The Houston Heights First Saturday is an art market that started in 2004 as a monthly outdoor fine arts event showcasing the work of all types of visual artists. It takes place in Historic Houston Heights at 540 West 19th Street beside Lawrence Street. On show are a variety of art including paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry and handcrafted items. The market was founded by artist Mitch Cohen and he continues to be at the helm of this unique event.
Houston Heights First Saturday Directions
To get there take the Yale Street exit from the 610 North Loop and travel South until you get to the corner of Yale and 19th streets. From here make a right and head to the corner of Lawrence Street. The arts market is held in the parking lot between Gen’s Antiques and YogaOne Studios.
This is a great place for families to visit as there are lots of activities to enjoy including live music and also great food supplied by many different vendors. For new artists this is a great place to get established and show your work to a large audience and meet and interact with the Houston Art Community.
Houston Heights First Saturday Hours
Houston Heights First Saturday is, as the name suggests, held on the first Saturday of each month of the year. During June through August the hours are 6pm to 10pm. This means you can beat the heat, enjoy dinner and head to the market. From September through May the hours are earlier – 11am to 10pm.
Artists come from far and wide to take part in the event. On average there are around 50 artists displaying their wares. One criteria is that all artists must only present original work – done by them. Originality is also a prerequisite of the musicians that appear and perform at the market. This means that the experience will be unique – and always original.
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