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Contribute to ‘Fabled,’ a public art project by Area C Projects for the new Vivian J. Lincoln Library. The artists’ concept draws upon the library’s role as a teller of stories. Partnering with the Fort 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.

The Fort Worth Art Commission will hold a Public Hearing on the Will Rogers Memorial Center Historic Tile Murals Draft Plaque Text on Monday, June 12, 2023, at 6:30 pm. at the Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Avenue, 76104 (in-person only).  Comments submitted to talkto@artsfortworth.org received by Friday, June 9, 2023, 5:00 pm will be presented to the Art Commission.  The full meeting agenda will be posted by Thursday, June 8th.

On March 30, 2023, the City Council-appointed 1300 Gendy Task Force held a public hearing regarding the future use of the Fort Worth Community Arts Center building. The Task Force is expected to make their final recommendation to City Council in early June.

FWPA celebrated Dixie Friend Gay’s One With the Bee at North Z Boaz Park, Saturday, April 1! The public art dedication event took place in conjunction with the ribbon cutting for the improvements to the park, located in the northwest area of the park.


A new public art project at North Z. Boaz Park referencing bees’ critical role in pollination.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHT | Mags and Friends

Julie Richey’s engaging artworks are intended to encourage animal adoptions by the visiting public by presenting the best aspects of our pets: their playfulness, energy, and devotion to their adoptive families. Stop by the North Animal Care and Adoption Campus to meet Mags and her friends today!


Barnyard Promenade

Ralph Lauer

Artist Chris Fennell’s twelve kinetic weathervane sculptures were recently installed along approximately three miles of the North Beach Street, from Shiver Road to Timberland Boulevard. Pivoting with the direction of the wind, each unique sculpture captures the form of a native animal, bird or reptile using locally-sourced recycled materials.

Photograph courtesy of Ralph Lauer


Kipp Kobayashi

Kobayashi’s work for FWPA Collective Transition explores the dynamics of social interaction as a result of shared physical space and imaginative experience. Lightheartedly referencing the function of “paperwork” in both work and play, Kobayashi demonstrates how we collectively impact, and are in turn impacted by, what occurs in physical space and our visual site lines.