Heritage Society – Candlelight Tour in the Park

This December, the historic homes clustered in downtown’s Sam Houston Park once again open their doors for the Heritage Society’s Holiday Candlelight Tour in the Park. The 48th annual tour will take place on Friday and Saturday, December 10 and 11, 2010 from 6:30–9:30p.m. Visitors will get to experience an old-fashioned Christmas, with centuries-old seasonal decorations and … [Read more...]

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

The purpose of the Center is to advance education about the process, product and history of craft, with an emphasis on crafts made of fiber, metal, glass, clay and wood. There are two exhibit galleries, a retail gallery and studio space for use by artists in residence. The exhibition galleries feature changing exhibits in many media. The retail gallery features one of a kind … [Read more...]

Forbidden Gardens

If a trip to China is out of reach, head out to Katy and Forbidden Gardens for the next best thing. This outdoor museum includes miniaturized exhibits of the Forbidden City (1/20th scale) and a 1/3rd scale model of the tomb of Emperor Qin (pronounced “Chin”), the first Chinese Emperor. Just as it is in China, the Emperor’s tomb is “guarded” by an army of terra cotta soldiers in … [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...]