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The Art Guys cross Houston's busiest intersection . . . for eight straight hours

The Art Guys cross Houston's busiest intersection...for 8 hours

Art Guys intersection piece
Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing — Houston's Art Guys — spent eight hours crossing the city's busiest intersection. Courtesy of The Art Guys / Twitter
Art Guys intersection piece
The piece marks the duo's ninth installment of their 30th anniversary series, 12 Events.
Art Guys intersection piece
Heavy rain and traffic added a nice element of danger to the project. Courtesy of The Art Guys / Twitter
Art Guys intersection piece
Courtesy of The Art Guys / Twitter
Art Guys intersection piece
Courtesy of The Art Guys / Twitter
Art Guys intersection piece
Art Guys intersection piece
Art Guys intersection piece
Art Guys intersection piece
Art Guys intersection piece

Despite Friday's driving rain and rush hour traffic, the Art Guys spent eight continuous hours traversing the crosswalks at Westheimer and Hillcroft, an intersection identified by city officials as the busiest in Houston.

The tireless intersection crossing marked the ninth installment in the duo's 12 Events project — a monthly series of artistic feats of strength celebrating Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing's 30 years as a team. So far, the Guys have walked the city's longest street, told jokes for eight hours and unraveled a large spool of twine.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Houston's masters of art-world quirk carefully circled the Westheimer-Hillcroft junction, disseminating the dizzying event via Facebook and Twitter.

See what it's like to walk in the Art Guys' shoes by checking out the slideshow above.