We all know that Fort Worth has a vibrant art scene — and we’re not just talking about the Modern Art Museum or the Kimbell Art Museum. One of our all-time favorite galleries? Funkytown itself.
Fort Worth is home to dozens of meaningful murals and outdoor art exhibits. Today, we’re sharing where to find pieces that really paint a picture of our city.
Dolly Parton, 3400 Bernie Anderson Ave. | By Katie Murray
Snap a picture with The Queen of Country at The Market at Ridglea Plaza — next to the seasonal Sweetzie’s snowcone stand.
“Howdy” and “Y’all,” 816 Foch St. | By Kayla Newnam
These murals at the North Paseo at Crockett Row are part of a series called “Out There Murals” commissioned by the West 7th retail complex.
“Let Us Grow,” E. 1st Street and Pecan Street | By Jana Renée and Niko Taylor
The artists said this downtown mural “was made to share information on the transgender community for anyone with questions and to show transgender people they are not alone.”
“Not Everything That Is Faced Can Change,” Inspiration Alley | By Katie Murray
M2G Ventures and The Foundry District commissioned the mural depicting a quite by American writer James Baldwin.
Best Maid Pickles, 829 W. Vickery Blvd. | By Jimmy Jenkins
DYK Smiley has began a character used by Best Maid since the early 1960s? Stop by the Best Maid Pickle Emporium to see the mural + check out the pickle-flavored snacks.
“You’ll Never Walk Alone,” 138 E. Daggett Ave. | By Jay Wilkinson
This art piece is part of an augmented reality experience in the SoMa district using the app Neighborhood Leap.
Cowtown-inspired mural, 1776 Mall Cir. | By Natalie Rahberg
Snap a photo by this mural while waiting for your food at Woody Creek Bar-B-Q.
“Just One Bite,” 106 E. Daggett Ave. | By Kristen Soble
Grab yourself a treat at Loft22 Cakes in the Near Southside and stop by this sweet artwork.
“The Watercolor Face,” 1263 W. Magnolia Ave. | By Cammi Ratliff
This artwork — that you might recognize from the old Arts Goggle ad — can be found outside of the Chat Room Pub in the Historic Southside.
“Where Independence Begins,” 912 W. Broadway Ave. | By Kristen Soble
The Near Southside art piece was comissioned by Lighthouse for the Blind and features elements like Braille and audio crosswalk machines for everyone to interact with.
“Adrift,” Inspiration Alley | By Jana Renée in collaboration with Hillary Dohoney
This artwork tells the story of a Syrian woman trying to escape with her children from the battlefields of the Syrian War. The mural is one of at least 26 murals that Jana has worked on in the Foundry District.
Gallery Box, SoMa Micro Park | By Art Tooth
The artist-run project gallery displays work created by local artists for a temporary residency in the Near Southside. The gallery is made out of a shipping container and gives creators six weeks to showcase their work to the community.
“Follow Your Dreams,” 1305 W. Magnolia Ave. | By Katie Murray
This mural is the third installation of the “Dream Series” with the intent to inspire people to never give up on their dreams.
#ForFortWorth, 2900 W. Lancaster Ave. | By Mariell Guzman
This mural combines all things Fort Worth including architecture, cowboy boots, and animals like the TCU Horned Frog.
“The Birth of the Unicorn Cowgirl,” Inspiration Alley | By Courtney Miles & Haylee Ryan
This Foundry District art piece incorporates a retro cowgirl riding a unicorn into a sweet paradise of candy and bright colors.
“Chromesthesia,” 113 S. Main St. | By DAAS
The Cliburn commissioned this piece for its 60th anniversary to show the vibrant interpretation of Chromesthesia — the condition where people attach color to sound.
CommUnity Frontline Business Mural, 2800 Yeager St. | By Armando Castelan
Commissioned by CommUnity Frontline, a local non-profit committed to racial justice and healing, the mural depicts local Black businesses and leaders.
“Greetings from Texas,” 11651 Camp Bowie Blvd. | Artist unknown
Celebrate being a Texan in front of this mural at Texas Brumbaugh’s Fine Home Furnishings.
“Dream on Dreamer,” 4237 Lafayette Ave. | By Katie Murray
This is the first installment in the Dreamer Series and features a lady on the wall at The Art Room Gallery.
3D Heart, 2nd and Grove St. | By Armando Castelan
The mural was created for a 12-piece project commissioned by Sundance Square and Artspace 111.