BALLINGER - The Mid-West Texas Artist's Guild unveiled the two panel mural for the residents of Ballinger and Runnels County on Saturday, Oct. 14.

BALLINGER - The Mid-West Texas Artist's Guild unveiled the two panel mural for the residents of Ballinger and Runnels County on Saturday, Oct. 14.

The project was commissioned and financed by the First National Bank of Ballinger and artists have been working on the project since February. There were approximately 50 members of the community who attended the unveiling and all enjoyed refreshments and tours of the studio.

The murals are now permanently displayed outside the Do-Art Studio building at 108 S. 9th Street. The two murals depict scenes and symbols from Ballinger and Runnels County

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. A special sealant was applied to the murals since they will be exposed to the elements.

MTAWG member Jean Hensley said she was extremely proud of the murals and the work that all of the artists put in on the project. She also thanks the students from the summer Art Camp who put Bearcat paw prints on the murals.

“The participation of the community was greatly appreciated,” Hensley said.

She said a special thank you to Charles Hensley, who helped construct and installed the murals.