Fort Worth Murals – Magnolia Avenue Area

Fort Worth, long thought of as ‘Cowtown’, actually has a deep artistic culture.  Over the last few years, this artistry has been show-cased on public buildings as murals.  The mural scene has exploded!  I explore Fort Worth looking for and photographing murals.  We have collages of these murals in my Fort Worth office.  Our clients are always commenting on them.  Since there are so many amazing murals out there, it would be overwhelming to show all of them at once.  Instead, I’m going to create posts that reveal murals from particular areas around town.  Since my plastic surgery office is located near the ‘hip’ Magnolia Avenue area, that seemed like a good place to start.

The photos were all taken by me using my cell phone camera.  Like pretty much any amateur photographer, I’ve cropped the photographs to focus on the murals themselves.  In a few instances I have Photoshopped small areas, removing weeds that had grown over the lowest parts of the murals, for instance.  The murals are such wonderful works of art.  I didn’t want to detract from the artistry by “getting lost in the weeds”.

Mag & May apartments

Perhaps no place reflects the mural scene better than the Mag & May apartment complex at 315 W. Magnolia.  The building has a 5 story mural, shown here:

Mag & May apartments on Magnolia in Fort Worth mural
(Mr. Squiggles; artist Eric Inkala)

The apartment complex also held a contest among Fort Worth muralists.  There are multiple concrete slabs along the sidewalk surrounding the building.  The artists painted murals on these, and some of the murals are shown below.  The winning mural is shown first.

 

Fort Worth apartment complex Forgotten Wilds mural by Anya Boz
(Forgotten Wilds; by Anya Boz)
Healing mural on Mag & May apartments on Magnolia in Fort Worth
(Hope; by Rebecca Zook)
The Emperors mural of moths on Mag & May apartments on Magnolia in Fort Worth
(The Emperors; by Jan Riggins)
The Party mural by Laura Mayberry on Mag & May apartments on Magnolia in Fort Worth
(The Party; by Laura Mayberry)
Fort Worth Magnolia Avenue apartment Inanimate mural of horses in Fort Worth
(The Inanimate; by Sara Barnett)
In the Woods, a mural by Molly Slaughter, on Magnolia in Fort Worth
(In the Woods, by Molly Slaughter)
Funkytown by Regan Bimbi at Mag & May apartments on Magnolia in Fort Worth
(Funkytown, by Regan Bimbi)
Healing, a mural by Dahlia Horne, at Mag & May apartment on Magnolia in Fort Worth
(Healing, by Dahlia Horne)
Flowers Connect, a mural by ChoKe, on Magnolia in Fort Worth
(Flowers Connect, by CHOKE)
Waves in Black, Gray, and White mural by Timothy Harding on Magnolia Avenue in Fort Worth
(Waves in Gray, Black, and White, by Timothy Harding)
Las Musas mural by Victor Manuel on Magnolia Avenue in Fort Worth
(Las Musas, by Victor Manuel (Uno))

Fort Worth Frida Kahlo mural

Here’s one of the larger murals along Magnolia.  It’s by Juan Velazquez.  This beautiful piece of art is on the side of Islas Tropicales at the corner of Magnolia and 7th Avenue.

Frida Kahlo mural on Magnolia in Fort Worth

As a plastic surgeon I have long appreciated form, structure, and color.  This mural is fantastic!

 

Paris Coffee Shop Fort Worth murals

The iconic Paris Coffee Shop, at the corner of Magnolia and Hemphill, has several murals.  These are in the parking lot on the Hemphill side.   Renovations are underway at Paris Coffee Shop.  It will be interesting to see if these murals survive the renovation.  Go admire them before it’s too late!

Fort Worth Paris Coffee Shop train mural

Fort Worth Paris Coffee Shop oil fields mural on Magnolia

Fort Worth Paris Coffee Shop air force mural

Fort Worth Paris Coffee Shop cattle drive mural on Magnolia

Other Magnolia Avenue murals

As you stroll down Magnolia, it’s easy to walk right past these murals.  If you see one, take a minute and admire the artistry behind it.  Think about why the artist chose the topic, design, and colors.

Mural of Kermit the Frog on Magnolia in Fort Worth
(artist unknown; parking lot behind Brewed)
Love the Fort mural on Magnolia in Fort Worth
(by Sean Starr; at 801 W. Magnolia)
Love Lives Here mural on Magnolia in Fort Worth, Texas
(by Cammi Ratliff; at 1263 W. Magnolia)
Mural of a colorful girl on Magnolia in Fort Worth, Texas
(ArtsGoggle Man, by Cammi Ratliff; at 1263 W. Magnolia)
Follow Your Dreams mural on Magnolia in Fort Worth
(by Katie Murray; at 1305 W. Magnolia)
Dia de los Muertos mural on Magnolia Avenue in Fort Worth
(artist unknown; at 1508 W. Magnolia)

Murals Near Magnolia

Drive to the intersection of Magnolia and Hemphill and head south.  You’ll find these murals:

Mural of people on Hemphill in Fort Worth
(artist unknown; 1500 Hemphill)
Emiliano Zapata mural on Hemphill in Fort Worth
(Emiliano Zapata; artist Juan Velazquez; 2500 Hemphill)

And if you happen to be driving on Hemphill looking for those murals, take a look at these under a railroad crossing near the Hemphill/Berry Street area:

Blue moon on green, Walls of Peace mural, at Lowden and Adams Street in Fort WorthSt Walls of Peace
(artist unknown; Walls of Peace mural, at Lowden and Adams Street)
Blue moon, Walls of Peace mural, at Lowden and Adams St in Fort Worth
(Walls of Peace mural, at Lowden and Adams Street)
Tree and flowers, part of the Walls of Peace mural, at Lowden and Adams Street in Fort Worth Walls of Peace
(Walls of Peace mural, at Lowden and Adams St)

And, if you’ve driven this far, here’s one that’s not too much further south:

Mural of a woman, at La Gran Plaza Plaza Fort Worth
(artist unknown; at La Gran Plaza)

A couple blocks south of Magnolia you’ll find these gems on Allen Avenue:

Arts Fifth Avenue mural in Fort Worth near Magnolia
(artist unknown; Arts Fifth Avenue, 1628 5th Avenue)
Arts 5th Avenue Tap mural
(artist unknown; Arts 5th Avenue)

Over at Cook Children’s Fort Worth Medical Center you’ll find this mural, painted by a senior in high school:

Cook Childrens Fort Worth mural
(James Stupfel; Seventh Avenue at Humbolt)

8th Avenue Fort Worth murals

Here are a couple bonus murals.  These are on the buildings next door to my plastic surgery office at 1830 8th Avenue.  We are just a couple blocks south of the Magnolia/8th Avenue intersection.

Hey Good Lookin' mural in Fort Worth by Laura Mayberry
(by Laura Mayberry; at 1838 8th Ave.)
Fort Worth mural Butterflies on 8th Ave by Juan Velazquez
(by Juan Velazquez; at 1900 8th Ave.)

More Fort Worth Murals

Murals abound in Fort Worth!  Stay tuned.  I’ll have posts about murals in different areas of town soon!

 

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