Our Story


Just three minutes from Houston’s downtown business district, Sawyer Yards is defined by eight city blocks of industrial warehouses, revived and reimagined as an anchor for the city’s vibrant art scene.

Sawyer Yards is a creative community thriving in the heart of Houston’s historic First Ward and Arts District Houston, surrounded by an active rail yard where 20+ trains change the landscape each day.

Against this backdrop, industrial warehouses transformed into built- for-purpose studios are now home to one of the largest working artist communities in the country. This exceptional art community is complemented by creative businesses, public galleries, unique dining and entertainment venues— all brought to life through an active schedule of special events.

From the Start, Our Focus Was on Creativity.

The distinctive environment of Sawyer Yards plays up the neighborhood’s eclectic and industrial past and moves it forward with the energy of today’s artists, makers, and innovators.

To enhance its position as a bustling entertainment spot that attracts people and encourages them to linger, Sawyer Yards continues to add artisanal eating, drinking, retail, and recreational opportunities for tenants and visitors.

Our vision is to provide the setting and the resources for creatives and visionaries to prosper in this art-rich city. Our goal is to offer synergy and collaboration to artists and innovators. We are about adding value to Houston’s art scene by developing, supporting, and promoting art-related events, cultural programming, and markets. All these initiatives are bolstered by our strong affiliation with local arts organizations.

We are Houston’s creative heart.

Sawyer Yards Partners

The Deal Company
Lovett Commercial
Western General

The Deal Company, Lovett Commercial, and Western General