Art League Houston is one of Houston’s longest operating non-profit visual arts organizations and was the first alternative art space in Texas. Founded in 1948 and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1953, Art League Houston (ALH) was created to promote the public appreciation of and interest in the visual arts.
During the past 65 years, ALH has provided over 900 exhibitions to the Houston community, showcased the work of nearly 22,500 artists, and instructed over 36,000 students through the Art League School and outreach programs.
The mission of Art League Houston is to cultivate awareness, appreciation, and accessibility of contemporary visual art within the community for its cultural enrichment. Art League Houston provides an opportunity for all members of the community to experience the contemporary visual arts. We achieve our mission through exhibitions, education, and outreach programs.
About the Art League School
Over the last 45 years, the Art League School has provided Houston-area residents with a venue for both the novice and professional artists to develop technical skills and further their artistic exploration. Led by dedicated faculty and experienced artists, classes are held throughout the week and have limited enrollment to ensure that each student has ample opportunity for questions and discussion. Classes include drawing, mixed media, jewelry, watercolor, artist development, puppetry, sculpture, and ceramics.