Artist Kyle Steed passes by the "LOVE" sculpture by artist Laura Kimpton at the WestBend development. A Snap & Seek event to publicize their new public work art pieces was held at the Fort Worth shopping center on July 20. A

Artist Kyle Steed passes by the "LOVE" sculpture by artist Laura Kimpton at the WestBend development. A Snap & Seek event to publicize their new public work art pieces was held at the Fort Worth shopping center on July 20. A

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WestBend is a little bit brighter with several new public art pieces scattered around its campus, including popping painted succulents, light-up love and the words of famous Texans.

The additions are part of the Fort Worth development's collection, which will ultimately feature 26 pieces. The newest works include several murals from artist Kyle Steed, San Francisco artist Laura Kimpton's LED-lit steel sculpture of the word love and a mural by local artist Lauren Childs.

The art was introduced to the public via #WestBendLove Snap and Seek, a photo scavenger hunt where visitors track down public art pieces based on close-up Polaroid clues.  Kimpton's sculpture and Childs' incredibly textured painting of lifelike succulents are near the Woodhouse Day Spa. Nine of Steed's murals (he's still working on some of them over the next few weeks) will color different levels of the Tyler's parking garage and another decorates a large wall near the Drybar salon.

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Patsy Cline and Willie Nelson are each quoted on Steed murals, and another wishes drivers a criss-crossing, angular "Happy Trails" as they leave the garage.  The Dallas artist first lived in Fort Worth when he made the move to Texas, and says it was satisfying to know some of his work would have a home in the city. 

"Fort Worth has this nostalgic feel for me," Steed says. "It's fun to bring some of my own personality and my own voice back to where I originally landed in  Texas."

The new art joins WestBend's rotating display of nine reproductions from the Amon Carter Museum's photography collection, and five photographic murals by Fort Worth artist Devon Nowlin. 

Here's a sampling of what you'll see if you go:

Affirmation from Patsy Cline

Jennifer Gilmore and her daughter Jocelyn, 6, of Fort Worth pose for a selfie in front of a WestBend development mural. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News)

Jennifer Gilmore and her daughter Jocelyn, 6, of Fort Worth pose for a selfie in front of a WestBend development mural. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News)

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This sweet sentiment

Brian Frank tossed confetti as he photographed his wife Jeanette and son Harvey during a Snap & Seek event. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News) 

Brian Frank tossed confetti as he photographed his wife Jeanette and son Harvey during a Snap & Seek event. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News) 

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Some artistic direction

A large mural by artist Kyle Steed directs drivers into Fort Worth's WestBend development parking garage (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News)

A large mural by artist Kyle Steed directs drivers into Fort Worth's WestBend development parking garage (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News)

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Abstract art

Brian Frank and his wife Jeanette Frank take photos of their son Harvey at WestBend. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News)

Brian Frank and his wife Jeanette Frank take photos of their son Harvey at WestBend. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News)

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Super succulents

Tabitha Jackson of Arlington takes a Polaroid photo of Elizabeth Lee of Fort Worth in front of artist Lauren Childs' mural in the WestBend development.

Tabitha Jackson of Arlington takes a Polaroid photo of Elizabeth Lee of Fort Worth in front of artist Lauren Childs' mural in the WestBend development.

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Art-ception

Daniela Chavez takes a photo of her Polaroid clue in front of a Kyle Steed mural she was looking for at Fort Worth's WestBend development. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News)

Daniela Chavez takes a photo of her Polaroid clue in front of a Kyle Steed mural she was looking for at Fort Worth's WestBend development. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News)

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Love is in the air

Near the end of a scavenger hunt, Kyle Ross kisses his girlfriend Maggie Andring of Fort Worth in front of Laura Kimpton's "LOVE" sculpture in the WestBend development. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News)

Near the end of a scavenger hunt, Kyle Ross kisses his girlfriend Maggie Andring of Fort Worth in front of Laura Kimpton's "LOVE" sculpture in the WestBend development. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News)

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Plan your life:
WestBend is around the Tyler's parking garage, 1621 River Run, Fort Worth. 

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