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First eight artists selected for downtown Mural Challenge

October 28,2021

Reposted from the City of Fort Worth.

Sundance Square and Artspace 111 named eight Texas-based artists to help create a three-block-long mural on the outside walls of two warehouses in downtown Fort Worth.

The chosen artists:

  • Anne Allen, Fort Worth.
  • Sarah Ayala, Fort Worth.
  • Haley Bass, Melissa.
  • Armando Castelan, Houston.
  • Brenda Ciardiello, Fort Worth.
  • Anna Galluzzi, Denton.
  • Amy Jones Jenkins, Fort Worth.
  • Christopher Najera, Fort Worth.

These artists represent the first round. Additional artists can apply for the second round starting Nov. 2.

The Temporal Integral Mural Exhibition, or T.I.M.E., is an initiative that will allow the artists to design murals that connect into one expansive piece of art covering three city blocks.

“This project will be a vibrant addition to our downtown, where art, music and culture are celebrated,” said Ed Bass, chairman of Sundance Square.

“We received many more applications than expected from artists all across Texas,” said Sasha Bass, CEO of Sundance Square. “Some artists spoke for the underrepresented, some addressed climate change, others dealt with the issues women face and others celebrated their heritage. I look forward to seeing their individual artistic expressions coming together as one.”

Ariel Davis of Artspace111 Consulting said there were so many worthy applicants that the decision was made to add two more murals to the first round of the T.I.M.E Project, for a total of eight murals in the first round.

The T.I.M.E. project will be constantly evolving, and murals may be partially or completely painted over at some point. The works will each be visible for at least six months. Each artist will have one month to complete their mural beginning on Nov. 15. Each artist will receive $2000.

Learn about second-round applications, which will be accepted from Nov. 2, 2021, through Jan. 5, 2022. 


Locations Mentioned: Artspace 111, Sundance Square Plaza