Funnel Tunnel has staying power

By | July 9, 2014
Credit: Jan Carson via Flickr Commons

That award-winning public art installation from Patrick Renner and the Art League of Houston isn’t going anywhere anytime soon according to Glasstire.

Originally, the “Funnel Tunnel” exhibition located in the median of Montrose Boulevard was scheduled to run between August of last year and May of this year. However, the City of Houston lent its blessing to the art piece to stay up through at least January of 2015, as it has proven to be a powerful — not to mention beautiful — piece of PR for the city and its thriving art scene. Though the wood it’s made of has weathered nicely, the paint job hasn’t been as fortunate. To keep it looking vibrant throughout the rest of its tenure in the neighborhood, the Art League is scheduling a painting party on July 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All supplies will be furnished and lunch and refreshments are provided for volunteers. All you need to do is show up.

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District provided services such as safety patrols by off-duty HPD officers, graffiti abatement, trash pick-up, maintenance of esplanades, among other services outlined in the Districts’ Assessment Plan, that are supplemental to services provided by the City of Houston, had been reduced in Mid-November and ceased completely as of December 11. The District had to cease the services due to unpaid assessments from some of the commercial property owners within the District. Please direct questions regarding the cessation of services to Executive Director, Ben Brewer at We are committed to helping our neighborhood remain the safe, vibrant and attractive place to live and do business and would like to hear from you on how we can continue to work together in this effort.