Classically Trained Venezuelan Street Artist and Muralist Frequently Draws on Culture for Inspiration
FORT WORTH, TX, March 07, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — Several of America’s top spray can artists are coming to FW to compete for a cash prize at the Second Annual Graffiti Art Festival that will be held in the Fort Worth Design District at 1953 Golden Heights Road on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 11 am to 4 pm.
Each artist will create a billboard-sized art piece with an inspirational, family-friendly theme. The artists’ canvasses will be shipping containers that are part of Box Office Warehouse Suites, the innovative business park at the center of the design district.
Street Artist and Muralist Luis Angulo is one of the three artists selected to compete for the cash prize. “My art frequently draws on themes from my Venezuelan culture,” said the Caracas-born artist who competed in the event last year and who holds an MFA from University of Hartford.
“Politics, social issues, and pop culture all appear off and on throughout my work,” said the artist. “For me, being a street artist and a muralist is about democratizing art,” said Angulo. “Murals are a fantastic way to create art that can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone,” added Angulo.
“I am excited to see cities like Fort Worth embracing the world of street art and street artists,” said Angulo. “We’re thrilled to have a classically-trained artist like Luis competing,” said Jim Eaton, VP of RDS Real Estate, the developer of the new Fort Worth Design District. In addition to the contest, the event will include arts and crafts vendors, food trucks and music.
Festival attendees can also do the Snap and Share Art Walk, a series of interactive murals that are ideal for snapping selfies or other photos to share. Couples on the art walk will want to visit the Love Locks mural where adding a lock to the display is part of the fun.
Visitors to the festival can also take free tours of Ft Worth business spaces for lease at Box Office Warehouse Suites, the innovative eco friendly shipping container business park and shop at the retailers who have shops in the district.
Sponsors will be raffling prizes throughout the event, including a one-hour Lamborghini Driving experience donated by Sponsor Fort Worth Car Storage. Admission to the event is free.
The event is dog friendly. Those bringing a furry friend will want to visit the Golden Triangle Dog Park that is part of the new design district.
Fort Worth Design District is a business enclave made for creative entrepreneurs in fashion, design, architecture, technology, and other fields that prize both design and aesthetics. About 40 acres, Fort Worth Design District features retail shop spaces, studios and workshops, showrooms, light industrial spaces for makers, distributors and manufacturers and office suites. The center of the district is Box Office Warehouse Suites (BOWS), an eco-friendly business park made from more than 100 recycled shipping containers. Surrounding BOWS is Golden Triangle Business Park with industrial and warehouse space for lease. Learn more about the district by visiting http://fortworthdesigndistrict.com
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