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Third Ward TX

When community development is also art, a neighborhood comes back to life.
Website
Official Website
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Overview

Genre
Arts, Minorities, and Current Affairs
Synopsis

In 1993, a step ahead of the demolition crews, Rick Lowe and six other African-American artists board-up two blocks of abandoned houses in inner-city Houston, painting on the boards for a guerilla art exhibit. They stay to become an internationally-recognized model for community renewal and local transformation, “Project Row Houses”.

But their success attracts deep-pocket developers, threatening to destroy what has been achieved. Their creative response to this new challenge surprises many—and may just work.

Stage
finished
Running time
57 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Welcome Home Productions
Country
United States
Years of Production
2001-2007
Locations
Houston, TX
Prod. Partners
TV8-PBS Houston

Distribution Details

Release year
2007
Distribution
Premiere at SXSW, PBS broadcast
Broadcast (Prod.)
TV8-PBS Houston
Language
English
Subtitles
Closed captions

Photos

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