Written By: Tonie Auer
Trademark Property Co’s new public art programs are underway at the
developer’s two Fort Worth properties, Waterside and WestBend. The programs are intended to support Fort Worth culture and arts through historical tributes and commissions by local artists. They are a part of Trademark’s Conscious Place initiative—a
stakeholder-driven development model that aims to ensure that its properties are more than just places of
commerce, but also places of community and meaning. At WestBend, in Fort Worth’s University District, two local artists with ties to neighboring TCU, Devon Nowlin and Cam Schoepp, have been selected for public art commissions at the property. Pictured is Devon, who created five photographic murals that capture the shopping and dining experience, health and fitness, and the natural surroundings of the WestBend property. Installed in early December, her murals are displayed throughout the property, focusing on the areas facing the scenic Trinity River and Trinity River Trails. Cam, an associate professor of art at TCU, will install a 10-foot-tall sculpture in spring 2016 that will incorporate a water feature into the welcoming green space near the valet area. Trademark has commissioned Texas artist Bob Wade to lead the public art program at Waterside, the company’s first ground-up Conscious Place mixed-use development. Currently under construction at Bryant Irvin Road and Arborlawn Drive, the 63-acre site previously served as the Lockheed Martin Recreation Association. As part of the program, which will be a combination of sculpture and murals, Bob will repurpose amusement rides and play equipment located on the original site into public art around Waterside.