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Inspired by diverse cultures and the natural world, I try to create site-specific mural art that enlivens a space and brightens people's days. -- Muralist J. Muzacz
FORT WORTH, TX, March 06, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Several of America's top spray can artists are coming to FW to compete for a cash prize at the Second Annual Graffiti Art Festival that will be held in the Fort Worth Design District at 1953 Golden Heights Road on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 11 am to 4 pm.
Each artist will create a billboard-sized art piece with an inspirational, family-friendly theme. The artists' canvasses will be shipping containers that are part of Box Office Warehouse Suites, the innovative business park at the center of the design district.
Street Artist and Muralist Jonathan "J" Muzacz is one of the three artists selected to compete for the cash prize. Muzacz's stained-glass painting style is gradually working towards large-scale glass and mosaic permanent public art installations.
His lowrider series of paintings depicts the people and cars that make up that distinctive subculture. Poppin Curbs, from that series, is a 6-foot by 6-foot painting on stacked canvas that was featured in Muzacz's solo exhibition at Austin's Dougherty Arts Center last year.
Among his current projects is a 200 square-foot mosaic mural for the new Georgetown Municipal Courthouse that will be unveiled at the end of March. Over the past 15 years, Muzacz has painted murals across the globe, including a four-story octopus in Okinawa and a three-story Chinese crane in Taiwan that appeared in a Samsung commercial.
"Inspired by diverse cultures and the natural world, I try to create site-specific mural art that enlivens a space and brightens people's days," said the artist.
"We're thrilled to have an artist of Jonathan's stature competing," said Jim Eaton, VP of RDS Real Estate, the developer of the new Fort Worth Design District. In addition to the contest, the event will include arts and crafts vendors, food trucks and music.
Festival attendees can also do the Snap and Share Art Walk, a series of interactive murals that are ideal for snapping selfies or other photos to share. Couples on the art walk will want to visit the Love Locks mural where adding a lock to the display is part of the fun.
Visitors to the festival can also take free tours of Ft Worth business spaces for lease at Box Office Warehouse Suites, the innovative eco friendly shipping container business park and shop at the retailers who have shops in the district.
Sponsors will be raffling prizes throughout the event, including a one-hour Lamborghini Driving experience donated by Sponsor Fort Worth Car Storage. Admission to the event is free.
The event is dog friendly. Those bringing a furry friend will want to visit the Golden Triangle Dog Park that is part of the new design district.
About Fort Worth Design District:
Fort Worth Design District is a business enclave made for creative entrepreneurs in fashion, design, architecture, technology, and other fields that prize both design and aesthetics. About 40 acres, Fort Worth Design District features retail shop spaces, studios and workshops, showrooms, light industrial spaces for makers, distributors and manufacturers and office suites. The center of the district is Box Office Warehouse Suites (BOWS), an eco-friendly business park made from more than 100 recycled shipping containers. Surrounding BOWS is Golden Triangle Business Park with industrial and warehouse space for lease. Nestled inside the complex is Paddock Place Office Suites, the horse barn turned into office suites. Learn more at http://fortworthdesigndistrict.com/
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