FWPA | Engaging the Community through Thoughtful Programs and Events

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

Fort Worth Art Commission Meeting

Date: New Date: Monday, September 25, 2023

Time: 5:00 pm

Where: Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street, 76107 (in-person only)

The regular meeting of September 18, 2023 has been rescheduled for Monday, September 25, 2023, at 5:00 pm. During their special called meeting of September 25, 2023, the Fort Worth Art Commission will review the Final Design for Alliance Park. 

Public Art Dedication Event

Date: Sunday, October 1, 2023

Time: 1:00 pm

Where: 9000 N. Beach Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76244

The Listening Trees, a series of three interactive sculptures designed by Steve Parker for the Universal Playground at North Park, will be dedicated during the North Park YMCA’s annual Fall Festival. The family friendly event will include bounce houses, live entertainment, a pumpkin patch, and other activities.

Fabled, Final Design Rendering by Area C Projects for Vivian J. Lincoln Library in Fort Worth, Texas
Past Event: Grand Opening of Vivian J. Lincoln Library and Dedication of Fabled

Artist Area C Projects’ artwork entitled Fabled, drawing upon the library’s role as a teller of stories and stories as creators of place. The artists suggest that what people know about a place comes from the stories it tells about itself. The artists partnered with the Fort Worth Public Library to collect pictures, video and stories from residents of Fort Worth over several months.

Past Event: Soul of Sycamore Juneteenth Music & Art Festival

Sycamore Park Public Artist Blessing Hancock engaged visitors in a fun, participatory activity to share memories of the site, dreams for the future, and more. The collected words may be integrated into the sculpture planned for site near the playground off Vickery Boulevard.

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.