FWPA | Engaging the Community through Thoughtful Programs and Events

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

Fabled, Final Design Rendering by Area C Projects for Vivian J. Lincoln Library in Fort Worth, Texas
Share Your Story

Contribute to ‘Fabled,’ a public art project for the new Vivian J. Lincoln Library by Area C Projects, which 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!

Fort Worth Art Commission Public Meeting

Date: Monday, March 20, 2023

Time: 5:00 P.M.

Where: Arts Fort Worth, 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Join us for this month’s Fort Worth Art Commission meeting! The agenda includes action items in connection with public art projects at Alliance Park and the N. Beach/820 Underpass as well as the Heritage Park Public Art Master Plan.

One With the Bee Public Art Dedication

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023

Time: 10:00 – 11:00 A.M.

Where: North Z Boaz Park, 3200 Lackland Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76116

Designed by artist Dixie Friend Gay, the One With the Bee invites visitors to experience the work much as an insect would an actual flower.  The sculpture references the importance of a healthy bee habitat and bees critical role in pollination.

Past Event: Artist-Led Workshop

Neighbors of all ages from the North Park area participated in an workshop led by artist Steve Parker! The event included 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.

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.