Houston has a surprising amount of art – the only problem is finding it.
I had planned to drive through Houston on our southern US road trip but unfortunately didn’t have a lot of time to explore it properly. I was hoping to find some Instagram locations in Houston, so with only half a day in the city, I made it my mission to find a few great art pieces in just one morning of exploration. Here’s what I found! These artistic photo spots in Houston, Texas, are sure to make some great pics.
(Adickes Sculpturworx Studio, 2401 Nance St)
This sculpture garden is the creation of artist David Adickes. His huge statues of celebrities and public figures have been placed in various locations all over USA, and now mostly live inside his studio. The sculpture garden is private property, but if you head over in business hours then you might be lucky enough to find it open to wander around and pose for photos.
Some of his well known sculptures include the presidents heads, with Washington, Nixon, Lincoln, Bush, and Reagan all making an appearance. There’s also a giant Charlie Chaplain, and members of the Beatles to be found.
Art Car Museum
(140 Heights Blvd)
The Art Car Museum is a collection of elaborately decorated vintage vehicles, ranging from hippie vans to racers. The art car movement is fairly recent and has stemmed from the owner’s desire to make a statement and reflect their personality by decorating their vehicle.
You don’t need to be a car lover to enjoy this place. As long as you’re into wacky modern art, you’ll enjoy the vehicles that are dressed up and on display. Unfortunately it was closed when we arrived so I didn’t get to go inside, but I’ve heard that the museum is pretty neat.
Beer Can House
(222 Malone St)
The Beer Can House is the creation of John Milkovisch, a retired upholsterer who started the project of decorating his house with beer cans in 1968. Over 18 years, the house slowly became covered in beer cans and bottle caps, which not only looked pretty, but also helped with lowering the energy bills.
It’s estimated that around 50,000 cans adorn the Beer Can House. This house has been an icon in Houston for many years, and is open to the public for a $5 admission on weekends from 12PM – 5PM.
Greetings From Houston mural
(Corner of White Oak Drive and Harvard St)
These ‘greetings from’ murals can be found all over USA and have been popping up in major cities and other US destinations over the past few years.
Houston’s mural is located in Greater Heights. As this is a popular mural for people to pose with, try visiting early in the morning if you want a photo without having to wait for other people.
Houston actually has tons of amazing art pieces that you can visit. If you’re interested in seeing more of them, you might like to take a Houston murals tour.
(2800 Post Oak Blvd)
The Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park is a grand water sculpture set in a large park. 11,000 gallons of water is pumped to the top of the fountain each minute, where it cascades down the inner and outer walls.
If you stand in the center of the semi-circular structure, you’ll get drenched by spray and feel the full force of the water falling around you. It’s an awesome place for a great Instagram pic, too.