The nation’s 3rd largest fine arts festival will feature 213 world-class artists, two stages with live music, the family friendly ‘TCC Makers Zone’, and a culinary menu as big as Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (February 12, 2024) — The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival (MAIN ST.), presented by PNC, will return to Downtown Fort Worth for its 37th year on April 18-21, 2024. This family-friendly event, ranked as the No.3 fine arts festival in the U.S., is free to attend, spans 18 square blocks in Downtown Fort Worth, and will feature jury-selected visual artists, live music, local cuisine, a “TCC Makers Zone,” children’s area, craft beer, wine tastings, and much more.

For 2024, MAIN ST.’s unique outdoor gallery will spotlight 213 artists who were jury-selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 applications to exhibit their artwork. More than $4 million worth of art is expected to be sold across 15 different artistic media, including sculpture, painting, photography, wood, glass, jewelry, metalwork, printmaking, mixed media, and much more. Among the artists appearing are last year’s Best of Show-winner John Blackwell, Best Emerging artist Jimmy Hill, Merit Award-winners Keoni (wood), Adam Crowell (wood), David Bjurstrom (drawing), Carl Zachmann (metalwork), Robert Varela (metalwork), Marina Terauds (printmaking), and Deana Goldsmith (drawing); and over 25 local artists who hail from the greater Fort Worth-Dallas region. For more information, visit MAIN ST.’s “Fine Art Showcase.”

This year’s MAIN ST. will present a diverse lineup of entertainers, with two distinct stages hosting performances ranging from southern rock bands and jazz keyboardists to R&B groups and Tejano vocalists. This year’s festivalgoers will expect a full musical experience with an array of headliners set to take the stage, including Austin-based southern soul band Shinyribs; Grammy Award-nominated smooth jazz supergroup Jazz Funk Soul; acclaimed Chicano/Tejano band Latin Breed; soul/jazz singer-songwriter Taylor Pace; Tejano Music Award winner for “Best New Female Artist” Monica Saldivar; Grammy and Emmy Award-winning zydeco musician Buckwheat Zydeco, Jr., and many more. For more information, visit “Music on MAIN.”

The award-winning “TCC Makers Zone” at MAIN ST. will offer plenty of hands-on activities for families to engage in. Located at the north end of Main Street, the TCC Makers Zone provides children of all ages with a unique opportunity to explore their creative side through innovation, invention, technology, creativity, and curiosity. With exhibits from the PNC Grow Up Great Mobile Learning Adventure, New Sharpie Creative Markers, Fort Worth Science and History Museum, Fort Worth Public Library, Fort Worth ISD, and more, families will be immersed in a growing world of “making.” Visit the “TCC Makers Zone” for more information.

MAIN ST. will also provide 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 turkey legs, empanadas, gumbo, gourmet hamburgers, funnel cakes, or ice cream, festival-goers have choices to satisfy almost any taste bud. In addition, frozen and unfrozen margaritas, mojitos, local brews, and the ever-popular “Wine Experience” is returning for 2024, offering curated wines-by-the-glass from Chloe and Imagery wines. For more information, visit “Culinary Arts.”

MAIN ST. is produced annually by Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc., and is free and open to the public. The official hashtag for 2024 is #MainSt2024. Festival dates and hours for 2024 are:

  • Thursday, April 18: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday, April 19: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 20: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 21: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival presented by PNC is celebrating its 37th year in 2024 on April 18-21.  Ranked as the #3 fine arts event in the U.S., the always-free-to-attend MAIN ST. will feature 185 jury-selected visual artists, live music on two 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, official sponsors include BMW, New Sharpie Creative Markers, 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 Chloe Wine, Bailey’s Chocolate Liqueur, Frost, Hear Fort Worth, Imagery Wine Collection, Music Professionals Trust Fund, Pinnacle Bank, Trinity Metro, and YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth. Hotel sponsors are AC Hotel Fort Worth Downtown, Aloft Fort Worth Downtown, The Ashton Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott Fort Worth Downtown/Blackstone, Hilton Fort Worth, and the Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel. For more information, visit


PNC, 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


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

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