Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Why I Love Houston: True South

Welcome to my Why I Love Houston Series, where I share my favorite Houston experiences and excursions. My goal is to make my hometown of Houston more accessible to the ever-changing mix of folks adopting our amazing city as their home base and reminding natives of the hidden gems throughout H-town.

Why I love Houston....exciting public art exhibits like True South.

I'm passionate about our local art scene in Houston.​​W​e're lucky to not only have access to world class museums, but also amazing public exhibits like True South-- A Historic Trail of the Arts. This temporary installation along Heights Boulevard features eight sculptures by contemporary Texas artists. These pieces bring a smile to my face everyday as I make my neighborhood commute to the Why I Love Houston Properties' office on the Boulevard, where Kermit Eisenhut's Heart of the Heights sits​ right out ​side of​ our front door!

I highly recommend making a pilgrimage along the Heights Boulevard Trail to get up close and personal with these day-brightening artworks before the exhibition ends on December 15th. Plus these installations make fun family photo backdrops and selfies for Facebook and Instagram​! A few favorites are Sharon Kopriva's Marcella, a whimsical, bird-like figure whose wings are made of paintbrushes; Hans Molzberger's Retired Cowboy Clown, an over-sized rocking chair with a tiny cowboy clown perched atop; and Joe Barrington's Sock Monkey, a playful take on this iconic stuffed toy.

While in the neighborhood, make sure to stop by one of my favorite​s​, Revival Market, for breakfast or lunch, or grab a coffee and snack to go. Another great refreshment option along the trail is EQ coffee house. And if you're ready to make the Heights your new neighborhood​, ​be sure to set up a viewing of this charming bungalow or this lovely, newly renovated house, both just a short walk away from the trail.

Happy Trails,


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