Mural Artscapes Project
Have you seen the mural that’s going up on the railroad bridge at Dallas Drive and Eagle Drive?! KDB’s long-time vision is finally becoming a reality! The work started late November, but it was all set in motion in late 2016 when the KDB Mural Artscapes Committee selected the site. After a blind review, the Committee and KDB Board selected Dallas-based artist Dan Colcer for the mural that serves as an entry into Denton.
The project really took off this past July when KDB received a $10,000 grant from Keep America Beautiful/Lowe’s Community Partners. The grant, along with an earlier $900 grant from the Greater Denton Arts Council and a sponsorship from Denton Municipal Electric, covers the artist fee and cost for the road closure.
The City’s Community Improvement Services department prepped the site by removing the existing, fading mural and graffiti, clearing brush from the site, and applying a base coat as part of their graffiti abatement program. With a clear canvas, Mr. Colcer began work on November 26.
The KDB Board of Directors wanted the mural to represent Denton and highlight landmarks and local plants found in our vibrant community. The mural includes the iconic Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square, Denton Firefighters’ Museum, Little Chapel in-the-Woods, the Murchison Performing Arts Center, and various native plants and flowers.
A few days have been lost due to cold temperatures and wet weather, but the mural is expected to be completed just in time for the new year. If you drive by and see Mr. Colcer working, be sure to give him a honk to let him know how much you love the mural!