FWCAC events & receptions for the month of July

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In the Spotlight

The Larry Kleinschmidt Collection of Texas Art Larry Kleinschmidt


This collection is the product of Fort Worth native Larry Kleinschmidt’s love of art and determination to uncover paintings, prints and sculptures that have survived from the city’s colorful past. After countless trips to local estate sales, flea markets, antique shops, galleries and auctions, his collection has come to feature artworks made between 1920 and 1980 by many of the community’s earliest and most accomplished artists. It contains scarce examples of the motifs and painting styles that defined local art up to and during the Great Depression, along with works that exemplify the rise of modern art in Texas during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Many local artists rose to prominence during the 20th century. Their stories are preserved in the Larry Kleinschmidt Collection and sister collections around the city. It is Larry’s hope that these stories will resonate with you and that similarly-minded collectors will, in the future, devote their time and energy to discovering even more evidence of the fascinating connection between Fort Worth and the talented painters, printmakers and sculptors who have called this city home.
In the Galleries
Receptions for the Artists

Friday, July 10  6:00 – 9:00 pm

In the Galleries
July 10 – August 22, 2015
Focus Gallery One: Snapshots: Works on Paper

John Mattson’s paintings are the cartoons of a soul unable to ignore the psychic distress inherent in our lives. Deep within each of us is a core of truth that scares us, and Mattson strives to make this visual with an ever-maturing iconography.  MORE

Focus Gallery Two: The Dreaming of the Trees

Influenced by her years in Morocco as a Peace Corps volunteer, Stacy Elko developed a visual language that reflected the traditional henna designs of Morocco and the greater Maghreb. In this exhibit, she uses ephemeral media of handmade paper and cane to create a fragility within the structure, while exploring ideas of cultural exchange and interaction with the environment. MORE 
July 10 – 30, 2015

Texas Pottery and Sculpture Guild Sale and Exhibit

Members of the Texas Pottery and Sculpture Guild will hold a special sale of handmade ceramic works and then an exhibit of exemplary ceramics during the remainder of July. MORE   


The Larry Kleinschmidt Collection of Texas Art

One of only a few local collections that mirrors the earliest history of the Fort Worth art community, this is the product of Fort Worth native Larry Kleinschmidt’s love of art and determination to uncover paintings, prints and sculptures that have survived from the city’s colorful past.  MORE

From Our Bardoodle

Nicole Dane & Vanessa Delp are two individual artists brought into collaboration through their mutual interest in emotion and spirituality and those qualities’ roles in shaping the self. MORE 


Each year the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association (FWADA) presents an exhibition featuring a variety of works from FWADA member galleries. MORE

Geometric Abstractions of Classical Art

A series that developed from Donald Matheson’s love and admiration of classical art, making reference to their color and composition. . MORE

July 10 – September 29, 2015
TAC Featured Artist Linda Reedy: A Sense of Place 

An exploration of the inherent sense of belonging to a place.  MORE

July 10 – August 30, 2015
ART7 Gallery 2956 Crockett Street 

Contemporary abstract and representational work with an emphasis on the curvature of a line.

 In the Theatres


July 10 – 26, 2014 SSG Summer Music Series

Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents “SSG Summer Music Series” with Oklahoma!by Rodgers and Hammerstein in the Sanders Theatre and July 11 – 25, 2015, Little Red Riding Boots. Little Red Riding Boots performs in the mornings beforeOklahoma! at 10am and 12 noon on Friday and Saturday. Join Billy and Little Red in a journey to Grandma’s House! Ages 3+, Shows last about 45 minutes.
For tickets To order tickets by phone please call Theatre Mania at 1-866-811-4111.

July 30 – August 2, Look Up: An Original Musical
Kids Who Care present Look Up: An Original Musical in the Scott Theatre. Matinee performances Saturday and Sunday at 2pm, evening performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm.  LOOK UP is a profound new musical that examines the digital world and the effect it has had on our lives. While it seems we have become an “All About Me” society, LOOK UP reminds us of the real possibilities of how new technologies can have an extraordinary impact on our world.  For tickets and information

Special Events


Texas Pottery and Sculpture Guild Sale
July 10, 5 – 9pm; July 11, 10 – 4pm
Sizzling Summer Sale! Functional pottery and beautiful ceramic sculpture for sale by local artists.

FWADA Selections Curator Panel
July 14, 2015; 7pm
A panel featuring speakers Maggie Adler, Assistant Curator, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Alison Hearst, Assistant Curator, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Gabriel Ritter, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Dallas Museum of Art. These featured speakers will share their insights into new trends in museum curatorial practice and give previews to upcoming exhibitions at their respective venues. Presentations will be followed by a brief period for questions and answers, and the event is free and open to the public.David McCullough: The Greater Journey
July 18, 2015; 6pmThe Amon Carter Museum presents: David McCullough: The Greater Journeyin the Scott Theatre. Acclaimed author David McCullough will discuss his book The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris in conjunction with the exhibition Samuel F. B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention. McCullough is twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize, twice winner of the National Book Award, and has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. Registration is currently full; check back to see if seats become available. Call 817.989.5030 or emailvisitors@cartermuseum.org This program is made possible by an anonymous donor.


Yoga at ART7

Tuesday nights
6:15 – 7:15
All levels, Music & Flow. Come be inspired. Bring your mat. Led by Ashley D. Brand. 2956 Crockett St. Validated parking.

FWCAC’s ARTshop 

ARTshop, a small gift shop comprised of unique one of kind artist-made pieces in the ARTs Center. Come in to find original jewelry, ceramics, glass, woodwork, metalwork, wearable art, handmade prints and cards, photography and other fine art and craft works that make perfect gifts for any occasion.

Every Thursday, Fort Worth Swing Dance Syndicate hosts Dances & Classes!

Beginner lessons start at 8:00PM. Dance until 11:30PM to DJ’d tunes every Thursday. The cost of admission to FWSDS weekly dances is just $7.00 for non-members, or $5.00 for members/students/affiliates (with valid ID). WEBSITE



Planning a special event?

The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is the perfect place to have a wedding, meeting, conference or any other special event. Whether it’s a private or corporate event – we can accommodate with beautiful spaces, catering and stunning local art.  MORE 

Job Opportunities

We’re Hiring

The Arts Center is hiring a part-time Event Manager. This person will direct and coordinate the work of event support personnel, liaise with clients and vendors, and serve as theatrical front of house manager if needed. Must have the ability to communicate in the English language and have basic computer skills. Hours are part-time, usually night and weekend hours, as needed. Send inquiries or resumes to Marla Owen.


The Arts Council of Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Community Arts Center offers equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability status or sexual orientation.

Artist Opportunities


The Arts Center welcomes submissions from all artists in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas – Tarrant, Dallas, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Hill, Hood, Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Kaufmann, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell and Wise counties for the 2015 Art in the Metroplex Exhibition.  Exhibition is October 9 – 30, 2015 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Juror is Peter Doroshenko of the Dallas Contemporary. Awards TBA. Deadline August 22, 2015. Artists may submit up to three pieces.  Non-refundable fee is $35.  Full Prospectus and Entry Form


The Texas Artists Coalition is a membership program designed to offer benefits for artists in the North Texas community. The mission of the TAC is to support the career development of artists, whether they are emerging or established, amateur or professional.

Programs of the TAC are supported by the Arts Council of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.   
Visit the WEBSITE  and get the latest news or to join TAC today.


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The Fort Worth Community Arts Center provides versatile spaces to meet a variety of rental needs. Whether you require well-lit exhibition areas, unique rooms for meetings, special events, or the comforts of an accessible, professional quality performance venue, the Arts Center has space adaptable to a wide range of uses.  MORE

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