To celebrate the diversity of Houston, Texas and the beautiful architecture of its downtown skyline, a massive street painting, spanning an entire city block, will be produced at the 7th annual Houston Via Colori® Street Painting Festival this weekend. This exciting addition will be the focal point of the festival and will feature original artwork depicting the four corners of the Houston Skyline. This colossal project will be lead by Douglas Rouse, who will work with over 40 local Houston architectural students and local artists to complete the piece. Via Colori benefits The Center for Hearing and Speech. This year’s presenting sponsor is Lynn Energy. Visit these links for more details about the festival and its sponsors: http://www.centerhearingandspeech.org/via-colori/downtown-mural, http://www.centerhearingandspeech.org/via-colori/sponsors-2012, http://www.centerhearingandspeech.org/sites/default/files/Downtown%20Mural%20Press%20Release.pdf, http://www.centerhearingandspeech.org/sites/default/files/Downtown%20Mural%20Press%20Release.pdf.
“I have been a participating chalk artist and a featured artist at Via Colori Houston in the past but this is by far my biggest challenge. Thank you to Lisa Benitez and Katherine Schaafs for all of their hard work on this massive undertaking.” -Douglas Rouse