The inaugural Art Worth Festival is Fort Worth’s new adjudicated art festival, taking place October 21-23 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, near the city’s museum gems in the Cultural District.
Art Worth is organized by ArtWorks Foundation, a Memphis-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping artists grow in their business and work through programs, exhibitions, and educational initiatives. The festival will feature local, national and international artists, who were chosen earlier this year through an application process.
“Our festival will celebrate new works at the heart of Fort Worth’s cultural treasures,” Greg Belz, executive director of ArtWorks, said in a statement. “We anticipate opportunities for collectors to add to their collections and for all visitors to enjoy demonstrations of craft skills and conversations with the artists.”
The festival will be free to the public and will also feature musical performances and wine offerings. Belz says the Cultural District location is ideal because of its leafy outdoor setting and ample parking.
“We expect Art Worth to be an ideal venue for artists to showcase their work to local and visiting guests,” Belz says. “It will be a truly immersive experience.”
A jury will narrow down the 120 entries to 60, which will include Nancy Lamb, Anne Kelly Lewis, Janelle Montgomery, Pam Summers, Lauren Saba and Peeler Howell.
“Everyone can look forward to a weekend full of arts, crafts, music, food and more,” adds Belz. “Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and make a day of it.”
Or three days of that.