UP Art Studio

Civic Pride Through Civic Art

A public art and consulting firm | Curation + Consulting + Community Engagement + Project Delivery Management

Mini Murals

Mini Murals is an award-winning civic art program of UP Art Studio. The program commissions artists to paint small-scale murals on traffic signal control cabinets and other utility cabinets in the right of way in diverse neighborhoods of Texas cities. Over the past 5 years, UP Art Studio has commissioned artists to paint more than 300 Mini Murals.

Big Walls Big Dreams

Big Walls Big Dreams is a series of murals curated and produced by UP Art Studio. Previous events have occurred annually in Miami during the world-renowned Art Basel Week since 2013. In May 2021, Big Walls Big Dreams is kicking off in Houston with a self-guided mural tour experience.

Houston Mural Map

Launched in July 2020, the Houston Mural Map website immediately became the go-to resource for people interested in seeing, visiting, and learning about the hundreds of vibrant murals in Greater Houston, and the artists who create them. It features an interactive digital map that shows the locations of hundreds of colorful street installations, which express the energy and cultural character of Houston.

About Us

UP Art Studio is a public art and creative placemaking consulting firm founded in Houston in 2012. The firm has successfully managed hundreds of projects since then. The firm facilitates transformative award-winning projects – achieving the goals of its mission of “Civic Pride through Civic Art” through collaborative efforts with artists and the people in communities. They facilitate projects in communities nationally, engaging people and achieving community development via the work of local and international artists.

 The firm’s principals and founders, Noah Quiles and Elia Quiles, are a husband and wife team who curate, create, manage, and implement public art plans and projects. Together, they and their associates offer proven experience in all areas of program and project management and delivery. They are passionate about harnessing the power of art and placemaking – and the creativity of artists – to uplift people, neighborhoods, and underserved areas.

Our Services

Visioning + Project Curation


Artist + Artwork Selection Process

Creative Services

Fundraising + Sponsorships


Project Planning + Project Management

budget, schedule, quality assurance

Project Delivery + Installation

with artist management

PR, Media + Marketing

Community Engagement + Relations

virtual or in-person

Event Planning + Production

virtual or in-person

SF Painted

Mini Murals


Public Art Plans

Clients, Sponsors, and Partners

Public Agencies

Private Sector

Real Estate & Developers




Houston, TX, 2021 Local Latino War Hero Macario Garcia Honored In New Mural  On Veteran’s Day, a public artwork memorializing the decorated WWII hero will be unveiled at a ceremony in East End’s Magnolia Park Houston, Texas – A major mural honoring Staff...

TIRZ 25 Gateways: Painting & Lighting Consulting

TIRZ 25 Gateways: Painting & Lighting Consulting

Hiram Clarke / Ft Bend County Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ 25), Houston, TX, 2020 - present Project Summary: In 2020 UP Art Studio consulted on and designed a gateway for TIRZ 25. The gateway, which will be replicated at 5 major corridor intersections later...

Latest News

Greens Bayou Trail // Artist: Robin Munro

UP Art Studio partnered with the North Houston District where we installed nine trail art segments along the Greens Bayou Trail at Greens Road and Imperial Valley Drive. The bright and colorful nature scenes, showcasing turtles and aquatic bayou wildlife, contributes...

The Alora (Gulfton) // Artist: Floyd Mendoza

Gulfton Management District selected a 3-story wall at The Alora Apartments for a large-scale mural, as an extension of the 2022 Big Walls Big Dreams mural festival. Artist Floyd Mendoza designed a striking floral motif (tulips, white ginger lily, calla lily, dahlia,...

Silver Street Studios // Artists: BKFOXX & CPWON

I Just Want You to Love Me as much as I Love You We were thrilled to welcome BKFOXX (Long Island, NY) and CP1 (Miami, FL) to Houston in March as an extension of Big Walls Big Dreams. Over a week, BKFOXX and CP1 installed a large-scale mural on the exterior of Silver...

Men’s Final Four Basketballs // Artist: Robin Munro

Commissioned by the Houston Downtown District, UP Art Studio and Robin Munro installed 8 basketballs on sidewalks in downtown Houston to bring a festive energy to the Men's Final Four and Fan Fest in March. Each basketball included a QR code that locals...

City of Houston Certifications

UP Art Studio is proud to have recently been certified as a City of Houston Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and City of Houston Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). It is the policy of the City of Houston to stimulate the growth of small, minority, women-owned and...

Open Call for Big Walls Big Dreams Houston Mural Festival – Artists Apply Now!

Behind the scenes, Big Walls Big Dreams, is already gearing up and is scheduled to take place in October and the Artist Open Call is active!!! Local, national, and international artists are encouraged to apply online (application deadline: 17 April...

TEDx Houston

Why is Art Crucial to Developing Civic Pride?

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