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Fort Worth Public Art is hosting a Virtual Q&A to discuss the ongoing open call!
Interested in Fort Worth Public Art’s Prequalified Artist List Open Call? You are invited to attend a virtual Q&A with Fort Worth Public Art staff and previously commissioned public artists.
The deadline to submit is February 11, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

New Stories: New Futures was a two-night event brought to you by Fort Worth Public Art, managed by the Arts Council of Fort Worth, in partnership with AURORA.

If you missed it or are looking to relive the event, check out this new video coverage of the evening. Courtesy of Paperlyte.

Congratulations to Fort Worth’s newest public art commissioners, Dr. Jennifer G. Brooks and Branigan Contreras. The Art Commission advises and makes recommendations to Fort Worth City Council regarding the Fort Worth Public Art program. They oversee the implementation of the Fort Worth Public Art Master Plan Update, including project planning, artist selection, design review, and collection management.

Join us for the Regular Meeting of the Fort Worth Art Commission on Monday, January 31, 2021, at 5 p.m.  Please note, this meeting will take place in person at Fort Worth City Hall, Conference Room 2020, 200 Texas Street. Connect with us virtually using the button below!

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.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Do Something Good For Your Neighbor

RDG Dahlquist Art Studio installed a sculptural plaza with seating, lighting, and a pathway, at Lake Como Park near the existing pavilion and dock. The plaza is anchored by a weathered steel sculpture that frames the view of Lake Como, celebrating the roles Amon G. Carter, Sr. and William H. Wilburn, Sr., editor of the Lake Como Weekly, played in the founding of the park.

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

Norie Sato

Seattle-based artist Norie Sato, Commissioned Artist for the 2015 public art project on the Chisholm Trail Parkway, has worked in printmaking, video, sculpture, and glass. Her long career includes many site-specific installations that interact with their environment. Many of her public art projects involve urban planning and design, and collaboration with architects.

Fort Worth Public Art recently met virtually with Sato to reflect on her experience working in the City of Fort Worth!