UH-Clear Lake is hosting a "Be Someone" exhibit this month. 

Image: Eric Sandler

HOUSTON'S UNOFFICIAL MONUMENT, the "Be Someone" sign, has been through many changes over the years – from QAnon messages to Covid-19, the informal city motto has endured a lot.

The creators of the local saying shared back in May that the beloved art installation would soon be no longer, in a heartfelt post on Instagram.

"I’d like to thank ya’ll for showing so much love and living up to the Besomeone movement...Even if we don’t paint the bridge anymore we will still continue to put in work! 10 years of the Besomeone Bridge has been amazing. Thank you to the friends and family that have believed in us every step of the way," the post reads.

The sign, located over Interstate 45 north of downtown Houston, has been a namesake in the city for over 10 years, and although there have been attempts to deface the sign, the artwork always managed to return to its original state. Despite the pursuits to change the sign, the artist of the popular graffiti has remained "undaunted," according to a statement.

According to a statement from the art gallery, "the guerilla art message, created in secret on train tracks, aims to inspire all who pass to make a difference in daily life."

The artists of the guerrilla art are also behind "BESOMEONE" merchandise, and the local brand will be taking  it's talents to University of Houston-Clear Lake for a month-long exhibit in honor of the cherished Houston slogan. 

There hasn't been any word of what art will be housed at the temporary exhibit, but fans of the popular graffiti will have to attend to find out. Exhibit-goers will also be able to purchase the popular Be Someone merchandise while at the exhibit. 

The opening reception for the exhibition will be held Thursday, July 15. 

The exhibit, located at 2700 Bay Area Blvd., will run through August 20 and is free to the public. For more information on the exhibit, visit uhcl.edu

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