Art Museum TX, a nonprofit organization in Fort Bend County, opened a location in Sugar Land Town Square.

Located at 16165 City Walk, Sugar Land, the museum held a grand opening on May 27 and aims to exhibit the region’s best contemporary art.

At the time of its opening, the museum featured work from 12 local artists.

“I think when most people think about Texas art, they imagine longhorns and bluebonnets, and that’s not at all what we do,” Museum Director Ana Villaronga said. “We are trying to change how people think about Texas art.”

The art museum was the first project approved through the city of Sugar Land’s placemaking initiative, which asks the community for project suggestions that would improve quality of life, support small businesses and revitalize underused areas.

The request for the museum was submitted in early February and approved within a month.

“The adaptive solutions the city is sourcing through this program will support Sugar Land business and residents now and into the future,” said Elizabeth Huff, Sugar Land’s economic development director. “Projects like this will increase resiliency for local businesses and further invigorate the community.”

Art Museum TX has one other location in the Katy area. 346-387-1192.