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East Montrose Civic Association will host its 9th biennial Home Tour and Art Walk on Saturday, April 13, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Situated in the shadow of downtown Houston, East Montrose was platted in the early 1900's - back in the days when Houston's population numbered fewer than 300,000, and when a railroad ran down what is now Fairview.
During the 1960s East Montrose became a center for counterculture and hippie communes. Today a diverse mix of people and architecture, this pedestrian-friendly area was recently named one of the ten great neighborhoods in America.
The tour will highlight a wide variety of architectural styles featuring seven unique homes.
Five restaurants - including Cuchara, Sorrel Urban Bistro, Gratifi Kitchen, Bocados, and the new ElevenXI will offer delectable tastings to guests.
Also visit the working studios of a dozen or so local artists, all within comfortable strolling distance. You'll be invited in to the space where artists get their inspiration, and you'll see where and how their crafts come to life.
Featured artists include Joan Son, Fantasy Gallery, Gloria Stamper Photography, Penny Cerling, Veronique Schlumberger, Lee Benner, Nanci Engle, Marguerite Belkin, Keiko Kinsey, and Theresa Dimenno. Historic music landmark Anderson Fair, 2007 Grant at Welch, will show photography by Cindy Hsin Shung.
East Montrose is in the 77006 Zip Code and lies within the boundaries of Montrose, West Gray, Genessee, and Fairview. Drive or bicycle over, and look for the Home Tour signs.
Advance tickets cost $15 at www.eastmontrose.org. Day-of-Tour tickets are $20 and available at any tour home. The Art Walk is free. Advance tickets cost $15 at www.eastmontrose.org. Day-of-Tour tickets are $20 and available at any tour home.