I don’t think anyone will be surprised by the fact that I LOVE colorful murals! People always tell me that I find the best murals and ask for suggestions, so I figured this would make the perfect addition to my Fort Worth City Guides

Fort Worth’s mural scene has grown TREMENDOUSLY over the last few years and it is continuing to grow every month. Here are some of my favorites!

 

WESTBEND

Address:

1701 River Run
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Artist: Kyle Steed

Best time to take photos:

Due to the variety of murals at this location, there isn’t one specific time that you need to be limited to!

Tips and things to know:

  • WestBend is PACKED full of murals! Be sure to explore all over the parking garage and stairwells for all the hidden gems throughout the business center.
  • Free parking is available in the garage so finding a parking spot will be the least of your worries!
  • While you’re visiting WestBend, grab a slice of cake at Susie Cakes or pop at the Pop Bar for the perfect photo prop!
  • Tag any photos with these murals with the hashtag, #westbendfw and they’ll most likely share your content.

 

COLORFUL BIRD 

Address:

Cartan’s Shoes
1201 W Magnolia Ave,
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Artist: Unknown

Best time to take photos:

If you’re looking to avoid traffic and not do things in the area, Monday’s are a guaranteed way to get a parking spot and avoid crowds. Otherwise, late afternoon light is definitely the best option for even exposure. (The photo above was taken early afternoon)

Tips and things to know:

  • Magnolia is packed full of things to do (and multiple murals)! While you’re in the area grab coffee at Craftwork, Ice Cream at MELT, baked goods at Stir Crazy, and churros at La Zona. If you’re not hungry, stop by Sundancer (in Panther City Salon), Fort Worth Locals, Wanderer, Panther City Vinyl, and Tribe Alive.
  • This mural is right by the street, so be cautious with little ones. To get a good shot of the mural, the photographer will probably have to be standing across the street by Craftwork.
  • Street parking is available along Magnolia, limited parking is available behind Cartan’s and Craftwork, and there is a free garage at 1201 Alston Avenue

 

DREAM ON DREAMER

Address:

5702 Locke Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Artist: Katie Murray

Best time to take photos:
Due to the location, rush hour would be the best time to avoid.

Tips and things to know:

  • This mural is right by the street, so be cautious with little ones.

 

RAINBOW COWBOY

Address:

Micki Lynn Ave and W Vickery Blvd,
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Artist: Unknown

Best time to take photos:

Definitely avoid any high traffic times due to location of the mural. Mid afternoon is ideal.

Tips and things to know:

  • This mural is right by the street and the busy corner of Vickery Blvd, so be cautious with little ones.
  • This mural is in a residential area so you will just have to park on the street. Sunset Heights is one of my favorite cute little neighborhoods in Fort Worth! If you’re like me and love looking at old houses with lots of character, consider driving through the neighborhood after your photo!

 


BLACK AND BLUE

Address:

410 S Henderson St
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Artist: Unknown

Best time to take photos:

Photo above was taken in late afternoon. There is direct sunlight on the mural most of the day.

Tips and things to know:

  • This mural is right between downtown and Magnolia, so there are lots of things to do while in the area!
  • There is a free parking lot right by the mural.

 

BREWED – LOVE THE FORT

Address:

801 W Magnolia Ave,
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Artist: Starr Studios

Best time to take photos:

If you’re looking to avoid traffic and not do things in the area, Monday’s are a guaranteed way to get a parking spot and avoid crowds. Otherwise, late afternoon light is definitely the best option for even exposure.

Tips and things to know:

  • This mural is right by the street, so be cautious with little ones.
  • Be sure to use the hashtag, #lovethefort for a chance to be featured on Brewed’s Instagram!
  • The wall on the patio is also a beautiful backdrop for photos.
  • While you’re at Brewed, be sure to grab some of their amazing brunch and Kombucha on tap!

 

FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS

Address:
1305 W Magnolia Ave,
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Artist:Katie Murray

Best time to take photos: Morning

Tips and things to know:

Yellow Wall

Address:

MELT Ice Creams

Artist: N/A

Best time to take photos: Depends on the look you are going for. Afternoon light can be very harsh, so that might be a time you will want to avoid. It can also get very crowded on weekends which will make it difficult to snap that perfect shot!

Tips and things to know:

  • Also check out the black and white stripes on the wall in the front of MELT as well as their “SMILE” mosaic at the front door.
  • Free street parking and in the lot directly behind the shop.
  • If you’re planning on getting ice cream for the shot, note that MELT is closed on Monday’s and doesn’t open until noon on other days.
  • Be sure to tag @melticecreams and they will likely repost your photo!

 

LOVE LIVES HERE

Address:

Chat Room Pub
1263 W Magnolia Ave,
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Artist: Unknown

Best time to take photos: Since it is in a parking lot, morning!

Tips and things to know:

 

RAINBOW SPIRAL

Address:
Fort Works Art

Artist: HOXXOH

Best time to take photos: No specific time!

Tips and things to know:

  • Fort Works Art is a fabulous gallery that you should definitely stop in while you’re in the area! You can find their current and upcoming exhibits on their website and Instagram.
  • Fort Works Arts has its own private parking lot.

RAINING TACOS

Address:

Taco Heads
1812 Montgomery St,
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Artist: Sour Grapes

Best time to take photos: Ideally avoid lunch and dinner rush, the parking lot fills up fast!

Tips and things to know:

  • I recommend taking photos while listening to this song.
  • Taco Heads is our favorite local taco restaurant. Be sure to stop in for some breakfast tacos (served all day).
  • Taco Heads has their own private lot.
  • There is also a fun cactus mural on one of their walls, be sure to check it out too!
  • If you’re looking for things to do in the area, this mural is right by the Fort Worth Museum District and Montgomery Antique Mall.

PANTONE DOORS

Address:

Trust Printshop
2506 Tillar St,
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Artist: Trust Printshop Team

Best time to take photos: Know that midday will have very harsh lighting.

Tips and things to know:

  • This is an industrial area and you can park on the street anywhere by Trust.
  • If you’re looking for things to do in the area, this mural is very close to the Foundry District.

 

BUTTERFLY

Address:

Pearl Snap Kolaches
4006 White Settlement Rd,
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Artist: Unknown

Best time to take photos: If you want to grab some Kolaches, before 2pm!

Tips and things to know:

  • The butterfly is pretty high, so don’t expect to be able to stand directly in front of it.
  • Pearl Snap Kolaches has a private parking lot (where the mural is).

 

THE FOUNDRY MANTRAS

Address:
Throughout the Foundry District
200 Carroll St,
Fort Worth, TX 76107 

Artist: Brennon Bechtol

Best time to take photos: Anytime since the photos are all over!

Tips and things to know:

  • These mantras are found all over the Foundry District. Look between buildings, on the sidewalk, and all over!
  • Tag your photos with #28mantras and #thefoundrydistrictfw for a chance to get reposted!
  • Be sure to check out Inspiration Alley and the other Foundry District Murals while here!
  • If you’re looking for things to do in the area, get coffee at Craftwork and shop at Fort Worth Locals, Gifted, and Docs Records & Vintage.
  • The Foundry has several free parking lots.

SIDEWALK ART

Address: 

Whitmore St & Carroll St,
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Artist: Katie Murray

Best time to take photos: Since they are on the ground, anytime!

Tips and things to know:

CROCHETED BUTTERFLY

Address:

Meyer & Sage
2621 Whitmore St,
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Artist: London Kaye

Best time to take photos: No specific time!

Tips and things to know:

THE GRAND BERRY THEATER RAINBOW WALL

Address:

2712 Weisenberger St,
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Artist: Mariel Guzman

Best time to take photos: The mural faces west, so it depends on if you prefer direct light or shade!

Tips and things to know:

DOC’S RECORDS & VINTAGE

Address:

Doc’s Records & Vintage
2628 Weisenberger St,
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Artist: Donna (@dlassker)

Best time to take photos: Cars park in front of the mural, so ideally before Doc’s opens.

Tips and things to know:

BLUE OMBRE

Address:
201 Vacek St
Fort Worth, Texas

Artist: Unknown

Best time to take photos: Doors face east, so it depends if you want direct sunlight or shade (this photo was taken in the morning).

Tips and things to know:

 

INSPIRATION ALLEY

Address:

200 Carroll Street
Fort Worth, Texas

Artist:

Multiple artists

Best time to take photos: Anytime!

Tips and things to know:

  • Be sure to check out the other Foundry District Murals while here!
  • If you’re looking for things to do in the area, get coffee at Craftwork and shop at Fort Worth Locals, Gifted, and Docs Records & Vintage.
  • The Foundry has several free parking lots.
  • The Alley is in a fenced in area so you be much more at ease brining your little ones!

 

(Throwback to baby Noah & Jessica – Photos by Megan Kay Photography)

THE LATHERY MURAL

Address:

200 Carroll Street
Fort Worth, Texas

Artist:  Katie Murray

Best time to take photos: Anytime!

Tips and things to know:

 

 

MAG & MAY (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

Address:

315 West Magnolia Ave
Fort Worth, Texas 76104

Artist: Multiple Artists

*Will add more details after murals and construction is complete*

Locust Cider 

Address:

Locust Cider
710 S Main St
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Artist: Unknown

Best time to take photos: Mural is on two sides of the building, so really anytime of day works.

Tips and things to know:

  • Free street parking
  • If you’re looking for something to do in the area, this is very close to Magnolia Street. You can also stop by The 4 Eleven, just a couple blocks down Main Street!