FWPA | Engaging the Community through Thoughtful Programs and Events

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

Dedication of Vision 

Date: Monday, July 29, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Where: Fort Worth Police Department South Patrol Division, 3501 W. Risinger Road (76123)

The seeks to evoke ideas of clarity, transparency, awareness and reflection that are essential to effective police enforcement today. The mirrored-finished stainless steel sphere is a timeless representation of the entire Fort Worth community and the people who serve it.

Fort Worth Art Commission Meeting

Date: Monday, August 19, 2024

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Where: Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street, 76107

The agenda and backup documents will be available by Thursday, August 15th.

Past Event: Dedication of Right Turn Only

Right Turn Only by Mark Reigelman, located at Las Vegas Trail at South Normandale Street, was recently dedicated to the City of Fort Worth. We thank Rebecca Low Sculpture Gallery (7608 Camp Bowie West, 76116) for graciously hosting the artist reception and dedication program.

Past Event: Artist Shoe Tread Collection

Local artist Anitra Blayton is fabricating Sipping From the Wetland, a new public artwork coming to Alliance Park! Inspired by the wetland and the patterns of organisms in the environment, including footprints of visitors which become one with the ecosystem, Blayton is creating a larger-than-life hummingbird appearing to drink water. For the bird’s feathered wings, Blayton is gathering shoe treads of community members which will be digitally collected and laser cut in stainless steel.

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.