Mini Murals Project in SW Houston

By Amanda Sorena, Guest Columnist June 18, 2015
The #‎MiniMuralsHou‬ project was created and curated by UP Art Studio in partnership with local artists. They are turning traffic signal control cabinets into works of art. The various murals will ultimately be found all over the city, but the majority are in SW Houston at the moment. I am sure you have seen a few of them! 

We took advantage of a break in the rain to seek out six of the eleven murals that are now completed. We used the following site to find them and I took turns taking one kid out at a time to pose in front of the mural. (  The whole endeavor turned into an art scavenger hunt for the whole family. 

Since many of the murals are in the same area, it was easy to drive along one route and see many of them. It is a fun, quick, free way to experience some art in our city and support the artists. 

There is a Facebook page for the project to track new installations. There are 11 currently completed and 20 more to come in the next month!

The project is made possible by the support of Mayor Annise Parker, Houston City Council Member Larry V. Green, Houston Arts Alliance, Fresh Arts and Brays Oaks District. 

Participating artists so far include: 2:12, The Artist Alex Arzu, Ana Maria, Anat Ronen’s murals, Dual, Gabriel Prusmack, Jessica Guerra, Lee Washington, Mr D 1987, Pilot FX, Shelbi-Nicole, w3r3on3, and Wiley Robertson. 

Happy hunting! 

About Amanda S.
She and her husband moved to Houston from California in 2009 and are now raising three freshly minted Texans. When she is not chasing around her preschooler and toddler twins, Amanda freelances as a publicist. She loves good food, a nice glass of wine, and the sound of silence. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @KismetSorena where you can expect to find an overwhelming amount of pictures of her children.