The Special Collections preserves, safeguards, organizes, and describes materials in our collecting areas, making them available for current and future generations. They also support the teaching and research activities for the University of Houston, and serve as a resource for the scholarly community and the general public.
On the second Saturday of each month, from 12:00 to 5:00 PM, the artists at Sawyer Yards open their studios to the public. This represents a wonderful opportunity for Houston's art lovers to view the work of the largest collection of fine artists in the city. I invite each of you to join stop by Studio 5 in Winter Street and say hello!
Developer Jon Deal and several collaborators are creating a 36-acre "creative campus" called Sawyer Yards where people can eat, drink, shop and visit more than 300 studios. The total investment represented in the preliminary plan - including loft apartments and a parking structure - could exceed $100 million at current land values, Deal estimates.
Art City Rising
by Catherine Anspon
Paper City Magazine
A profile of one of the most ambitious art districts in America: Sawyer Yards
Since 2005, Winter Street Studios has been, and continues to be, one of the most exciting work spaces for Houston’s creative community. An old furniture factory scheduled for demolition has become the home of 75 art studios for over 87 local artists. They have cultivated a unique and productive space where both established and emerging artists, organizers, and visionaries thrive in what they desire to do—make art.
I first came into contact with the work of Sandi Seltzer Bryant more than ten years ago. My husband and I bought one of our first abstract paintings from the McMurtrey Gallery who was having a show of Bryant’s work when we first arrived in Houston.
Featuring an acrylic on paper in the second-floor living room.
Hats Off to Houston
Two events with one goal: To support Houston Greeters’ mission to enhance the city’s image, contribute to cross-cultural understanding and share Houston’s cultural assets. An online celebrity hat auction raised money for Houston Greeters.