FWPA | Engaging the Community through Thoughtful Programs and Events

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

Upcoming Public Meeting: Fort Worth Art Commission

Date: Monday, November 14, 2022

Time: 5:00 P.M.

Where: 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Join us for this month’s Fort Worth Art Commission meeting, which will include the first public hearing of the DRAFT Heritage Park Public Art Master Plan.

Upcoming Event: Concentric Harmony Public Art Dedication

Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Where: 1400 W Seminary Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76115

Join artist Virginia Fleck for the dedication of Concentric Harmony, a recent installation added to the City of Fort Worth’s public art collection. Immediately following the program, Fleck will host an artist-led activity.

Past Event: Beauty in Becoming Public Art Dedication

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022

Time: 9:00 A.M.

Where: Trinity Park, South of Rotary Plaza.

Lynné Bowman Cravens is a fine art photographer investigating autobiographical narratives through contemporary self-portraiture.

Cravens has long utilized elements of origami in her ongoing studio practice and was inspired by the Scissor-tailed Flycatchers she saw on an early visit to the site. The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher’s habitat is specific to Texas, Oklahoma, parts of other southern states and Mexico and it can readily be found along the Trinity River during the spring and summer months.

Past Event: Drift Public Art Dedication

Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022

Time: 9:00 AM Central Daylight Time

Where: The 3500 block of Westcreek Drive, 76133 (opposite Martin Lydon Avenue) and live-streamed on Facebook and Instagram

Operating at the intersection of public art, infrastructure, and architecture this artist-designed pedestrian bridge is a community-driven, site-specific project.

The dedication will be outdoors and in-person, rain or shine. Wear your walking shoes—there will be a casual, I mile, fun run/walk immediately following the dedication.

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.