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Public Hearing Announced: Residents Invited for the Draft Public Art Plan for the 2022 Bond Program 

The Fort Worth Art Commission welcomes Fort Worth residents to comment on the Draft Public Art Plan for the 2022 Bond Program on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.  The Art Commission’s final recommended plan will be presented to City Council for adoption this fall. 

Listen: Public art is for the people, here’s how to get involved in the process

In the latest installment of Fort Worth Report’s occasional conversations with Fort Worth newsmakers, Estrus Tucker, chair of the Fort Worth Art Commission discusses what the commission does and how residents can get involved.

Looking for Public Art?

You’re in luck, Fort Worth Public Art has relaunched our interactive public art map. This feature allows you to easily explore our the City of Fort Worth’s Public Art Collections, providing details and directions to each piece.

If you enjoy this tool, check back in August 2022 for a very exciting announcement!

As part of the Lights Out Texas campaign, Flight by Dan Corson in the Hemphill Connector (between Downtown and the Near Southside), has been turned off to help protect the billions of migratory birds that fly over Texas annually.

Flight‘s lighting system will be turned back on after some minor adjustments to the sensor system.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Drift

Operating at the intersection of public art, infrastructure and architecture Drift is a community-driven, site-specific project.
Drift is inspired by the natural formations in and along the creek and the mid-century architecture of the neighborhood. The ADA compliant bridge was fabricated using methods similar to ship-building, with a steel skeleton sheathed in Spanish Cedar. The bridge was fabricated by Ignition Arts in Indianapolis, Indiana in collaboration with Lucas Brown of Brownsmith Studios, Bloomington, Indiana

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Intimate Apparel & Pearl Earrings

Donald Lipski’s signature style of creating whimsical installations from commonplace objects uses metaphor to evoke Fort Worth’s unique western heritage. Beloved hats donated by native and “honorary” Texans celebrate the friendly nature and collaborative spirit of Cowtown. The witty title is both a comment on the passionate attachment cowboys and cowgirls have to their hats and an anagrammatic gesture of thanks to the industrious hat wrangler Garlene Parris.

FEATURED ART

Flight

Artist Dan Corson’s design celebrates Fort Worth’s aviation history and links the patterns of migrating birds with those of jets in flight formation.  Corson also translates the city’s “Molly” icon into a contemporary expression of pattern and movement to enhance the experience of traveling through the new Hemphill Connector, located between West Lancaster Avenue at Lamar Street and West Vickery Boulevard at Hemphill Street.

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

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.