Tour Houston’s public art virtually or in person with new citywide mural map

Michael C. Rodriguez's mural on Dunlavy Street in Montrose is one of hundreds of murals featured on the Houston Mural Map. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)
Michael C. Rodriguez's mural on Dunlavy Street in Montrose is one of hundreds of murals featured on the Houston Mural Map. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

Michael C. Rodriguez's mural on Dunlavy Street in Montrose is one of hundreds of murals featured on the Houston Mural Map. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

A new map tracking all of Houston’s murals helps residents learn about public art throughout the city.

With over 800 entries, the map aims to document every mural in the city as well as giving information about the artists behind them. It will also be continuously updated with new murals through an online submission portal on the map’s website.

“This is the perfect time to discover the diversity of Houston’s creative community and the growing number of murals and Mini Murals, city-wide,” said Theresa Escobedo of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “Even better is that anyone can use this new digital map from the safety of home.”

If planning to view any murals in person, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Houston Arts Alliance encourage residents to wear masks and practice social distancing.

The map was published July 15 and funded by a grant secured by the Houston Arts Alliance. The map was a project of UP Art Studio, created with web developer Alex Barber.


View the full map at www.houstonmuralmap.com to go for a virtual or in-person sightseeing tour.
By Emma Whalen
Emma is Community Impact Newspaper's Houston City Hall reporter. Previously, she covered public health, education and features for several Austin-area publications. A Boston native, she is a former student athlete and alumna of The University of Texas at Austin.


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