HOUSTON – Have you ever driven around the streets of Houston and noticed a beautifully painted traffic light box?
Those are what Up Art Studio Houston is calling “mini murals,” and they’re giving emerging Texas artists a chance to showcase their designs on them…as well as get PAID to do so!
The Mini Murals Program has already paid local artists over $300,000 over the past 5 years, and it has many upcoming opportunities for commissions in 2021.
Mini Murals is an award-winning program curated and managed by UP Art Studio, and commissions artists to paint small-scale murals on traffic signal control cabinets and other utility cabinets in the right of way in diverse neighborhoods of Texas cities. Over the past 5 years, UP Art Studio has commissioned artists to paint more than 300 Mini Murals. Major funders have included the City of Houston, City of Austin, management districts, other municipalities, non-profits, neighborhood associations, businesses, and individual sponsors.
Watch as Lauren Kelly chats with Up Art Studio’s Elia Quiles about getting involved with the program.