BAYTOWN, TEXAS — The City of Baytown’s efforts to beautify the community through public art continue with the third Phase of “Mini Murals.” These eye-catching Mini Murals are actually vinyl wraps applied to traffic cabinets at intersections across the city. While some cities have their mini murals painted, Baytown opted to utilize art from local artists and transform them into vinyl wraps. These vinyl wraps last longer, are easier to replace, and allow for a wide variety of art mediums to be displayed on the cabinets.
In April of 2021 the City of Baytown announced a call for artists which included two categories: Love Where You Live and Neighborhood Spirit. The first category, Love Where You Live, includes art that will foster community pride across the city. The second, Neighborhood Spirit, includes art that reflects children, diversity, and unique neighborhood spirit.
“The Public Art Visioning Committee had their work cut out for them because we had so many great submissions,” says Sabrina Martin, Community Engagement Coordinator. “This phase of mini murals features several mediums of art like acrylic, pencil drawing, yarn, and graphic design.”
The Call for Artists garnered a total of 85 applicants with 11 art pieces chosen by the Public Art Visioning Committee, which were installed in late July. Some designs were applied to new traffic cabinets along Alexander Drive, while others serve as replacement mini murals due to mandatory maintenance such as those along Baker Road.
Artists selected for this phase are Rachelle Dodson, Joshua Villegas, Aileen Harding, Megan Lowe, Felix Preciado, Adrian Sanchez, Mysti D. Jamison, Alysia Graham, Vianey Nicole, and Ella Alden Pope.
To learn more about Public Art in Baytown, please visit Baytown Engage.
For additional information, contact Alice Jauregui at 281-420-5802 or firstname.lastname@example.org.