• The Art Commission's proposal to commission an iconic public artwork, "could produce a splendid work that would have an immediate impact on the city's cultural scene", according to the Star-Telegram.

    Arts commission has big plan for major new work | Editorials | Star-Telegram.com
    For the past several years, Fort Worth has made substantial additions to its public art collection and, thanks to a decision by the City Council in 2001, there will be a lot more to come.

    posted July 25th
  • Check out Houston's True North outdoor exhibition of 8 sculptures by 8 artists!

    True North: Take a Stroll Down Heights Boulevard for This Outdoor Exhibition
    Heights Boulevard has a broad median running from 4th Street to 20th Street, with grass and sporadic metal seating facilities, in effect, a series of mini-parks, and these are being used to great adv...

    posted July 23rd
  • Last night, Council Member Ann Zadeh presented a well-deserved Certificate of Appreciation to the Fairmount Neighborhood Association for contributing $10,000 to a public project titled "Memory: Fairmount Park". Artist/Architect Bart Shaw's commission contract was approved, as well!

    posted July 23rd



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!



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.