Richmond Avenue Public Art Trail
May 2021 - January 2022
Part of the St. George Place Redevelopment Authority’s (SGPRA) mission is to rebuild and enhance critical infrastructure within the Redevelopment Zone. By acknowledging the role of art and culture as economic development drivers, the 25,000+ people driving Richmond Avenue every day will be able to enjoy a rotating “museum in the medians” showcasing local, contemporary art. In these unusual and challenging times, this seems especially timely and fitting.
Bill Hutz, Chairman, St. George Place Redevelopment Authority
In 2019, we were excited to be invited by the St. George Place Redevelopment Authority to participate in the ongoing esplanade improvement efforts on Richmond Avenue. Three sculptures were installed between S. Rice Avenue and Chimney Rock Road. This year, the program has expanded to be the largest Boulevard exhibit in the City of Houston. Based on the successful citywide temporary sculpture exhibitions in the last eight years, we invited ten Texas professional artists from across the state to create and erect sculptures for a nine-month duration. Rachel Gardner, Elizabeth Akamatsu, John Runnels, Joyce Lin, Sharon Kopriva, Meredith Jack, Patrick Renner, Joe Barrington, Steve Murphy, and Kevin Stanford are nationally known and have a reputation in providing quality sculptures in a timely manner. Many of the works have been specifically created for this exhibition and have never been shown in public. All of the works are for sale. Please contact us if you have an inquiry about price and availability.
These whimsical pieces of art contribute to the cohesion and wellbeing of this growing urban uptown community. Civic pride and confidence are fostered, and quality of life is improved. Art adds economic value to the area by increasing tourism. The sculptures are now installed between S. Rice Avenue and Hillcroft Street, in the newly landscaped esplanades of Richmond Avenue.
We hope you enjoy the exhibition of temporary art in your neighborhood.
Curator, Redbud Projects