The nation’s 3rd largest fine arts festival will feature 215 world-class artists, two stages with live music, the family-friendly ‘TCC Makers Zone’, food, drinks, and more
FORT WORTH, Texas (February 28, 2023) — The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival (MAIN ST.) presented by PNC Bank will soon return to Downtown Fort Worth for its 36th year on April 20-23, 2023. As the No.3 ranked fine arts event in the U.S., the always-free-to-attend MAIN ST. will cater to the whole family, showcasing 215 jury-selected visual artists, live music on two stages, authentic local cuisine, the family-friendly “TCC Makers Zone,” craft beer, wine tastings, and more, across 18 square blocks throughout Downtown.
This year, MAIN ST.’s unique outdoor gallery will feature 215 artists who were hand-selected to exhibit their work from nearly 1,000 applications. An estimated $4 million worth of art is expected to be sold from local, regional, and national artists representing 15 artistic media, including sculpture, painting, photography, wood, glass, jewelry, metalwork, printmaking, mixed media, and more. Among the artists appearing include last year’s Best of Show-winner Karen Libecap (painting), Best Emerging Artist Jeribai Andrew-jaja (drawing), and Merit Award-winners Richard Wilson (drawing), Adam Crowell (wood), James Pearce (wood), Kina Crow (mixed media), Steven & Beth Radtke (mixed media), Marge Margulies (ceramics), and Robin Lauersdorf (drawing). In addition, nearly 30 artists hailing from Tarrant County were selected to exhibit at MAIN ST. 2023, including Anne Cubbage, Christopher Curtis, Thomas Diel, Sarah Murphy, Ralinda Owens, Pamela Summers, Tyler Wagner, and more. For more information, visit MAIN ST.’s “Fine Art Showcase.”
With two different stages and entertainers ranging from southern rock bands and jazz keyboardists to R&B groups and Tejano vocalists, the musical lineup for MAIN ST. 2023 is packed to the brim. Headliners include New Orleans’ funk & RB quintet Galactic with special guest Anjelika Jelly Joseph, Southern rock band Them Dirty Roses, Harlem-based blues artist King Soloman Hicks, alternative roots rock artist Bones Owens, jazz vocalist Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield, 80s rock band DadRock, Tejano powerhouse vocalist Monica Saldivar, Fort Worth’s favorite cover band Poo Live Crew, and many more. For more information, visit “Music on MAIN.”
MAIN ST. also features an unparalleled culinary experience, showcasing a range of tantalizing dishes prepared by top local chefs and long-standing festival vendors across five food courts daily. Whether it’s authentic Texas barbeque, spicy fried chicken, zesty steak fajitas, or original corn dogs, foodies can explore and enjoy flavors and spices from around the world. In addition, mojitos, craft brews, and the ever-popular “Wine Experience” hosted by City Center will be back for 2023, offering curated wines-by-the-glass from Chloe and Imagery wines. For more information, visit “Culinary Arts.”
MAIN ST. will offer plenty of hands-on activities for families at the “TCC Makers Zone.” Located at the north end of Main Street, children of all ages will be able to embrace their creative side through invention, innovation, technology, creativity, and curiosity. Live demonstrations on themes such as space, pottery, robotics, clay, photography, art, and more will be presented, along with other activities such as invention stations, sand art, caricatures, face painting, and more. New for 2023 will be the PNC Bank Mobile Learning Center. Visit the “TCC Makers Zone” for more information.
MAIN ST. is produced annually by Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc., and is free and open to the public. The official hashtag for 2023 is #MainSt2023. Festival dates and hours for 2023 are:
- Thursday, April 20: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Friday, April 21: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
- Saturday, April 22: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Sunday, April 23: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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ABOUT MAIN ST. FORT WORTH ARTS FESTIVAL
The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival presented by PNC Bank is celebrating its 36th year in 2023 on April 20-23. Ranked as the #3 fine arts event in the U.S., the always-free-to-attend MAIN ST. will feature 215 jury-selected visual artists, live music on four stages, authentic local cuisine, a revamped family-friendly “Makers Zone,” craft beer pavilions, wine tastings, and more across 18 square blocks throughout Downtown Fort Worth. In addition to presenting sponsor PNC Bank, official sponsors include Tarrant County College and The University of Texas at Arlington. Media sponsors are 92.1 HANK FM (KTFW-FM) and 95.9 The Ranch (KFWR-FM). Supporting sponsors are Alcon Foundation, Chloe Wine Collection, City Center Fort Worth, Frost, Hear Fort Worth, Imagery Winery, Music Performance Trust Fund, Pinnacle Bank, and Trinity Metro. Hotel sponsors are Aloft Fort Worth Downtown, The Ashton Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott Fort Worth Downtown/Blackstone, the Kimpton Harper Hotel, and The Sinclair Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel. For more information, visit www.mainstreetartsfest.org.
ABOUT PNC BANK
PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.
ABOUT DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH INITIATIVES, INC.
Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization formed in 1988 to complement the work of Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. by providing a funding pathway for charitable, educational, and public-purpose activities, such as community festivals, affordable residential development, park improvements, and management. Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. produces the annual MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival and the GM Financial Parade of Lights, which have an economic impact of more than $28 million annually and attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to Downtown Fort Worth each year. For more information, visit www.DFWI.org.
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