Lawndale Art Center

Lawndale Art Center

(713) 528-5858

4912 Main Street

Houston, TX 77002


2016 Día de los Muertos

Lawndale Art Center

October 27 - November 5, 2016

An event featuring works by approximately 150 Houston-area artists.

ART21 Season 8 Screening

Lawndale Art Center

September 22 - December 15, 2016

Lawndale hosts a free screening of Season 8 of Art in the Twenty-First Century. Season 8 features sixteen artists from four cities—Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Vancouver.


Lawndale Art Center

September 9 - October 22, 2016

An exhibition curated by James Scheuren. For the show, Scheuren reached out to artists he knows and asked them to "propose one artist with whom they have traded works to join the artist roster" for the show.

ArtFiction: Ten Fictional Modernists from Texas

Lawndale Art Center

September 9 - October 22, 2016

A multi-faceted project developed by Rino Pizzi. The show explores the effect biography has on the public perception of an artist's work:"Ten writers were invited to write about ten fictional Texas artists supposed to be living and working any time between the 1940's and the early 1980's. Ten actual artists responded by creating work that could be attributed to the imagined artists, and ten actors sat for photographic portraits of the fictional personas. Ten actors studied the biographies and impersonated the artists for photo sessions in photographic styles current with their time and consistent with their personas."Participating writers: Robert Faires, Steve Harrigan, Kirk Lynn, Janis Bergman-Carton, Kurt Heinzelman, Katie Robinson Edwards, Pete Gershon, Saundra Goldman, Mary Mikel Stump and Edward Carey, Annette DiMeo CarlozziParticipating artists: Sydney Yeager, Jules Buck Jones, Steve Wiman, Liz Ward, Caroline Wright, Stella Alesi, and Rick Mansfield, Brett Brookshire, Leon Alesi and Amy MorrowParticipating actors: Nadine Mozon, Jeff Mills, Jason Phelps, Florinda Bryant, Cami Calys, Teresa Elliott, William Tucker, Jennifer Balkan, Van Harrison, William Hoover and Amy Morrow

Russell Etchen: About ___ Rocks

Lawndale Art Center

February 27 - January 16, 2017

Etchen says the mural "represent[s] Us, You, Me. How so many of our lives have been distilled to one box or another. How individualism is an illusion. How we're parts of a bigger whole. How we've actually become digital heads-in-a-box-The Profile Picture. An avatar on screen. Floating EYES looking at everything."



Just in time for summer, here comes an environmental social sculpture inspired by research stations in Antarctica. Two Santa Fe-based artists, Sandra Wang and Crockett Bodelson,...

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Design Fair 2014

Features examples of contemporary design, as well as vintage modern objects of the 20th century. A wide selection of curated items will be available for...

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Curb Appeal: Krista Birnbaum

Using artificial plants and computer generated photographs to stand in for living foliage, this installation simulates the maintenance of a year-round growing season in minimalist...

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Safe Distance: Galina Kurlat

An exhibition of large format photographs using Polaroid positive/negative black and white film. Kurlat manipulates the negatives, allowing some to degrade. In conjunction with the FotoFest...

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Lawndale Wall Draw

The public is invited to help create drawings on the walls of the main gallery space at Lawndale Art Center with studio artist Shayne Murphy. The...

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Awkward Family Photo Day

The holidays are here and it is time to get that annual family portrait made! You know the one that your mother keeps hounding you...

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Regina Agu: Nerve Endings

Agu’s recent work focuses on collective and personal histories. Her work consists of works on paper, installation and performance.

Día de los Muertos Retablos

One  of Lawndale’s most popular programs, the annual Día de los Muertos exhibition of retablos returns. Come see your favorite artists in sheet metal!

Texas Biennial Invitational

The Texas Biennial presents a special exhibition, co-curated by Michael Duncan and Virginia Rutledge, showcasing current work from Christie Blizard, Marcelyn McNeil, Tom Orr and...

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Susannah Mira: Room Divider

Susannah Mira employs thousands of laser cut plywood pieces in her installation titled Room Divider.

Lina Dib: Murmurations

Soundscapes drawing attention to transitional spaces in Lawndale’s building, such as the elevator, stairwells and a third-floor window.

The Big Slide Show

Join Lawndale and Houston’s talented Big Show artists for short, informal presentations about their work. Come early as seating is limited. Today’s lineup: Thursday, August...

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The Big Show!

The Big Show is Lawndale Art Center’s annual open-call, juried exhibition. It has been an important venue through which emerging and under-represented Houston area artists...

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Rahul Mitra: Box City

Hundreds of painted cardboard boxes echo the slums of Mitra’s native India and Favela shantytowns.


Six artists who integrate discarded items with clay and ceramic processes.

Mike Beradino: Crystal Palace

Dimly lit screens painted with photo luminescent-pigment. A custom built green channel laser “projector” will then project graphical interpretations of the space on to the...

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Present Tense

Eight artists using sculpture, video and photography to explore personal narratives, featuring new works by Brittney Connelly, Shannon Dunca, Rosine Koumen, Emily Peacock, Britt Ragsdale,...

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