Panelists to discuss Fort Worth's public art scene

Posted Sept. 20, 2019

Doo Eun Choi is a curator based in New York City currently working on the Pioneer Tower public art project in Fort Worth.

Public art has the power to enliven and elevate civic spaces, provoke conversations, create social experiences that bind communities, drive tourism and spur the economy. The updated Fort Worth Public Art Master Plan has city and community leadership poised for significant new artistic endeavors.

Learn more about proposals for iconic works of public art to be created for Fort Worth’s signature urban spaces at a panel discussion at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. The program is titled “Making a Public Spectacle: Fort Worth’s Re-energized Public Art Program.”

Moderator Jerome Weeks, senior arts reporter and producer for Art&Seek, will be joined by Doo Eun Choi, independent curator/invited curator of BIAN 2020 International Digital Art Biennial; Benito Huerta, artist and professor at the University of Texas at Arlington; Melissa Konur, planning director of Downtown Fort Worth Inc.; and Karen Wiley, president and CEO of the Arts Council of Fort Worth.

The one-hour discussion begins at 6 p.m. in the Kimbell Art Museum’s Pavilion Auditorium. Admission is free. No reservations are required.

Following the panel, continue the discussion and discovery of Fort Worth public art at a reception presented in collaboration with Fort Worth’s Art Tooth at 7 p.m. Art Tooth is a local, artist-run nonprofit hybrid gallery project that develops innovative partnerships between artists, cultural spaces and local businesses.

Are you prepared? Workshops will help residents save lives

Posted Sept. 13, 2019

a group of people practice CPR

Hands-only CPR will be demonstrated during the Oct. 8 workshops.


Fort Worth residents can learn how to respond during an active threat incident, plan for natural or man-made emergencies, control bleeding and perform hands-only CPR at a training event Oct. 8 at the Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex, 505 W. Felix St.

There is a morning session (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) and an afternoon session (noon to 3:30 p.m.). The sessions are identical; it is not required to attend both.

The workshop combines four disaster preparedness trainings: active threat events, out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, life-threatening bleeding and other natural or man-made emergencies.

The workshops are sponsored by the Fort Worth Fire Department in collaboration with Fort Worth Safe Communities Coalition and community partners.

There is no charge to attend one of the training sessions, but registration is required. Arrive early; the facility requires entry through metal detectors.

To learn more, contact Capt. William Hackley at 817-392-6862 or Amanda Robbins at 817-250-4876.

Celebrate autumn with a free,
family-friendly event at
Cowtown Farmers Market

Posted Sept. 19, 2019

a pile of gourds


Cowtown Farmers Market, Fort Worth's original producer-only market, welcomes fall on Sept. 21.

Cowtown Farmers Market invites all area families to celebrate the beginning of fall with a special celebration from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 21, highlighting the benefits of fresh, local foods. The event is in collaboration with Blue Zones Project, a community-led well-being improvement initiative making healthy choices easier.

The come-and-go event will feature fresh products, all grown or produced within 150 miles of Fort Worth; free reusable grocery bags and other giveaways; a cooking demonstration by Ellerbe Fine Foods; free fruit for every child; fall-themed kids activities; and artisan vendors.

Cowtown Farmers Market is at 3821 Southwest Blvd., on the Benbrook Traffic Circle. It is open 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays during the spring/summer growing season.

Discover The Dash, grab free breakfast on Sept. 23

Posted Sept. 19, 2019

map of route

Kick back as you dash between downtown Fort Worth and the Cultural District.

Head over to Crockett Street and discover The Dash between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sept. 23 on Crockett Row (Crockett Street between Currie and Norwood streets).

There will be breakfast tacos, giveaways and the opportunity to claim wristbands that provide access to more than 20 deals at Crockett Row and Cultural District merchants.

The Dash is Trinity Metro’s first electric bus that will take riders from downtown Fort Worth to the Seventh Street corridor and the Cultural District. The Dash provides daily service with later hours on Friday and Saturday nights.

Rides on The Dash are complimentary through Oct. 31. Starting Nov. 1, tickets are $2 one way or $5 for a day pass, which includes all of Trinity Metro’s bus services, TEXRail and Trinity Metro Express to CentrePort

Reserve your seat at Parade of Lights

The GM Financial Parade of Lights rolls through downtown Fort Worth on Nov. 24.

Reserved seating along the GM Financial Parade of Lights is now available for purchase.

The parade starts at 6 p.m. Nov. 24 — the Sunday before Thanksgiving — at the intersection of Weatherford and Houston streets. View a route map.

Seats are individually marked and reserved. Your seats, once purchased, will be held throughout the parade.

Discounts are available for seniors (60 and older) and children 12 and younger. Infants, as long as they can sit in a lap, do not need a reserved seat.

Of course, there is plenty of space along the route to watch the parade for free.

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