Since 2019, Redbud Arts Center has had the pleasure to have been invited by the St. George Redevelopment Authority to participate in the continuous esplanade improvement efforts on Richmond Avenue. This year, the program has expanded to being the largest Boulevard exhibit in the City of Houston with ten sculptures that were installed between S. Rice Avenue and Hillcroft Avenue. We invited artists from across Texas to create and erect sculptures for a nine-month period. The participating artists Joe Barrington, Aaron Kary, Shang-Yi Hua, Susan Budge, Angel Alcala, David Adickes, Jeffie Brewer, Jim Robertson, Mark Monroe, and Russ Connell are nationally known and have a reputation for providing quality work in a timely manner. These whimsical pieces of art contribute to the cohesion and wellbeing of this growing urban uptown community. Civic pride is fostered, and quality of life is improved. Moreover, art adds economic value to the area by increasing tourism.
- Gus Kopriva, Curator, Redbud Arts Center
Redbud Arts Center is a non-profit fine arts organization providing services for the public, located in the historic Houston Heights neighborhood.