Vivid, eye-catching, and sometimes whimsical, each of Mesquite’s brand-new murals inspires a sense of wonder. Found at Front Street Station, these eight 7-by-10-foot works of art were chosen among 40 submissions by amateur and professional artists, as well as students. The result has transformed the area into a sprawling outdoor gallery that you’ll want to take your time exploring.
If you do, you’ll encounter murals like When Joy Breaks Through the Cracks by Paige Lehmann, an abstract painting with distinct patterns of yellow, green, blue, and purple appearing as if they’re bursting through a white background. Meanwhile, Leandro Castillo’s La Serenata is an eccentric representation of Mesquite’s culture right down to the cattle that have made the city the Official Rodeo Capital of Texas. Finally, Anaya Harmony by Susie Cortez is a colorful portrait of the daughter of one of the artist’s friends meant to capture the girl’s bold transition into becoming a singer.
These are just three of Front Street Station’s murals, each with its own story to tell. Take it all in, then head to Fire Station No. 4 to see First In, a stunning 12-by-12-foot glass mosaic piece by Dallas artist Julie Richey. While these public works of art are well worth the trip here already, you’re just getting started exploring Mesquite’s arts scene.