The 36th edition of the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival will take place on April 20-23, 2023! Once again, Downtown will come alive with incredible Art, fantastic Music and delicious Food! With new entertainment venues and over 200 juried artists from the local, regional and national areas, the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival will continue to rock the red bricks of Main Street next April.

CALL FOR ARTISTS! Applications are now open for artists who would like to join us in April. Please go to Zapplication.org for more information! We continue our close work with local Metroplex artists and encourage all to apply. Be sure to note the special Emerging Artist program for new Metroplex artists just beginning their art festival careers!


THANK YOU PNC BANK!

We would like to thank PNC Bank for its sponsorship as our the Presenting Sponsor. It’s wonderful to have chosen us as one of their key community sponsorships in Fort Worth through their support of the arts, and look forward to a long and beneficial relationship.

CALL FOR LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS!

CALL FOR ARTISTS! Applications are now open for artists who would like to join us in April. Please go to Zapplication.org for more information! We continue our close work with local Metroplex artists and encourage all to apply. Be sure to note the special Emerging Artist program for new Metroplex artists just beginning their art festival careers!

MUSIC ON MAIN SCHEDULE 2022!

 

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.


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