New Mural on Library Loop Trail | WESTCHASE DISTRICT

Everybody’s favorite Westchase District mural painter Larry Crawford, founder of Mural Arts, recently expanded his public art palate from traffic control signal boxes to something a little larger.

Residing under a bridge

Concrete Canvas: Larry Crawford, owner of Mural Arts, carefully adds detail to the box culvert at Wilcrest Drive.

Above the District’s water habitat, located just east of Wilcrest Drive and behind the Robinson Westchase Library, is something called a box culvert. It’s a concrete structure that spans the flood control channel and it’s a space ripe for some artwork.

The habitat is home to dozens of turtles, fish and other aquatic life. Larry has designed a mural that reflects the character of the area, including egrets, turtles, cardinals and a raccoon.

Tales on the Trail

We’re celebrating debut of the mural with a reading and art event for the whole family that we’re calling “Tales on the Trail.” It’s on Saturday, July 23 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Robinson-Westchase Neighborhood Library, 3223 Wilcrest Drive.

The event will feature a free grab-and-go breakfast, story times for children, a coloring book station, a book exchange at the District’s new Little Free Library (see right) and chalk art classes on the Library Loop Trail with mural artist Larry Crawford. Come one, come all for a morning of family-friendly fun!