HOUSTON, Nov. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — UP Art Studio, a local organization that facilitates art projects for urban and contemporary artists, communities, corporations and municipalities, is excited to announce their newest project: the Mini Murals Tours, an optical excursion where residents and visitors can explore Houston’s iconic beautified traffic signal boxes, now considered mini works of public art. Tour routes by foot, bike and more, as well as downloadable maps are now available at http://minimurals.org/Tours.
UP Art Studio co-founders, Noah and Elia Quiles, are the brain trust behind the Mini Murals. The Mini Murals project reimagines traffic signal control cabinets, also referred to as electrical or utility boxes, as blank canvases brimming with creative opportunity, inviting artistic expression for all to enjoy. Once painted by local artists, the cabinets, which are located at every intersection with a traffic signal, are intended to help instill civic pride while beautifying neighborhoods and enhancing the urban landscape of Houston.
“We are excited to continue to expand the Mini Murals program, which now has more than 200 painted boxes throughout the city. With the support of Houston First/Visit Houston, we are able to launch the newest addition to the program, which includes both self-guided and guided tours,” says Noah Quiles.
Tour partners include BCycle, Hotel Ylem, Omni Hotels, DoubleTree Hobby, Greater Northside Management District, and Hobby Area Management District.
To learn more about the Mini Murals Tours, log onto www.minimurals.org/tours
About UP Art Studio:
UP Art Studio is a Houston-based design house that facilitates art and design projects for urban and contemporary artists, communities, corporations and municipalities. The studio’s mission is civic pride through civic art, and they work on projects that educate, move and engage communities through public art. UP Art Studio is currently directing the award-winning Mini Murals project, converting traffic signal control cabinets into works of art and transforming communities. UP Art Studio is owned and operated by husband and wife team, Noah and Elia Quiles.
SOURCE UP Art Studio