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Posted on: March 11, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Bay Area Artists encouraged to Apply for Mini Murals Program

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As part of a new public art initiative, League City is encouraging artists who live in League City and Bay Area Houston to apply to participate in a new program that will paint murals on traffic utility boxes throughout the City.

League City is working with UP Art Studio as part of their successful and award-winning Mini Murals Program, which uses drab utility cabinets as blank “canvases” for original artwork by local artists. Started in Houston, the program has spread to other cities including Austin, and now League City. To date, UP Art Studio has produced more than 300 Mini Murals—with more continuously in development.

To kick off the program, five murals will be painted on League City traffic boxes this summer and fall. League City and Bay Area Houston artists interested in applying to be part of the Mini Murals Program registry must do so by March 31. For more information and to apply, go to https://minimurals.org/artist-info/.

In the future, League City plans on expanding the mural program to include “wraps” on traffic boxes that are created in partnership with students and staff from Clear Creek ISD and through an “open call” contest that will allow local residents to submit a design.   

As part of League City’s public art initiative, UP Art Studio is also currently conducting a Civic Art Feasibility/Placemaking Study to help develop a roadmap to incorporate public art in the City’s infrastructure, facilities, and parks. The City also recently created a Keep League City Beautiful citizen committee made up of local artists, art teachers, and owners of local businesses that serve professional and amateur artists. The committee will meet once a month and advise and assist City staff on projects and initiatives related to public art; placemaking opportunities within League City; availability of art and cultural services, programs, and community events; and beautification, anti-litter, and recycling efforts. 

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