The 10 Best Murals in Dallas (Photos)
Dallas' murals are as disjointed as the architecture they're painted on.
The high-end commissioned works, like the walls Shepard Fairey and Faile did for the Dallas Contemporary, are balanced by spaces where local artists were allowed to get handsy. What we don't have much of -- well, never for long anyway -- are renegade teams of muralists. But hey, painting a wall takes time and money, so it's best to find a generous benefactor.
Here's our 10 favorite Dallas murals -- some new, some old. Have another that you like more?
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Deep Ellum's urban mural entryway painted on the support beams of the overpass works to set the tone for all visiting the neighborhood. My favorite off all the pillars is this one by Kettle Art favorite Richard Ross. There's something relatable in it: People shout at the sky but still seem disconnected from one other. It's that unity and isolation of city dwelling, told with a nice dose of charming humanity.
By Richard Ross
Oak Cliff is a cultural mash-up; that blend of styles and influences is what keeps the area so interesting. That's represented here where different personalities paint their own muses in conflicting forms. I prefer this to the more cohesive Oak Cliff mural near Oil and Cotton, which is more staged, more planned. This one's more like a game of pick-up basketball.