Artcrawl and a Wet Via Colori

Urban Jungle

Urban Jungle

These photos were taken at last Saturday’s Via Colori next to city hall in downtown Houston and the Artcrawl at the Nance Street warehouse district North of downtown Houston.  The weather that day, and since, has been more like Seattle than Texas, cold, wet and overcast.  Some of the artists made use of the rain water to rub their pastels into the pavement.  Others said they were cold, but relieved to have a reduced level of dust.


31 responses

  1. I really enjoyed seeing this. I live about 2 hours from Houston. I would have really liked to come down and photograph. I wish I would have known.

    November 27, 2013 at 9:52 am

    • Two hours, that is a haul.

      November 27, 2013 at 10:02 am

      • True…I am in the area a lot though. My daughter’s GI Doctor works at Children’s MH.

        November 27, 2013 at 10:13 am

  2. skytash

    I had thought about going, but on the day just didn’t feel up to the cold and wetness of the weather. Thanks for going and sharing your pictures with us

    November 27, 2013 at 9:53 am

    • I don’t know how those artists managed. Several complained about being cold despite being dressed for it.

      November 27, 2013 at 10:03 am

  3. We need more of this…everywhere. All the time. Public art done by the public.

    November 27, 2013 at 10:49 am

  4. I love street art and I think the artists are incredible! Thanks for braving the cold to bring us such great pictures. ~Rainey

    November 27, 2013 at 12:38 pm

  5. Vivid colours!! Very nice!

    November 27, 2013 at 1:43 pm

  6. acl1967

    Love the pics. Houston seems like a really interesting place. I’ve got to go check it out.

    November 27, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    • Houston has a lot going on in the arts. If you can get through the summer…

      November 27, 2013 at 5:49 pm

  7. What a wonderful event. Thanks for the pics., Ron. :)

    November 27, 2013 at 10:03 pm

  8. Do the artists wear masks to protect themselves from the dust?

    November 28, 2013 at 2:56 am

    • Some have worn masks, but that is rare. Because the pavement was damp, there was very little dust.

      November 28, 2013 at 4:10 am

  9. I wish I could use these pastels to write “Happy Thanksgiving, Ron” on the pavement ! We don’t celebrate it, in France, but I’m very grateful that you still support my blog !

    November 28, 2013 at 4:21 am

    • Thanksgiving is US and Canada only, and the Canadians have theirs on a different weekend. I appreciate the thought, FM.

      November 28, 2013 at 8:29 am

  10. I love the street art. I really do. When our daughter was little, she would draw with chalk on the driveway. Then the leaves and rain would come. then when the leaves disappeared there were negative images of the leaves surrounded by the still-there chalk! Happy Thanksgiving! Hope all is well!

    November 28, 2013 at 9:41 am

  11. I love the vibrant colors from the first picture.

    November 28, 2013 at 11:52 am

  12. Inspirational photos!

    November 29, 2013 at 8:24 am

  13. love the colors :) have a great colorful day

    November 30, 2013 at 3:18 pm

  14. I wish I were seeing the Via Colori in person! I haven’t encountered such activity in our country. But the Urban Jungle looks very familiar—because of the banana tree, it looks like the photo was taken in the Philippines! ;-)

    December 25, 2013 at 10:20 am

    • The banana plant is at the North end of downtown Houston close to I-10.

      December 25, 2013 at 10:25 am

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