a trip to the market

Bustling downtown intersection sprouts new look with massive mural

Bustling downtown intersection sprouts new look with massive mural

Produce Row Main&Co mural downtown
"Produce Row" pays homage to the downtown intersection's bustling commercial past.  Photo courtesy of Main&Co

Houstonians who love downtown and farmers markets will no doubt enjoy this massive tribute to both at a blooming intersection.

“Produce Row,” a sprawling, 7,000- square-foot mural that spans three levels now adorns Main&Co, a mixed-use development housing creative office space, cocktail lounges, and an art gallery. Main&Co is nestled on the corner of Main and Commerce streets. The five-story downtown mixed-use development is home to The Cottonmouth Club; ETRO Nightclub; Lilly&Bloom; and LCD Gallery, a contemporary arts space on the upper floor.

Designed and painted by local artist DUAL, the concept for the mural, a collaboration between LCD Gallery and UP Art Studio, is a nod to Commerce Street’s history as the site for Houston’s first farmers market in the 1870, according to a release. As the name implies, “Produce Row” is a vibrant mix of colors illustrating vegetables, fruits, and other grocery iconography.

“The mural addition at Main&Co is a compliment to the extensive restoration work our team completed to bring life back into these two neglected historical buildings,” says Dan Zimmerman, president of NewForm Real Estate (which owns and manages Main&Co). “The juxtaposition of DUAL’s street art aesthetic with the historical elements of the buildings personalize the downtown experience for residents and guests.”

Visitors of the mural can also visit an extended collection of DUAL’s artwork at LCD Gallery’s “ALL CAPS” street art show. Guests can also learn more about street art with a personal appearance and book signing by Blek le Rat on Friday, November 15.