Houston International Quilt Festival

Photo Credit: Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau

More than 60,000 quilters and fans from around the world attended the Houston International Quilt Festival, and this year's festival promises to be bigger and better than ever. The 2011 Quilt Festival will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Downtown Houston, Texas on November 3 - 6, 2011, with a preview on November 2, 2011. The festival includes juried … [Read more...]

Art Cars Are Coming!

Everyone loves art cars, and on May 8, 2010, the annual Houston Art Car Parade returns to the streets of Houston. What began in 1986 with the Ford Fruit Mobile has grown into the largest and oldest art car parade of its kind. Inarguably one of the funkiest events in the U.S., the parade features some 250 cruisers best described as folk art on four wheels. The grand marshal of … [Read more...]

Art Car Museum

Art cars in captivity! The Art Car Museum, a.k.a. the “Garage Mahal” opened in February, 1998, as a place to celebrate art cars and the artists who create them, as well as other artists who often go unrecognized by other museums and galleries. You’ve probably heard of the Art Car Parade sponsored by the Orange Show. The cars on display here are just a tiny sample of the art … [Read more...]

Beer Can House

One of Houston's most famous artistic achievements, the Beer Can House is the creation of the late John Milkovisch. You'll never think of aluminum siding the same old way after you've seen the remains of 50,000 beer cans covering every available surface and hanging from the eaves. … [Read more...]