Bluebonnets have sprouted early in the Energy Corridor this winter. And these blooms are huge, at least on the corner of Eldridge Parkway and Sandbridge Street, where Texas’ state flower now brightens a formerly dull-gray electrical box.
The new urban artwork joins three other freshly painted mini-murals in the Energy Corridor District – part of a project to reimagine electrical boxes as blank canvases to showcase the work of local artists.
There’s a bright Texas flag seemingly rippling in the breeze at North Dairy Ashford Road and Spirit Way. Purple and orange butterflies flutter along North Eldridge Parkway. And a stately mockingbird contemplates commuters traveling Memorial Drive and Westlake Park Boulevard.
The four mini-murals, funded through the District's art program, are the first of more planned for the area.
“Our murals are mini works of public art designed to beautify the Energy Corridor’s urban landscape and add character,” explains Rachael Weaver, community relations coordinator for the District. “Our community can expect to see more art in 2019.”
Mini Murals Houston was created by UP Art Studio in 2016. The vivid artwork is part of an award-winning mini-mural program. The idea, explains UP Art Studio, is to help instill civic pride, while enhancing the urban realm.
You can visit the Energy Corridor mini-murals by bike, foot or vehicle!