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UPCOMING EVENTS | Join Us in Celebrating the Art in Our City

Fire Station #26

On Monday, October 12, 2o20 the Fort Worth Art Commission voted to approve the preliminary design for the new Fire Station #26. The City of Fort Worth is currently designing a replacement station for Fire Station #26 located at 6124 S. Hulen Street (76113). Julie Lazarus has completed a micro-residency with the Fort Worth Fire Department and will now begin working on a Final Design for the Fire Station #26 Public Art Project.

Rockwood Clubhouse

On Monday, October 12, 2o20 the Fort Worth Art Commission voted to approve the Final Design for the Rockwood Clubhouse. Titled Parallel Evolution, Walter’s sculpture references elements of a golf swing combined with the spiral form of the ammonite fossils found in Rockwood Park while the upright form echoes the trunks and canopy of the heritage oak trees and stalks of flowers found on site.

Vase with Nine Flowers Dedication

The dedication of Vase with Nine Flowers by artist James Surls took place on Wednesday, August 12 at 9:30 AM.  You may view the artwork at the intersection of Lansford Lane and Montgomery Street, 76107. The dedication was steamed live on FWPublicArt’s Facebook and Instagram. You can also view the dedication on the City of Fort Worth’s YouTube account, linked below.

 Fort Worth Art Commission Meeting

Join us for the next Fort Worth Art Commission Meeting on Monday, November 16, 2020, at 5 p.m..  Due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, this meeting will be conducted by videoconference. Information on how to connect is available in the agenda, attached below.

TOURS | Experience the Work Up Close

Visit our Tours page to select from 10 self-guided tours, each of which highlight 3 Public Artworks in close proximity to one another.

TEMPORARY ART | The Sheila and Houston Hill Courtyard Gallery

Local artist Kris Pierce installed a series of three permanent sculptural plinths in the courtyard of the Fort Worth Community Arts Center in November 2019, providing a new temporary outdoor sculpture exhibitions organized by the Arts Council of Fort Worth:

An extension of the Fort Worth Community Arts Center galleries, the Sheila & Houston Hill Courtyard Gallery provides a venue to temporarily exhibit contemporary sculptural artwork in a prominent outdoor setting in one of the most architecturally significant Cultural Districts in the United States. 

This program builds on the legacy of outdoor sculpture exhibitions at museums in the Cultural District while exploring relevant themes and issues while acting as a catalyst for conversations about art and community issues. The Fort Worth Community Arts Center’s Exhibitions Manager invited a select group of young artists to submit proposals for the inaugural Sheila & Houston Hill Courtyard Gallery. Two artists were selected to exhibit for one year. Each artist was chosen based on artistic merit, conceptual strength, and each artist’s ability to address relevant social and cultural issues.

Learn about the inaugural exhibition by visiting the Fort Worth Community Arts Center website.