Silver Street Studios in Houston: Fun and Quirky Exterior Murals
Approaching 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 street 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," which is painted by Janavi M. Folmsbee. Below are the images I captured, showing a portion of the massive mural from both ends.
Location of Silver Street Studios
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.
The address is 2000 Edwards Street, Houston, Texas 77007.
Michael C. Rodriguez
Artist Michael C. Rodriguez did the large eye-catching mural shown above.
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.
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.
Artist Jessica Rice
Jessica Rice Art created the mural above with the little girl and flowing hair.
The intimidating black and white image below is tagged @_eyesore_.
Artist Vincent Fink
Vincent Fink created the mural featured above. He often creates fantastic images in combination with geometry. Some of his work is silk-screened and sold on t-shirts.
Pilot FX Crew
Check out 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 are shown on Facebook.
The canine creature showing teeth with the pumpkin and green skull image is labeled BEAUTIFUL. Nicky Davis is the artist.
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. He has an Instagram account where you can view more of his art.
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 in many areas of our city!
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.
What I am calling the zippered wall shown above by Anita Varadaraju is signed @COLORSBYANITA. She certainly does like using the color scale to best effect!
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.
This cute purple platypus who loves cupcakes is painted by Scott Tarbox. He certainly helps to liven up the street art scene in Houston!
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. Check out his Instagram site to see this piece of work and numerous others.
Silver Street Studios is open Monday to Saturday, from 9 AM to 5 PM. Every 2nd Saturday, from 2 to 7 PM, the artists make a special effort to be there during those hours. 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 are live music and cocktails, so it can be a monthly destination point for art lovers who wish to have a bit of fun.
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.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2020 Peggy Woods