The Catch of the Summer

Artist Mione Plant Launches Contest Celebrating ‘The First Month of Summer’

Dallas, Texas (June 20, 2018) – The First Month of Summer, a freshly-painted mural by artist Mione Plant situated in the heart of West Village, inspires joy in all of us with memories of childhood and vibrant summers. Chosen by the team at West Village, Mione Plant’s mural depicts 30 primary-colored beach balls bounding in a field of cool blue. Keep your spirits lifted in the heat of the summer with a visit to see the fourteen-by-fourteen-foot composition and snap a photo for a chance to win a signed copy of the artwork and 30 beach balls gifted from the artist.

Now through July 30, 2018, Mione Plant’s studio is pleased to announce a social media competition for the best photo and caption in front of The First Month of Summer. Participation is simple: (1) take your most creative photo with the mural, (2) tag @mioneplant and @westvillage_dallas and (3) mention @mioneplant in the caption. A panel will select the most cheerful photo and award the winner with a month’s supply of beach balls (that’s 30 days-worth), an archival-quality print of the original artwork signed by the artist and exclusive fun and fit summer treats provided by West Village. The question isn’t who is going to be in your photo but rather who are you going to invite over for a massive, beach ball summer soiree?

Down from her ladder and with paint-brush in hand, the artist shares her inspiration on why she created the work, “One day, my mother and son played for hours with a beach ball and I thought: what an amazing object… The beach ball is so simple – round, colorful and made of almost nothing – and yet it can bring generations together with so much amusement. And I delighted in their shared joy. I thank West Village for the opportunity to share this moment with the public and hope this contest is one small step towards continuing the trend of cheerfulness.”  

West Village will be providing unique treats to accompany the winning contestant, including gift cards and other fun swag.  “We were immediately attracted to Mione's mural submission because it has such a warm and joyful feeling of summer. Her design allows people to interact with the mural and have fun taking photos. Our intention is to add more public art and murals to our West Village district and her work is a fantastic addition,” said Julius Pickenpack, Director of Marketing for West Village.

Visit the mural, tag the artist in your own cheerful creation, and hold on to summer just a little while longer with a big, bright beach ball… Well, you and 29 of your closest friends.


About Mione Plant

Mione Plant is a Dallas-based artist who creates pieces that not only bring joy and lightness, but also hold meaning and tell a personal story. The artist lives creatively inspired by cheerful subjects while executing each piece with precise brushstrokes. Her illustrative work focuses on bringing child-like wonder along with humor and beauty to even the smallest of details that erupt with big ideas.  For more information, visit

About West Village Dallas

Located in the center of Dallas’ most dynamic neighborhood – Uptown, West Village is often referred to as, “Uptown’s Downtown – Dallas’ most walk-able shopping, dining, residential and entertainment district.” The district boasts over 275,000 square feet and nearly 100 differentiated retail shops and a carefully curated collection of boutiques and personal care services that are seamlessly connected to the neighborhood. Adding to this dynamic experience is a significant line-up of reputable retailers complemented by two dozen restaurants and cafes. The urban nature of West Village affords its visitors direct access to the DART Rail, the McKinney Avenue Trolley and the Katy Trail. West Village District is constantly evolving and it just keeps getting better.


While the contest described above is based in social media, it is neither endorsed nor a product of any social media platform. More information can be found and updated at 


Brigid Seay,, 214.564.6014


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3699 McKinney Ave
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