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East End Public Art

The East End is home to an impressive collection of public art and the area is particularly noted for its embrace of the mural-making tradition. Comprising the largest accumulation of murals in the city of Houston, these artworks can be found throughout the district on building exteriors, inside places business, and adorning bus shelters and train stations. Many of these artworks were commissioned and tell of the area’s history and culture, others are manifestations of Houston’s strong ties to an urban street art aesthetic, and still others hint at the East End’s continued embrace of traditional sign-making techniques. Collectively, the artworks form a colorful and dynamic visual landscape unlike any other in Houston. 

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East End Table | Capitol Street Gallery, September 2015

East End Table | Capitol Street Gallery, September 2015

EAST END TABLE

East End Table [EET] is a community experience that blends culture and cuisine. EET hosts pop-up dinners in unusual East End settings showcasing some of the area's best creative talent and some of Houston's most notable chefs. Proceeds from EET go directly to support projects in the East End Cultural District. 

2016 Dinners:

  • Friday, March 11, 7PM | The Esplanade, 2800 Navigation, featuring Chef Soren Pederson. Get tickets here: http://bit.ly/eetesplanade
  • Friday, June 10, 7PM | Finca Tres Robles Farm, 257 North Greenwood, featuring Chef Jeremy Goodwin. Get tickets here: http://bit.ly/eetfinca
FrenetiCore Dance performing at Frenetic Theater as part of "Fall in Love with the East End," February 13, 2016

FrenetiCore Dance performing at Frenetic Theater as part of "Fall in Love with the East End," February 13, 2016

cultural district open house

The East End Cultural District Open House is a biannual showcase of artists, public art, and cultural venues in the East End. The one-day Open House offers access to a wide array of free, family-friendly events, performances, exhibitions, studio tours, and artmaking activities throughout the District. The East End Foundation collaborates with cultural partners in the area to develop a schedule of offerings that capture the range and breadth of cultural activity in the East End. 

2016 Events:
Fall in Love with the East End, Saturday, February 13, 1-5PM