Art South and Hudgins Companies, owner of the Mag & May apartments, have partnered to commission 20 murals at the Mag & May apartment community under construction at 315 W. Magnolia Avenue. That’s right beside Fixture, at the corner of W. Magnolia Avenue and May Street.
Earlier this year through a public call for qualification, Art South invited artists to apply for a commission of 20 murals on the street-facing stucco stoops at the Mag & May apartments. More than 130 artists applied to the call! With a difficult decision on their hands thanks to so many quality applications, the Art South Selection Committee chose a diverse group of artists with a range of experience from highly accomplished muralists to those painting in large format for the first time.
The selected artists were each paid a fee of $1,000 per mural plus a small supplies stipend, and worked through a particularly rainy and often very cold fall season to complete the murals. Now, you are invited to go vote for your favorite, and it’s very important that you do because there’s a lot at stake here. The winning artist will receive:
- An additional $2,000
- A lead role on the selection committee to commission an artist for a final Mag & May interior mural with a $3,000 project budget. (In other words, the opportunity to pay it forward for a fellow artist!)
- A complimentary one-year lease for a live-work studio apartment at Mag & May
You can see photos of the murals online on our Facebook and Instagram pages, but trust us when we say you should go see them all in person before deciding. Voting is open until 10 am on Monday, December 3!
315 W. Magnolia Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
–from Near Southside Weekly Buzz