BY SAMANTHA CALIMBAHIN, FORT WORTH MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 22, 2017
The eye-popping image of a woman in bright blue sunglasses graces the wall of the building at 200 Carroll St., but soon, Don’t Quit Your Daydream won’t be the only mural in the up-and-coming development.On March 25, as part of Spring Gallery Night, six local artists will come together to paint five additional murals on an 80-foot wall in The Foundry District being dubbed “Inspiration Alley.” Artists like Hillary Dohoney, Jana Renee and Jeremy Joel will paint for six hours, from 5 p.m.-11 p.m.
The public is invited to watch the murals being painted live, as well as enjoy tacos from Salsa Limón, mixed drinks from a cash bar and live music from DJ Pop Boy Etc. M2G Ventures, developer of The Foundry District, plans to turn the alley into an outdoor art gallery.
Spring Gallery Night is a one-day event in which Fort Worth art galleries, museums, retailers and restaurants open to showcase artists for free. Katie Murray, who painted the Dreamer mural series seen throughout town, is the event’s chief curator.
Down the road from The Foundry District, Fort Works Art, at 2100 Montgomery St., will host a free reception to celebrate the opening of its newest exhibit, #28grams. The show will feature 28 “Instagram famous” artists like Kit King (@kit_king) and Dan Lam (@sopopomo).
At press time, the full program of events had not yet been released.