From Water to Art
A Texas city’s art scene is going underground. An abandoned cistern in Houston,
Texas, USA has been transformed into a public space for art installations. The aging
structure, which was decommissioned in 2007, would have been razed if a local nonprofit hadn’t received a US$1.7 million grant to reimagine the space. The project team
made the space safe and accessible for visitors by carving a new entranceway, adding
walkways and fire doors, and installing a lighting system. The Buffalo Bayou Park
Cistern’s first art installation opened in December.