Tonight’s art opening at the new Box 13 ArtSpace will serve as a grand opening for the new East End art venue as well.
The space is a 2-story former furniture store on the corner of Harrisburg and Cesar Chavez (or — as the organization’s website uh, “artfully”(?) calls the street — “Cesar Chivas”). It features 13 studio spaces for artists in residence, three interior galleries, a storefront-window display space, and an “outdoor performance exhibition space,” known more conventionally as a parking lot.
The artist-run nonprofit intends to acquire a second building, at 6701 Capitol (directly behind the 6700 Harrisburg building), within a few months. “The Capitol building lends itself toward sculptors and installation artists,” declares the website.
After the jump: A quick tour of the new facilities!
The Upstairs Gallery:
The Window Gallery:
One of the nicer studio spaces, directly upstairs:
And the High Performance Parking Lot:
- First BOX 13 public event TONIGHT, May 2, 7:30-10:30pm [Box 13 ArtSpace, via B.S. Houston Art Blog]
- Box13ArtSpace’s Photostream [Flickr]
Images: Box 13 ArtSpace (plans and fourth, fifth, and sixth photos) and Buffalo Bayou Art Park (all others)