Silver Street Studios in Houston: Fun and Quirky Exterior Murals

Updated on April 1, 2020
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I live in Houston, and I have worked as a nurse. My interests include art, traveling, reading, gardening, cooking, and our wonderful pets.

Silver Street Mural by #royalmcgee and @treesmcgee
Silver Street Mural by #royalmcgee and @treesmcgee | Source

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.

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Sculpture at 1501 Sawyer StreetIntersection location to find Silver Street Studios & Murals
Sculpture at 1501 Sawyer Street
Sculpture at 1501 Sawyer Street | Source
Intersection location to find Silver Street Studios & Murals
Intersection location to find Silver Street Studios & Murals | Source

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.

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A portion of Mural at 1505 Sawyer Street by Janavi M. FolmsbeeAnother view of the Mural at 1505 Sawyer Street by Janavi M. Folmsbee
A portion of Mural at 1505 Sawyer Street by Janavi M. Folmsbee
A portion of Mural at 1505 Sawyer Street by Janavi M. Folmsbee | Source
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 | Source

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.

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Portion of Mural by Michael C. RodriguezPortion of Mural by Michael C. Rodriguez
Portion of Mural by Michael C. Rodriguez
Portion of Mural by Michael C. Rodriguez | Source
Portion of Mural by Michael C. Rodriguez
Portion of Mural by Michael C. Rodriguez | Source

Michael C. Rodriguez

Artist Michael C. Rodriguez did the large eye-catching mural shown above.

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Silver Street Studios Mural by Anat RonenSilver Street Studios Mural by Anat Ronen
Silver Street Studios Mural by Anat Ronen
Silver Street Studios Mural by Anat Ronen | Source
Silver Street Studios Mural by Anat Ronen
Silver Street Studios Mural by Anat Ronen | Source

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.

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.

Jessica Rice Art Mural
Jessica Rice Art Mural | Source

Artist Jessica Rice

Jessica Rice Art created the mural above with the little girl and flowing hair.

Silver Street Studio Mural created by the artist eyesore
Silver Street Studio Mural created by the artist eyesore | Source

eyesore

The intimidating black and white image below is tagged @_eyesore_.

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Portion of the Vincent Fink Mural at Silver Street StudiosVincent Fink Mural at Silver Street StudiosDetail view of the Vincent Fink Mural at Silver Street Studios
Portion of the Vincent Fink Mural at Silver Street Studios
Portion of the Vincent Fink Mural at Silver Street Studios | Source
Vincent Fink Mural at Silver Street Studios
Vincent Fink Mural at Silver Street Studios | Source
Detail view of the Vincent Fink Mural at Silver Street Studios
Detail view of the Vincent Fink Mural at Silver Street Studios | Source

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.

Silver Street Studio Mural by Pilot Fx Crew
Silver Street Studio Mural by Pilot Fx Crew | Source

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.

Silver Street Studios Mural by Nicky Davis
Silver Street Studios Mural by Nicky Davis | Source

Nicky Davis

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

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Center photo of the mural by Daniel Anguilu Left side of the mural by Daniel Anguilu Right side of the mural by Daniel Anguilu
Center photo of the mural by Daniel Anguilu
Center photo of the mural by Daniel Anguilu | Source
 Left side of the mural by Daniel Anguilu
Left side of the mural by Daniel Anguilu | Source
 Right side of the mural by Daniel Anguilu
Right side of the mural by Daniel Anguilu | Source

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!

Silver Street Studios Mural by Jose Cordova
Silver Street Studios Mural by Jose Cordova | Source

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.

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Closeup photo of Zipper Wall by Anita VaradarajuSilver Street Studios Mural by Anita Varadaraju
Closeup photo of Zipper Wall by Anita Varadaraju
Closeup photo of Zipper Wall by Anita Varadaraju | Source
Silver Street Studios Mural by Anita Varadaraju
Silver Street Studios Mural by Anita Varadaraju | Source

Anita Varadaraju

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!

Luisa Duarte Mural at Silver Street Studios
Luisa Duarte Mural at Silver Street Studios | Source

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.

Mural by Scott Tarbox at Silver Street Studios
Mural by Scott Tarbox at Silver Street Studios | Source

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!

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Details on Mural by Verney SanchezVerney Sanchez Mural by parking lot at Silver Street Studios
Details on Mural by Verney Sanchez
Details on Mural by Verney Sanchez | Source
Verney Sanchez Mural by parking lot at Silver Street Studios
Verney Sanchez Mural by parking lot at Silver Street Studios | Source

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. Check out his Instagram site to see this piece of work and numerous others.

Partial View of the Silver Street Murals
Partial View of the Silver Street Murals | Source

Art Studios

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

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    • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Woods 

      4 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Liz,

      I appreciate your continued interest in murals and other sites around the Houston metro area.

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      Liz Westwood 

      4 months ago from UK

      You have put together an interesting and informative guide to these murals to accompany your top rate photos.

    • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Woods 

      4 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Ruby,

      That mural by Michael Rodriguez is a beauty. I am just happy to be able to share this bounty of art with you.

    • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Woods 

      4 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Manatita,

      It is so interesting that you have played a part in painting walls in Chicago. You should write about that experience and show your work sometime.

    • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Woods 

      4 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi FlourishAnyway,

      It is fun seeing these murals up close and in person. Thanks for your interest in them.

    • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Woods 

      4 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Rochelle,

      I love showing off some of the art in our area to you and others. Thanks for your visit and comment. Wishing you safety also!

    • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Woods 

      4 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Pamela,

      I would agree that Houston has a wealth of art and beauty. As to the temperatures...just avoid the hot summer months!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 months ago from Southern Illinois

      All of the murals are beautiful, my favorite is the one by Michael Rodriguez. So much beauty to enjoy in Houston. Lucky you.

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      manatita44 

      4 months ago from london

      Colourful and a real pageantry of beauty. Some remind me of carnival and others, especially the first, of Star Wars!

      The last mural looks similar to what Santaru and I did in Chicago, except that this is way larger and much longer too.

      I like the brick wall and its interesting rings. Some pieces look Chinese and others designed for kids. I suppose it's a studio, after all. The Art Sculpture is par excellence.

    • Peggy W profile imageAUTHOR

      Peggy Woods 

      4 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Bill,

      So glad you not only liked this but "loved" it. (Smile)

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      FlourishAnyway 

      4 months ago from USA

      I love these bright murals and I’d love the chance to see them up close.

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      Rochelle Ann De Zoysa 

      4 months ago from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

      Wow! So colourful and bright :) Enjoyed it very much :) Thank you :) Stay safe and healthy :)

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      4 months ago from Sunny Florida

      This is a beautiful and so colorful area! I really like all of these murals. These artists are very talented. Houston seems to be such a wealth of art and beauty.

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      Bill Holland 

      4 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I love it!

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