A free two-night event taking place on Friday, August 20, and Saturday, 21, 2021 from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM.

New Stories: New Futures takes place at Pioneer Tower at Will Rogers Memorial Center in the Cultural District: 3401 West Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76107

The Arts Council of Fort Worth and AURORA are partnering to present New Stories: New Futures in conjunction with Fort Worth Public Art’s major installation on Pioneer Tower, curated by DooEun Choi, featuring international artists Refik Anadol and Quayola. Dr. Lauren Cross, curator of the exhibition at the base of Pioneer Tower, selected an impressive roster of ten North Texas artists working with a wide range of new media approaches for their art installations that will be presented between 9pm and 1am on August 20 and 21.

The Arts Council, in partnership with AURORA, is excited to welcome the entire community to the Cultural District to experience the Pioneer Tower premier alongside works of talented and diverse local and regional artists. – Karen Wiley, President & CEO, Arts Council of Fort Worth

This exhibition curated by Dr. Lauren Cross is a uniquely Fort Worth art exhibition featuring the historical and modern perspectives, stories, and memories from the region. Each of the artists’ pieces highlights unfamiliar and distinct narratives around the collective experiences of North Texans that are in dialogue with the video installation on Pioneer Tower by Refik Anadol and Quayola, which explore memories of Fort Worth and the region’s natural beauty.

images are examples of previous work provided by the artist(s)

While the art projected on all four sides of Pioneer Tower is visible across the Cultural District and beyond, visitors will want to spend time at the base of the Tower to experience the installation up-close alongside this outdoor, regional exhibition. The exhibition is free to the public, but visitors must reserve a time in advance.

Ticket Details

Reservations are FREE OF CHARGE!

All time reservations are online only through the website.

All tickets are distributed in half-hour blocks to maintain distancing and safety. Tickets do not include parking.

Timing: It is important to arrive during your half-hour window. Staff will be available to assist you once you enter.

**ticketing terms and conditions


Free parking is available Friday and Saturday night at Dickies Arena and the Kimbell Art Museum parking lots, in addition to paid parking at Western Heritage Garage and the lots near the Will Rogers Memorial Center, which will be discounted to $5 per car for all event guests.

Additional information

– Please be aware that you will be walking through the exhibition with the lights off and only the artworks will be lighting your path.
– In case you are sensitive to light, please be aware that there are different forms of lighting used in the exhibition.
– Exhibits may involve sound. Please be prepared for different decibel levels.
– There is a possibility for smoke/haze while traveling through artworks.