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The Fort Worth Public Art Program seeks emerging and established public artists working in a variety of visual media and artistic approaches, offering regional artists the opportunity to highlight their previous work in public space including murals, digital, cultural, and studio-based media for its 2022 Pre-Qualified Artist List.
Applications are free & are open until Feburary 11, 2022.


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. Curated by Dr. Lauren Cross, ten North Texas artists created new media artwork on the Will Rogers Memorial Center grounds at the foot of Pioneer Tower.
The Arts Council of Fort Worth and the Kimbell Art Museum invite you to a conversation with the artists of New Stories: New Futures at Pioneer Tower!


Fort Worth Public Art Premiered
New Media Artworks by Refik Anadol and Quayola on AUGUST 20 & 21, 2021.

Two major new media artworks commissioned by the City of Fort Worth were projected on all four sides of the 204-foot tall historic Pioneer Tower located in the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth’s Cultural District. After this presentation, the artists and curator, DooEun Choi, sat down with the Fort Worth Art Commissions Estrus Tucker to speak about the process and execution of these projects.


Join us for the next Regular Meeting of the Fort Worth Art Commission on Monday, November 15 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 | 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.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | 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.

FEATURED ART
Breaking Ground & Compacted with Care

The Fort Worth Community Arts Center welcomes two distinct emerging artists Jihye Han and Ben Muñoz to the Shelia and Houston Hill Courtyard Gallery. The three plinths that serve as pedestals for the Arts Council’s temporary sculpture exhibition program were designed by local artist Kris Pierce and commissioned for the City of Fort Worth’s Public Art Collection.

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!