HOUSTON URBAN EXPERIENCE (HUE) MURAL FESTIVALInspired by Houston First Houston, Texas Saturday, October 17 - Saturday, October 24, 2015 huemuralfestival.com
WHAT: Artists from around the world to add unique design to Houston's cityscape during week-long festival. Houston First presents the city’s first annual Houston Urban Experience (HUE) Mural Festival, celebrating Houston’s diverse arts community. The festival, which will take place October 17- 24, 2015, will feature 90 artists from around the world, including Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Spain, transforming Houston’s cityscape from concrete to color. Artists will have approximately 170 hours to create their designs using various forms of tools, techniques and styles of mural art including graffiti, muralism, paint brush work, airbrush, roller brush, wheat paste and stencil. Once complete, the murals will cover 25 walls throughout downtown, including EADO, East End and Washington Avenue Arts Districts, totaling approximately 20,000 square feet of wall space within a 17-mile roundtrip around the city. Over half the artists include Local Artists. The world-class lineup includes PEZ (Bogata, Colombia), FPLO (Brazil), NEUZZ (Mexico City, Mexico), MINA HAMADA & ZOSEN (Barcelona, Spain), COPE2 (New York, NY), RISK (Los Angeles, CA), INDIE184 (New York, NY), REAL TRES (Monterrey, Mexico), LONDON POLICE (UK) and CECILIA BEAVEN (Mexico, City). Produced and co-curated by GONZO247. Co-curators include local artists, Dandee Warhol of War'Hous; Black Cassidy & Scott Tarbox of Ground Control.
WHEN: Saturday, October 17- Saturday, October 24, 2015
WHERE: Murals will be located throughout Houston’s EADO, EAST END & Washington Avenue Arts Districts Click on the interactive event map for a self-guided tour of murals.
SPECIAL EVENTS: Events will kick-off Saturday morning October 17, 2015. Event calendar will include an Opening Ceremony, Kick-off Celebration Artist Reception and Art Display at the JW Marriott, a Mural Completion Ceremony and various open houses, street art tours and pop ups at select mural sites.
ABOUT HOUSTON FIRST Houston First Corporation operates the city's finest convention and arts facilities to position Houston as a world-class destination. In 2014, Houston First and the Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau aligned their operations to provide a single clear voice for Houston. Houston First owns the Hilton Americas-Houston hotel and manages more than 10 city-owned buildings, plazas and parking facilities. Properties include the George R. Brown Convention Center, Miller Outdoor Theatre, Wortham Center and Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. For more information, log on to HoustonFirst.com and VisitHouston.com