By David Solce
As Fall sets on Houston, visitors can expect to see some serious color-change as we welcome the first annual Houston Urban Experience (HUE) Mural Festival, October 17-24, 2015. Nearly 70 artists from around the world will cover over 20,000 square feet of Houston, transforming the city from concrete to color within 170 hours.
Within the 17-mile roundtrip path of the HUE Mural Festival, visitors can see the evolution of 25 different murals while enjoying live music, food trucks and St. Arnolds Brewery pop ups. Guided and self-guided tours will be available for the public to learn more about the artists and their work. For self-guided tours, an interactive Map App will be available. Visitors can experience the development of each project during the 8-day event, and each mural will remain at its location until the HUE Mural Festival returns in 2016.
"Houston has such a booming artist community and it's time to put ourselves out there and accept recognition for the amazing arts scene we have," said Gonzo247 , artist and founder of HUE Mural Festival and Aerosol Warfare. "All of these artists bring such a diverse set of skills, techniques and backgrounds. I'm looking forward to seeing what they create within a seven-day period of the festival."
An Opening Ceremony will take place Saturday, October 17 at 10 a.m. to celebrate the beginning of the festival. Murals will span across Downtown, EADO, East End and Washington Avenue Arts Districts. For more information on the HUE Mural Festival, visit www.huemuralfestival.com.
HUE Festival Showcases Houston’s Urban Art Scene
Monday, October 12, 2015 by VisitHouston
By David Solce