Visual Artistry

Live Painting by Visual Artists, Frank Campagna and Jim Figora


Texas artist Frank Campagna has been painting in the Dallas area since 1979. Having cut his teeth doing so via the music & nightclub industries, Campagna has provided artwork for legendary live music venues such as the Agora Ballroom, Starplex, Bronco Bowl, Verizon Theater, House of Blues and Gypsy Tea Room, which offered Frank the ability to create over 1,000 murals with100% artistic freedom. The artist has also created on demand works for acts such as the Rolling Stones, Guns & Roses, the Eagles, U-2 and Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame as well as festivals such as Lollapolooza, SXSW and Edgefest, for which the artist gained national exposure on MTV in the early 1990’s.

Considered by many to be ‘the Godfather of Deep Ellum‘ the artist helped develop this area from an abandoned warehouse district to it’s present day reputation, by hosting musical acts in his visual art studio from 1982 – 1986. In 1993, 1994, 1999 and 2000 Frank led over 35 artists, each time, in the mural painting of the Good Latimer tunnel.

“Frank Campagna is a fixture in Dallas whose murals are as recognizable as his scratchy voice. But he also has made an artistic mark with Deep Ellum’s Kettle Art gallery, which offers a quiet escape amid the entertainment district’s music venues.” — USA Today 7 / 27/ 2012

Frank Campagna’s work can be viewed at



Jim Figora is a Durango, Colorado-based visual artist and musician. His primary bodies of work have included series focusing on political satire, parodies of the industrial food system, and criticism of mass marketing. His latest and deepest focus is in the visionary arts.

Jim has been a featured live-painter at events such as Gem and Jam, Arise, Firefly, Suwannee Hulaween, Cosmic Reunion, and live painting for Nahko and Medicine for the People.

He is also a member of CAVA, the Colorado Alliance of Visionary Artists.

Live painting by Jim Figora, with silent auction art proceeds and print sales benefitting The South Fork Music Association.

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Jim Figora’s work can be viewed at