MAIN ST., Chesapeake Energy and FWISD put Art on Tour
Fort Worth, Texas—Art on Tour is on exhibit at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center through August 30, giving the public a chance to see a one-of-a-kind homework assignment as kids head back to school.
Art on Tour is a traveling collection of work by artists exhibiting at MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival and is curated by Fort Worth district art students. The exhibit was launched by Chesapeake Energy, the Fort Worth Independent School District and festival organizers to drill down fine arts education at the high school level, and the program equips young artists with practical skills needed for a career as fine artists.
Tour the collection from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the community arts center at 1300 Gendy Street in Fort Worth.
Art on Tour, an extension of the MAIN ST. festival, is a traveling collection designed to bring fine arts education to young people and adults where they are. Original works acquired from the festival’s participating artists are exhibited in Art on Tour in schools, libraries, community centers and other public venues.
Art on Tour debuted in 2007 as an eight-piece exhibit assembled with acquisition dollars donated by Chesapeake Energy. Thanks to the energy giant’s generosity, Art on Tour has grown to a collection of nearly 40 works created by MAIN ST. artists and purchased by teen curators.
MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival celebrates its 25th year in 2010 and is presented by Coors Light. It is produced by Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. (DFWII), a 501 (c) 3 organization formed in 1988 to complement the work of Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. and the Public Improvement District by providing a funding pathway for charitable, educational and public-purpose activities. DFWII produces MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival and the Chesapeake Energy Parade of Lights, which includes lighting ceremonies for the city’s Christmas tree.