Meet a Heartmade Artist: Leila and Carlos Peraza of Space Montrose


If you haven’t met Heartmade artist Space Montrose, you are missing something special! They have been supporting handmade in the USA since 2010 and now represent over 150 individual artists and craftsmen, half of them local to the Houston area. Owners Leila and Carlos Peraza wanted to create an atmosphere where makers meet to tell their stories, one piece at a time, allowing people to touch, feel and interact with brands on a more personal level. The store offers unique art, jewelry, prints, paper products and wearables for all ages. Space has carved out a place in the heart of their Montrose neighborhood and ours!

What’s your favorite thing about being an artist in Houston?

Being in a creative environment on a day to day, and seeing how art inspires others keeps our spark alive.

What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?

Family and anything the four of us can do together as long as the long road takes us to dessert. And Coffee.

What’s your favorite piece of public art in Houston?

Rothko Chapel and Tolerance kneeling statues.