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The Fort Worth Cultural District Alliance is the only organization dedicated solely to the preservation and promotion of our city’s unique and diverse Cultural District. Through the support of our members, dedicated volunteer Board of Directors, and corporate, civic, and community leaders, our work helps to ensure the success of the Cultural District as a vital part of our city’s vibrant economy.

2018-2019 Board of Directors:


Max Holderby
Urbantown, Inc.

Marlene Beckman
Kensington Properties

Ken Loose
VLK Architects

Dustin Van Orne
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Jerry Thompson
Inwood National Bank


Emil Bragdon
Reservoir/The Whiskey Garden

Dr. Robert Chu
Eyeworks Group

Fernando Costa
City of Fort Worth

Susan Drake
Kimbell Art Museum

Chris Harmon
City of Fort Worth

Madison Hogue
Village Homes

Ginger Johnson
LegacyTexas Bank

Jordan Johnson
Piper Commercial Real Estate

Scot Bennett
The Beck Group

Phillip Poole
Townsite Co.

Rebecca Rodriquez
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Kelly Smith

Scott Wilcox
Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Susan Gruppi
M2G Ventures

Margaret W. DeMoss
Chair West 7th Residential Alliance

Jason Hartley
UNT Health Science Center

Roger Smith
Red Dog Studios


The Cultural District Alliance is the only organization dedicated solely to the preservation and promotion of the Fort Worth Cultural District.



The importance of connecting corporate and community leaders, residents, elected officials, locals and tourists to the businesses, opportunities, and activities of the Cultural District.


The Cultural District will continue to thrive if we consistently offer creative content throughout the district. The arena project, Fortress Festival, the recent KAWS, and so much more are seemingly great examples of bringing high-caliber creativity to the District to make it more of a destination for locals and tourists alike.


Collaboration is key in creating the most dynamic District possible.  The businesses, museums, City, community groups, and residents will achieve more through collaboration.


  • The Fort Worth Cultural District Alliance is privileged to represent more than 100 business and tourism leaders who are committed to advancing our mission.
  • The Fort Worth Cultural District Alliance's primary program work includes developing and maintaining a cohesive cultural district, sharing successes and concerns with stakeholders, and influence design and development.
  • The Fort Worth Cultural District Alliance’s primary committees are Design and Urban Development, Urban Mobility, Arts Connection, and Safety.

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