Contemporary Art Exhibitions from Houston-Area Artists

Lawndale Art Center

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About This Project

Lawndale Art Center needs YOUR support to present innovative, new works created by artists who live and work in the region.

Lawndale is one of the only art spaces in Houston that exhibits the works of local contemporary artists. Over 500 artists each year show their works in solo and group shows that feature works in all media, including traditional painting, photography and sculpture, along with new media: sound, video, installation-based work, computer/internet-based work and performance. Programs presented during the exhibitions offer opportunities to meet the artists and experience their art in a variety of ways, in talks, workshops, performances, film screenings and other events.

Anyone, no matter of education, age or experience may submit proposal for an exhibition at Lawndale. It is free to apply. Nothing is scheduled more than one year in advance, so visitors are sure to see very new and often, very experimental work each time they visit Lawndale Art Center.

Lawndale provides a small honorarium to the artist or artists exhibiting in each gallery to offer financial support with no restrictions.  It is a goal of the organization to increase these payments to aid in the creation of new work. The current annual cost of presenting exhibitions at Lawndale each year is over $175,000.

Your donation, no matter how big or small supports all aspects of presenting exhibitions at Lawndale. For instance, $25 funds paint and supplies to repair the walls between shows, $50 buys paper to print brochures that educate audiences about each exhibition, $150 pays for a bulk-mail permit to mail invitations to over 3,000 households, $300 funds postage to send out those invitations, $1000 or more goes directly to artists to help fund the creation of their works.

Located in the Museum District in a historic Art Deco Building, Lawndale is free and open to the public six days a week. Visit the website to learn about what is currently on view and what programs are coming up.  Thank you for your donation.

Donor Benefits

All donors will be listed on the Lawndale Art Center website: