Holiday travelers are in for a surprise when they fly out of Love Field. A Deep Ellum graffiti artist has turned a drab parking garage into a bright blue visual experience dedicated to the Dallas Mavericks.

Love Field partnered with muralist Tex Moton on the transformation of the second floor in Parking Garage C. As travelers enter, they are surrounded by paintings, murals and messages that extend from the parking garage to the elevators, terminals and baggage area. Messages like “Welcome back,” “Safe travels,” “We’re all in this together” and “Rowdy, proud and loud,” line the walls.

When they return, they’ll see the Mavericks’ logo on the overhead beams that run the duration of the exit row.

“The spirit of Dallas is something that’s integrated into my personality,” Moton said. “My approach to it is the energy and the enthusiasm of the city. We’re uplifting travelers’ spirts and welcoming them as they return.”

Moton, who also helped design the Mavs’ City Edition jerseys, spent two months working on the project before it was unveiled in December.

“Graffiti has had a negative stigma based on the fact that a lot of the graffiti world is viewed as illegal art,” Moton said. “What’s worked well for me is making my style revolve around color, around boldness, around flow. It’s always had a positive response from the community. It’s developed my style into something that’s more appreciated.”

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