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MURALS

Westchase District Murals

1. WILDLIFE AT THE WATER HABITAT

ARTIST: Larry Crawford

LOCATION: Western end of the Library Loop Trail, at Wilcrest Drive

STORY: The bayou channel habitat on the western end of the Library Loop Trail is home to dozens of turtles, fish and other aquatic organisms that swim in and out of submerged, concrete “reef balls.” The box culvert over the channel, nestled between the Robinson-Westchase Neighborhood Library and the future Wilcrest Park, is the perfect spot for a mural depicting a faux-wooden bridge as well as other area wildlife such as raccoons and egrets.

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2. WINGS OVER WESTCHASE

ARTIST: Larry Crawford

LOCATION: Library Loop Trail, between Rogerdale and Walnut Bend, just north of Richmond

STORY: This 80-feet-wide by 30-feet-tall mural is within yards of the butterfly garden along Westchase District’s Library Loop Trail. It is located at the junction where the flood control channel next to the trail turns south. The project took about eight days to complete and Crawford used about 45 gallons of primer, paint and a clear coat finish.

"We are all Connected" mural

3. We are all Connected

ARTIST: Reginald Adams

LOCATION: On the east wall of Westchase Auto Care Center, 10611 Westheimer Road

STORY: This mural is the first large wall mural in Westchase District. This colorful spectrum of interconnected gears represents the interconnected nature of the diverse community in Westchase District. while also paying homage to the auto repair industry.

Harvey Heroes mural

4. Harvey Heroes

ARTIST: Larry Crawford

LOCATION: On the east slope of the flood control channel, where the Brays Bayou Connector Trail intersects the Wilcrest Connector (just north of the Westpark Tollway)

STORY: This mural is a tribute to the first responders of Hurricane Harvey. This epic storm was a devastating event for hundreds of thousands of Texans, but Larry Crawford expresses in this artwork how a community can band together to help one another out during tough times.

HCC Campus Trail mural

5. HCC Mural

ARTIST: Larry Crawford

LOCATION: Just north of Meadowglen Lane on the west side of the HCC Campus Trail

STORY: This mural shows various runners enjoying a jog on a trail. From the smallest (in a stroller) to the 4-legged variety, everyone can enjoy a run (or walk) along the Westchase District trail system on a beautiful day.

HCC Campus Trail mural

6. Sky is the Limit

ARTIST: Larry Crawford

LOCATION: West-facing wall at the Market at Westchase Shopping Center, 11103 Westheimer.

STORY: This 64 ft x 24 ft mural features the moon with footprints, plus views of the Earth and Sun. Feet dangling from the top of the mural illustrate a astronaut, solder, cowboy, Dorothy (from the Wizard of Oz) and a child. A question is asked via an oversized Post-It Note: “How can the sky be the limit while there are footprints on the moon?”

Box Culvert West facing at Walnut Bend

7. Westchase Jungle

ARTIST: Reginald Adams

LOCATION: West-facing box culver along the Library Loop Trail at Walnut Bend Lane.

STORY: This 40 foot long mural features colorful flowers and vines.

Box Culvert East facing at Walnut Bend

8. Creatures of the Sea

ARTIST: Reginald Adams

LOCATION: East-facing box culvert along the Library Loop Trail at Walnut Bend Lane.

STORY: This 40 foot long mural features an underwater view of an octopus, fish, a playful sea turtle and a coral reef.

Box Culvert West facing at Rogerdale

9. The Yellow Submarine

ARTIST: Reginald Adams

LOCATION: West-facing box culvert along the Library Loop Trail at Rogerdale Road

STORY: This 45-foot long mural is a playful art creation recalling The Beatles’ 1960’s musical hit. The mural features an underwater view of bubbles, a yellow submarine and a colorful red beetle.

MURALITOS

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1. PAUL REVERE AT BAT

ARTIST: Larry Crawford

LOCATION: Briar Forest & CityWest

STORY: This mural sits on the Paul Revere Middle School campus. At the beginning of the 2016, the school had started to build a new baseball field (left of the mural). The mural incorporates a combination of Paul Revere and the historic colonial flag with a baseball twist. Can you get any more American!? There is a baseball field and large baseball painted on the back.

FlamingoParadise

2. FLAMINGO PARADISE

ARTIST: Larry Crawford

LOCATION: Richmond & Woodland Park

STORY: Each location tries to incorporate a theme that corresponds with the surrounding area and real estate. This box sits adjacent to the Colonial Oaks retirement community. Think retirement, think beaches. Larry added the flamingos to give the box some added color as well as the “Gone Fishing” sign on the extra stub of the box.

GatorCorner

3. GATOR CORNER

ARTIST: Anat Ronen (IN COORDINATION WITH UP ART STUDIO)

LOCATION: Richmond & Rogerdale

STORY: This was the first traffic signal cabinet painted and also the first piece of art in Westchase District. Within 24 hours after the box was finished, it appeared to have been vandalized with grey paint. Who would do such a thing to such a beautiful piece of art? Turns out the District’s graffiti abatement contractor thought the artwork was vandalism and therefore completely covered the mural. Fortunately, we were able to get the mural restored within a week. Word got out to the press and the story made it to the front page of the Houston Chronicle.

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4. THE CHEETAH LOUNGE

ARTIST: Larry Crawford

LOCATION: Westpark & Rogerdale

STORY: There isn’t really a story behind this one. We just wanted a box with animals so Larry created a zoo-like box with a gorilla, lion, and cheetah.

EaglesCreek

5. EAGLE’S CREEK

ARTIST: Larry Crawford

LOCATION: Harwin & North Course

STORY: This box sits on the United Recovery System campus. URS generously agreed to sponsor this box and paid for half of the project. Their website used to consist of nature and wildlife, so the District carried over that theme to the box by painting an eagle, deer, river and forest landscape.

TexanPride

6. TEXAN PRIDE

ARTIST: Larry Crawford

LOCATION: Harwin & Rogerdale

STORY: Who doesn’t love some Texas pride? This mural sits next to a METRO Park & Ride facility. Behind this mural is a large METRO structure with the iconic red, white and blue logo. The color scheme was matched by painting a Texas flag on the front and an American flag on the back.

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7. SCRAPING THE SKY

ARTIST: Larry Crawford

LOCATION: Richmond & Briarpark

STORY: Westchase District is home to several of Houston’s iconic office buildings and skyscrapers. Crawford stood on the southwest corner of Richmond Avenue and Briarpark Drive, looked around him and began painting. His 360 perspective captures the magnitude and beauty of the area on a clear day.

Rogerdale-and-Bellaire

8. BUILDING A BETTER BOX

ARTIST: Larry Crawford

LOCATION: Rogerdale and Bellaire

STORY: Located next to a Home Depot home improvement store, this box seemed tailor-made to depict everyone’s favorite construction toys. Featuring a hardhat contractor and lots of snap-together bricks, the side not shown here features a female counterpart. It’s a subtle statement depicting that creative building is not something limited to boys.

Library Box at Wilcrest and Richmond

9. LIBRARY BOX

ARTIST: Larry Crawford

LOCATION: 3200 block of Wilcrest, just north of Richmond

STORY:This box is located just steps away from the newly refurbished and reopened Robinson Westchase Library. It features a colorful collection of books, just like you’ll fine at the nearby Library or one of the three Little Free Libraries that are located along the Library Loop Trail.

Library Box at Wilcrest and Richmond

10. FLOWERS & HUMMINGBIRDS BOX

ARTIST: Larry Crawford

LOCATION: Intersection of Briar Forest Drive and Wilcrest Street

STORY:This colorful flowers painted on this box complement the newly landscaped esplanades on Wilcrest, which feature Drift Roses, Flax Lilies and Indigo.

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