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Over 200 Houston Utility Boxes Have Been Adorned With Cute Mini Murals

Colby Smith Colby Smith

Over 200 Houston Utility Boxes Have Been Adorned With Cute Mini Murals

These miniature works of art are making a big splash.

Houston, in all of its industry, commercialism, and business, has inadvertently made itself an open canvas to street artists. Now, H-Town has just added a little more color with a collection of mini murals. [Featured photo: @minimurals]

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Photo: @minimurals

The Mini Murals Project presented by the UP Art Studio began in 2015 as a measure to beautify the city while instilling neighborhood pride. These murals, however, are not exhibited on expansive walls like the ones your friends use for cute IG backdrops, but rather on electric utility boxes.

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These utility boxes, or traffic signal control cabinets, flank every section with a traffic signal. As such, they allow ample opportunity for local Texan artists to apply their creativity.

Now you can see the vibrant results all over town. McKinney, Airline, West Gray, South Gessner, Harrisburg, and more communities, all feature these small-sized art pieces with even more to come.

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UP Art Studio is collecting artists’ applications so, if you think you’re the one to zhush up a Main Street utility box, try getting in touch with them at the Mini Murals website.

Photo: @minimurals

Photo: @minimurals

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