The art venue formerly known as galleryHOMELAND has selected Bayou City Cycles‘ old shop at 1303 Cullen Blvd. for its new exhibition space, headquarters, and — as shown in the rendering above — curbside landscaping. The 6-year lease it’s taking across from Kroger should allow it to make a new name for itself as Space HL, a rebranding that Glasstire‘s Brandon Zech explains is supposed to call attention to the organization’s new focus on stuff besides art, like lectures, experimental performances, and other programs. About 1,000 sq.-ft. of the building will be for exhibitions, reports Zech, but don’t discount the backyard — which could host outdoor events, or you never know, he writes, maybe even “built-out shipping container projects spaces.”
That’d be a new one. The gallery’s last location across in the industrial row across Commerce St. from Tout Suite was a shared parking lot. It’d flirted with relocating from there to a quarter portion of the Imperial Linen & Cleaners building on Harrisburg Blvd. that’s slated to get redone as something retail- and restaurant-ready but changed its mind when the building took on Harvey damage, writes Zech.
What’ll become of the paint-job Bayou City gave its building when it took over from El Miramar Bar in 2016?
Depends on how Space HL feels about murals. The bike shop left the building a few months ago for a Leeland St. storefront 2 blocks east of I-45 that used to house the American Balloon and Novelty Co.
- galleryHOMELAND reopening and rebranding! [galleryHOMELAND]
- galleryHOMELAND rebrands & Signs Six-Year-Lease in Houston’s East End [Glasstire]
Photos: galleryHOMELAND (Space HL); Bayou City Cycles (building and mural); El Miramar Bar (bar)
Would love if this gallery also served coffee…just saying I need an am coffee spot that is not far
Bohemeo’s and Coral Sword are both nearby.
and the nook is across the freeway at UH, and ahh coffee near the soccer stadium.
yeah, one of those old gas stations at that intersection could probably work as a coffee shop, but the area isn’t hurting for coffee, it’s just not overwhelmed with options like montrose.