Houston, TX, 2018
Project Summary: UP Art Studio teamed up with the Greater East End Management District (GEEMD) to create murals that depict icons of the East End. Located on the Navigation esplanade, the container structure houses new public restrooms.
The “East End Loteria” depicts images reminiscent of the popular Mexican game of chance. The artist, Gelson Lemus AKA “w3r3on3”, envisioned the game using icons of the East End, such as Our Lady of Guadalupe church, and the esplanade itself.
A simple utilitarian structure, housing a public amenity for all people, is now also a vibrant public artwork that reflects the Latino culture of the surrounding community.