A colorful new mural in downtown Waco gives high praise to the ongoing development in the area.
The “You look nice today, Wacotown!” mural was painted Sunday by UK graffiti artist Binty Bint. It covers the north-facing wall of an office building at Seventh Street and Washington Avenue.
Bint is known for creating her quirky and colorful chicken icons in street art across Europe and in countries like Mexico, Brazil and the U.S., most notably in New York and San Francisco.
She completed the project free of charge.
Mobile downtown-area vendors like G&K Hot Dogs Inc. and Vanilla Bean Bake Shoppe also set up near the project to serve the crowd that gathered to watch Bint work.
Bint has recently been involved with the growing street art scene in Austin. One Austin artist reached out to Waco resident Katie Wolfe, a social worker who is involved with various community development efforts, about having Bint tackle a project in downtown Waco.
Developer Shane Turner, who owns the building, agreed to having the mural painted on the north-facing wall.
The tagline used for the project is meant to connect with a new “Wacotown” movement encouraging investment in downtown Waco.
The project is among a number of new wall art projects in downtown Waco. A mash of blue and white stripe patterns recently was painted on a wall facing the rooftop patio area of Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits on Austin Avenue, while a “Wacotown” mural was painted on the side of the 40 Thieves hookah Bar at Fourth Street and Franklin Avenue.