The HCSO graffiti reduction program is designed to remove unwanted graffiti marks from communities in Harris County. The Bigger Change project is a collaboration between an inner-city economic development organization, a global non-profit arts organization, an energy company and a Harris County commissioner. The Goce mural is one of the nine larger-than-real works that will be presented in the city center this fall as part of Big Art. The Bigger Change Project, a collaboration between Central Houston, Inc. and Street Art for Mankind, a global non-profit organization that seeks to bring about social change through art.
The project was funded in part by TotalEnergies, a global company with an office in Houston, and conceived by Harris County District 1 commissioner, Rodney Ellis, who represents the city center. Ellis then went to downtown Houston to organize an art walk, which led to Big Art. While art is in the eye of the beholder, under state law, spray-painted graffiti on public property is a nuisance and must be covered or removed. Tommy Shelton, who runs the sheriff's office's graffiti reduction program as part of the office of mental health and prison diversion.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office, founded in 1837, is the largest sheriff's office in Texas and the third largest in the country. Removing graffiti and cleaning up trash and debris are two community service activities that the sheriff's office offers as part of its community work program for inmates. After submitting a consent form for landlords to fill out and submit, agents are allowed to enter the property and take inmate workers to clean or paint on graffiti that overlooks public roads. According to his office, Ellis came up with the idea of creating a walkable collection of murals when he saw a mural created last year by artist Dragon76 on the side of the Hampton Inn Houston Downtown, at 710 Crawford Street.
When graffiti is reported to the sheriff's office, officers go to the scene to take photos and document the tagged area, and inform the landlord or the real estate group. The HCSO graffiti reduction program is designed to remove unwanted graffiti marks from communities in Harris County. Each mural is accompanied by a plaque with a QR code linked to Street Art for Mankind's free Behind the Wall app, which explains each piece and provides connections to local service organizations. The HCSO has nearly 5,100 employees and 200 volunteer reservists dedicated to ensuring the safety of more than 4.1 million residents living in Harris County.
The non-linear collection of murals in commercial buildings covers more than 1 mile from the city center and was created to promote the sustainable development goals adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, which include green energy, human rights, social equity and education for all. As part of the graffiti removal, county jail inmates who have been classified as non-violent and who are not at risk of escape can contribute to their community service by cleaning or painting graffiti on them. Tags Be someone in downtown Houston Graffiti Art of graffiti art Houston graffiti culture Interstate 45 There is no war know the peace Union Pacific Railroad Woman Life Freedom.