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"The mural came out better than my original conception of it. I tried some new techniques that worked out really well." Luis Angulo, Muralist and Street Artist
FORT WORTH, TX, March 26, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Several of America's top spray can artists came to Fort Worth to compete for a $500 cash prize at the Second Annual Graffiti Art Festival 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 created a billboard-sized art piece with an inspirational, family-friendly theme. The artists' canvasses were 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 Luis Angulo won the top prize for his mural "Fierce," which he intends to embody both female beauty and power.
"The mural came out better than my original conception of it," said Angulo. "I tried some new techniques that worked out really well," he added.
"My art frequently draws on themes from my Venezuelan culture," said the Caracas-born artist who competed in the event last year and who holds a Master of Fine Arts from University of Hartford.
"Politics, social issues, and pop culture all appear off and on throughout my work," said the artist.
"For me, being a street artist and a muralist is about democratizing art," said Angulo. "Murals are a fantastic way to create art that can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone," added Angulo.
"Luis has made us an exceptionally beautiful mural that visitors to the design district will enjoy for years to come," said Jim Eaton, VP of RDS Real Estate, the developer of the new Fort Worth Design District.
In addition to the contest, the event included arts and crafts vendors, food trucks and music. Festival attendees could also do the Snap and Share Art Walk, a series of interactive murals that are ideal for snapping selfies or other photos to share.
Visitors to the festival were also able to take free tours of Ft Worth business spaces for lease at Box Office Warehouse Suites, the innovative eco friendly shipping container business park and to shop at the retailers who have shops in the district.
Sponsors raffled prizes throughout the event, including a one-hour Lamborghini Driving experience donated by Fort Worth Car Storage. Admission to the event was free.
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. Learn more by visiting http://fortworthdesigndistrict.com/.
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