Montrose home to award-winning public art

By | July 3, 2014
Credit: Jan Carson via Flickr Commons

The “Funnel Tunnel,” a 180-foot public art installation in the esplanade of Montrose Boulevard — adjacent to Inversion Coffee House, and produced by the Art League of Houston — is not just pretty to look at, it’s officially award-winning.

Artist Patrick Renner, a Houstonian, was recognized recently by what Culturemap says is the “only national program to specifically honor public art,” the Public Art Year in Review. The quirky and colorful wood-framed work is not only one of the coolest sights in town, it’s now certifiably one of the coolest public art installations in the country.

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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. Delinquent assessments for 2016 and prior years are being collected for services that were delivered in 2017. The current lawsuit status does not affect the collection of delinquent assessments due for 2016 and prior years for services rendered for calendar year 2017. 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.