An unexpected tenant has temporarily moved into the River Oaks District, the mixed-use commercial development between Afton Oaks and Uptown Park. In the bright, light space across from the Toulouse Café and Bar, there are now wall-to-wall picture frames stacked with precious artwork from some of Houston’s youngest creatives.
Until September 12, the fruits of the KnowAutism Foundation’s “As I Am” artistic program are on display. It’s a natural fit, given the gallery-style layout. The 3,289 square foot high ceilings, studio lights and sliding glass partitions feature paintings by 250 autistic students from 12 schools and nonprofits in the Houston area.