We are absolutely thrilled with the turnout for the 35th edition of the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival! Downtown celebrated in style with incredible Art, fantastic Music and delicious Food! We will see you April 20-23, 2023!

With new entertainment venues and over 200 juried artists from the local, regional and national areas, the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival rocked the red bricks of Main Street in Downtown Fort Worth. Check out the 2022 Award Winners!


WELCOME PNC BANK!

 

 

We are pleased to welcome PNC Bank as the Presenting Sponsor of the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival, and very proud they have chosen us as one of their key community sponsorships in Fort Worth through their support of the arts.

CHECK OUT THE ARTISTS GALLERY!

 

Congratulations to Karen Libecap for winning Best of Show for 2022! Please visit the Artist’s Gallery to see all of the local, regional and international artists: Check out the 2022 Artists Gallery!  For the complete list of Award Winners, click here!

MUSIC ON MAIN SCHEDULE!

 

Four incredible stages from Weatherford Street to 9th Street, featuring hundreds of local, regional and national performers including a return performance by Squonk Opera (pictured), and their acclaimed show, “Hand to Hand!” They’ll be at the new Courthouse Stage at Weatherford and Main Streets.



2022 Commemorative Poster!

A note from Gregory:

In 2020 I was honored to be asked to asked to be the poster artist for the MAIN ST. Arts Festival.  Although I’m a Chicagoan now, I lived in Fort Worth for the first 25 years of my adulthood, attending TCU and getting my degree in ceramics from UTA. I have been involved with this Festival for over 20 years as a volunteer, a juror, a judge, a participating artist, and as a member of the Artist Advisory Board, so it was a very special honor.  I was pleased with the work I did…4 colorful ceramic tiles depicting the Tarrant County Courthouse that looms over the north end of Main Street, arranged in a grid. I thought the finished poster was beautiful!

And then COVID cancelled MAIN ST. For two years!!

I am honored once again to create a new work for the 2022 poster. When thinking about what to do I knew I didn’t want to repeat myself with more tiles. I knew I wanted to acknowledge our missing 2 years in some way, but  I didn’t want to be maudlin about it. That train of thought led me to the idea of “Welcome back to MAIN ST!”.  Already in my current collection I had a Smiley Face Wall Ball and it came to me that all I needed to make them entirely Texan was a hat!
I call them Cow Folk Wall Balls (I think gendering a smiley face is ridiculous)! So far I have the hat available in 15 colors, 12 of which are smiling out at you in the new poster…in a grid because I love a grid…WELCOME BACK!

Graphic design by Pinkerton Design, printed by Cockrell Enovation with paper donated by Lindenmeyr Munroe, the 20″ x 28″ poster is now available online. Available signed or unsigned, it ships in a sturdy packing tube.


Our Sponsors