Arts District Houston recently unveiled its first major public project since Art Alley at Sawyer Yards with a new, mural series that reflects the rich history of Houston’s historic First and Sixth Wards. The murals in the series engaged multiple artists across various mediums to reflect what is unique about the neighborhoods that make up the Arts District.

Visitors to the Arts District will be re-introduced to the area and learn about hidden history found in its community, which encompasses both the historic First and Sixth Wards. All the public works demonstrate how Arts and Cultural Districts can work with artists and local residents to help showcase the rich history of existing neighborhoods and integrate themselves into dedicated spaces for local creators and makers. 

“We hope that these projects will increase awareness of artists, the arts, local businesses and neighborhood history while increasing traffic to the area ultimately creating economic growth,” says Marci Dallas, Executive Director of Fresh Arts and the Arts District. “The Arts District is home to the largest concentration of studio spaces for local artists, designers and makers in our region, and who better to tell the story of our neighborhoods than them.”

"Gone Like a Dream" by artist Jade Young

“Gone Like a Dream” by artist Jade Young



Bringing Home with Us, Royal Sumikat
Location: Henderson & Kane General Store, 715 Henderson St, Houston, TX 77007

Gone Like a Dream, Jade Young
Location: 2310 Decatur St, Houston, TX 77007

Tribute to Ms. Naomi H. Polk, Jasmine Zelaya
Location: 1825 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77007

History, A Rose, Alex Arzú
Location: 1800 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77007

Sanctuary, Patricia Barrera
Location: Jerry’s Artarama of Houston, 2201 Taylor St, Houston, TX 77001

The Creative Flow, GONZO247
Location:1516 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007

Stronger Together, Vivienne Dang
Location: Stanton’s City Bites, 1420 Edwards St, Houston, TX 77007

As the Little Houses Go…, Jessica Rice
Location: Meek Studio & Gallery, 1903 Spring St, Houston, TX 77007

Dreams and Train Smoke, Jessica Guerra
Location: Bayou City Adventures: 1520 Silver St, Houston, TX 77007

Rail to the Sea, Janavi Folmsbee
Location: 1501 Sawyer St, Houston, TX 77007