Arts InSight

Mini Murals Spring Up on Houston’s Traffic Light Boxes

If you’ve been waiting at a stoplight in southwest Houston recently, maybe you’ve noticed one of several small murals painted on the utility box that controls the traffic signal. Thirteen local artists were commissioned to treat 31 different signal boxes as their blank canvases, across Houston’s City Council District K. The first wave of these […]

If you’ve been waiting at a stoplight in southwest Houston recently, maybe you’ve noticed one of several small murals painted on the utility box that controls the traffic signal.

Thirteen local artists were commissioned to treat 31 different signal boxes as their blank canvases, across Houston’s City Council District K. The first wave of these “Mini Murals” is part of a project to bring public art and expression to everyday places.

To learn more, Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse went to one of them to talk with Elia and Noah Quiles from UP Art Studio and asked where the idea came from.

You can learn more on Arts InSight, tonight (Sept. 18, 2015) at 8:30 on Houston Public Media, TV 8.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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