Sunday, November 26, 2006
The Houston Chronicle has an informative article on the burgeoning art scene of Houston. More specifically on how artists are taking charge of their own fates by purchasing the wharehouses that have fostered the contemporary community along Commerce Street. It seems that when ground was broken for condos they got the message - in a hurry.
If you aren't familiar with Houston's scene this is a good primer as it is becoming a destination for artists to work, get recognized and most importantly -stay. Mentions go out to the Project Row Houses, the Art Guys and the ArtCrawl. Several area artists were in the last Whitney and there seems to be an increasing exhbition/financial relationship with the Los Angeles 'scene'. This looks to be another non-Chelsea choice, and that's a good thing for working artists.
image: Clement Aldridge III of the Commerce Street Arts Foundation