Work began March 21 on a new mural in Waterway Square, according to a news release from Howard Hughes. The public is invited to watch the south wall of the Waterway Square garage transform into one of the largest murals in Texas, reaching 105 feet tall and 358 feet wide, according to the release.

A 14-person crew will work from suspended swing stages to create the mural, which will take two weeks. In conjunction with The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, a celebration for the mural will take place April 9-10 from noon-4 p.m. at 1 Waterway Square. The celebration is free to attend and will feature live music, food carts and family-friendly activities. The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival will take place April 9-10 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

“This new large-scale mural will add to the extensive collection of outdoor public art that we have here in The Woodlands and serve as a catalyst for community engagement,” said Jim Carman, president of the Houston region for The Howard Hughes Corp., in the release. “The mural will add visual interest and a creative wayfinding element that will attract visitors to the northeast corner of Waterway Square—completing the programming of the area’s public space and providing a notable background for social gatherings and community events.”

The 35,000 square foot mural will anchor a new 2.3-acre outdoor community gathering space in Waterway Square. The Howard Hughes Corp. announced Feb. 21 that a new outdoor community gathering space will come to The Woodlands Waterway Square, located north of The Westin at The Woodlands, 2 Waterway Square Place. The space is adjacent to the south side of Waterway Square garage.

According to the Feb. 21 release, the landscaping is designed to encourage walkability through Waterway Square. The landscaping will include Crepe myrtles and zoysia grass. In addition, there are plans to include movable furniture.