Arts in Transit

METRO is proud to support local, national and international artists as they celebrate the city's diversity through art. METRO's Urban Design team partners with Houston's Big Walls Big Dreams mural festival. Artists commissioned by UP Art Studio have painted murals at locations near:

  • Burnett Transit Center (1450 North Main St.)
  • Kashmere bus operating facility (5700 Eastex Fwy.)
  • Roosevelt Elementary (6700 Fulton St.)

Scroll down on this page to check out photos of the murals and find out which artists painted them.

Mural of a man wearing glasses and wearing a hat along the outer wall of the Kashmere bus operating facility at 5700 Eastex Freeway in Houston

Mural Photos

The artists created murals that engage communities and are reminiscent of the neighborhoods they're showcased in.


Mural of boy playing a guitar painted on the stairs at Burnett Transit Center - 1450 North Main St. in Houston.

This photo highlights a mural within the stairs at Burnett Transit Center. It was painted by Ukranian street artist Alex Maksiov who has won numerous international awards.

Additional murals near Burnett Transit Center were painted by New Mexico native Noé Barnett. They appear along the retaining walls and under the elevated METRORail tracks along North Main Street and further down from Burnett Transit Center near the intersection of North Main Street and Naylor Street. Check out those murals by clicking or tapping on the button below.

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Mural of three women along the outer wall of the Kashmere bus operating facility at 5700 Eastex Freeway in Houston

At METRO's Kashmere facility, students from nearby Kashmere High School created multiple murals inspired by their school mascot as well as the student body.

Artists included Ace Phoenix Art, BeyondGrasp, BRIKS:., Cease One, Jeremy Biggers (aka Stem & Thorn), Kill Joy, Malcolm Byers, Zú, Floyd Mendoza, Vapor / Poet, Pilot, JC Rivera, Atomik, anat ronen and Ibarra Color.

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Artist Robin Munro (aka Dread) painting a mural on a column under the elevated METRORail train near Roosevelt Elementary School at 6700 Fulton St. in Houston

Pictured in the photo is Robin Munro (aka Dread). He painted murals on vertical columns under the elevated METRORail train tracks near Roosevelt Elementary.

The location is about a five minute walk from the Melbourne / North Lindale Red Line station, just east of Interstate 45 and just north of Interstate 610.

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For more information about the program, email METRO's urban design team.

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