An unveiling is in the offing as the artists of the Mid-West Texas Artists Guild are nearing the finish line on a mural project that is designed to beautify downtown Ballinger.

An unveiling is in the offing as the artists of the Mid-West Texas Artists Guild are nearing the finish line on a mural project that is designed to beautify downtown Ballinger.

Jean Hensley, of the MWTAG said the group plans to unveil the two murals to the public during a special event at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Do-Art Studio.

“We wanted to have the event on Homecoming weekend,” Hensley said. “We will have some prints of the mural available for visitors to purchase.”

Hensley said all of the painting and sealing is complete and that the panels will be installed that morning studio building at 108 S. 9th St. There will be a dedication and unveiling ceremony at 11 a.m.

The Mid-West Texas Artist's Guild will have Open-Studio & a new member drive after the ceremony.

Members of MWTAG have been busily working on the project since February and are excited for the unveiling of the painting which features landmarks from all over Runnels County.

The project is completely financed by First National Bank of Ballinger and the murals will fill the windows of the vacant buildings owned by the bank.

In the last several weeks, artists like Jean Hensley, Tom Orsak, Lue Kraatz and Shirley Minzenmayer and others have been busy putting the finishing touches on the two panels.

The Heritage panel includes the Cross and church steeples, agriculture, cotton, wheat and oil while the History and Hospitality panel will include images of the courthouse, the Carnegie Library, the Texas Theatre and the Texas Grill.

The murals, which are 6 feet by 8 feet in size, are painted on sign board with acrylic paint. The murals will be exposed to the elements so a special sealant will be applied to them as well.