IT’S BACK – The Houston Mural Festival also known as HUEFEST is back and bigger than ever. It starts Oct. 15 and lasts until Oct 22nd all over the streets of Downtown Houston.
HOUSTON URBAN EXPERIENCE (HUE) MURAL FESTIVAL
Inspired by Houston First
Saturday, October 15 – Saturday, October 22, 2016
Houston First presents the city’s second annual Houston Urban Experience (HUE) Mural Festival, celebrating Houston’s diverse arts community. The festival will feature over 100 artists from around the world, including Puerto Rico, Iran, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Spain, transforming Houston’s cityscape from concrete to color.
Artists will have approximately 190 hours to create their designs using various forms of tools, techniques and styles of mural art including graffiti, muralism, paint brush work, airbrush, roller brush, wheat paste and stencil. Nearly 90 percent of the murals created in the events inaugural 2015 year will remain, and new murals will cover an additional 20,000 square feet of wall space within roughly the same footprint. With the assistance of nearly 100 volunteers in the community, the event will broaden its scope of festivities, guided tours and and community programs.
Festival goers are encouraged to experience the art-in-progress through either daily guided or self-guided tours, utilizing the printed map and brochure. Throughout the festival, visitors can also enjoy artist vendors, live demos, mural tours and tastes of official festival beer Estrella Jalisco at select locations and more.
Saturday, October 15- Saturday, October 22, 2016
11 am – 7 pm
Murals will be located throughout Houston’s EADO, East End and Northside areas of Downtown.
Special Events are listed on the official schedule of events. CALENDAR
ABOUT HOUSTON FIRST
Houston First Corporation operates the city’s finest convention and arts facilities to position Houston as a world-class destination. In 2014, Houston First and the Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau aligned their operations to provide a single clear voice for Houston. Houston First owns the Hilton Americas-Houston hotel and manages more than 10 city-owned buildings, plazas and parking facilities. Properties include the George R. Brown Convention Center, Miller Outdoor Theatre, Wortham Center and Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. For more information, log on to HoustonFirst.com and VisitHouston.com
2016 List of Mural Site Locations:
EPIC CENTER 1
1. HUE Headquarters
The GASAM Texas (The Graffiti & Street Art Museum of Texas)
2219 Canal Houston, Texas 77003
Exhibition, Rest Stop, Mural Tour Pick-up, Festival Information
Opening Ceremony October 15, 11 am
Artist Vendors Select Dates
LATA 65 x ELderARTz Workshop 10/16 1 pm
HUE After Party 10/22 10-midnight
2. Talento Bilingue Houston 333 S Jensen Houston, Texas 77003
Featuring Artists from Mexico or who have strong ties to Mexico.
Artist Reception w/ TBH 8pm
3. Sharespace 2201 Preston St
Music on select date
4. 3100 Canal St
5. 713INC 4739 Canal
Mural Painting and Graffiti Supply & Retail Boutique Clothing Store
EPIC CENTER 2
6. Eastdown Warehouse 950 Hardy Street
The Generators Playground Location
Mural Painting featuring a Party on October 19th evening.
7. Saint Arnold Brewing Company Warehouse 1213 Maury
Warehouse building will be getting a huge makeover with murals. Mural Painting
Join us for Friday, October 21, 2016 HUE Brew Night, Free to get in with 21 up ID, Brew available for purchase.
8. Picture Plus – 2211 N Main St
EPIC CENTER 3
9. RE/MAX Inner Loop 2011 Leeland
Graffiti Park area. Mural Painting
Mural Completion Celebration and Lucha de Mariachi Event October 22, 2016 6pm
Artist Vendors Select Dates
10. Club Mercy 1503 St Emanuel
New local club. Part of the Graffiti Park area – Mural Painting
11. 1503 Chartres
Part of the Graffiti Park Area – Mural Painting
12. Frankel’s 2801 Polk St
13. Engine Room 1502 Leeland
EPIC CENTER 4
14. 2508 Genesee St Townhome
EPIC CENTER 5
ON VIEW FOR EXHIBITION ONLY LOCATIONS
15. Houston Is Mural 315 Travis
Artist GONZO247, The Mural that inspired HUE! On view.
Exhibition Only – NO Painting
16. Houston Underground, Houston Wall of Fame Part II – LOCATION TO BE REVEALED
3 level underground parking garage curated by GONZO247 featuring a permanent collection of some of Houston’s most notable Street and Graffiti Artists – Exhibition Viewing Only – NO Painting
Location of the HUE Kick Off Party 10/15 8pm