In Houston, recycled art-parts warehouse Texas Art Asylum is consolidating its locations: closing their retail store at 1320 Houston Avenue and moving everything (and that’s a lot!) to 1719 Live Oak, East of downtown. The new, larger space will house the retail operation, storage and the asylum’s twin charity organization, Center for Recycled Art‘s Teacher Warehouse. The Asylum will be open at the old location until January 19.
Ramona Brady, chief curator of the Art Asylum said, “Yes, it’s a lot to move. And yes, the space will be bigger. And, yes, we are very sorry to be leaving our friends in the First Ward, but we are only going to be two miles away and hope everyone will still come and visit! And, yes, we will stop taking donations at the end of December so we can drag everything from one spot to another. And, yes! We will have a BIG PARTY in February to celebrate! . . .The new location will allow us to consolidate the Center for Recycled Art’s Teacher Warehouse and our various storage facilities under one roof. We will have dedicated space for receiving and sorting, making our retail floor less of an obstacle course. We will also have a dedicated classroom, definitely improving your workshop and event experience, and allowing us to host a greater variety of classes.”