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#StickTogetherHOU: Vibrant mural honoring local heroes opens at GreenStreet downtown

By ShaCamree Gowdy, Houston Chronicle

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A powerful mural showcasing the art of sticking together is now displayed in downtown Houston, and it’ll take Houstonians to help make it a continued success.

#StickTogetherHOU is a very colorful project, literally. Located in the GreenStreet district, it showcases thousands of bright, multi-colored sticky notes that feature the names of local heroes.

It’s already chock-full of names, but there are so many heroes in Houston, surely there are some missing. That’s where you can help.

The mural is installed, but Third Ward artist Robert Hodge will continue to add names, as long as the public submits them.

It’s designed to encourage our community to stick together’ during this tough time,” said Hodge, who developed the project. He even used it to honor his sister, a healthcare worker.

The vibrant sticky notes can be seen through the window, spelling out attention grabbing words and symbols of encouragement, like Resilient” and HOU,” and a giant heart.

Hodge’s intention is to bring the Houston community together using art to showcase local unsung heroes who have emerged in the face of the pandemic or in the battle for social justice,” GreenStreet said in a press release.