By now, if you haven’t driven down Montrose Boulevard near West Gray to see the “Funnel Tunnel” — you’re in luck!

Just before its one year anniversary the City of Houston has announceed authroization of an ordinance allowing the installation to remain in the median across from Inversion Coffee House through January 2015!

Photo By Eric Kayne- Houston Chronicle

Photo By Eric Kayne- Houston Chronicle

Artist and sculptor Patrick Renner‘s 180 foot long trumpet was honored as one of the year’s best pieces of public art at the 2014 Americans for the Arts conference. The project was a result of a discovery of unused city funds and was erected in July and August of last year. Built of recelaimed lumber, the Funnel Tunnel is intended to increase the cultural, social, and economic value of the Montrose area, according to the Art League Houston.

Artist Patrick Renner Photo By Mayra Beltran-Houston Chronicle

Artist Patrick Renner
Photo By Mayra Beltran-Houston Chronicle

Once again, Art League Houston is inviting the public to join in celebrating the extension of the art installation and helping to refresh the piece this Saturday, July 12th from 10AM-3PM in the garden of Art League Houston residency house. The paint and supplies as well as refreshments will be provided to those that help.

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Do something fun and different by spending a Saturday afternoon painting with creatives in the community!

The ALH Residency House is located at 1003 Bomar St. Houston, TX