What We Are

The First Ward Visual and Historical Arts Center is a non- profit, dedicated to function as a working gallery for residential artists, as well as a educational and historical resource for the first ward

About the Event

Elder St. Visual and Historical Arts Center Eases in To the School Year 
With a Sensuous Night of Wine, Music and Art,.September 9th .
An Exciting Mixture of Artists You Know and Love, And Hand Picked
Fresh and New up and Coming Faces on the art scene. 

           Most people have heard of the Former Jefferson Davis Hospital.Built in 1924, and to some, considered one of the most haunted and to others, the most historical place in Texas, it is now home to many well known artists.
            The building alone is enough to draw a crowd on a daily basis. Naturally Expected, Hundreds of visitors are expected to attend a very unique, and rare glimpse inside the building to sip cocktails, and experience some of the most sought after artists in Houston. With over a hundred artists in this exciting environment, you can't miss this once in a lifetime gathering. 

"The best description of this event is a comparison to "Charlie and The Chocolate Factory."  By Roald Dahl. Those of you who have read this book, remember the excitement over the golden tickets. The tickets were the key to get them into in the candy factory. The mysterious candy factory that everyone wanted to see, but only a selected handful had been invited inside. " -Grace Hudson Pillar-

How it all Started:
  The September 9th Fundraiser, is a fundraiser to promote awareness of " The Boiler Room Project." An effort to save the Jefferson Davis Boiler Room for the intended purpose of supporting the artists in the first ward, and providing a educational and historical resource for the community.