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Houston’s Ultimate Art Stroll Takes Over Sawyer Yards

Inside the City's Art Alley

BY // 04.24.19

Fast becoming a staple on the Houston art world calendar, the Sawyer Yards Spring Biannual Art Show and Sale opens its doors this weekend, Saturday, April 27, from 5 to 9 pm. Interested aspiring collectors will have the chance to peruse, absorb and ultimately acquire all kinds of works from Sawyer Yards’ staggering 350 artists who call the studios across the sprawling campus home.

Fresh off its first-ever Holiday Art Stroll, the spring installment of the art market once again boasts hundreds of artists who work across almost every art medium, encompassing painting, sculpture, glass, ceramic, photography, mosaic, jewelry, mixed media and more.

Per tradition, hundreds of artists will be opening their studios for a rare, behind the scenes look at where they work, for fascinating glimpses into the art-making process. The studios open to the public include Silver Street Studios, The Silos at Sawyer Yards, Winter Street Studios, and Sabine Street Studios.

The campus also boasts some of the best collection of street art in town, aka Art Alley, which is a great al fresco art view while strolling between studios.

Talents who are not-to-be-missed at this edition of the art show include Kathy Drago, who won first place at Lawndale Arts Center’s Big Show; the heady geometric drawings and paintings by John Hovig (many inspired by the humble paperclip); and the stunning, complex mixed media work of Marsha Glickman.

Further, participating artists will donate a portion of all their sales to the Glassell School of Art towards student scholarships at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s acclaimed art school.

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Each year, as the Biannual Art Show and Sale events grow, the continued interest in one of the country’s largest living communities of artists evolves, too. Sawyer Yards’ ever-popular Second Saturdays have also become a hot date, with the monthly art show ensuring that an en plein air visit to an art studio for the chance to snap up a piece from a working artist is never too far off.

What: Sawyer Yards Spring Biannual Art Show and Sale

When: Saturday, April 27, from 5 to 9 pm

Where: Sawyer Yards

Price: Free

For more information, click here.

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