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Join us for the next Fort Worth Art Commission meeting on Monday, December 14, 2022, at 5:00 p.m., at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street, 76107 (in-person only).  The agenda will include the second Public Hearing on the DRAFT Heritage Park Public Art Master Plan at 6:00 p.m.  The agenda will be posted no later than Thursday, December 8, 2022

Looking for Public Art?

In Fort Worth’s celebrated Cultural District, visitors can explore museums and historical buildings that are acclaimed for their architecture, the quality of their collections, and the programs they offer. The Cultural District is one mile west of downtown, easily walkable in a relaxing, park-like setting.

Check out the new interactive Cultural District Public Art Tour, available now!

Texas Public Artists RE:site (Norman Lee and Shane Albritton) and Bill FitzGibbons recognized by CODAworx in the 2022 CODAawards. The CODAawards program honors the individuals and the teams whose collective imaginations create the public and private spaces that inspire us every day.

RE:Site was recently selected for the underpass at I-35W at East Rosedale Street and Bill FitzGibbons for the South Main tunnel.

An important goal of the Fort Worth Public Art program is to engage local artists in the creation of public art in our communities. As such, FWPA is launching a pilot mentorship program for the Near Southside Gateways project. We are seeking two (2) local artists: 1 with ties to the Near Southside and 1 with ties to the Historic Southside, to be mentored by experienced public artists during the Final Design Phase for these projects.

Deadline for Mentorship Application Submissions: Sunday, November 27, 2022, 11:59 p.m.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Forest Park Boulevard Public Art Project

Beauty in Becoming, a site-specific artwork in five parts by Fort Worth artist Lynné Bowman Cravens, the artwork was commissioned by Fort Worth Public Act, the City’s public art program managed by Arts Fort Worth, with funds from the 2014 Bond. It was installed in early August along Forest Park Boulevard adjacent to the South Holly Water Treatment Plant and officially dedicated on October 22, 2022.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Rosemont Park Public Art Project

Concentric Harmony, a site-specific artwork by artist Virginia Fleck, will be formally dedicated on Saturday, December 3, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Rosemont Park. The artwork was commissioned by the City of Fort Worth through the Fort Worth Public Art Program, which is managed by Arts Fort Worth.

FEATURED ART

North Beach Weathervanes

Ralph Lauer

Artist Chris Fennell’s twelve large-scale kinetic weathervane sculptures are installed along approximately three miles of the North Beach Corridor, from Shiver Road to Timberland Boulevard. Pivoting with the direction of the wind, each unique sculpture will have the form of a native animal, bird or reptile, and will be made from locally-sourced recycled materials.

Photograph courtesy of Ralph Lauer

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.