This is the second year for the district to host Arts District Month, an annual celebration of the dynamic creative and cultural activities that take place in its thriving arts community. Throughout the month of October, Arts District Houston invites Houstonians and visitors to Houston to arts-centric events hosted by organizations which call the Arts District home.
SAVOR THE MOMENT IN ARTS DISTRICT HOUSTON
Arts District Houston has some of the best cuisine in the city. Depending on the mood, remedy a sweet tooth with a classic milkshake at Southwell’s Hamburger Grill or seek debauchery in the traditional Irish cocktail style at Poitín. Delight your taste buds with Belgian dishes at Cafe Brussels, a perfect burger at Stanton City Bites, or with a Asian-Latin fusion entrees at Decatur Bar & Pop-Up Factory.
If you’re searching for a morning pick me up, look no further! Start your day off right with freshly baked pastries and espresso from Henderson and Kane General Store or a refreshing seasonal loose leaf tea from Catalina Coffee Shop. Dining options include irresistible fried chicken at Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken or a steak in the luxurious environment at B&B Butchers & Restaurant. Then, since you’re out and about, catch a live musical performance at Cafeza while snacking on Spanish tapas.
SEE WONDERS IN ARTS DISTRICT HOUSTON
The neighborhoods within the Arts District are known for some of the most unique sights in town. Not only are there new murals debuting this month, but housed in the Arts District is Art Alley at Sawyer Yards with Instagram worthy murals to explore. New murals recently debuted including “Bringing Home with Us” by Royal Sumikat at Henderson and Kane and “Gone Like a Dream” by Jade Young at Decatur Bar and Pop-Up Factory. At The Silos at Sawyer Yards visitors witness workspaces for over 100 artists, as well as the alternative art space SITE Gallery located across 34 iconic rice silos. You can also check out the iconic Mount Rush Hour by sculptor David Adickes at American Statesmanship Park and the colorful ‘Rail to the Sea’ mural by local artist Janavi M. Folmsbee.
Then, browse the latest in modern fashion at Reserve Supply Co. Catch a sketch or improv comedy show later that night at Station Theater or check out the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern exhibit for an interactive, architectural art experience.
INDULGE FOR THE NIGHT IN ARTS DISTRICT HOUSTON
Escape to a faraway place with Australian-inspired fare and handcrafted brews at Platypus Brewing. Continue the night by savoring a ‘honey badger’ bourbon-based cocktail at Spring Street Beer & Wine Garden. After that, grab a craft beer in a converted gas station at Liberty Station. Later on, settle in for cozy 1920s bar vibes at Darkhorse Tavern or sip southern cocktail specialties at Julep. If your flavor is more towards craft brews, you can always check out Holler Beer and RBar Houston for a laid back night.
PARTICIPATE IN SPECIAL EVENTS IN ARTS DISTRICT HOUSTON
- Sawyer Yards Fall Biannual Art Stroll and Sale, Oct. 5 @ Sawyer Yards
- Trill Comedy Festival, Oct. 3-6 @ Station Theater
- Second Saturdays + The Market at Sawyer Yards, Oct. 12 @ Sawyer Yards
- “Outta Space” at Sculpture Month Houston 2019 Festival, Oct. 12 – Nov. 30 @ SITE Gallery
- “Alternate Pathways” Group Exhibition, Oct. 19 @ The Union HTX
- “Retablos32” and “Ofrendas” Exhibition Openings and Blessing of the Altars, Oct. 25 @ MECA Houston
- October Exhibitions at Sawyer Yards, Oct. 2019 – Nov. 2019 @ Sawyer Yards
- Sawyer Flea, every Sunday @ Sawyer Yards
- Fotofest: Dansk Konceptuelt Fotografi, Oct. 2019 – Nov. 2019 @ Silver Street Studios
- Fotofest: Intersect, Oct. 2019 – Nov. 2019 @ Silver Street Studios
- Fotofest: Velvet Generation, Oct. 2019 – Nov. 2019 @ Silver Street Studios