Art Alley on W. Texas Avenue, formerly Umbrella Alley, will be receiving new vibrancy and color thanks to a concerted effort by Community Engagement along with Parks and Recreation. Artists Shelbi Nicole, Tyler Kay, and Whitney Hayden will be sharing their talents through both visual and interactive art. An official reveal and community party will be held Sunday, May 7th from 4-6 pm with tacos, popsicles, music, and more at 124 W. Texas Avenue.
What: The Parks Department will be assisting with preparing and priming the walls, making way for new murals and artwork as well as installing interactive pieces.
Why: Following the loss of Umbrella Alley in Baytown due to structural challenges and upkeep requirements, a new opportunity for community art was created. City leaders and citizens have worked together on this project to expand and improve the Arts, Culture, and Entertainment District.
How Long: Local Artists will be painting and installing their pieces during the first week of May.
May 16, 2023 update
With today's ribbon cutting ceremony, Art Alley is officially open.
May 5, 2023 update
Art Alley murals are nearing completion.
May 3, 2023 update
New interactive metal art has been placed in Art Alley by parks crews.
May 2, 2023 update
Work continues as artists progress on murals for Art Alley.
May 1, 2023 update
Artists have begun their work painting the walls of Art Alley.
April 28, 2023 update
Walls have been primed with solid colors for new murals.