MEDIA ADVISORY: Mural Unveiling

MEDIA ADVISORY

Friday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m.

Harris County Commissioner Ellis, Houston Mayor Turner to Help Unveil Mural as Part of Announcement that Downtown will be Transformed to Open-Air Gallery

Art Walk Curated by Street Art for Mankind Covers Over Mile-long Stretch of Downtown Commercial Building Walls

WHAT: Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, downtown leaders, and artists will unveil a mural  during an announcement of the Big Art, Bigger Change open-air gallery that includes large art pieces “block by block.” With funding from the Houston Downtown Management District and corporate partner TotalEnergies, the exhibition is co-produced by Street Art for Mankind (SAM), a global nonprofit organization that uses the power of art to trigger social change.

Commissioner Ellis played a major part in the art walk’s conception when he happened upon a #ZeroHungerMurals by renowned artist Dragon76 on the backside of downtown’s Hampton Inn. That led to a conversation that sparked the Downtown District’s Board of Directors to unanimously approve an initiative to fund multiple large-scale murals.

WHO: Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner
Kris Larson, President and CEO of Central Houston Inc.
Thibault and Audrey Decker, Co-Founders of Street Art for Mankind
TotalEnergies

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m.

WHERE: 405 Main Street, Houston, TX | In the 400 Main Street parking lot adjacent to the Scanlan building

VISUALS: Officials unveiling colorful mural. 



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