FWPA | Engaging the Community through Thoughtful Programs and Events

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

Casey’s Fun Run (Artist Shoe Tread Collection)

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2024

Time: 8:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Where: 400 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller, Texas 76248

Meet local artist Anitra Blayton at Casey’s Fun Run to participate in the creation of 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.

2023 Fort Worth Neighborhood Awards

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2024

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: Doxology Bible Church, 4805 Arborlawn Drive, Fort Worth 76109

The Fort Worth Neighborhood Awards recognize registered neighborhood association efforts to revitalize, socialize, engage, collaborate, stay healthy and communicate with neighbors. The FWPA Program will be represented by Arts Fort Worth. Stop by to learn more about public art projects coming to your area!

Fort Worth Art Commission Meeting

Date: Monday, March 18, 2024

Time: 5:30 p.m.

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

Agenda Notes:  Posted by Thursday, March 14th.

Past Event: Celebration of The Oak on Magnolia Avenue

FWPA and Near Southside, Inc., recently celebrated The Oak, the first of three sculptures collectively titled Seeds of a New Season, by local artist Clifton Crofford. The glass and bronze acorn sculpture features cast hands of Near Southside community members. Crofford is currently working on magnolia seed and pinecone sculptures, which will complete the series.

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.