Deep Ellum Repaints Art Park

Artists take part in new murals, painting in Deep Ellum's Art Park

By Greg Berg
|  Tuesday, Sep 1, 2009  |  Updated 3:35 PM CDT
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Deep Ellum Repaints Art Park

Johnny Rutledge painting at Deep Ellum's Art Park

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Deep Ellum has always been a haven to artists, and, this year, the area began to repaint itself to help that image. 

Organizers want to make Deep Ellum a world-class mural community and an incubator for artists. The Deep Ellum Arts Foundation is partnering with the Farmers Market Tax Increment Financing program for one area currently being painted, the Art Park, which is at Main and Good Latimer Expressway. 

The Art Park is just one piece of the puzzle, which includes the new Traveling Man Statues, the Upcoming DART Green Line, and the Good Latimer Mural Project, which was completed in June.

Earlier in the summer the Deep Ellum Community Association invited artists to submit ideas for the freestanding statues in the Art Park which were painted 10 years ago.  Now you can watch as this new art slowly goes up by a variety of professional and amateur artists alike.

The ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for September 12. As we were out photographing some of the artists painting a couple of weekends ago, a young local area resident walked by and shouted; "Thanks for bringing back Deep Ellum!"

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