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Public Artists Take To The Streets And Turn Houston Into ‘Big Dreams’

The city-wide art festival “Big Walls, Big Dreams” will feature over 20 large-scale murals by local and national artists beginning this Friday, May 21.


Houston artist Anat Ronen paints a gorilla mural for the Houston Zoo, 2015. Her new work will be included in among the 20 plus public art projects throughout the city.


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Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, or @townsquaretalk.

First, the weather has turned dark and stormy lately but is there caused for concern for flooding? Space City Weather meteorologist, Matt Lanza, gives insight into last night’s rain and how we avoided Houston flooding.


Matt Lanza

Then, what is the impact of public art on society? From social justice to economic impact –we'll get the lowdown on the importance of public art as Houston gears up for this weekend's Big Walls Big Dreams festival.


Elia Quiles

  • Arts administrator and co-owner of Up Art Studio
  • Up Art Studio is curating and producing the "Big Walls, Big Dreams" mural festival in Houston, May 21-23

Anat Ronen

Dietrich von Biedenfeld:

  • Assistant Professor in the Marilyn Davies College of Business, at the University of Houston – Downtown

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