PBS NewsHour

Art empowers and preserves Houston community

Clip: 02/25/2015 | 7m 44s

Two decades ago, Houston’s Third Ward was struggling with crime, drugs and abandoned homes. Back then, Rick Lowe was one of many artists who bought and transformed area row houses into spaces for work, exhibition and as art itself, bringing both beauty and stability to the community. Now there are concerns that gentrification threatens to push out longtime residents. Jeffrey Brown reports.

Aired: 02/25/15

Rating: NR

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