Getting Crafty in the New Year : Fun Art Spots in Houston

New year, new you. I am not talking about diets or eliminating the “bad” things in your life. What about trying something new? Stop scrolling through your phone and think outside the box – the creative box, I mean.

Houston is a very artsy and fun city – from galleries to museums, there is always a shiny exhibit that can draw your attention. But, what if that art came from you? Grab your spouse for a date night or your besties and get creative. We have rounded up some perfect art spots in Houston to get your creative juices flowing.

colorful mural that says "Lift You Higher"

Pinspiration Houston Heights

004 Yale Street Suite 900

This one is perfect for the beginner artist. You choose your DIY no matter if you walk in solo or make a reservation with friends. Try the Splatter Room too – messes just aren’t for the kids.

Honey Art Cafe

3516 S Shepherd Drive

Maybe art isn’t your forte. Honey Art Cafe has more than art to learn and explore – try a bullet journaling class. They have sweet treats and coffee to make this a unique experience.

paint brushes laying in orange and red paint

The Rustic Brush

Multiple Houston Locations

Another great place to DIY with your friends. BYOB, too. You don’t have to be a professional artist here – all skill levels are welcome. Check them out – there is probably one in your local area!

Art Cellar Houston

1809 Eldridge Parkway, Suite 210

Art Cellar Houston is great for private parties, team building, and corporate events. Another great option to BYOB. They have multiple mediums from painting on canvas to painting on glass.

AR Workshop in Cypress

16718 House and Haul Road, Unit C1

With a great selection of projects to complete, this northwest Houston spot is perfect for making something unique and all your own. Check out their calendar of classes and what options you have for yummy treats and eats.

The Artsy Soul

12920 University Blvd #300

This artsy joint in Sugarland not only has painting, but they specialize in mosaics and pottery too. They have so much to offer the budding artist including special classes or a private party for you and your artsy friends.

hands making pottery on a wheel

Painting With a Twist

6850-A FM 1960 Rd East

Pop in and paint or schedule a private party. Make it a date night with your love and see who is the better artist! You choose your piece no matter the skill level. Sip, paint, and have fun!

Katy Paint and Pottery

24937 Roesner Rd

This Katy studio offers painting and pottery. Come in and try a pottery wheel – it’s good therapy. Go in for some self care and see how creative you can get or make it a party with your closest friends.

Throw out those resolutions and try something new. In a busy world of responsibility, it’s fun to discover creativity in ways you haven’t before. There are so many neat art spots in Houston to find that inner artist. Get your art on, Houston moms!


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Kim Reed
Kim R. was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana but is a Texan now! She graduated from Texas A&M University {Whoop!} in 1999 and moved back to Houston to start her high school teaching/school counseling career. That Houston move resulted in meeting a cute next door neighbor at her apartment complex who later became her husband. Kim and that cute neighbor moved to the Cypress in 2005 where they now raise Griffin {October 2008} and Emmy {August 2013}. Life has had some hardships, and Kim is open to sharing her story of enduring grief and encouraging moms to take care of their mental health. Her other passions include reading all the books, watching reruns of Friends, sweating it out at Orangetheory Fitness, and a good margarita. Kim also believes in working hard to make each day better than the one before. Read more on her blog –


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