AIRLINE – The North Houston Management District has kicked off its new public art program – a long term plan to further enhance the Greenspoint area and business centers like Greens Crossing, Pinto Business Park and the upper Airline Corridor.
Last Monday, Aug. 2 the District unveiled the first public art in the program, a wall mural on the side of the Harris County Airline Branch Library, 11331 Airline Drive, 77037, near I-45 and West Road.
The mural is painted by artist Dual. Dual’s work has been show-cased around downtown Houston with other murals.
The District partnered with UP Art Studio to identify the opportunities for art throughout the district for the next 10 years.
The first project of the new public art program is a vibrant mural at the HCPL Aldine Branch Library. Once the painting design is completed, an augmented reality (AR) feature will be developed, making the mural interactive and a first for Houston. Some AR murals exist locally, but the North Houston District’s will actually bring the art to life in 3D.
Recently, the management district won an AARP Community Challenge Grant to fund the AR.
About the North Houston District
Created in 1991 by the Texas Legislature, the North Houston District is a business improvement district that leverages public and private partnerships to provide enhanced services in transportation mobility, public safety, beautification and recreational development, marketing and strategic planning and development. Minutes from Bush IAH, the District’s 12-square-mile service area has 20 million square feet of office, retail and industrial properties.
The District includes more than 3,800 businesses, 68,000 employees and 118,500 residents. For more information, visit www.northhouston.org.