In Fort Worth, art doesn’t just hang on museum walls, it decorates the streets around us. Jump in your car for a day of discovery!
Good Vibes Only
Painted on the side of a storage container in the River East work-living community, this mural is meant to make you start dancing...or at least get you in a good mood. The "Good Vibes Only" mural was designed by Thirst & Company and painted by GDT Studios.
How to find it: The Union on Race Street, 2900 Race Street
Mag & May Murals
The Mag & May Murals are a project of Art South, a Near Southside, Inc. program, and the Hudgins Companies that comprises of 20 commissioned murals along the ground-level patios of the apartment complex. Local artists like Anya Bosworth, Regan Bimbi and Sunflowerman have artwork adorning the sides. The largest, and a separate installation, is Eric Inkala's multi-story mural near the leasing office.
How to find it: Mag & May Apartments, 315 West Magnolia Avenue
Colorful Woman in Thought
From the columns surrounding the Trinity Art Court to this larger-than-life work that makes you pause to soak it all in, Uno is known for his abstract portraits along the Trinity River. Follow him @UnoDesign10 on Instagram.
How to find it: Trinity Trails near Panther Island Pavilion
E. Daggett Ave. Mural
Painted by Adam Werner, the mural was inspired by the neighborhood itself and the coexistence of both creativity and a certain amount of hardship the area was once known for. This mural was painted during Arts Google 2014 when several walls in South Main Village received an artistic facelift of sorts. View all the Near Southside murals here.
How to find it: South Main and E. Daggett Avenue
Gracey Tune, founder and artistic director of Arts Fifth Avenue, commissioned this mural to depict the joy of the thousands of patrons, dancers and artists who have been inside the walls of the studio.
How to find it: Arts Fifth Avenue, 1628 5th Avenue
Mother’s Day Pinups
This piece was affectionately named simply because it was painted on Mother’s Day. The murals portray artist Jimmy Joe Jenkins's decision to show women with respect and virtue but also “to recognize the way life should be balanced.”
How to find it: West 7th Neighborhood
Perfect for its location, “I thought of that while riding my bicycle,” is a good stop for taking a break or getting inspired by the smartest guy we know.
How to find it: Waterside Parking Garage
Fort Worth for Vanessa
Created in one day by Juan Velázquez and 20 other artists, the “Fort Worth for Vanessa” mural honors slain U.S. Army soldier Vanessa Guillen. At 50-feet wide by 25-feet tall, the beautiful illustration of Guillen is surrounded by colored roses and Our Lady of Guadalupe. It took $600 worth of paint and 10 hours to create.
How to find it: Southside off Hemphill Street at Noah’s Art & Supplies Tattoo Shop
End Racism Now
This temporary addition isn’t found on the side of a building. It’s a 190-foot ground mural stretched between the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial plaque and the John F. Kennedy memorial statue in Downtown Fort Worth. Created by artist couple Sedrick and Letitia Huckaby, volunteer painters and project organizer Deborah Peoples, the mural's message is loud and clear, “End Racism Now.”
How to find it: Main Street leading up to the Fort Worth Convention Center
Y’all Means All
From the archives of Visit Fort Worth's 2019 SXSW House, Y'all Means All has become a citywide rallying cry. The Westbend shopping development dedicated a mural to the sentiment, adding to its 18 total works of art. You can also find this graphic on a t-shirt sold at the Main Street Visitor Center in Downtown.
How to find it: Westbend near Ascension off the Trinity Trails