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Silver Street Studios | Fun & Quirky Exterior Murals

Silver Street Studios Mural by Royal McGee Art
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Silver Street Studios

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

The mural at the top of this page has the following signage: #royalmcgee and @treesmcgee.

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.

Janavi M. Folmsbee

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

A portion of Mural at 1505 Sawyer Street by Janavi M. Folmsbee

A portion of Mural at 1505 Sawyer Street by Janavi M. Folmsbee

Another view of the Mural at 1505 Sawyer Street by Janavi M. Folmsbee

Another view of the Mural at 1505 Sawyer Street by Janavi M. Folmsbee

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

Michael C. Rodriguez

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

Mural by Michael C. Rodriguez

Mural by Michael C. Rodriguez

Michael C. Rodriguez Portion of Mural

Michael C. Rodriguez Portion of Mural

Anat Ronen

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

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.

These original exterior murals give some hint of the art available to view 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 by Anat Ronen

Silver Street Studio Mural by Anat Ronen

Anat Ronen Mural

Anat Ronen Mural

Artist Jessica Rice

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

Jessica Rice Art Mural

Jessica Rice Art Mural

Eye Sore

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

Silver Street Studio Mural created by the artist Eye Sore

Silver Street Studio Mural created by the artist Eye Sore

Artist Vincent Fink

Vincent Fink created the mural featured below.  He often creates fantastic images in combination with geometry.  Some of his work is silk screened and sold on t-shirts.

Vincent Fink Mural at Silver Street Studios

Vincent Fink Mural at Silver Street Studios

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 shown on Facebook.

Silver Street Studio Mural by Pilot Fx Crew

Silver Street Studio Mural by Pilot Fx Crew

Nicky Davis

The canine creature showing teeth with the pumpkin and green skull image is labeled BEAUTIFUL.  Nicky Davis is the artist.

Silver Street Studios Mural by Nicky Davis

Silver Street Studios Mural by Nicky Davis

Artist Daniel Anguilu

Daniel Anguilu is the artist who paints pictures 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.

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

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 worked at that site among numerous other places.  It is a graffiti art paradise of sorts!

Center photo of a mural by Daniel Anguilu

Center photo of the mural by Daniel Anguilu

Artist Jose Cordova

Jose Cordova is an architect as well as an artist.  It is easy to see how he combines all the many different angles of architecture with the colors and designs of an artist.

Silver Street Studios Mural by Jose Cordova

Silver Street Studios Mural by Jose Cordova

Anita Varadaraju

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

Silver Street Studios Mural by Anita Varadaraju

Silver Street Studios Mural by Anita Varadaraju

Closeup photo of Zipper Wall by Anita Varadaraju

Closeup photo of Zipper Wall by Anita Varadaraju

Luisa Duarte

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

The loading door was open when I snapped the photo taken of the mural by Luisa Duarte.

Luisa Duarte Mural

Luisa Duarte Mural

Scott Tarbox

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

Mural by Scott Tarbox

Mural by Scott Tarbox

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 the parking lot.  This piece of work is signed #Hutch and #Verny.  Click here to see his Instagram site with this piece of work and numerous others.

Verney Sanchez Mural

Verney Sanchez Mural

Details on Mural by Verney Sanchez

Details on Mural by Verney Sanchez

Times When the Studios are Open to the Public

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

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. The address is 2000 Edwards Street, Houston, Texas 77007.

Partial View of the Silver Street Murals

Partial View of the Silver Street Murals

Other Art Studios

In this same part of town with Silver Street Studios is Winter Street Studios, Summer Street Studios and the Silos on Sawyer.  All of these art studios are a part of the Washington Avenue Arts District in Houston.

It would take some time to 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.

Click on this link to see many more murals in Houston.

 

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