D&B Village Art, Houston Shops & Galleries

D&B Village Art gallery owner, Houston

Houston Shops & Galleries

Bisong Art Gallery
DESCRIPTION: Carla Bisong founded Bisong Art Gallery in 2013 at a loft in the Historic Warehouse District of Houston. While working for Merrill Lynch, she decided to follow her passion and open an art gallery to showcase talented artists that might not have representation in larger art galleries. She grew the art gallery until it was time to leave the corporate job. Today, Bisong gallery is rooted in the community providing art exhibitions, workshops, painting classes, weddings, and corporate receptions. The Gallery is within walking distance from the U. of Houston-Downtown campus.
DAYS & HOURS: Wed-Sat 1pm-5pm
ADDRESS: 1305 Sterrett Street, Houston, Texas MAP
PARKING: All meters are turned off after 6 pm and street parking is available.
PHONE: 713-498-3015
WEBSITE: https://bisonggallery.com/about/

Brown Sugar Café & Books
DESCRIPTION: An upscale cafe where many people visit and feel at home. Though founded by a former corporate tax accountant, It’s way more than coffee & good reads! Experience with our unique selections of beverages along with author events, and music. Signup for the calendar of events.
DAYS & HOURS: Wed-Fri 7a-7p, Sat-Sun 9a-7p
ADDRESS: 5330 Freeway Road, Katy, TX, 77449, Suit J
PARKING: onsite
PHONE 346-377-6028 and 214-241-4933
WEBSITE: https://www.brownsugarcafeandbooks.com/

Gite Gallery
DESCRIPTION: Located in a charming two-story brick house, built in 1943, the Gite Gallery features contemporary and traditional African art. Owner and curator Lloyd Gite takes great pride in decorating it to look more like a home than a typical “white-walled” gallery. Gite’s former career in television journalism led him to travel extensively throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. Traveling to Africa over 35 times, he became a prominent African art dealer while working as a TV reporter and selling art out of his home. His passion for African art evolved into a gallery. Gite also specializes in interior design, custom framing, art integration, and consulting for in-home placement.
DAYS & HOURS: by appt.
ADDRESS: 2024 East Alabama Street, Houston, TX MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 713-523-3311
WEBSITE: http://thegitegallery.com/site/

Melodrama Boutique
DESCRIPTION: Jackie Adams presents an upscale boutique of custom-fit garments and conducts specialty shows for women.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 11a-7p
ADDRESS: 5306 Almeda Road, Houston, TX MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 713-523-1608
WEBSITE: http://melodramaboutiqueonline.com

Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center & Bookstore
DESCRIPTION: Features an amazing display of African and African American arts, Africana books, children’s books Karamu Gallery features a huge collection of original art, crafts, jewelry, and gifts. While visiting the bookstore remember that the cultural center contains an emotionally engaging Black Holocaust exhibit and an inspiring Black Inventors exhibit. They have great sales on Buy Black Day in November.
DAYS & HOURS: Wed-Sat 11a-6p
ADDRESS: 5309 Martin Luther King Blvd, Houston, TX MAP
PARKING: free on-premises
PHONE: 832-408-1071
WEBSITE: https://www.shrinesoftheblackmadonna.org/bookstore/

Bryn & Lyn’s Unique Boutique
DESCRIPTION: A boutique for women’s apparel & jewelry
ADDRESS: Painted Tree Boutiques, 6729 South Fry Road, Katy, TX
WEBSITE: none, but see https://www.facebook.com/Bryn-Lyns-Unique-Boutique-103915851929726

D&B African Village Arts
DESCRIPTION: This couple has been selling products since the 1970s. They tender one of Houston’s largest and most diverse collections of African art pieces and furniture. They occasionally offer discounts.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon–Sat 11a-7p
ADDRESS: 4808 Almeda Road, Houston, TX MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 713-526-3001
WEBSITE: none, but reached at https://www.facebook.com/D-B-African-Village-Arts-LLC-532771967186080/

McQueen’s Custom Tailors
DESCRIPTION: From head to toe, they fit any size to please along with plenty of accessories. They sell unique shoes for men & women, ties, cufflinks, watches, hats, and jewelry for all personal styles.
DAYS & HOURS: appt only
ADDRESS: 4402 Almeda Road, Houston, TX MAP
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 713-526-2272
WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/McQueens/

CushCity
DESCRIPTION: CushCity no longer has a brick-and-mortar store. But they maintain a huge collection of Afrocentric books, hard-to-find videos, and Black Greek apparel online.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 10a-5p
ADDRESS: 13559 Bammel North Houston Road, Houston, TX MAP
PHONE: 281-444-4265 or 800-340-5454
WEBSITE: http://www.cushcity.com

Black Heritage Gallery
DESCRIPTION: Robbie Lee opened in 1977, she has one of the most complete art galleries in the city. Her collections include art by John Biggers, Annie Lee, Charles Bibbs, Brenda Joysmith, Ernie Barnes, Jacob Lawrence, Varnette Honeywood, William Tolliver, Ava Cosey, Elizabeth Catlett, Romare Bearden, Brenda Joysmith, and more. You can find just the artistic style to suit your home or office in originals, limited editions, prints, lithographs, dolls, posters, and cards; custom framing performed onsite and handicap accessible.
DAYS & HOURS: CLOSED
ADDRESS: 2002 Oakdale Road @ Almeda, Houston, TX MAP

Lady L Boutique
DESCRIPTION: Upscale clothing boutique and hair extensions since 2003. Singer-owner LaToya Luckett presents the hottest fashions from Black Halo, Sky, Ed Hardy, LaROK, and Justin Timberlake’s line. All items are hand-picked by LaToya. It is located in the Uptown Shopping Center.
DAYS & HOURS: CLOSED
ADDRESS: 1101 Uptown Park Blvd, Suite 16, Houston, TX MAP

Reggae Bodega
DESCRIPTION: Gift and music store that’s a cool place to hang out for open mic sessions on Fridays most nights.
DAYS & HOURS: CLOSED
ADDRESS: 4816 Almeda Road, Houston, TX MAP

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