UHD1)       University of Houston Downtown: One Main Street

UHD provides students with top quality academic programs that are both flexible and affordable. A diverse institution that focuses on providing real opportunities that change lives for the better. www.dt.uh.edu

The new bike trails lead to the UHD as well as the Metro light rail. If you driving by car to the Artcrawl UHD is graciuosly contributing by opening several of their parking lots for artcrawl visitors. Start your artcrawl Saturday by parking free @UHD & visiting The intimate OKane art gallery which is featuring UHD Faculty Show.
Walk out of the gallery & walk over the infrastructure artwork of magnificent "granny rug" sculptures of mark mancuso. Once outside, look to your right from the belvedere balcony for a grandiose skyline view of houston. Head to the heart of the Artcrawl by walking north along street & peak over the ledge to see the confluence of White oak bayou & Buffalo Bayou. Turn right off the Main street bridge onto Wood street and head to the heart of the art of the Artcrawl.

....FREE Parking for artcrawl houston guests 10 am - 10 pm Saturday. UHD directions.

Faculty Show, O'Kane Gallery.



Houston Studios

2)       Houston Studios : 802 Walnut Street

Houston Studios is the second largest soundstage in texas! The once upon time Pearce Furniture company was the first artist warehouse in downtown Houston started by the real estate visionary Milton Howe. Many "Hollywood" movies have been made here in Houston: Cohen & Tate, "powder", & jason' lyric. Movie stars have roamed &worked on these artcrawl streets: roy Scheider, the small town beach resort sheriff in "Jaws", Sean Young & Rutger hauer of Blade Runner fame have both had star" trailers. Dennis Weaver of Gunsmoke stared in the TV show Buck James As a texas based surgeon & rancher - loosely based on the real life of our own Dr Red Duke! ZZ Top makes their music videos here while super star Beyonce & other famous rappers rehearse here. Many local TV commercial by METRO are made here because buses will fit inside! Experience this seemingly infinite interior space of this architectural Mammoth Cave of the Houston Studios soundstage.

This Year Featuring The ARK "Art of Recovery". Joy of Djembe Drumming, Kindred Spirits, Havikoro Dance Crew, Iconoclast Spoken Word Artists, Opie Hendrix ... and many more.



motherDogStudios.jpg 3)       Mother Dog Studios: 720 Walnut

Mother Dog Studios is the oldest surviving artists studios warehouse space in Houston. Surrounded by universities, cathedrals, jails, warehouses, architectural sculptures and skyscrapers somewhere in the natural forest and the cultural forest Mother Dog Studios is unequivocally in the heart of the vortex of the 4th largest city in the United States. Founded in 1984 by Charlie Jean Sartwelle and John Runnels, it is a 22,000 square foot warehouse with 25 artist studios and an expansive exhibition space called the Mother Dog Museum of Modern Art…

Featured In & On the Halls & Walls of Mother Dog Studios for ArtCrawlHouston 2015 "Horse Show"

Kelly Alison, Martin Amorous II, Katy Anderson, Christine Bailey, Yousef Balat, Suzanne Banning, Tanna Bennett, Barbara Biel, N. Blanca, Evie Browning, Charla Bruce, Greg Budwine, Olden Budwine, Jacob Calle, Jefferson Carroll, Shanna Castano, Juan Aaron Castillo, Lim Chung, Deborah Clise, Noelle Dunahoe, Liz Conces-Spencer, Kevin Cromwell, Stephanie Darling, Peter Dickson, Carter Ernst, Richard E. Fluhr, Mary Forbes, Ken Frederick, Hazel Ganze, Helena Gijsbers Van Wijk, Michael Golden, Brock Gordon, grystar, Willy Gunther, Tristan Hadley, Anne Reese Hernandez, Keith Hollingsworth, Andy Howell, Yang Jiang, Daniel Johnston, Mojo Johnston, Charles Jones, Corrinne Jones, Solomon Kane, Stephen Keller, Paul Kittelson, David Krase, George Krause, Margaret Losinski, Zoanna DaLuz Maney, Ken Mazzu, Trina McIsaac, Patrick Medrano, Kelly Moran, Mark Nelson, Carrie Olsen, Basilios Poulos, John Roy Jr., Keith Roy, Jonathan Rosenstein, Scott Runnels, John Carroll Runnels, Charlie Jean Sartwelle, Louise Schlachter, Randall Shook, Becky Soria, Earl Staley, Richard Stewart, Clint Stone, Mark Todd, Elise Weber, Frank Sherwood White , Ed Wilson, Jo Zider.



fifthward hotel

4)       Fifth Ward Hotel: 1206 Nance

The former Fifth Ward Hotel building at 1206 Nance Street is a near-miraculous survivor of Victorian commercial architecture in Houston. Built in 1883 as a hotel, it was three stories tall with load bearing masonry walls of locally produced brick and cast iron columns supporting timber framed floors. By 1915 the hotel had closed and the building saw a succession uses. During the 1950s the two upper floors were removed because the masonry walls were near the point of collapse and the remainder of the historic building was concealed behind sheet metal siding. After a disastrous electrical fire in 1993 the last owner abandoned it. The structure was sensitively rehabilitated in 2002 by Rice Construction Company in consultation with historic preservationist Anna Mod.

In 2003 Michael Morton, AIA of m ARCHITECTS reconfigured the interior for use as an architecture studio and art gallery.

This Year m Architects will feature artist Valeria Pili "Reality In Fragments"Artworks A personal way to re-exploring the world, nature and human constructions, by focusing on their structure. A reflection on nature of things.

m ARCHITECTS, Valeria Pili.


the docks5)       The Docks: 1109 E. Freeway

The Docks was originally constructed as cotton warehouses in the early 20s. Built by thee Southern Pacific Railroad Company, they used bridge trusses in the construction thereby allowing for the unusually wide expanse of unobstructed floor space. During the last 20 years it has become one of Houston’s premier art venues, housing an antiquities dealer and art conservator, a multitude of artists, a photographer, and a contemporary arts and performance space.


Frank Sherwood White.


eriecity 6)       Erie City Iron Works: 1305 Sterrett & 1310 Nance

Erie City Iron Works dates back to 1906 and used to be a iron foundry warehouse where metal was delivered by railroad and stored until it was sold to builders. The metal used to build Houston came through here first. The warehouse has been converted into lofts. Some artists live there, using their places as studios to showcase their work. The other tenants are up-and-coming businesses.



Omar Hernandez, Bisong Art Gallery, Los Muertos Tattoos Studio.



atelierJacquinet 7)       Atelier Jacquinet: 913 McKee

Atelier Jacquinet, is part of what once was the “Tony’s Tortillas Factory”. In the tradition of the Warehouse Art District, this once vacant building was claimed by Francis Jacquinet, Artist, Author, and Educator. It was renovated to become today’s Atelier Jacquinet, an International Fine Arts Atelier and Galleries. Some of the galleries have preserved that unique food preparation factory look. Atelier Jacquinet has been part to the ArtCrawl scene since 1999.

Note: Atelier is the French name for an art Studio or a couture Studio. Once called Studio Jacquinet in other locations throughout the world, Francis Jacquinet renamed his business Atelier being more specific to the fine art scene.

Francis Jacquinet ,Lale Korkmaz, Natalia Laverde, Jennifer Laura Oliver, Jennifer Park, Hugo Perez, Melianie Stinson, Maty Yeppez.



m4nl8)    M4NL Warehouse : 805 Hardy Street

Origianaly Equipment Rental and Sawing Cutting and Drilling business established in early 70’s by Homer Allison a.k.a. “Fast Floyd”. He equipped Houston General Contractors with equipment and certified specialist in building and restoration projects for historical landmarks e.g. Hughes Tool Company 5425 Polk Ave. June 2001 the Allison family business closed the doors after severe flood damage from Tropical Storm Allison. The warehouse was empty until March 2011 when Pat Allison dedicated the business for a New Life Center. The vision for the M4NL Warehouse was birthed on March 19th. 2011. Our mission: To Equip Ordinary People to Discover the Purpose for their Life Experiences and supply tools to rebuild a New Life. Facebook

Pat Allison , The Magdala Art & Music Hall, Missions 4 New LIfe.



Hardy&Nance9)       Hardy & Nance Studios: 902 Hardy Street

Hardy Street Studios now joins Nance Street Studios in Houston's historic, downtown art/warehouse district to provide 15,000sf of good, affordable, air-conditioned working space for area artists. All under one big roof. It is already home to painters, sculptors, jewelry makers, fabric artists, photographers & videographers, and the space will accommodate most visual arts media.   hoteltango88@yahoo.com .

Alex Barber, Betsy Barry, Laura Burlton, Antoinette Cardozo, Cameron Doby, Kim Erickson, Joana Esteves, Jamey Franklin, kingSHIPP Furniture, Justin Garcia, Mona Ghazi, Heather Gordy, Valerie Gudell, Kenneth Hudson, Anna-Alicia Jimenez, JoMar Visions, Naz Kaya-Erdal, Chicago Kim, Penny McDonald, Jimmy McDonald, Sheryl McDonald, Dana Meyer, Pizo Meyer, Audrey Omenson, Lizbeth Ortiz, Abbie Preston, Claire Richards, Mark Roden, Lanecia Rouse, L Leon Sands, Todd Stevens, Donald Tucker, Brandi Untz, Jenny Wilde, Julie Zarate.




david adickes 10)       David Adickes Sculpture Studio: 2401 Nance

From KUHT in Houston "To be president, they say you need a big head. Inspired after a visit to Mount Rushmore, Houston artist David Adickes decided that the only way to appreciate the details of the facial features of those monumental carvings up close was to create his own. He sculpted 43 enormous busts – one of each American president – and they are all on view outside his studio in Texas."

Explore Broad & High for fun Video.

David Adickes will have his Sculpture Studio open - visitors can get face-to-face with his giant presidential heads! Great photo ops

David Adickes


houston foundry 11)       Houston Foundry: 1712 Burnett

The Houston Foundry is one of the few remaining original warehouses that constitute the Houston Warehouse District. The 1930’s building sits at the edge of Northside Village, a historical but rapidly changing neighborhood between the 1st and 5th Wards. The Foundry is in a walking distance of the newly extended Light Rail line on North Main on one side, and the St. Arnold’s Brewery on the other. It’s a stone-throw from Downtown Houston and the University of Houston Downtown Campus. The Foundry is a “home” to a number of Houston area artists who appreciate its no-frills industrial environment..

Veronica Casares Lee, Ellen Cline, Helena Gijsbers van Wijk, David Graeve.



elderStreet 12)     Elder Street Artist Lofts: 1101 Elder Street

The Elder Street Artist Lofts are located at the historic Jefferson Davis Hospital. Renovation on the building was completed in 2005 and is currently home and studio to many of Houston’s fine artists, musicians, and performers. The Elder Street Artist Lofts house 34 studio/dwelling units with original terrazzo floors, high ceilings, and large windows offering artist a beautifully unique space to focus on creating new work within an arts community setting with the best rooftop view of the downtown Houston skyline.

Completed in 1924, the Jefferson Davis Hospital is a handsome red brick structure in the Classical Revival style. Houston's rapid growth soon rendered it inadequate, however, and in 1938 a new hospital replaced it. Over the years, the building housed a variety of tenants, but it had stood vacant for 20 years before Artspace and Avenue CDC provided services leading to the Elder Street Artist Lofts.

John Atlas, Elder Street Artist Lofts Group Show.



western electric 13)     Western Electric Warehouse: 100 Jackson Street

Located on the corner of Jackson Street and Commerce Street, Western Electric Warehouse was the warehouse facility for Western Electric Co. The origin of the building is approximated at 1910 or 1911. Renovated in 2004, the new owner, Caspian Enterprises / Mir Azizi, has retained demolition items for use within tenant spaces. Existing fire separation doors have been salvaged and utilized for other functions such as demising partitions and art work. Hardwood floors remain intact, the existing structural wood beams and columns are exposed as in the original condition. Western Electric Warehouse is now home to architectural offices, art studios, commercial studios and residential lofts.

Houston City Council designated Westen Electric Company Building as an historic landmark.

Western Electric Warehouse is headquarters to Royal Graphics & 1 - On - 1 Art, Inc. whos mission is to provide teenagers and young adults who have special needs a professional mainstream art experience, emphasizing personal growth and self expression. Through artistic and community dialogue, the students in this art program will gain training, exposure and employment opportunities in the visual arts as the mission's fulfillment. The advancement of teenagers and young adults with Special Needs in the professional mainstream art environment.

Alvin J.Roy @130C .



cityviewlofts 14)     City View Lofts: 15 North Chenevert

Constructed in 1910, Houston’s historic Nabisco/Purse & Co. Building at 15 N. Chenevert served as Nabisco’s southwest regional offices and baking facility. Today, the old cookie factory reclaims its heritage and re-emerges as 57 loft-style apartment homes. City View features unrestricted views of Houston’s signature skyline and Buffalo Bayou. Its central location provides easy access to major freeways, sporting and performing arts venues, as well as unmatched retail and dining options.

JoMar Visions is Curating the Show @ the Lofts.

City View Lofts, JoMar Visions.



studio2020 15)     2020 Commerce: 2020 Commerce

Marvel at the installation art, and ponder the paintings from this talented group.

 Super Flake, Bayou City Funk, Stephanie Gonzalez.



artsquare 16)    Art Square Studios: 2315 / 2327 Commerce


Art Square Studios on Commerce was once an Artist Studio Complex whose name was CSAW (Commerce Street Artist Warehouse). After being closed by the City of Houston it sat vacant for many years. In 2013 it was purchased and rehabbed to once again become an Artist Studio Complex, which opened last year. Located in the East End Cultural District, the building has 30 studios. The Second building is also a creative space and now Open.

The artists are excited to be participants in Art Crawl 2015. Come see this newly created space and visit with fashion designers, artist book makers, photographers, painters, a laser cutting studio, and project spaces. Visit the Hand Weavers Guild for their annual sale, visit fiber artists, collage artists, graphic artists and an interior design space. There will be libations, a food truck or two, friendly faces waiting to welcome you, and parking behind the buildings and on the street. Who knows, there may even be some tunes to enjoy. Art Square Studios on Commerce is excited to once again join the Art Crawl Family and we look forward to welcoming visitors to our family.


Missy Bosch ,Kim Cook, Didi Garza, Kathryn Nosenzo, , Elisabeth Smith , Lee Steiner , Laura Viada.

Art Square Studios , Art Supply on Main.




17)     Shape of Things: 46 Colby Street

Tucked in around the corner from Art Square Studios, Shape of THings is our newest neighborhood pARTicipant in the Artcrawl!

We receive our jewelry and art from local artists in Houston as part of our efforts to support individuals here in the community. The art we carry is featured in a wide array of venues and, since it comes from working local artists, you can always expect a unique selection of pieces available for viewing and print. All jewelry for sale is handcrafted for a singular style you won’t see imitated elsewhere.


L. Balli, Stacey Carr, JB Carrillo, Johnathan Felton, Andy Howell.


SHFLOutside.jpg 18)     Super Happy Fun Land: 3801 Polk Street

Super Happy Fun Land is Houston's venue for experimental electronic music, underground jazz, and outsider art! Featuring: Super Happy Theater with room for 290 folks, SHFL Art Gallery,Super Fun Patio, and SHFL Lending Library.A great place for fund raisers and private parties!

Brian Arthur, Olivia Dvorak, Cyko Marz.



silo 19)     The Silo: 4601 Clinton Drive / 415 Schweikhardt St Farm Gate 711 N. Emile St.

The- SILO was voted the best alternative music venue by Houston Press 2013.

We have an organic farm run by the The Last Organic Outpost , Horses, Maker spaces, Cactus Garden., performance areas, ARTCAR RETIREMENT HOME,
video and movie sets, playground, recycling, woodshop and warehousing.

Come visit our 8 acre wonderland during ArtCrawl.

THE SILO was born from the ashes of the original Comet Rice Mill. A unique venue for the arts and education. Home of the "Greener Institute of Sustainable Technologies" A hybrid place that fosters creativity and allow for new frontiers of expression and learning. Current and Past programs feature: Urban Farming, Film production, Movie viewing, Music, Videos, Weddings, Receptions, Photo Shoots, Memorials, Parties, Classes and Workshops all on our 8 acres. Come for a visit and sit a spell. * See the Groups Page for a Menu of Events.

The Silo, Kenneth Crimmins, Leandra DiBuelna.


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