365 Houston: 5 Must Do Things in the Third Ward

Full article by Brooke Viggiano

  1. Support the Project Row Houses – Founded in 1993, this inspiring community-based arts and culture organization transformed a group of shotgun houses into art studios. Today, the organization continues to showcase some truly incredible local artworks while preserving, revitalizing, and empowering one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in the city. The space is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5pm. Tours of the Project Row Houses site are available with docents every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 1pm and 3pm. Click here for directions.

365 Things to Do in Houston: My Top 5: bar owner & restaurateur Bobby Heugel

"In my opinion, the Row Houses are the most important art spaces in Houston. Featuring a different artist in each of these houses in the small collection of row houses that have been minimally converted for this purpose, the sense of history in this neighborhood, the houses themselves, and the art they showcase is a powerful experience that every Houstonian should experience. I like to ride my bike down the paths that are close to the Row Houses and check out every new exhibition."

365 Things to Do in Houston: My Top 5: independent curator Max Fields

"Project Row Houses (PRH) is one of the most innovative artists projects in the US and it’s right in our backyard. The arts space invites both established and emerging artists from Houston and around the globe to create installations and artworks in rounds of exhibitions that are mounted in shotgun houses along Holman St. PRH also hosts several public programs for free throughout the year. If you haven’t been, I recommend visiting during one of their day-long Block Party events."