Directions and Parking

How to find UH Arts

Finding the UH Arts District is fast and easy.

Six convenient parking spots on campus are reserved free of charge for Blaffer visitors, with additional metered parking spaces for events held in the Wilhelmina Grove, at Moores Opera House, Moores School of Music, the UH School of Art, and the UH School of Dance’s Quintero Lab Theatre.

Buses may park in lot 16D. Temporary parking permits may be obtained from the information booth at Entrance 1.

If you have GPS, enter 4173 Elgin Street and let it guide you here. Or, follow the turn-by-turn directions below. (Travel time estimates are based on Google Map directions.)

GOOGLE MAP ADDRESS: 4173 ELGIN STREET

FREEWAY TURN-BY-TURN DIRECTIONS

From I-45 Gulf Freeway heading SOUTH:

    1. Exit Cullen (44C)
    2. Turn right on Cullen Blvd.
    3. Turn left on Elgin Street. You can then either take the first possible right into UH Lot 16, or keep going until the next light and turn right onto Entrance 18 street, then make two consecutive right turns into Lot 16B. Blaffer Art Museum is directly across the street from the parking lot, between the College of Architecture and UH’s newly renovated Wilhelmina Grove, a green space connecting us with the Alley Theatre @ UH, Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre & the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, and Moores Opera House.

Find yourself on the express lanes after getting on I-45 southbound from downtown, passing by the UH campus on your right? DO NOT exit onto SPUR 5/Calhoun. Continue to the next exit, Telephone Road, and make a U-turn, get back on I-45 going north and follow the directions below.

From I-45 Gulf Freeway heading NORTH:

    1. Exit Elgin, Lockwood, Cullen (44A)
    2. Continue on feeder road, then turn left on Cullen.
    3. Turn left on Elgin Street. You can then either take the first possible right into UH Lot 16, or keep going until the next light and turn right onto Entrance 18 street, then make two consecutive right turns into Lot 16B. Blaffer Art Museum is directly across the street from the parking lot, between the College of Architecture and UH’s newly renovated Wilhelmina Grove, a green space connecting us with the Alley Theatre @ UH, Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre & the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, and Moores Opera House.

NON-FREEWAY TURN-BY-TURN DIRECTIONS

From Downtown, Memorial Parkway and Allen Parkway (about 10-15 minutes):

Take Smith Street south to Pierce Street. Turn left on Pierce which becomes the feeder road to Interstate 45 South (Gulf Freeway). Drive the feeder road about 1 mile to the Cullen Boulevard intersection. Turn right onto Cullen, continue 0.3 miles, and then turn left on Elgin Street. You can then either take the first possible right into UH Lot 16, or keep going until the next light and turn right onto Entrance 18 street, then make two consecutive right turns into Lot 16B. Blaffer Art Museum is directly across the street from the parking lot, between the College of Architecture and UH’s newly renovated Wilhelmina Grove, a green space connecting us with the Alley Theatre @ UH, Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre & the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, and Moores Opera House.

From the Museum District (about 10-15 minutes):

Head east on West Alabama (or Alabama if you’re already east of Main Street) to St. Emmanuel. Go left on St. Emmanuel (or if you miss it, take any available left afterwards), then right onto Elgin Street. Take Elgin 1.8 miles to UH’s Entrance 18 Street, then make two consecutive right turns into Lot 16B. Blaffer Art Museum is next door to the College of Architecture building and directly across the street from the parking lot

From the Montrose and Midtown areas (about 10-15 minutes):

Take Westheimer Road east. When Westheimer turns into Elgin Street, drive approximately 2.5 miles east to the Cullen Boulevard intersection. You can then either take the first possible right into UH Lot 16 after the light, or keep going until the next light and turn right onto Entrance 18 street, then make two consecutive right turns into Lot 16B. Blaffer Art Museum is right across the street from the parking lot, between the College of Architecture and UH’s newly renovated Wilhelmina Grove, a green space connecting us with the Alley Theatre @ UH, Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre & the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, and Moores Opera House.

From the Medical Center (about 15-20 minutes):

Head south on MacGregor. Cross 288. Turn left on Scott Street. Cross the bayou. Turn right onto North MacGregor. Turn Left onto Cullen Blvd. You can then either take the first possible right into UH Lot 16 after the light, or keep going until the next light and turn right onto Entrance 18 street, then make two consecutive right turns into Lot 16B. Blaffer Art Museum is right across the street from the parking lot, between the College of Architecture and UH’s newly renovated Wilhelmina Grove, a green space connecting us with the Alley Theatre @ UH, Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre & the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, and Moores Opera House.