The Blank Canvas

The Blank Canvas The Blank Canvas is a local, cultural hub that is doubles as a parking lot as well as a space for farmers' markets, outdoor concerts & other hyperlocal soirees.

We're striving to bring local vibes (and more parking) to Westheimer/Montrose areas in Houston

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11/06/2014

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11/06/2014

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A nearby, Westheimer neighbor was touted on CultureMap's Top 10 Burgers in Houston list... Underbelly/The Hay MerchantCh...
09/16/2013
Houston's 10 best burgers: Beefy, juicy and just about perfect - 2013-Sep-16

A nearby, Westheimer neighbor was touted on CultureMap's Top 10 Burgers in Houston list...

Underbelly/The Hay Merchant

Chris Shepherd had to rename the UB "Double Double" to the "Cease and Desist Burger" after California chain In-N-Out complained. I've been to In-N-Out, and there's no confusing one for the other. The farm-to-table restaurant, considered one of the best in Houston, and the craft beer bar don't share a kitchen, but they do share a butcher shop. That means the parts of whole cows that aren't turned into steaks for Underbelly become burger meat. Delicious, fresh, burger meat that packs big, beefy flavor onto a locally made bun topped with fresh produce and quality, melty cheese.

http://houston.culturemap.com/news/food/09-16-13-houstons-10-best-burgers-beefy-juicy-and-just-about-perfect/?utm_source=sf_facebook

I have a confession to make. My name is Eric Sandler, and I...*sniffle*...like...*sputter*...fancy...*cough*...burgers. Whew. I feel so much relief at making it official. When I recently told a friend that ...

09/06/2013

Whew, FACT: There's more where this came from. Farmers' markets don't mess around: http://urbanharvest.org/documents/118591/226131/market+rules.pdf/93e1c170-ae6e-4bf5-8e1e-d6ef4b5d7293

A. Farmers, producers cooperatives, growers and producers of agricultural products grown or
produced within 180 miles of Houston providing:
1. a vendor application has been submitted to and approved by the UHFM
Committee/Management Team.
2. they are growing or producing their own local product; no re-selling is permitted.
3. they hold all required permits, licenses, and insurance policies necessary for their
business operation.
4. they sign the Indemnity Agreement and the Participation Agreement included in the
vendor application.
5. they allow market representatives to inspect their farm and production facilities prior to
selling at the markets and/or from time to time.
6. they pay the annual vendor fee.

How AWESOME is this local Houston endeavor? Houston Makerspace is: A large workspace that will include a wood shop, meta...
09/03/2013
Houston Makerspace

How AWESOME is this local Houston endeavor? Houston Makerspace is: A large workspace that will include a wood shop, metal shop, rapid prototyping lab (which includes a laser cutter and 3D printers), textiles and sewing lab, screen printing studio, jewelry shop, commercial kitchen, coworking space and artists studios. We will have two classrooms and an incredible variety of classes and workshops from candlemaking to advanced robotics. HMS is committed to providing tools, resources, education and community for makers of all mediums and skill levels in an atmosphere that encourages creativity and innovation.

Membership Features (It's JUST like a gym):

Free high-speed WiFi
Coffee bar with espresso machine and snacks (eventually will have a full café)
Free access to general office necessities (copying, printing,etc)
24 hour access available
Storage space available (lockers, shelves, pallets, etc)
Mail and phone services available for office and desk renters
Free entry to events
25% discount on all classes

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/houston-makerspace

#htown #indiegogo #campaign #fundraiser #awesome

A giant workspace in Houston, Texas providing resources, tools, machines, education and community to makers of all skill levels.

At least it's not a Monday? Happy Tuesday with our snapshot of downtown Houston.
09/03/2013

At least it's not a Monday? Happy Tuesday with our snapshot of downtown Houston.

Oh hey neighbor!! If you ever question where we are, you can't miss this Houston icon that's directly next door to us: O...
08/29/2013

Oh hey neighbor!! If you ever question where we are, you can't miss this Houston icon that's directly next door to us: Old Blue House Antiques. I definitely suggest a browse through this incredible store. How does that porch just not draw you right in?

#antique addiction #vintage #vintagesign #neighbors #smallbusiness #htown #houston #houstonbusiness #antiquing #Houstonicon #houstonart #westheimer

The Houston Chronicle's having a Houston's best food truck contest... This'll give us some excellent insight on who to w...
08/29/2013

The Houston Chronicle's having a Houston's best food truck contest... This'll give us some excellent insight on who to we want to set up at the space: http://blog.chron.com/29-95/2013/08/vote-on-houstons-best-food-truck/ BUT there is one truck (there are probably a ton) that they're missing: Fraiche Mobile Kitchen: http://fraichemobilekitchen.com/ Check out that menu!

#sustainable #locallysourced #houston #houstonfoodtruck #foodtruck #htown #smallbusiness #mobile #vote #castthevote #houstonchron

Things always come together for a reason. I snapped this shot of some Houston Street Art a few months ago, and by zoomin...
08/29/2013

Things always come together for a reason. I snapped this shot of some Houston Street Art a few months ago, and by zooming in and some serious sharpening, I found that the extremely-talented artists are part of a Houston cause, the Blue Dozen Collective. After reaching out to them yesterday, they've agreed to meet us at the lot on Friday to plan a cultural installation. Maybe you've seen their work, specifically this one, on one of your commutes?

#culture #history #graffiti #streetart #art #mural #dedication #streetartist #talent #floored #localartist #workwithme #soexcited #houston #downtownhouston #htown #houstontexas #houstonstreetart

Meandered around the Richmond farmers' market recruiting vendors to set up shop at our first market at TBC . Here's a sn...
08/29/2013

Meandered around the Richmond farmers' market recruiting vendors to set up shop at our first market at TBC . Here's a snapshot from Garden Dreams Houston, where the two partners slow roast their own Habanero Gold salsa and can Mayhaw and peach preserves (They get their Mayhaw fruit from the Japanese trees that grow in East Texas) No farmer's market for them this weekend though, they're busy picking wild grapes for a special jam. Ohhh, it doesn't get any better than these dedicated people.

#easttexas #mayhaw #texassalsa #farmersmarket #recruiting #headhunting #lovelocal #supportlocal #farming #homecanning #homemade #slowroasted

We're a lot more than, well, a lot. The Blank Canvas is now open for not only parking in Montrose, but we're also super ...
08/29/2013

We're a lot more than, well, a lot. The Blank Canvas is now open for not only parking in Montrose, but we're also super excited and to organize and execute local events, using the space to its maximum advantage to bring some local flare and community gatherings to the area. We're hitting the streets and our fliers are being printed and posted in surrounding local businesses in the next week (Cutloose Salon, Cafe Brasil, Space Montrose, etc.) Design by Dalynn's Desque.

#montroseparking #montrosehouston #montrose #westheimer #montrosenews #houston #downtownhouston #localflare #localevents #locallove #parking #houstonparking

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08/26/2013

The Blank Canvas's cover photo

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08/23/2013

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1715 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX
77098

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(830) 739-2285

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