With World Series fever sweeping Houston, baseball fans are loading up on merch and getting ready to root for the home team, either in person or on television. And in the spirit of — it's not happening if I don't post a photo of it — here are some spots around town where you can snap a selfie, courtesy of Houston Mural Map.
This fence on Patton street features the Houston skyline - and Astros colors. The artist is unknown.
A building wall of Manready Mercantile on 19th Street in the Heights has been transformed into an homage to the Astros by artists Melissa Eason @joybrushsigns and Robynn Sanders. Bring all your friends for the Gram photo.
This mural in Acres Homes is the creation of Alex Roman Jr. (“Donkeeboy”), a visual artist based in Houston, and his mom Sylvia Roman. It pays tribute to Michael Burns, an MLB pitcher who was drafted in 2000 by the Houston Astros. He later played for the Boston Red Sox, the Cincinnati Reds, and the Milwaukee Brewers. He's now a coach at Caira Baseball Academy in California.
This mural by Sebastien "MrD1987" Boileau @MrD1987 and Eyeful Art @eyefulart in East Downtown brings back memories of former wins. Hopefully, it will inspire some wins again in this series.
Artist Joy Matheson has a son who is an aspiring baseball player so her 2020 Astros-themed utility box, paying tribute to the Astrodome, is perfect for many reasons. The world's first multi-use, domed sports arena lives again. Go 'Stros!
ABOUT HOUSTON MURAL MAP
HoustonMuralMap.com is a crowd-sourced community resource, created by UP Art Studio, with the website developer and photographer Alex Barber. Launched in 2020, the map was funded in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance. The community is encouraged to add to it. Contact email@example.com or HoustonMuralMap@upartstudio.org.
UP Art Studio is run by husband-and-wife team Noah Quiles and Elia Quiles who are making Houston a more beautiful place with public art plans and projects. Visit UP Art Studio for more information.