Art Blocks is a temporary public art initiative created and managed by the Houston Downtown Management District. 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 underutilized areas of Downtown Houston as well as enhance the pedestrian experience.

Art Blocks projects have included site-specific temporary installations by internationally lauded artists and designers such as Patrick Renner, Jessica Stockholder, New York-based collective YesYesNo, Havel Ruck Projects and a number of others —some of which have made their Houston debut through participation in the program.

The temporary installations compliment the more than 30 permanent public art installations that call Downtown Houston home, and pop-up performances, interactive experiences and community festivals add to the creative spirit of the program.


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