Since our inception, PRH’s campus has grown from the original block and a half to six blocks, and from 22 houses to 40 properties; including twelve artist exhibition and/or residency spaces, seven houses for young mothers, artist residencies, office spaces, a community gallery, a park, low-income residential and commercial spaces.
In 2003, PRH established the Row House Community Development Corporation (RHCDC) as a separate, affiliated corporation. Designed to broaden PRH’s focus to preserve community, RHCDC addresses housing and related community and economic development needs by providing low-income rental housing. RHCDC has designed and built nine low-income housing units and is in the process of building and acquiring additional property for rental and home ownership.
The mission of Project Row Houses is to be the catalyst for transforming community through the celebration of art and African-American history and culture.
PRH was founded in 1993 as a result of the vision of local African-American artists who wanted to have a positive creative presence in their own community. Working with artists and volunteer from throughout Houston, PRH renovated 22 abandoned shotgun style houses on a two block site in historic Third Ward. PRH seeks to shift the view of art from traditional studio practice to a more conceptual base of transforming the social environment. Central to the vision of PRH is the social role of art as seen in neighborhood revitalization, historic preservation, community service, and youth education. Today PRH includes more than 50 buildings spread over almost 10 blocks.
There are many exciting volunteer opportunities at Project Row Houses. Below are specific areas where we could use your help.
Arts Education Program
Assisting visiting artists with their projects
Delivering flyers (Around neighborhood and city)
Special events / Receptions
Greeter / Docent
Young Mothers Residential Program (YMRP)
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please contact Cheryl Flores at 713.526.7662 or by email at email@example.com
Amanda K. Edwards, President
Andrew Speckhard, Vice President
Bert Bertonaschi, Secretary
Frank Donnelly III, Treasurer
Deepak A. Doshi
Erica S. Lee Carter
Kathryn Chace McNiel
Erica J. Miller, Jr.
Mark C. Nitcholas
Valerie Cassel Oliver
Monday – Friday
9AM – 5PM
2505-2521 Holman Street
12PM – 5PM
(between St. Charles and Live Oak Streets)
Project Row Houses is committed to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in all programs and services, and does not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity, color, religion and/or sex (including marital status and/or sexual orientation) national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status.
Project Row Houses provides access to disabled individuals in the following ways:
Assistance for Visitors with Limited Mobility
Most public areas of Project Row Houses are wheelchair accessible. Visitor drop-off and pick-up is possible at our main building at 2521 Holman Street at Live Oak.
Blind or Partially Sighted Visitors
Project Row Houses offers additional help for visitors who are blind or have low vision. Contact Cheryl Flores, firstname.lastname@example.org & 713.526.7662, to schedule a visit.
Visitors with Alzheimer’s or Dementia
Programs for groups of visitors with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be arranged. Call Cheryl Flores at 713/526-7662 or email her at email@example.com
Assistance for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Visitors
An ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter can be arranged for any public program with at least two weeks’ notice. Contact Cheryl Flores at 713.526.7662 or email her firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Project Row Houses’ accessibility and programs for visitors with disabilities, e-mail email@example.com or call Cheryl Flores at 713.526.7662.