Arts District Box Project

Arts District Box Project

The Arts District Box Project highlights the colorful, urban community situated in the city center along Washington Avenue.  The District includes creative businesses, restaurants, artist studios, reimagined industrial building, historic architecture and is home to the highest concentration of working artists in the state.  Twenty-four artists were selected to create boxes around the theme of affordable studio space using discarded material as a way to collect surveys from visitors at 24 locations within the district.

Next time you’re in the area, visit one or more of the locations below and tell us what brings you to the Washington Avenue Arts District and what more you would like to see!

Box Locations:

1. Aquarium by Jessica "Jexxi" Padilla

Jerry's Artarama, 2201 Taylor St, Houston, TX 77001

2. Untitled by Sarah Luna

Empower Fitness, 1005 Sawyer St, Houston, TX 77007

3. Where More is Not Necessarily More. by Tracey Meyer

Avenue CDC, 2505 Washington Ave #400, Houston, TX 77007

4. Symbiosis by HANSDOTTIR

Meek Studio & Gallery, 1903 Spring St, Houston, TX 77007

5. Pajarito by Elizabeth Umanzor

Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring St, Houston, TX 77007

6. Untitled by Samar Babar

CrossFit H-Town, 1919 Silver St, Houston, TX 77007

7. GREED by Zachary J. Williams

Sabine Street Studios, 1907 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007

8. Flowerfall by Morna Simon-McGuffey

Fresh Arts, 1502 Sawyer St #103, Houston, TX 77007

9. Untitled by @el_Eduh

Silos at Sawyer Yard, 1502 Sawyer St, Houston, TX 77007

10. Set A Spell! by Pen Morrison

Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter St, Houston, TX 77007

11. Different Places by Sylvia Blanco

Holler Brewery, 2206 Edwards St, Houston, TX 77007

12. Sunshine by Tyler Kay

Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St, Houston, TX 77007

13. All Means All by Michael Healey/YES Prep East End

Momentum Indoor Climbing Silver Street, 1401 Silver St, Houston, TX 77007

14. What's Yours Is Mine by Amadorio Amador

Asakura Robinson (Architecture Firm), 1902 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007

15. The Balance of Growth by Kevin Cromwell (not in place)

Taco Deli, 1902 Washington Ave D, Houston, TX 77007

16. Atomic TV by Kim H Ritter

Henderson Heights, 908 Henderson St, Houston, TX 77007

17. The Death of Culture & Community by Lauren Luna

MECA, 1900 Kane St, Houston, TX 77007

18. Parrots on a Box by Janavi M Folmsbee

Buffalo Bayou Cistern, 105 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007

19. Untitled by Tamer Ghoneim

Spring Street Beer & Wine Garden, 1920 Houston Ave, Houston, TX 77007

20. Only A Bird In A Gilded Cage by Joella Guaraglia-Wheeler

Cafeza, 1720 Houston Ave, Houston, TX 77007

21. Golden Cat & A Blue Butterfly! by Piyali Sen Dasgupta

Café Brussels, 1718 Houston Ave, Houston, TX 77007

22. Untitled by Lyndsey Little

Stantons City Bites, 1420 Edwards St, Houston, TX 77007

23. Coming Soon: Respect by Gerald-James Rhodes

Elder Street Artist Lofts, 1101 Elder St, Houston, TX 77007

24. In The New Colonialism Artists Are The Missionaries by Samuel Russek

Paper Co. Cafe (@ Ecclesia), 1100 Elder St, Houston, TX 77007

The Boxes will be displayed until August 17, 2018. If you have questions about the Box Project email,

Fresh Arts:

Facebook: Fresh Arts

Instagram: @FreshArtsOrg

Twitter: @FreshArts


Facebook: Washington Avenue Arts District

Instagram: @artsdistricthou

Twitter: @artsdistricthou

Spacetaker Contents: 

PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


Fresh Arts |  The Silos at Sawyer 1502 Sawyer St, Studio #103 Houston, TX 77007