Lots of art, food and music at two downtown festivals this weekend – Welcome to the City of Fort Worth

Published on April 06, 2022



Take your pick from two downtown arts festivals or, better yet, experience them both.

MAIN STREET Fort Worth Arts Festival

The main street. The Fort Worth Arts Festival returns to downtown for its 35th year, April 7-10after taking a two-year COVID break.

Ranked the #3 fine arts event in the United States, the MAIN ST. will feature juried local, regional and national visual artists, live music on four stages, authentic local cuisine, a family-friendly designer zone, craft beer pavilions, wine tastings and more 18 blocks from downtown.

This year, the outdoor gallery of MAIN ST. will feature over 200 artists selected from over 1,000 applications to exhibit their work. Artwork worth an estimated $4 million is expected to be sold across 15 art media categories, including sculpture, painting, photography, wood, glass, jewelry, metalwork, printmaking, mixed media, etc.

With four stages and artists ranging from country music headliners and jazz keyboardists to R&B acts and swing bands, MAIN ST. The 2022 music lineup is full. By popular demand, the Hear Fort Worth Stage is back, where Fort Worth’s most popular up-and-coming singer-songwriters and musicians will perform live during the four-day festival.

MAIN STREET is produced annually by Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives Inc. Days and times for 2022:

  • Thursday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Friday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Saturday April 9, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Fort Worth Arts Fair

The Fort Worth Art Fair in Sundance Square will feature signature musical performances by country artist Clint Black, jazz singer Catherine Russell with Steve Miller, pianist Shelly Berg, guitarist Dean Parks, bassist Nathan East and drummer Gregg Field, Abraham Alexander of Fort Worth and jazz singer Ledisi

Billed as a one-of-a-kind cultural and experiential event, the Fort Worth Art Fair is committed to spotlighting local artists and musicians. Created by Sasha and Ed Bass, Fort Worth’s premier art fair is a welcoming place for family and friends to honor their North Texas community and shared culture through art, music and culture. food.

Participating art galleries include Artspace111 & Love Texas Art, Art Tooth, Bale Creek Allen Gallery, Daisha Board Gallery, Dang Good Candy, Flatbed Press and Pencil on Paper Gallery. A number of galleries will feature the work of unrepresented artists in an effort to attract greater visibility.

General admission to the Art Fair is free. For those who want an expanded experience, a daily All Access VIP pass is available for purchase and includes local food tastings, private bars and lounges, and guaranteed access to the seat during musical performances. Plus, for those who want priority access to musical performances, a music lover’s wristband provides a guaranteed view of the stage in the square. Buy passes online.

The four-day festival’s extensive music lineup will be dedicated to a musical category each day, ranging from country to singer-songwriter to blues/jazz to international, with at least six performances daily.

Photo: The main street. The Fort Worth Arts Festival celebrates its 35th anniversary downtown, April 7-10.

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