Arts Council of Tarrant County: New exhibitions + new public art + online events

The Fort Worth Community Arts Center, a program of the Arts Council of Fort Worth, will open with regular business hours beginning Wednesday, July 1. Our first priority is the health and safety of our visitors and staff and we are committed to reopening responsibly. The Arts Council is asking visitors to adhere to local ordinances and Centers for Disease Control guidelines:   

A message from the Arts Council of Fort Worth, Fort Worth Community Arts Center and Fort Worth Public Art

  • Visitors are required to wear a mask inside the Arts Center. 
  • Maintain physical distance of at least 6 feet. 
  • Hand sanitizer stations are located at the entrance and exit for visitor’s convenience. 
  • If you are feeling ill, please stay home. 

If you are unable to visit, we invite you to explore the current exhibitions. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Our YouTube channel features unique programs and gallery tours.

Public Art Installationat Rockwood ParkTuesday, June 30
Working closely with Gachman Metals, artist Mike Ross created the 9 ft. sculpture as an enlarged version of the fist-sized biproducts of the aluminum recycling process. The piece was cast in recycled aluminum supplied from the same facility where the shape was born, and completed thanks to the support of Fort Worth Aluminum Foundry and Rebecca Low Studio.  Learn More

Rose Window by Marianne Lettieri in the Vista Gallery July 24 – Aug 29, 2020 

The Fort Worth Community Arts CenterJuly Exhibitions
Exhibitions affected by the extended closure will be up until July 5th. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for information on upcoming artist talks and virtual gallery tours.   

Featured in our galleries: July 10 – Aug 29, 2020  Marlene & Spencer Hays Foundation Gallery: GLUE, Works by Abbie Stellar 
July 24 – Aug 29, 2020  Frost Gallery: En Sus Rostros (Is Written On Their Faces), Benardo Vallarino 
BNSF Gallery: Landscapes@Elevation, Julie England 
Vista Gallery: Please Don’t Get the Wrong Impression, Marianne Lettieri 
Dale Brock & Visiting Angels Gallery & TranSystem Corporation Gallery:  2020 TAC Small Works Show 
Visit Fort Worth Gallery: 15th Annual Texas Artists Coaltion Juried Exhibtion, Juried by Benjamin Espino

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Art Commission Meeting
Monday, July 85:00–6:00 p.m. Interested citizens can watch the Art Commission meeting via the City of Fort Worth’s website. If you would like to address the Art Commission at the June meeting, register by emailing Public Engagement Coordinator, Michael Asbill at [email protected]. Learn More

Boxed Lunch Mondays and Fridays at 12 p.m. Fort Worth Community Arts Center’s Facebook page

July 3: Benjamin Espino, General Manager of the Latino Cultural Center
July 6: Sara Herrera & William Giron of Artes de la Rosas
July 10: Dev’n Goodman, I.M. Terrell teacher, advocate, and community organizer
July 17: Megan Henderson, Director of Events and Communications for Near Southside, Inc
July 20: Opal Lee, organizer of Fort Worth’s annual Juneteenth Celebration and the urban farming project, Opal’s Farm.
July 24: Lou CharLe$, musician
July 31: Jessica Christopherson, Visit Fort Worth’s Assistant Vice President of Marketing & Film Commissioner
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The Arts Council is a nonprofit organization that was formed in 1963 to provide funding and leadership that would stimulate and assure the advancement of the arts throughout our community. Today’s Arts Council serves and responds to the needs of local artists, arts organizations, and residents through diverse channels, each with a significant impact on the quality of life in Fort Worth.  Interested in learning more? Click the link below to sign up for more updates.
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