Celebrated Denton artist Mick Burson has been commissioned to create a new mural at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center during this year’s 35 Denton music festival. The public is invited to watch the artist work as part of the festival’s events and performances at the Arts Center beginning March 12. The mural will become a part of the City of Denton’s Public Art Collection.

Created in Burson’s distinct abstract style, the new mural will be a creative response to the existing mural entitled “Denton Depot” on the Art Center’s east side. Side by side, the murals will reflect the rich history of downtown Denton while setting the stage for the exciting future of Denton’s Arts Corridor.

MURAL_Mick_OakStreetMural- Kristen Watson Photo By: Kristen Watson

“On behalf of the Board and staff of the Arts Council, we are delighted to feature the work of the talented artist Mick Burson” said Tracy Bays-Boothe, Executive Director, Greater Denton Arts Council. “We are grateful for the support of the City of Denton and the Public Art Committee for this project. We are also thankful to 35 Denton for the opportunity to spotlight local artists in such a dynamic way.”

Artist Mick Burson will begin work Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, located at 400 E Hickory in historic Downtown Denton. 35 Denton is a 3-day music festival programmed in the burgeoning arts corridor of Denton from Friday, March 11 – Sunday, March 13, 2016.

Images are available upon request. To learn more, visit the website.


The Greater Denton Arts Council has served the Denton community for over 45 years. Serving almost 40 area non-profit organizations, the Arts Council’s mission is to support, promote, and encourage the arts in the Greater Denton area. From music, dance, and theater to literature and the visual arts, each year over 550,000 people attend an Arts Council sponsored event.

The Arts Council presents a full schedule of programs and exhibitions in two iconic venues in Downtown Denton – the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center and the Campus Theatre. The Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, a 1920s renovated steam power plant, features a large multi-purpose space, two galleries, an arts studio, and dance rehearsal hall. The historic Campus Theatre is now the home of the Denton Community Theatre, Music Theatre of Denton, and other local performing arts organizations.


Featured Image: Patterson-Appleton Arts Center Concept Sketch, Mick Burson