ArtsGoggle A Smashing Success


Artists, Musicians, Venues, Volunteers, Patrons and Participants –


Saturday was an unforgettable night of artistry, talent and community. We’ll be the first to admit that we are still on an ArtsGoggle high. ArtsGoggle wasn’t perfect, as no event this size ever is, but we have so much to be proud of. Many businesses and artists experienced record sales. ArtsGoggle provided several artists with their first festival experience, including artists as young as five years old.  More than 200 musicians generously showcased their talents and filled our streets with a diversity of sound. Hundreds of attendees from across North Texas visited the Near Southside for the first time and left with a warm impression of our neighborhood.  Most importantly, our Near Southside community rolled up their sleeves and rolled out the red carpet to provide a magical day for thousands of Gogglers.  We appreciate you all so much!

We are at a loss for the adequate words to express how much your support of ArtsGoggle means to Historic Southside, Inc. and to our Near Southside community.  Nevertheless, please allow us to give thanks where it is due.  As the old adage goes “it takes a village” and we’d like to congratulate ours on this great success.


Our sincere thanks to these fine folks:

  • 355 artists and 99 bands/solo musicians for sharing your talent
  • 84 venues, their owners and staff
  • Fort Worth South, Inc. and Historic Southside, Inc. Board of Directors
  • Fort Worth South, Inc. Marketing Committee
  • Our generous donors whom without which ArtsGoggle would not be possible
  • Sponsors: Cockrell Enovation, Atmos Energy, Fort Worth Weekly, Gordon Boswell Flowers, MMG and Moncrief Cancer Institute
  • Panther City Exchange for their incredible music booking with special thanks to Tony Diaz for his coordination
  • Julie Hatch Fairley of Creative Communications
  • JO Design, with special thanks to Jennifer Henderson, Jason Van Orden, Courtney Reece and Melissa Warner
  • John Cockrell, Jr. and John Humphrey of Cockrell Enovation for their generous support of all printed materials
  • Buyer’s Barricades with special thanks to Steve Lappa
  • NRG Productions and their sound engineers with special thanks to Michael Newquist
  • John Belknap, logistics planner extraordinaire
  • Volunteers Sandi Cochrum, Barbara Young, Rachel Albright, Ann Cubbage, Ben Cubbage, Doug Black, Tyler Stam, and Forrest Halyard
  • Andrew’s Distributing with special thanks to Marvin Branch
  • Our official stage hosts:  Avoca Coffee, The Chat Room Pub, The Cowtown Marathon, Red Oak Realty, Shipping and Receiving and SiNaCa Studios
  • Muralists: Mike Moffatt, John Worley, Donald Rice, Adam Werner and Brad Smith
  • “Urban canvas owners” The Powers Family, Jesse Stamper, Eddie Vanston and Amphibian Stage Productions
  • Participating artist collectives Art Hunger and The Dead Artist Society
  • James and Haven Zametz of Keep Fort Worth Funky
  • James Johnston and The Citizen Theater
  • Fort Worth Opera
  • Arts Council of Fort Worth
  • Art Institute of Fort Worth, South Campus
  • Raul Mosley, official FWSI photographer, Fort Worth Portrait Project
  • Glass Lake Production Group with special thanks to Jarrod Fey and Mike Fisher
  • Ted Settle, Dana Settle, Jamie Settle and Placido Mendez of Sportswear Graphics for the official ArtsGoggle t-shirt
  • Food vendors: Mr. Snowie, Steel City Pops, Gypsy Scoops, Tailgator Toby, Holy Smokes BBQ, TacoHeads, Lee’s Grilled Cheese, Melt Ice Creams, Mad Grill, Every Day’s a Snow Day, Nosredna Boutique Catering, The Juice Caboose and Twisted Dog Gourmet Pretzels
  • Fairmount Neighborhood Association
  • Jim and Cathy Jamieson of The Big Picture
  • Cally Smoke of MMG Portalets
  • Park Place Village businesses for their support of the children’s area
  • J&N Auto
  • Ed Whatley of Taylor’s Rentals
  • Cowtown Charters and Roadrunner Charters with special thanks to our drivers Tim, Leon and Breunta
  • City of Fort Worth Special Events, Cynthia Alexander
  • Fort Worth Police Department


On behalf of all of us involved with ArtsGoggle we would like to sincerely thank the ONCOR Emergency Services Team who quickly responded to the power outage along Magnolia Avenue due to a fallen tree behind a Fairmount home.  We appreciate your speedy service to restore power to the business along Magnolia Avenue who enjoyed a portion of ArtsGoggle in the dark.


This is your friendly reminder to trim your trees.


A Fairmount Resident’s Family Foundation
2014 Stage Sponsor
The Near Southside &
Fort Worth South, Inc.


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