The Gift of Giving September 19, 2018 11:51

Last August we experienced Hurricane Harvey and an onset of financial struggles followed.  To prepare for the holiday season, we decided to begin shopping for family in September, at our ART IS AN Outdoor Market.  From September to December we continued to purchase from local artists and artisans. 

Small businesses such as Brenda Grands Jewelry, State Line Designs, and Black Tea Cafe helped us to find unique gifts for our loved ones. 

We quickly realized the feeling we had purchasing these very special hand made products was an overwhelming amount of happiness, and even felt by the gift receiver.  For years we heard the phrase "the gift of giving", but never understood the concept until last December.  How had we never known about this wonderful feeling of gift giving? 

The answer is simple; we have become commercialized! Over the years shoppers are pulled away from small business purchases, and pushed towards the large retail centers to purchase what everyone else has. What is seen in commercials is what we look to fill in our lives.  We are separated from the unique and personalized gift giving experience. This year, Let us change the way we give gifts.  Rather than buying in bulk for your family, try to give a hand made gift from a small business or local art market. For an even more personalized gift try attending a local arts or crafts class to #makeityourown. The feeling is a very special amount of happiness when gifts are handmade. The experience will overwhelm you and the receiver, providing you both with a lifetime of happiness!  

Check out our ART IS AN Outdoor Market Facebook Page (@artisanoutdoormarket) for a list of fabulous local artists, artisans, and farmers.  Here are a few more for your consideration:

Art Is An Outdoor Market presents Oktoberfest Art Market September 19, 2018 10:52

Art Is An Outdoor Market presents

Oktoberfest Art Market

We look forward to seeing you join us for the largest block party in West Houston.  More than 90 farmers, artists, and artisans join us to bring you art, food, music, drinks, and our all time favorite....fur babies.  That's right, the Houston SPCA and TWRC Wildlife Center will be at to our for a limited time.  Come early and stay all day for face painting, shopping, live music and more.    

Where: Watsons House of Ales (14656 Grisby Road)

When: Saturday September 29th

Time: 11a to 6p

Mindful Movement Summer Camp 2018 January 2, 2018 14:24

We are super excited to offer you all our Mindful Movement Summer Camp for Summer 2018. Our Mindful Movement Summer Camp, is offered every June, July, and August for children ages 4 and up. Our camp includes Yoga, Art, Art History and a Music lesson. Each day is a new fun day for the children, challenging them to learn, create, and have fun. 

Camp Hours: 830a to 430p, Monday through Thursday. Half Day option is also offered from 830a to 1230p.

Doors open 30 minutes prior.  There will be an additional charge of $20 per half hour for late pick up. 

Registration: Each person must be paid to enter. You will receive an auto-receipt in your email!

Price Per Week:  $230 per participant (Full Day); $165 per participant (Half Day)

This summer camp in Houston features step-by-step instruction to help children create different pieces of artwork through the summer months of June, July, and August.  Our kids summer camp includes:

- Acrylic painting

- Pastel color creations

- Collage Work

- Watercolor

- Yoga (1 hour)

- Board Games

- Music Lesson (1 hour)

Age: 4 and up

Please pack lunch, snacks and beverages as this is not included in our price!  Painting and art supplies are included in our price. 

Yoga taught by Mario Quinjano, Art Lessons provided by Sarah B. Lowe, and Music Lessons by Sarah McDonner.  Board Games are taught during breaks to encourage team work and collaboration. 

Our 2018 schedule is located on our Summer Camp main page, click here

Farmers and Artists Holiday Market - Dec 16th November 2, 2017 14:53


Join us December 16th from 10a to 3p for an afternoon of shopping through Farmers and Artists of Houston and surrounding areas.   

More than 40 farmers and artists will exhibit their products for purchase.  Get all of your holiday shopping done in one afternoon!!! 

14710 Grisby Square, Houston, Texas 77079

After the Storm September 7, 2017 15:00

We know most of you are probably dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, as we are. 

Our studio had minimal damage, which we are working to repair. Now that the dust has settled a bit, we wanted to let you know we are up and running.  The Art Cellar of Houston is holding public classes weekly for adults and children.  Give us a call or shoot us an email to book your private party.

"ART IS AN Outdoor Market" is a rain or shine art market. We plan to go forth with the ART IS AN Outdoor Market on September 30th from 11a to 6p.  Our vendors have graciously agreed to donate a portion of their proceeds to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund for the Energy Corridor Residents. We look forward to celebrating the neighborhood's return on September 30th.    

Yoga & Painting Classes Added August 6, 2017 12:37

The Art Cellar of Houston is excited to announce we now offer Yoga and Painting classes every Wednesday from 7-10p.  Click on our Calendar to find the painting you like best; then click the painting to reserve your spot online.  We have extra yoga mats, if you do not own one.  Book your spot today!  

Check out the new ideas we have on our SEPTEMBER CALENDAR, including our "ART IS AN Outdoor Market", held September 30th.  Family friendly, free to enter, more than 70 vendors, a kids zone, food trucks, music, and much more!

See you there!!!

Marie Forelo Success Stories and Art Cellar Houston August 14, 2016 09:25

Find your passion, and follow your dreams!!!  Marie Forleo has been an inspiration to us here at the Art Cellar Houston.  You can read success stories of those who have followed her, or create one of your own.  Her words and guidance will inspire you to be more than you can be.  Click here, then scroll down to the "Follow your heart" article:




Book a Private Painting Party / Team Building in Houston March 19, 2016 11:41

Private painting party packages available for friends, families, business team building, birthdays, bridal showers, associations and other organizations in Houston and surrounding areas.

You may rent our 1400 sqft art studio as a venue for an art showing or other event. Special pricing applies, please contact us at 832.596.7983 or  For more details, click here: