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New mural supports the art of well-being

Posted July 11, 2019

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Stop by Trinity Park and find out how a work of art might just help you live a longer, better life. (image from WFAA.com)

Fort Worth’s newest and brightest art installation is making the city more colorful than ever — all while promoting residents’ well-being.

Trinity Artcourt is a vibrant, full-size mural painted on the basketball court under the West Lancaster Bridge in Trinity Park. The project features vivid, interconnected geometric shapes under each goal, on fuchsia and royal blue backgrounds.

The mural, located just off the park’s walking path, came to life through the vision of Arnoldo Hurtado, the artist behind Artscream Truck, a mobile pop-up art studio and gallery; Noel Viramontes, who runs Fort Worth Blackhouse; and Ricky Cotto, lead pastor of City Post Church and director of community engagement for Blue Zones Project, Fort Worth. The three worked together to find funding and volunteer manpower to create the new artwork.

Blue Zones Project is a community-led well-being improvement initiative shaping the environment to make healthy choices easier. The initiative is based on nine principles for better well-being. Several of these principles intersect at Trinity Artcourt to create a space where Fort Worth residents can gather, be active and have pride in their city:
Move naturally. Maintaining a lifestyle that includes plenty of natural movement is a key to better well-being. Trinity Artcourt makes walking through Trinity Park and playing a game of basketball even more appealing. (In fact, the newly-painted court hosted Fort Worth’s first all-star basketball game this spring.)
Purpose. Having a purpose is linked to longer life expectancy, and many people find purpose in giving back to their community. The Trinity Artcourt project gave an outlet to volunteers and donors who love Fort Worth and want to enhance quality of life.
Downshift. Shedding stress is a must if you want to be happy and healthy. Trinity Artcourt creates an enticing spot for people to get out and relax.
Right tribe. Research shows that behaviors and attitudes are contagious, so it’s important to surround yourself with people who will lift you up. Trinity Artcourt brings together individuals from across the city who are committed to making Fort Worth a more active, vibrant place.

Check it out for yourself—and find out how a work of art really can help you live a longer, better life.

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