Eight First Artists Selected for Downtown Wall Challenge – Welcome to the City of Fort Worth


Posted on October 28, 2021

Sundance Square and Artspace 111 named eight artists from Texas to help create a three-block mural on the exterior 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 from November 2.

The Temporal Integral Murals Exhibition, or TIME, is an initiative that will allow artists to design murals that connect into one expansive work of art spanning three city blocks.

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

“We received a lot more applications than expected from artists from all over Texas,” said Sasha Bass, CEO of Sundance Square. “Some artists spoke on behalf of the underrepresented, some addressed climate change, others addressed issues facing women and others celebrated their legacy. I can’t wait to see their individual artistic expressions come together into one.

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

The TIME project will be constantly evolving and the murals can be partially or completely repainted at any given time. The works will each be visible for at least six months. Each artist will have one month to complete their mural starting November 15th. Each artist will receive $ 2000.

Learn more about the second round applications, which will be accepted from From November 2, 2021 to January 5, 2022.

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