FORTWORTH, TX. — Mag & May Apartments is announcing they commissioned

Eyecon Studios, a local multidisciplinary mural and design firm to create a brand-new large-scale mural on their building on West Magnolia Avenue in Fort Worth’s Near Southside Medical District.

The colorful new mural features the work of local artists Chris Arnold and Jeff Garrison who drew inspiration from Fort Worth’s history and the vibrant artist community to create a piece that reflects the energy and history of the Near Southside.

Mag & May is already an iconic area landmark with a colorful mural that was painted several years ago. However, the harsh Texas sun caused the original mural to fade.

“We wanted to create a new mural that would combine Fort Worth’s heritage as the city ‘Where the West Begins’ with the funky, artistic vibe of the Near Southside,” said Chris Arnold. “I hope that this piece will inspire people to see the beauty in their surroundings and to appreciate the power of public art.”

“We are thrilled to have this stunning mural on our building,” said the Management at Mag & May. “We believe that public art is an important part of our city’s culture and think of our building as a living canvas.””

Work on the mural will start in May 2023, beginning with stucco repair and a primer coat and then 5 story scaffolding will go up and work will begin on the exciting new mural artwork.


Eyecon Studios is a local multidisciplinary mural and design firm. The Principals are Chris Arnold and Jeff Garrison. With over 50 years of collective experience as professionals in the industry we have been serving the design community, as an incorporated collaborative team for over 30 years. They have produced award winning works of art throughout the United States and have gained the reputation throughout the design community as not just skilled artisans but as problem solvers.

ArtsGoggle, presented by Near Southside, Inc. is Fort Worth’s premier festival of local arts. This free to the public, family-friendly event annually hosts more than 1,000 visual artists, 50 musical performances, artistic displays of every kind, food, drink, and fun for everyone across both Magnolia Village and South Main Village.

Mag & May is a 5-story 240-unit apartment community on Magnolia Avenue, an iconic and popular destination for great restaurants, nightlife, theater, and live music. In addition to top of class finishes and amenities, the community also features a 70-foot mural, 20 one-of-a-kind murals painted by local artists and other works throughout the property.

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