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FORT WORTH PUBLIC ART VISION STATEMENT | Public Art Helps to Define Fort Worth’s Character as a Vibrant and Sustainable 21st Century City by Celebrating its Storied History, Contributing to its Iconic Destinations, Shaping its Distinct Neighborhoods, and Honoring its Close Connection to Nature

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The Arts and Economic Prosperity 6 study was conducted by Arts Fort Worth in partnership with Americans for the Arts to show the impact that nonprofit arts and culture industries have on the economy. Take a look at the study’s findings to see how art is making a difference in our community!

Join us at the 2023 Fort Worth Neighborhood Awards Saturday, March 2, from 9:00am – 12:00pm at the Doxology Bible Church, 4805 Arborlawn Drive, 76109. This event recognizes registered neighborhood association efforts to revitalize, socialize, engage, collaborate, stay healthy and communicate with neighbors. The FWPA Program will be represented by Arts Fort Worth. Stop by to learn more about public art projects coming to your area!

The Fort Worth Art Commission will next meet on Monday, March 18, 2024, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street, 76107. A full agenda will be posted by Thursday, March 14th.

Currently in Overton Park, Leuders limestone seat walls and an accessible plaza are being installed around Nature’s Essence – a carved limestone sculpture by local artist Eliseo Garcia.  Designed by Kinler Landscape Architecture, these site enhancements will provide an informal gathering place for all to enjoy.  In Fall 2024, Desert Willow trees will be added.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Seeds of a New Season

Near Southside artist Clifton Crofford’s Seeds of a New Season is beginning to take shape along West Magnolia Avenue. The Oak, now installed at the southeast corner of Magnolia and 5th, is one of three bronze and glass sculptures planned for the streetscape.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Will Rogers Memorial Center Plaques

A series of 14 plaques will be added to the Will Rogers Memorial Center including two introductory plaques to provide context for the tile murals and describe the 1936 design process as well as twelve scene-specific plaques with text would provide a balanced and more accurate cultural history.

FEATURED ART

Fabled

Area C Projects’ artwork entitled Fabled draws upon the library’s role as a teller of stories and stories as creators of place. The artists suggest that what people know about a place comes from the stories it tells about itself. Area C Projects partnered with the Fort Worth Public Library to collect pictures, video and stories from residents of Fort Worth over several months.

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Susan Narduli

Narduli was recently selected for the Far Northwest Library Public Art Project. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, a Masters of Architecture and is a licensed architect. As Principal and Creative Director, Narduli guides the conceptual evolution of the work for her award-winning studio. She is also the Director of Experiential and Interactive Projects for Cheeky Films. Visit her website to learn more!