Just under one year after the launch of the online art gallery Southern Kindness Gallery, officials are preparing for the grand opening of a new brick-and-mortar location just outside of Downtown Houston.

The overview

The gallery is curated by founder Magen Pastor with works that are meant to capture the "essence of the South" while also building on themes of kindness, connection and mental health, according to a Jan. 27 news release. Works on display come from 32 emerging and established artists that are both local and national, including:The details

The grand opening will take place from 6-10 p.m. Feb. 3 at the 5,000-square-foot gallery location, 2005 Commerce St., Houston.

During the event, art on display will include paintings, fiber art, wood pieces, ceramics and leather from 32 artists. Around half of the artists that will be featured at the gallery were showcased over the past year on the gallery's online platform, while the remaining half will be new additions, according to the release. Works will be for sale with prices ranging from $500-$10,000.

The grand opening will also food and drinks from Bites and Bevs, a bar sponsored by the Houston catering company Southern Pours. Admission is free, but registration is required and can be done online.

What they're saying

"As I unveil the Southern Kindness Gallery, I am thrilled to showcase not only the exceptional talent within our local community but the brilliance of our national artists," Pastor said in a statement.

What's next

Following the grand opening, officials said they want to launch a dinner series later in February.