Art's in the House

Source: Paper City

Curious about how collectors live with art? Take a peek into six intriguing residences, guided by insiders Star Massing of Boulevard Realty (she's known as the Realtor to the art, architecture and design communities, plus she's married to Art Guy Jack Massing) and Catherine D. Anspon, PaperCity's executive editor, visual arts + features. The duo have crafted ArtHouse.001, a two-day, private-bus tour to exceptional and fascinating Houston collections. On tap for the River Oaks/Montrose tour on Sunday, March 29, are the PaperCity featured homes of Leigh and Reggie Smith, Michael Landrum and Pepper Paratore, and The Cherryhurst House. The Heights itinerary on Saturday, March 28, encompasses the folk art collection of Victoria Harrison and Jay Wehnert; the studio, home and gardens of artist Dixie Friend Gay; and the historic Victorian castle of preservationist Bart Truxillo. Each afternoon wraps with a toast and meet-up at a unique, surprise venue. Tickets may be purchased for one day or the entire weekend — but book soon, because there's limited seating on the bus. Both tours begin at 1 pm. Single day $30, both days $55, through yourblvd.com/arthouse; more information, Star Massing, 832.640.1628.