“Exploration is the engine that drives innovation. Innovation drives economic growth. So let’s all go exploring.” –Edith Widder (a biologist and deep-sea explorer).

Literally hundreds of homes are being sold and moved into every day here in the Houston area. Talk about growth! The Sugar Land/Missouri City area is arguably #1 in Houston, if not one of the hottest spots in the whole Uninted States for new homes, not to mention the go-to area for families moving from out of town.

So what is hung on the empty walls of those beautiful new homes? Art of course! Instead of going to places like Hobby Lobby, Ikea, or Z Gallerie (that has mass-produced replicas) as your first option, go exploring for places and galleries that support local artists! (Below are a list of art destinations in the Ft. Bend area.)

Do you love the art that is displayed at the shop? Love the chance to take it home with you? Well, here are ways you can get involved with us at Vino & Vinyl as we support local artists:

It all starts with “First Friday Art”!  On the first Friday of every month we have an art show where people can come meet the artist of the month, try some wine, listen to some music, and be the first people to see the new art on display. If you love a piece you see at the show (or another time during the month), place a bid in our silent auction. The coolest part about buying art this way (supporting local artists), is that you get to hang an original work in your home or office. The end result are the arts being supported where we live, and not just in the downtown areas around Houston. So, let’s go exploring! Let’s build a thriving art community in the Fort Bend area!

ART DESTINATIONS:

Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery

Art League of Fort Bend

Center Stage Gallery

The Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land

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