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Contribute to ‘Fabled,’ a public art project by Area C Projects for the new Vivian J. Lincoln Library.  The artists’ concept draws upon the library’s role as a teller of stories. Partnering with the Ft Worth Public Library, the artists are collecting materials that will become part of the artwork.  Do you have pictures, videos, recipes, or stories important to your experience in Fort Worth that you’d like to share?  All submissions are welcome and there is no charge to participate.

Join us for the next Fort Worth Art Commission meeting on Monday, February 20, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. at Arts Fort Worth, 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107 (in-person only).  A full agenda will be posted by Thursday, February 16.

Neighbors of all ages from the North Park area are invited to participate in an Artist-Led Workshop with Steve Parker! The workshop will include an active listening exercise followed by the painting of bells and chimes, which will be included in Parker’s sculptural series ‘Listening Trees’ coming soon to the Universal Playground at North Park.

Please note: space is limited to 25 people. Reserve your spot using the registration link below. 

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!

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | One With the Bee

A new public art project at North Z. Boaz Park, which will be formally dedicated to the City of Fort Worth this spring.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Concentric Harmony

This interactive maze by Virginia Fleck is inspired by the process of weaving. The design includes discoverable sensory features that foster curiosity and unstructured play.

FEATURED ART

Barnyard Promenade

Ralph Lauer

Artist Chris Fennell’s twelve kinetic weathervane sculptures were recently installed along approximately three miles of the North Beach Street, from Shiver Road to Timberland Boulevard. Pivoting with the direction of the wind, each unique sculpture captures the form of a native animal, bird or reptile using 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.