The Texas Arts & Music Festival, entering its second year, has announced the three muralists who will take on some really BIG-wall real estate in downtown Brenham this October as the art part of its programming. (Brenham is about halfway between Austin and Houston.)
Jeff Soto, Daniel Anguilu and Michael C. Rodriguez are the named artists. Soto is an internationally recognized illustrator and graphic designer whose client roster includes the Black Keys, Metallica, Converse, and Disney. He designed this year’s festival poster. Daniel Anguilu and Michael C. Rodriguez are Houston-based artists. All three will create their murals during the festival itself, so that audiences can watch.
Last year’s festival murals were a hit, and the works are popular with both locals and tourists. The 2016 artists were Tra Slaughter, Empyre, Patrick Medrano, David Hardaker, and Skeez 181 with Doug Cason.
According to KWIH.com, “The city of Brenham and Brenham Community Development Corporation accepted a master plan in 2011 that designated an area south of the main square as an Arts and Theater District. The festival aims to revitalize the area and create a space for public art on the walls of Brenham’s downtown buildings of more joyful and colorful images that make the area an attraction for visitors.”