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  • Have your say on the Fort Worth Art Commission's Draft Public Art Plan for the 2014 Bond Program!

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    The City of Fort Worth sets aside a percentage of the cost for capital projects -- roads, parks, libraries and other facilities -- for public art projects that capture the heritage and culture...

    posted August 12th



  • posted August 8th
  • In today's Star-Telegram...

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    The new proposal reduces money to build an iconic art piece, and money was shifted to add art projects for Chisholm Trail Park and elsewhere.

    posted August 6th

 

 

 On Monday, July 14, 2014, the Fort Worth Art Commission endorsed a Draft Public Art Plan for the 2014 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) as a starting point for gathering input from the community prior to making their final recommendation in September. The Draft Plan was presented to City Council on July 22, 2014, at which time suggestions for additional projects were made. On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, the Fort worth Art Commission held a Special Meeting to consider revisions to their original plan.  The Art Commission invites residents of Fort Worth to attend presentations and provide input on the REVISED Draft Public Art Plan for the 2014 Bond Program at the following meetings which will include public hearings on this topic:

 

Fort Worth Art Commission Meeting / Public Hearing on Draft Public Art Plan for the 2014 CIP

August 11, 2014, 5:30 p.m.

Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods

818 Missouri Avenue

Fort Worth, TX 76104

 

Fort Worth Art Commission Meeting / Public Hearing on Draft Public Art Plan for the 2014 CIP

September 8, 2014, 6:00 p.m.

Northwest Branch Library

6228 Crystal Lake Drive Fort Worth, TX 76179

 

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SUMMER FUN- WALKING TOURS
Head outside and enjoy your Fort Worth Public Art Collection with these short self-guided tours, and don't forget to post your selfies on the FWPA Facebook page!

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FEATURED PROJECT:

Runnels
Gene Owens

The May issue of 360 West features Gene Owen’s Runnels, a fountain artwork flanking the entrance to the Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, which was recently cleaned and upgraded. The amazing transition draws new attention to the sparkling iridescence of Owen’s hand-formed, glazed tiles and graceful forms.

The fountain is part of the FWPA Legacy Colletion. For a link to the 360 West article and comments by Karl Williams on the recent conservation treatment adding historic context for Runnels an other public artworks in the Garden see our Featured Project page.

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