|ArtsGoggle is Fort Worth’s premier festival of local arts.|
This free-to-the-public, family-friendly event annually hosts more than 1,000 visual artists, 50 musical performances, artistic displays of every kind, food, drink, and fun for everyone. Unlike any event in Fort Worth, the festival exclusively focuses on highlighting the work of local artists, musicians, and performers of all media and experience levels.
ArtsGoggle attracts a crowd of 60,000+ patrons that are as diverse as the event’s Near Southside neighborhood. Visitors are invited to park their cars and rediscover this revitalized urban district by Trinity Metro transit, by foot, or by bicycle, including Fort Worth Bike Sharing bikes.
ArtsGoggle started 19 years ago as the Near Southside’s own indoor gallery night, designed to showcase the district’s revitalization efforts underway via newly established businesses hosting one-day open houses in partnership with local artists. The event remained almost exclusively indoors for the first decade before spilling out onto the street. Today, visitors are invited to stroll artists’ booths on Magnolia Avenue stretching more than a mile in length, and adjacent businesses, new and old, tout ArtsGoggle as their best day of sales each year.
ArtsGoggle prides itself in providing a casual, approachable, and vibrant environment for appreciating art and learning about the talents of our own community. For almost two decades, this non-juried art festival has been the launch pad for many artists showing their work for the first time. ArtsGoggle provides a supportive setting for both aspiring and professional artists with new collections to display, sell and discuss their artwork.
|ARTISTS, APPLY NOW! All applications will remain open until Feb. 15, 2022|
|Artists are defined as visual artists working in studio arts and crafts. Painters, photographers, woodworkers, weavers, printmakers, sculptors, potters, jewelers, illustrators, writers, and creators in all media may apply.|
TO PARTICIPATE AS AN ARTIST:
Artist must sell or showcase artwork that they have made. No MLM or mass production work will be accepted.
Your artwork must be deemed appropriate for a festival environment. We’re not the art police, so we aren’t nitpicking, but instead want to make sure that ArtsGoggle is a safe environment for young art patrons, too.
You must be in attendance the day of the event.
All artists, must apply individually even if you are planning to share a booth space with another participating artists.
ARTIST APPLICATION FEE: $100 This is a non-refundable application fee and is the only fee to participate in ArtsGoggle if approved.
STUDENT DISCOUNT CODE Students and children may request a discounted application fee of $50. To qualify for this discounted rate, please email [email protected] with details about the age, schooling, and professional experience of the artist.
INDOOR ARTIST DISCOUNT CODE If you have made private arrangements with an indoor venue for ArtsGoggle, then we are happy to extend a discounted artist registration fee of only $50 since we will not need to provide electricity or other infrastructure to you at the festival. PRIOR TO PURCHASING YOUR APPLICATION, please email [email protected] to receive the Indoor Artist Discount Code by sharing the name of your indoor venue. Once you have the discount code, you can proceed to purchasing your ArtsGoggle application, and when completing your application you’ll select “INSIDE A PRIVATE VENUE” when asked about your location preference.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Noon on September 16, 2021