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Silver Street Studios | Fun & Quirky Exterior Murals

Posted: June 19, 2017 at 2:58 pm   /   by   /   comments (2)

Fun and quirky murals are painted on the exterior building of Silver Street Studios as well as other buildings in the area.  This part of Houston is filled to the brim with artist studios in repurposed old structures.

The mural at the top of this page is signed with the following: #royalmcgee and @treesmcgee.  Click here to see her Facebook page.

Driving along Sawyer while looking for Winter Street there is a sculpture out front with the letters spelling ART that is easily spotted.  Viewed from differing angles it has the names of many famous artists listed at the base of the sculpture.

Portion of Mural at 1505 Sawyer Street by Janavi M. Folmsbee

Across the street is a colorful mural painted along the 5000 square foot side of an old Union Pacific Railroad building.  The mural title is “Rail to the Sea” and it was painted by Janavi M. Folmsbee.  Above and below are the images I captured showing a portion of the gigantic mural from both ends.

Portion of Mural at 1505 Sawyer Street by Janavi M. Folmsbee

Turning onto Winter Street from Sawyer, drive along side of the railroad tracks passing the building to the front.  There is a parking lot behind which is where you will find Silver Street Studios.  There are many different murals painted alongside the exterior of the building.  Artist studios are inside.

Silver Street Studios Mural by Michael C. Rodriguez

Michael C. Rodriguez did the large eye catching mural shown above and below.  You can see more of what he creates by clicking here.

Silver Street Studios Mural by Michael C. Rodriguez

Have you ever wished to be a fly on the wall?  Would you like to secretly watch or overhear someone or view something being done while staying anonymous?  Perhaps that is what the artist was thinking who created the flies on the exterior walls at Silver Street Studios.

Silver Street Studio Mural by Anat Ronen

Anat Ronen is a prolific artist whose works have taken her to numerous places in the U.S.A. plus international locations.  You can learn much more about her here.

Silver Street Studio Mural by Anat Ronen

These imaginative exterior murals give some hint of the art which can be viewed in the 70 artist studios inside of this building.  Visitors can also find ceramic and glass art, paintings and sculptures, photographic art, jewelry and so much more.

Silver Street Studio Mural created by Jessica Rice Art

The mural above with the little girl and flowing hair was created by Jessica Rice Art.  The highlighted link of her name leads you to her Facebook page.

Silver Street Studio Mural created by the artist Eye Sore

The intimidating black and white image above is tagged @_eyesore_.  You can view more of this artist’s work here and purchase some if you like.

Silver Street Studios Mural by Vincent Fink

The mural above was created by Vincent Fink.  He often creates surrealistic images in combination with geometry.  Some of his work is silk screened and sold on t-shirts.

Silver Street Studio Mural by Pilot Fx Crew

Click here for the Facebook page of Pilot Fx Crew who painted this owl mural with the arresting eyes.  I enjoyed viewing Scooby-Doo and other Walt Disney type characters that he has also created and which are shown on Facebook.

Silver Street Studios Mural by Nicky Davis

The canine creature showing teeth with the pumpkin and green skull image labeled BEAUTIFUL was painted by Nicky Davis.

Daniel Anguilu is the artist who paints images almost having a stained glass effect.  His style of painting is very recognizable once you see more of it.  Click here to see his Instagram account.

Cecil’s Pub in another part of our city has one entire side of the building embellished with art by Daniel Anguilu.  Many of the same artists featured here also have work at that site among numerous other places.  It is a graffiti art paradise of sorts!

Silver Street Studio – Center photo of mural by Daniel Anguilu

Very colorful and stylized snakes are featured in this particular mural shown above.  “We Are Water” is written under the snake on the right.  Perhaps this is his representation of water moccasins?

Silver Street Studios Mural by Jose Cordova

Jose Cordova is an architect as well as an artist.  Knowing this about him it is easy to see how he combines all the many differing angles of architecture with the colors and designs of an artist.

Silver Street Studios Mural by Anita Varadaraju

What I am calling the zipper wall shown above and below by Anita Varadaraju is signed @COLORSBYANITA.  She certainly does like using the color scale to best effect!

Closeup photo of Zipper Wall by Anita Varadaraju

This Art Wall at the Silver Street Studios has its own hashtag.  It is #ArtWallHou.  The grand opening reception was September 23rd of 2016.  People to this day are still discovering these interesting murals and becoming acquainted with the artists who work inside of this 20,000 square foot building.

Silver Street Studios Mural by Luisa Duarte

The loading door was open when I snapped the photo taken of the mural by Luisa Duarte.  To see her image in full and learn more about this artist, click here.

Silver Street Studios Mural by Scott Tarbox

This cute purple platypus who obviously loves cupcakes was painted by Scott Tarbox.  He certainly helps to liven up the street art scene in Houston!

Silver Street Studios Mural by Verney Sanchez

Be sure and go around the building to see this partial brick wall painted on both sides by Verney Sanchez. It is next to a parking lot.  This piece of work was signed #Hutch and #Verny.  Click here to see his Instagram site with this piece of work and numerous others.

Silver Street Studios – Detail on Mural by Verney Sanchez

Every 2nd Saturday the Silver Street Studios are opened to the public from 2 to 7PM.  It is a great way to meet the different artists and view the various types of work they create.  Purchases can be made.

Food trucks are on site and there is live music and cocktails so it can be a monthly destination point for art lovers who wish to have a bit of fun.

Silver Street Studios – Partial View of the Murals

In this same part of town with Silver Street Studios is Winter Street Studios, Summer Street Studios and the Silos on Sawyer.  This is all a part of what is now known as the Washington Avenue Arts District in Houston.

It would take some time to actually go through all of the more than 250 artist studios!  So wear comfortable shoes and start exploring this delightful area each month if you like art.

A small sampling of other murals around our fair city are featured below.

Cartoon characters & more on the Lo-Fi Vintage Boutique Building

A past & present mural on Roots Hair Salon Building

See space-like creatures on the Flying Saucer Pie Co. Building

Greetings from Houston mural on gelato & pizza shop in the Houston Heights

The Biscuit Paint Wall is an amazing colorful wall often photographed.

Beans Barton Mural on the J. Harding & Co. Building is a must see!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • July 14, 2017 at 12:01 pm Maria

    Dear Peggy,
    I could get lost in this mural art – each is more fascinating than the next…!
    I must say I’ve often yearned to be a fly on the wall…that may be my favorite.
    The most impoverished parts of Philadelphia are showcases for some amazing art /murals as well – giving me a hopeful feeling for the future.
    I thought I had already…but signed up to get notice of your posts.
    Have a great weekend. Love, Maria

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    • July 14, 2017 at 7:33 pm Peggy

      Hi Maria,

      Thanks for signing up on my website. Like you I really enjoy seeing the different types of art around town. Some of it is truly colorful and imaginative. Nice to know that areas of Philadelphia are being embellished with amazing art and murals. Enjoy your weekend also!

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