main street



Main Street Projects is an artist-run, volunteer collaborative in Houston, which has hosted the artwork of over 200 local, national and international artists to date. Founded in 2012, this artists’ initiative brings art into urban surroundings, visually engaging the street and the pedestrian. Main Street Projects endeavors to improve the public’s accessibility to contemporary art, to beautify and repurpose unused spaces, and to provide the support that enables artists to directly impact and shape their community.

Artists are invited to create site-specific installations and murals in the Mid Main Houston Art Garden and in storefront windows of vacant buildings — one of which was the original home of the Alley Theater.

This project operates on the premise that pleasing enhancements to Main Street will highlight and encourage the presence of public works from artists along this significant corridor, ultimately enhancing social and creative interaction among Houston’s diverse constituency.