawndale’s lot at the corner of Travis and Rosedale, metered street parking around the museum
Founded in the year 1979, Lawndale Art Center in Houston started out as a studio space for graduate students to paint, sculpt or practise their art, and is today a non-profit organisation featuring contemporary art by local artists. Situated within a 1930s Art Deco building, the museum puts on display exhibits by hundreds of artists every year and also hosts informal talks, special events and benefits.
In fact, the special events focus not only on different forms of art such as film, literary work, sounds and more, but are often in collaboration with other museums. A commendable initiative by the Center is the nine-month residency Lawndale Artist Studio Program wherein artists receive studio space, allowance for supplies as well as monthly stipends, so as to be able to create art for Spring exhibitions. When it comes to transportation, the METRORail Wheeler Station as well as BCycle bike stations are close by.