Houston is yours to explore. The new Mini Mural Tours are the perfect adventure for the entire family. Download the maps today to get your journey started!

The Mini Murals Tours are a visual excursion where residents and visitors can explore Houston’s iconic beautified traffic signal boxes, now considered mini works of public art. The tours offer discovery by foot, bike, car and more.

UP Art Studio has partnered with multiple area hotels, Houston BCycle, Mister McKinney’s Historic Houston, and the Houston History Bus to create “Mini Murals Tours”, ranging from self-guided bicycle and driving tours to organized artist-led tours.

The Mini Murals Tours are perfect for local and regional families seeking a family-friendly activity and biking enthusiasts who have an affinity for murals, public art, or street art.

Tour sponsors include Visit Houston / Houston First, Greater Northside Management District, Hobby Area District, and Houston Public Works.

Downloadable Maps for Self-Guided Tours

Register here to receive instant links to downloadable maps for the areas listed below. When you download the maps, you can also register for a a FREE 30-minute bike rental from B-Cycle!

  • Greater Northside/Woodland Heights
  • Hobby Area District
  • Downtown/Midtown
  • Greater Heights/Montrose
  • East End

Current Guided Tours

Northside / Woodland Heights

  • Mr McKinney Bus Tour – November 17

Join us for the inaugural Mini Murals Tour with Mister McKinney’s Historic Houston Bus. On Saturday, November 17 at 12:30 p.m., UP Art Studio, located at 104 Main Street, will launch the Mini Murals Tours website and accept a certificate of appreciation from Council Member Robert Gallegos. Emcee is Mister McKinney of Mister McKinney’s Historic Houston, who is also offering a free “Mini Murals” bus tour at 12:45 PM, following the ceremony. The Tour will include the Mini Murals in Houston’s Northside, the area just north of Downtown.

  • Mr McKinney Bus Tour – December 21, 2018 (11 AM – 12 PM)

Join us for the Greater Northside Mini Mural Tour hosted by UP Art Studio and Greater Northside Management District. The tour will begin at Edison & Patton located at 4203 Edison with coffee, followed by a tour on the Houston History Bus. The Tour will include the Mini Murals in Houston’s Greater Northside and a few key developments. Space is limited, please RSVP at info@greaternorthsidedistrict.org if you plan to attend.

  • Mini Murals B-Cycle Bike Tours – coming in 2019!

Hobby District

  • Mr McKinney Bus Tour – coming in January 2019!

Hotel Offers

Houston B-Cycle Offer

For unlimited hour-long rides with Houston BCycle, it’s just $6.00/Month with the MINITOUR promotional code. Sign up on the houstonbcycle.com website and Keep Houston Rolling! Visit www.houstonbcycle.com to sign up in minutes!

Partners and Sponsors

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