Fort Worth Kroger Murals 2016
The Arts Council of Fort Worth, in partnership with Kroger Company, invited professional artists to submit qualifications for two indoor mural projects for new Kroger stores in north Fort Worth.
Prominently displayed in interior public gathering areas as part of the Kroger Company’s commitment to involving artists in beautifying new stores in Fort Worth, the murals celebrate the spirit of community and the unique identity of the neighborhood and its surroundings.
Artists Lindsey Dunnagan and couple Eddie and Mary Phillips (pictured above) were selected by the Arts Council of Fort Worth to install their work. Dunnagan’s mural resides at Kroger store #532 on N. Tarrant Parkway and the Phillips’ project is at Kroger store #530 on Basswood Blvd.
ABOUT KROGER COMPANY
Kroger has a distinguished history of commissioning mural artists. In 1983, Richard Haas painted a seven-story “Homage to Cincinnatus” at the company’s Cincinnati headquarters to commemorate its 100 year anniversary. More recently, Kroger has hired local artists to lend their talents in creating enhanced shopping experiences for new stores. Creating space that encourages community gathering and celebrates the spirit of the neighborhood are overarching goals for 65 new stores across the United States in 2016, including three in north Fort Worth. Additional new stores are in the works in Dallas and Rockwall County.