Trinity River Distillery to host mural contest for Fort Worth tower

Mural Contest

Fort Worth-based Trinity River Distillery is hosting a mural contest for its 100-year-old tower, which overlooks Interstate 30 in Fort Worth. 

Contestants are charged with creating a design to cover a 60-foot-wide by 40-foot-tall wall that can be easily seen from 600 yards away. According to a news release, judges are looking an “inspirational, entertaining, informative and positive [design] that shines a light on Fort Worth’s history and sense of community.”

“Trinity River Distillery looks forward to the opportunity to revive one of Fort Worth’s quintessential landmarks,” said Thomas Neely, CEO and president of the distillery, in the release. “We hope we can use this piece of history as a canvas to highlight Fort Worth’s distinctive personality.”

The distillery’s tower is located southeast of downtown, and until 2009 the building housed the Ranch Style Beans plant. The structure was turned into Trinity River Distillery in 2016, and now includes a bar, tasting room and pet-friendly patio.

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The mural contest is open to any and all artists. The winning design will cover the former Ranch Style Beans complex and the artist responsible will receive $1,000 worth of Trinity River Distillery’s award-winning whiskey. The mural will be visible to all drivers traveling west on I-30 into the city.

Artists must submit applications that include a project proposal (in the form of a drawing or sketch) with a description of 100 words or less. Artists must provide their name, address, phone number and email address in the application as well. All submissions must be sent to no later than Friday, Dec. 1.

The distillery notes that sexual, insulting or derogatory images or content are not allowed.