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Congratulations to Estrus Tucker, recipient of Arts Fort Worth’s Heart of Gold Advocate for the Arts Award on September 21, 2023!  In 2017, City Council appointed Tucker to the Fort Worth Art Commission where he has served as Chairman for the past 5 years.  Under his leadership the Art Commission launched a new Public Art Community Partnership Projects Initiative, initiated Artist Listening Sessions to hear first-hand local artists’ issues and ideas , and led Town Halls to engage our diverse community. We thank him for his valuable contributions toward providing opportunities for all in our city to participate and engagement with the arts.  Click on the button below to hear Mr. Tucker speak about the importance of art and see several artworks commissioned through Fort Worth Public Art.

Seed the Future by Karla Garcia

Artist Karla Garcia recently spoke with Glasstire’s Caleb Bell about her studio practice, recent exhibitions, and her first public art project, Seed the Future, coming soon to Trail Drivers Park. Inspired by the dandelion as a migrant flower, the work celebrates the area’s history, symbolizes its present-day community, and plants a seed for the next generation.

The September 18, 2023, regular meeting of the Fort Worth Art Commission has been cancelledThe meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, September 25, 2023, at 5:00 PM at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street. Please note this meeting is in-person only.

Listening Trees by Steve Parker will be dedicated on Sunday, October 1, 2023, at 1:00p.m. near the Universal Playground at North Park, located at 9000 N. Beach Street. The event will be part of the North Park YMCA’s Fall Fest, a family-friendly event including activities, games, bounce houses, vendors, and a Farmers Market.


Elizabeth Akamatsu’s landmark sculpture for the new Diamond Hill Community Center, opening soon, is inspired by the strength of neighbors, all of whom left an unforgettable impression on the artist. Her concept stems from the idea of planting a seed, setting roots, and growing a bountiful life.

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.



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.


Kipp Kobayashi

Kobayashi’s work for FWPA Collective Transition explores the dynamics of social interaction as a result of shared physical space and imaginative experience. Lightheartedly referencing the function of “paperwork” in both work and play, Kobayashi demonstrates how we collectively impact, and are in turn impacted by, what occurs in physical space and our visual site lines.