December 9, 2022

Art Studios in Houston, TX

Written by Rachel Eddins

Posted in Local and with tags: houston


Whether you create masterpieces, doodle in the margins, paint by number, or color outside the lines, making art is known to benefit your mental health.

Thanks to the calming effects of creativity, your brain will thank you for spending time making something beautiful. Not sure where to start? Look no further.

Below, Eddins Counseling Group in Houston, Texas, has rounded up some of the best art studios in the Houston area to help you on your artistic journey.


Art Square Studios

Art Square Studios in Houston is a top choice for artists of all kinds, from beginners to seasoned professionals. Whether you want to get into painting, photography, graphic or fashion design, or anything else where you have to think outside the box, this is your one-stop shop for creativity.

Since 1999, Art Square Studios has been an important part of the Houston art community and has improved the stigma around artists working in isolation. Owners Ben and Vicki bought the abandoned Midtown structure in 1997 after their art store was successful throughout the 80s and 90s.

Now, thanks to their community involvement, they have built solid relationships with local establishments and improved the lives of local artists and the surrounding businesses.

Art Square Studio has four Houston locations and is already home to more than 20 artists of varying abilities and media types. This means that no matter your level, you’re in good company. Don’t have the right supplies to start your new craft? Art Supply on Main Street has tools for every skill level.

  • Locations : 2301 Almeda Road, Houston, with two additional satellite locations on Commerce.
  • Hours : Open weekdays until 6 p.m. and weekends until 5 p.m., but tenants can access after-hours with a gate opener.

Spring Street Studios

Located in the beautiful Sawyer Yards complex is Spring Street Studios. Formerly the Harris Moving and Storage Building, this space has been re-purposed into 75 mixed-use spaces plus a gallery, and the residents are just waiting for you to join their group of talented artists.

Spring Street Studios is currently home to 68 artists of mixed styles. What kind of art are you interested in? Photography, painting, ceramics, dance, theater, mixed media, and more are all featured in the halls of Spring Street Studios and its adjoining gallery. Not sure where to begin? Need more inspiration? Some residents offer classes in their art for you to try before you commit to one style.

  • Location : 1824 Spring St., Houston.
  • Hours : Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Silver Street Studios

Silver Street Studios is home to 68 workspaces with over 80 artists. Located in the old Silver Eagle Distribution building, this arts and events complex features a 20,000-square-foot venue space. Silver Street Studios hosts some of the most exciting festivals, markets, and events in Houston.

With over 80 artists occupying its studios, you’re welcome to explore all artistic avenues. Whether you’d like to explore oil or acrylic painting, charcoal or pencil drawing, sculpting, jewelry-making, collages, or any type of graphic art, there is something at Silver Street Studios for every budding artist. No matter your choice, you’re making a positive change for your mental health by embracing your creative side.

  • Location : 2000 Edwards St., Houston.
  • Hours : Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Serenity Studios

Located in the desirable Heights area, Serenity Studios is the perfect place to shift your mental focus and hone your creativity. Whether you want to host your own classes in its studio space, join virtual art classes from home, dive into a specific medium, or branch out to try different styles, Serenity Studios is the perfect opportunity to start.

Take private one-on-one classes to begin your journey, or have a friend or group join you for a fun and relaxing night out. Want to make art in the comfort of your home? Reserve your spot in a virtual class to explore drawing, acrylic, watercolor, knitting, or crochet. Alternatively, you could create on your own time with pre-set materials by scheduling an open studio. Once you’ve created a masterpiece you’re proud of, show it off in the Serenity Studios gallery. No matter which creative route you choose, your mental health will thank you.

  • Location : 1331 Yale St., Houston.
  • Hours : Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Carson’s Art School

Sean Carson, owner and head instructor of Carson’s Art School, has been teaching art to all skill levels for more than 45 years. He feels strongly that passion and patience are the foundations of a positive art experience and that talent is not required. Letting yourself enjoy the process of making art is key, and this art studio has classes and camps for people of all ages.

Kids aged 6 to 12 can join art classes that are bound to fit into your family’s schedule. Preteens and teens from 10 to 17 can hone their artistic skills in group classes that work with their school and extracurricular activities. Adults can take classes at any skill level that fit into their busy schedules. Don’t like the idea of making art in a group setting? You can also opt for personalized lessons to satisfy your creative needs and discover your own personal style and focus.

  • Location : 5131 South Fry St., Suite 600, Katy.
  • Hours : Monday from 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


So, there you have it. At Eddins Counseling Group, we have just shared our list of the best art studios in the Houston area. We hope these suggestions help you to flex your creative muscles and improve your mental health, thanks to the proven benefits of making art.

What do you think of our list? If you don’t see your favorite or have one to add, be sure to contact our dedicated team to let us know and book your next appointment with us to continue your journey to mental wellness with one of our Houston, Montrose, or Sugar Land therapists.


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