Colorful new artwork claims to be first ‘AR’ mural in Uptown Dallas

The Dallas-based real estate developer Harwood International presented a new mural at Citymark On The Katy Trail, which a publication describes as the first “Augmented Reality” mural in Uptown.

The developer worked with local artist Kyle Steed, Artist Uprising, and Belmont Creative to create an engaging, interactive experience.

This mural is 12 feet high and 18 feet long and is located across from Reverchon Park on the Katy Trail.

The interactive element seems to be that visitors can interact with the mural on a smartphone.

Merrick Porchéddu, CEO of the Artist Uprising, says in a report that it took a whole team to make this happen.

“Our team of animators, led by Magdiel Lopez, worked to create a vibrant and exploratory creation that was then enhanced by Belmont Creative as the first AR art mural in Uptown,” she says.

Steed says the mural fulfills his desire to bring a sense of movement into his work.

“Not only that, but also color and playfulness are important,” he says. “The wonderful thing about this project, however, is that I was able to combine all of these elements.”

Jessica Young Reid, director of marketing at Harwood International, calls it “a great addition to the arts and engagement programs across the Harwood District.”

The Harwood District is filled with myriad works of art, from architecture to samurai art to armor, which can be admired in the district’s lobbies and at the Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection.

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