Everybody’s favorite Westchase District mural painter Larry Crawford, founder of Mural Arts, recently expanded his public art palate from traffic control signal boxes to something a little larger.
Residing under a bridge
Above the District’s water habitat, located just east of Wilcrest Drive and behind the Robinson Westchase Library, is something called a box culvert. It’s a concrete structure that spans the flood control channel and it’s a space ripe for some artwork.
The habitat is home to dozens of turtles, fish and other aquatic life. Larry has designed a mural that reflects the character of the area, including egrets, turtles, cardinals and a raccoon.
Tales on the Trail
We’re celebrating debut of the mural with a reading and art event for the whole family that we’re calling “Tales on the Trail.” It’s on Saturday, July 23 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Robinson-Westchase Neighborhood Library, 3223 Wilcrest Drive.
The event will feature a free grab-and-go breakfast, story times for children, a coloring book station, a book exchange at the District’s new Little Free Library (see right) and chalk art classes on the Library Loop Trail with mural artist Larry Crawford. Come one, come all for a morning of family-friendly fun!