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  • 6 Nov 2022 7:08 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

    Fort Worth, Texas (Wednesday, November 2, 2022) The Art Commission invites Fort Worth residents to comment on the Draft Heritage Park Public Art Master Plan on Monday, November 14, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. A second opportunity for public comment is scheduled for December 12, 2022, at the same time and location. 

    On October 4, 2022, the City Council received a work session briefing on an exciting schematic design by MIG for improvements to Heritage and Paddock Parks in downtown Fort Worth. As part of this effort, Legge Lewis Legge, LLC, was selected through the Fort Worth Public Art program to develop a public art master plan that identifies opportunities, locations, and types of public art that, collectively, would celebrate the multicultural history of the site near the confluence of the West and Clear Forks of the Trinity River. To develop the master plan, Legge Lewis Legge, LLC, interviewed diverse groups of community stakeholders and subject matter experts to learn about all who have this special place ‘home.’ 

    The Draft Heritage Park Public Art Master Plan is available on the Fort Worth Public Art website for review (www.fwpublicart.org/fwpa-master-plan/). Fort Worth residents are invited to comment, in-person, at one of the upcoming Art Commission Public Hearings or submit written comments via email (talkto@artsfortworth.org) or US Mail (Arts Fort Worth, Attn: Fort Worth Public Art, 1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX, 76107). Written comments received by Friday, December 9, 2022, will be reviewed by the Art Commission prior to adoption of the Heritage Park Public Art Master Plan

    CONTACT:  

    Elena Greer, Communications Manager 

    817.298.3041 

    egreer@artsfortworth.org 


  • 6 Nov 2022 7:06 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

    Celebrate our Ando Building's 20th Anniversary! 

    FREE ADMISSION WEEKEND

    December 16-18 

    In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Modern’s building, we invite the community to visit for free, December 16-18.  

    Tadao Ando’s “arbor for art” has become a beloved destination for Fort Worthians and people around the world since opening on December 14, 2002. Celebrate with us by walking through our galleries and grounds—experiencing the tranquil, light-filled spaces and restful pond that reflect Ando’s genius. All are welcome! Admission to the galleries is free all weekend, Friday 10 am - 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm.

    IN THE GALLERIES

    Modern Masters: A Tribute to Anne Windfohr Marion

    Through January 8

    Permanent Collection


    THE MODERN LIGHTS

    Through February 5

    The Modern trees are illuminated with an array of festive lights in celebration of the holiday season. Passersby experience a stunning display, and visitors are invited to enjoy evening viewing opportunities. The museum galleries are open with free admission until 8 pm on Fridays.


    CAFÉ  MODERN

    Dinner with the Modern Lights

    Fridays, seating from 5 to 8:30 pm

    Executive Chef Jett Mora welcomes you with warm hospitality, creative cuisine, and a seasonal menu rooted in Texas ingredients. Create your own holiday memories on Friday nights at Café Modern. Seating is available from 5 to 8:30 pm. For reservations, call 817.840.2157 or online here.

     

    First Friday at the Modern Holiday Style!

    December 2, and January 6, February 3

    Free admission

    The first Friday of each month, the Modern and Café Modern team up to bring you live music from the First Friday House Band, and drink specials and tasty light bites in the museum's Grand Lobby from 5 to 8 pm. Invite friends to enjoy a unique opportunity to experience the Modern in the evening. A complimentary docent-led, 20-minute tour is available at 6:30 pm. Café Modern and Executive Chef Jett Mora serve a light dining menu in the lobby ($9-$15). Specialty drinks along with beer and wine are available at the cash bar, with happy hour selections.


    LOCATION

    Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

    3200 Darnell Street

    Fort Worth, Texas 76107

    Telephone 817.738.9215

    Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566

    www.themodern.org

     

    Museum Gallery Hours

    Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm

    Fri 10 am-8 pm

     

    General Admission Prices (includes special exhibition)

    $16: General (age 18 and above)

    $12: Seniors (age 60+), Active/Retired Military Personnel and First Responders with ID

    $10: Students with ID

    Free: Under 18 years old

    The Museum offers half-price tickets on Sundays and free admission on Fridays.

     

    The Museum is closed Mondays and holidays, including New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas. 


  • 25 Oct 2022 11:33 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 25, 2022) — The Fort Worth Botanic Garden with DEI Consultants and Terra Design Studios invite feedback on the future family garden, the first major implementation of the 20-year master plan. 

    “The family garden will be a beautiful, welcoming space for children and their adults to explore, discover and engage with nature, creating powerful emotional souvenirs in the process,” said FWBG President and CEO Patrick Newman. “While we near the final design stage, the family garden concept benefits greatly from focus group feedback, building upon the broader public engagement meetings held earlier this year. We want to hear what individuals and families would like to see and experience in this new garden addition.” 

    The public focus group will take place Nov. 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Oak Hall, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76107. Parking is free and light refreshments will be provided. A supervised children’s area will be set up with art supplies and other materials for them to enjoy.  

    Due to space limitations, participants must sign up to secure a place in the focus group. Visit here to register. 

    Incentives: The first 50 individuals to register will be offered a choice of a Garden family pass or a Lightscape Preview Night family pass (Nov. 16). All participants must be present the night of the event to receive the passes. Additionally, door prizes and other thank-you gifts will be offered the night of the focus group event. 

  • 20 Oct 2022 11:45 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

    The OneWorld Alliance will relocate its global headquarters to Fort Worth, joining OneWorld founding member American Airlines and strengthening the region as a center of aviation excellence.

    Currently located in New York City, the OneWorld global headquarters will move to Fort Worth in December, joining American on its 300-acre, state-of-the art Robert L. Crandall Campus adjacent to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

    Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker said: “It's go time in Fort Worth, and we're focusing on growing jobs and creating opportunities for everyone. OneWorld will be a wonderful addition to Fort Worth. The robust air service that American and other OneWorld carriers provide connects our region to the world, and that connectivity is part of what makes Fort Worth such an attractive place for businesses to invest and grow. I’m excited about what the future holds with American and OneWorld sharing a home in Fort Worth.”

    American’s campus, located in Fort Worth and dubbed Skyview, is home to the airline’s Flight Academy, DFW Reservations Center, Robert W. Baker Integrated Operations Center, Training and Conference Center and CR Smith Museum, as well as an office complex that houses the airline’s leadership and support staff.

    OneWorld has been based in New York City since 2011, following a move from Vancouver, where the alliance’s central management team was based after the launch of the alliance in 1999.

    Co-locating with founding member American Airlines, the largest airline in the world, will further accelerate the alliance’s drive to deliver greater value for its member airlines and customers.

    Dallas-Fort Worth is one of the fastest growing hubs in the OneWorld network, offering nearly 900 daily flights to more than 260 destinations. In addition to being American’s largest hub, DFW is served by seven other OneWorld members: Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways and Qantas. Both Finnair and Iberia launched new service to DFW in the past year, leveraging the strength of American’s network at its largest hub.


  • 20 Oct 2022 11:43 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

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    Throughout early voting and on Tuesday, Nov. 8, Tarrant County voters can catch a free ride to the polls on Trinity Metro, Arlington’s Via and other transit services.

    Riders can show their voter registration card or current Texas ID and ride for free during early voting from Oct. 24-Nov. 4 and on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    The Tarrant County Commissioners Court approved a partnership with transportation services in Tarrant County to pay for customer trips to voting locations, with an amount not to exceed $20,000. This program is a continuation of the Election Transportation Program that was offered in November 2019, March 2020, November 2020, November 2021 and March 2022.

    The transit services included in the program are Trinity Metro’s bus routes, ZIPZONE on-demand rideshare services, ACCESS paratransit, plus Tarrant County Transportation Services, Northeast Transportation Services and Arlington’s Via and Handitran.


  • 20 Oct 2022 11:42 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

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    Progress continues on West Seventh Street improvements. The major work will be completed in November.

    The contractor will perform overnight paving Oct. 24-Nov. 3, excluding Friday and Saturday nights. Paving will require eight nonconsecutive days: Monday-Thursday and Monday-Wednesday.

    Completing the paving work overnight will expedite the process and produce a safer work environment. The contractor will begin work no earlier than 8 p.m. and finish by 5:30 a.m. to ensure the street is back to normal daily closures by 6 a.m. each day.

    Expect delays and seek alternate routes on Lancaster Avenue and White Settlement Road.

    The project will be substantially complete on Nov. 11. The remaining major work items to complete are paving, markings, signage and landscaping.

    Work items completed so far are the center median construction, including stamped and stained concrete; concrete bicycle lanes; and pedestrian lighting from University Drive to the Trinity River Bridge. New traffic signals have been installed at Woolery Street and Norwood Street. Railroad signals have been relocated and new sidewalks at the railroad crossing have been installed.

    Once complete, the project will provide a road that balances the needs of the vehicle user, transit user, pedestrian, bicycle user and others. West Seventh Street connects two significant districts: the western boundary of downtown Fort Worth and three museums in the Cultural District with increasing amounts of housing, retail and restaurants.


  • 20 Oct 2022 11:35 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (October 20, 2022) — The Fort Worth Botanic Garden invites guests to walk alongside a stunning, first-ever marigold carpet cascading down the iconic Rose Garden and view the Garden’s own altar at the top of the rose ramp Saturday, Oct. 29 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in honor of Día de los Muertos.  

    El Día de Los Muertos or The Day of the Dead is a festival in which the living prepares for and celebrates the souls of the dead. Throughout Mexico, it is traditionally observed on November 1 and November 2, when the departed souls return to enjoy for a few brief hours the pleasures they once knew in life. In Mexico, the observation of this feast is a deeply rooted and complex event that continues to be of great significance for many people. It is not only a day of celebration but a day of prayer and remembrance of friends and family members who have died. 

    To honor loved ones, numerous community organizations partnered with the Garden to paint the more than 300 wood bricks that will line the marigold carpet at the steps of the Rose Garden and include: Artes de la Rosa, Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas (FW Chapter), Fort Worth Sister Cities (Toluca Committee), Federación de Clubes Zacatecanos de Fort Worth, Mana de North Texas, All Saints Catholic Church, and Carrillo Funeral Home. The Kimbell Art Museum also submitted 50 painted bricks to honor both the event and its 50-year anniversary. 

    Visit Fort Worth’s Director of Leisure Sales and Hispanic Partnerships Estela Martinez-Stuart says the event represents “a beautiful collaboration between the Garden and several Hispanic and non-Hispanic organizations to create a true community altar.” 

    “Families will want to come and view these creations or honor their loved ones and enjoy the Day of the Dead Altar special installations,” Martinez-Stuart said.  

    Mexican culture highlights from Día de los Muertos include the following: 

    • The Garden has planted more than 5,000 four-inch orange marigolds, Tagetes erecta, Cempasúchil, or the Mexican marigold, for the Rose Garden marigold carpet. 
    • Under the shelter house will be two trajineras, or colorful boats used to navigate the canals surrounding the floating gardens of Xochimilco, a borough south of Mexico City. The boats were constructed by Garden volunteer Don Irwin and painted and decorated by Garden staff and the external community members on the Garden !Celebramos! committee. 
    • Harpist Gonzalo Mata will play live music from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Paletas, a frozen Mexican treat made from fresh natural fruits, will be available for purchase. 
    While the event takes place Oct. 29, the floral carpet and bricks will be on display through Nov. 2. 


  • 13 Oct 2022 11:36 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)


    WHAT: 

    Fort Worth Botanic Garden Fall Japanese Festival  

    Hosted in cooperation with the Fort Worth Japanese Society 

     

    WHEN: 

    November 5-6, 2022  

    9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (last admission at 3 p.m.) 

     

    WHERE: 

    Fort Worth Botanic Garden 

    3220 Botanic Garden Blvd 

    Parking is available at Lots A & B,  in front of Garden Center 

    • Uber and Lyft drop off Garden Center turnaround 
    • FREE/Overflow parking: 
      • 3701 Birchman Ave, Ft. Worth Christ Chapel Bible Church, 3408 W. Freeway (along the I30 access road) or Dickies Yellow lots   

    WHY: 

    Fort Worth Botanic Garden invites visitors to celebrate fall in the Japanese Garden while exploring the arts and culture of Japan. Enjoy traditional Japanese dance, Taiko drummers, martial arts, sword demonstrations, raku pottery, food trucks, and more in the garden. 

     

    MORE: 

    Adults $12 | Seniors 65+ $10 | Child 6-15 $6 | Child 5 & under are FREE 

    Register here for tickets: fwbg.org/japanesefestival  

    FWBG Members receive free admission and must be logged in to receive their free tickets. Join at fwbg.org/membership

    Food will be sold at food trucks/concessions. No outside food is allowed. 

    No photo passes will be sold during the Fall Japanese Festival.  


  • 8 Oct 2022 10:48 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

    ort Worth’s net sales tax collections in July totaled $17,694,876, up from July 2021 by 9.3%.

    The state saw a net collection increase of 13% compared to the same month last year.

    The city’s General Fund net sales tax collections year to date are 117.8% to budget, and at 116.3% compared to the year-to-date total last year. The city’s Crime Control and Prevention District Fund sales tax collections for June are 117.8% to budget and 116.7% of the year-to-date total for the same month last year.

    The City anticipates collecting $204,500,000 by fiscal year end, an increase of $21.6 million, or 11.8%, over the fiscal year 2022 adopted budget.

    Sales tax revenue represents 22% of the city’s General Fund budget. This is the second largest revenue source, with property taxes being the largest.

    For the Crime Control and Prevention District, sales tax revenue represents the largest revenue source.


  • 8 Oct 2022 10:47 PM | Stacy Hollingsworth (Administrator)

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    At 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, the GM Financial Parade of Lights will take over the streets of downtown Fort Worth for the 40th year, with more than 100 illuminated floats, festive performers, holiday decor, live music and hundreds of thousands of sparkling lights.

    With a sold-out crowd expected for this milestone year of Texas’ largest holiday parade, attendees are encouraged to purchase reserved Street Seats, which start at $18 and are available for sale online.

    For the last four decades, North Texas-based nonprofit organizations, private and public businesses, schools, arts and cultural groups have dazzled crowds with their professionally designed floats, sparkling vintage cars, festive horse-drawn carriages, spirited marching bands and carolers as they prance through the 1.59-mile parade route.

    “Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives Inc. first presented the Parade of Lights in 1983 to a crowd of only 25,000 people as a way to bring the holiday spirit to the community while helping to shift perceptions of the Central Business District,” said Gloria Starling, chair of DFWII’s Festivals and Events Committee. “Forty years later, the once-small attraction has quadrupled in size to become Texas’ largest illuminated holiday parade.”

    Learn more online.

     


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