Opt for Optimism
New downtown Dallas mural spreads optimism when we need it the most
Everyone could use a smile right now, and Frost Bank is ready to supply it with a new mural going up in downtown Dallas' Pacific Plaza Park.
It's the latest project in Frost Bank's Opt for Optimism campaign, in partnership with CultureMap. The colorful new artwork is based around the idea that optimism may start with one person, but it can easily ripple out through small acts and thoughtful moments, therefore changing the people and communities around you.
Local artist Mari Pohlman, artistically known as Marpohl, is behind the new mural, which features a silhouette that will encourage passersby to stand in its place for photo opps (when we're allowed out of the house again, that is).
Those who live nearby have been following the mural's creation and posting about it on Facebook, already sharing the positivity.
Pohlman also created an Opt for Optimism Spotify playlist to listen to while painting — you can check it out here.
Follow along with CultureMap as we give you an exclusive artist interview about what inspired the mural and what it will look like when completed.
You can find the mural at 400 N. Olive St., on the side of the Sheraton Dallas' parking garage.