Don’t get too excited over the reappearance this week of Will, Cassandra, Scotty, Mr. Balls, and the rest of the gay leather-or-fur-clad gang on the side of the former Mary’s bar at 1022 Westheimer. The legendary cliche-ridden Montrose mural, which was painted over about 5 years ago, is being recreated by a team of artists in time for next Saturday’s Houston Pride Parade. But according to new building owner Bobby Heugel, the recreation will only remain on the building for a month or so. Heugel tweets that he wants the building’s wall space to become “an evolving urban art centerpiece.” The proprietor of the Anvil Bar & Refuge plans to use the unbuilt portions of the Mary’s site as a parking lot for his new Hay Merchant craft beer bar and Chris Shepherd’s Underbelly restaurant, both going into the former Chances Bar next door, across Waugh Dr.
- It’s just a temp exhibit aimed at the parade [Twitter]
- Artists vow to restore Mary’s mural to original gay glory by Saturdays’s Pride Parade [Culturemap]
- The disappearing Mary’s mural [Houstonist]
- Mary’s Mural [HAIF]