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City to install 3 "mini-murals" around town

Written by Staff. Posted in Community

muralThis mini-mural of pets is one of three that will be installed across the city in the coming days. The mini-murals will cover city-owned traffic signal control cabinets. Photo provided by the City of Deer Park.The City of Deer Park has started a new beautification initiative – the installation of mini-murals on city-owned traffic signal control cabinets – and residents can expect to see the placement of three pieces of art in the coming weeks.

In an effort to bring a program similar to the City of Tyler’s “Beauty and the Box” program to Deer Park, Mayor Jerry Mouton and his wife, Tammie, worked with City administrators and staff to develop the initial set of three wraps.

“We are so excited to unveil these mini-murals to our residents,” Mrs. Mouton said. “When we learned about the City of Tyler’s program at a recent conference, we thought a program like this would be a great opportunity to beautify the city and recognize some of the things that define us as a community.”

The initial designs include:

An animal-themed wrap at the intersection of Pasadena and Luella, spotlighting the future location of the Deer Park Animal Shelter and Adoption Center;

A Deer Park Independent School District wrap highlighting the Deer Park High School baseball and softball teams’ state championships (to be located at Center and 8th); and

A wrap featuring the City’s 125th anniversary logo and a photo of the gateway monument taken by City employee Greg Holleman (to be located at East and X).

“This year was a great time to start a mini-mural initiative because we have so many great things happening in our city,” Mayor Mouton said. “Each of our first three murals recognizes a key victory of 2017, from the huge achievement of our DPHS Baseball program to the coming construction of an expanded animal shelter facility.

“As we move forward, we hope the mini-mural designs will continue to bring beauty and pride to our community.”