A series of murals have been unveiled recently in downtown Houston’s southeast side, brightening an area that was previously known by some for its blandness.
Brookfield Properties recently acquired the Houston Center complex and will soon embark on a renovation project to upgrade the building’s lobbies, skybridges and plazas.
The real estate company hired the Southern California-based Pandr Design Co. to create the murals for the Houston Center. Artists Roxy Prima and Phoebe Cornog were in town to oversee the painting of the vibrant murals they designed.
Six murals now cover a wall facing McKinney Street on the north side of The Shops at Houston Center.
Prima and Cornog also installed two underground murals (one on canvas and one on vinyl) at The Court at Allen Center, another Brookfield property, on downtown’s west side.
The set of murals on the side of the Houston Center, according to Brookfield, encourage biking and walking and are located within just blocks of Discovery Green and the George R. Brown Convention Center.
With eye-popping colors and slogans like “Smile, y’all are in Houston,” “Made in Texas,” and “Hey y’all” Houstonians have likely seen plenty of these murals in selfies on social media, with pop-art lovers braving the Houston heat to snap a few photos with them.