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Public Art

Photo of yes to the census 2020 mural in gulfton neighborhood

Using Data to Find Walls for Census 2020 Murals

By David McClendon / August 3, 2020

Public art can bring a neighborhood together. Murals especially can help create a stronger sense of place. They can also be used to raise awareness about important social issues facing a community. If you’ve ventured outside onto the streets of Houston lately, you might have seen a few new bright yellow murals urging residents to…

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How AirBnB could unlock additional funding for the arts

By Jeff Reichman / October 15, 2018

UPDATE July 1, 2019: The Houston Chronicle reports that the City of Houston and AirBnb have a new agreement to automatically collect occupancy taxes from AirBnb hosts. This post is a collaboration between Xin Tan, Lara Haase, and Jeff Reichman. On the surface, the hotel occupancy tax (HOT) is an unlikely hero in the battle…

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Houston Mini Murals – From Idea to Execution in Five Months

By Jeff Reichman / April 20, 2015

The Houston mural arts program is a work in progress. This is the story about how it got off the ground. Even though Elia and Noah are at the very beginning of their journey, I hope this blog is helpful to people in other cities who want to do the same thing. I first met…

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