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27th Annual Día de los Muertos

Lawndale Art Center

October 20 - November 8, 2014

Almost three decades ago, Lawndale started handing out small 8 x 10” tins and inviting artists to create small works inspired by the traditional Latin American devotional art form of the same name. Always a fun show including amateurs to big names, with proceeds going towards Lawndale programming.

The People's Plate with Otabenga Jones & Associates: Lawndale 2014 mural

Lawndale Art Center

February 28 - January 10, 2015

The 2014 mural at Lawndale Art Center will feature Otabenga Jones & Associates. This project will be the fourth mural at Lawndale Art Center. In addition to the mural at Lawndale there will be a series of adjacent programs, kicking off a year-long commitment to health education. Programs will include cooking classes, a foraging workshop, an urban gardening workshop and a line of mass produced lunchboxes that will be made available to the public.


TJ Hunt: Breaking Ground

TJ Hunt attempts to place her work in dialogue with canonical artworks of the past in order to examine her own position in an art […]

Jade Walker: Contact

An array of Walker’s sexualized fuzzy fabric characters, plagued by physical breakdown, or, in other words, “a personal struggle with spectatorship, binaries within gender, abstraction, […]

This Weird Place

Kinda-sorta figurative art with a decidedly unsettled edge. Described by curator Sebastian Forray as a “flaying” of representation, a “dissection” of abstraction, new works by […]

GENDER Book Project Bookstorming

A community editing party with Boston Davis Bostian, Jay Mays, and Robin Mack, creators of the GENDER book, “a fun, colorful, community-based resource that illustrates […]

Christie Blizard: From the Tipi Project

Lubbock based artist Christie Blizard will present a series of tipis that function as dwellings, points of contact and spatial markings as they are lived […]

Ballast/Break - Alexis Granwell & Carrie Scanga

Granwell delves into the city’s grit and substance by incorporating handmade paper, found objects, and raw materials to create sculptures that evoke primitive architecture. Scanga‘s […]

Curt Gambetta: Office Lights

A 2×4’office ceiling grid containing 12 fluorescent troffer lights that illuminate the empty space behind Lawndale Art Center by Buffalo NY, architect/writer Curt Gambetta, a […]

24th Annual Día de los Muertos Retablo Exhibition

Landale’s big, annual open call, non-juried fundraiser, celebrating the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos by making and  buying contemporary interpretations of retablos on […]

Britt Ragsdale: Screen Test

Video artist Britt Ragsdale, recent CultureMap People’s Choice Award Winner at the 2011 Big Show, is holding an open screen test in Lawndale’s room 317. […]

Lawndale Artist Studio Program: Slide Talk

Lawndale Artist Studio Program participants Seth Mittag, David Politzer and Anne J. Regan present their work and their plans for their residencies at Lawndale.

Daniel Anguilu: Famous Monsters

Opening along with the indoor exhibitions at Lawndale, Daniel Anguilu’s huge mural Famous Monsters will be on view on Lawndale’s north exterior wall through June […]

Jeff Forster: Detritus

Archaic, rudimentary forms in re-claimed building materials and concrete make direct reference to structures we build and what remains of them once they’re abandoned. Skinned […]

Mark Ponder: A Time to Celebrate

In the Project Space, Mark Ponder explores an unsatisfactory use of celebration to cope with death in contemporary funeral rituals. A Time to Celebrate strives […]

Joel Hernandez: Mexicanos

Hernandez stages re-creations of Mexican and Mexican-American culture based on his memories, word of mouth, and Spanish television.


With a curator, a consulting curator, two project advisors and seventeen artists, Lawndale is the first stop of what is to be a three-city junket […]

The Big Show 2011

Lawndale’s annual open-call juried show for artists living within 100 miles of Houston. This year’s juror is Larissa Harris, Curator at Queens Museum of Art.

Anthony Shumate: Exquisite Corpse

Lawndale resident Anthony Shumate continues his tech-happy art endeavors with the presentation of an event and happy hour to engage a new iPad app called […]

The Design Fair 2011

Lawndale Art Center presents The Design Fair 2011 in which they invite you to Learn. Shop. Connect. Formerly the 20th Century Modern MArket, the Design […]

Handmade Nation

Aurora Picture Show joins forces with the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and the Lawndale Art Center to present the documentary Handmade Nation. Filmmaker Faythe […]

23rd Annual D

Lawndale Art Center unleashes its 23rd Annual Día de los Muertos events, a celebration of the art, music and practices of Mexico. For over twenty […]