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Parking Meter as Art:

Houston Mayor Annise Parker introduced, in late October, the six newest pieces of the city’s art collection in the heart of the Warehouse District: parking meter sculptures designed by local artists, in partnership with Houston Arts Alliance. (The mayor is shown with Anthony Shumate, designer of three “Wind Blown Meters.”) The district consists of art galleries, dining options, live music venues, businesses and residential establishments. “We’re addressing a serious parking problem with a solution that adds a fun and unique twist to traditional parking meters,” said Maria Irshad, CAPP, Assistant Director of the city’s Parking Management Division. “The Warehouse District has a one-of-a-kind atmosphere, and we wanted the meters to reflect that. Thanks to the amazing talent of four local artists, the meters will leave a memorable impression on visitors and Houston residents alike.”  (Photo by Marc Newsome)

[Source: City of Houston]

Article Abstract from December, 2013




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