With the Downtown District at the helm, this new public art initiative is called Art Blocks. From lessons learned about public art’s capacity to awaken change in areas that have not yet realized their full potential, Art Blocks strives to enliven Main Street Square. This inaugural project by the Downtown District Public Art Committee, supported by the professional services of the Weingarten Art Group, includes a series of site-specific installations by internationally lauded artists and designers such as Patrick Renner, Jessica Stockholder and New York-based collective YesYesNo – some making their Houston debut.
The temporary installations compliment the permanent public art that call Main Street Square their home, including Floyd Newsum’s vibrant Planter and Stems, an installation that was part of the 2004 streetscape project and restored and reinstalled on the 900 block of Main this past March.
Pop up performances, interactive experiences and community festivals will add to a schedule of events that complements the spirit of the major public art commissions.
We know you love your home at Riverwalk Apartments in Houston, Texas, but it’s important to stay active and involved in your community. Attending this event is the perfect chance for you to journey outside your comfort zone to meet new people and seek new opportunities.
Sunday, August 21, 2016 – 6:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Main Street Square
1000 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002