August Art Events in Fort Worth

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A calendar of events from the Arts Council of Fort Worth, Fort Worth Community Arts Center and Fort Worth Public Art

Reserve Your TimeNew Stories: New Futures
Will Rogers Memorial Center 3401 West Lancaster Avenue Fort Worth, TX 76107
Friday and Saturday, August 20 & 21 9:00 p.m–1:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 18 at 6:00 p.m. Kimbell Art Museum and Online: Artist Talk featuring curator DooEun Choi and artists Refik Anadol and Quayola
Friday, August 20, 8:00 p.m. Fort Worth Community Arts Center, front lawn: Public Dedication of Pioneer Tower Dreams and Texas Surveys
Cultural District museums stay open late. 
Friday, August 20, 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Will Rogers Memorial Center: New Stories: New Futures at Pioneer Tower
Saturday, August 21, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Artist Talks, moderated by Dr. Lauren Cross and featuring two panels of regional artists starting at 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. 
Saturday, August 21, 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m Will Rogers Memorial Center: New Stories: New Futures at Pioneer Tower encore showing
Two Exhibitions Open at the Arts Center
1300 Gendy St, Fort Worth, TX 76107
August 13 through September 18, 2021 2021 Juried Exhibition Marlene and Spencer Hays Foundation Gallery The Arts Center’s 2021 Juried Exhibition will feature a collection of works juried by Janice Bond, Deputy Director of Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH). Pictured (top right) Cactustown, Jennifer Eggleston, 35mm Archival Print
TAC Thank You Exhibition Frost Gallery Texas Artists Coalition’s latest group exhibition was created in gratitude for members who preserved through a difficult year. Pictured: (Bottom right) Rehabilitated (The past is the past), Romulo Martinez, 2021, Medium pigmented with ink, drawing with colored pencil, acrylic and enamel paint on canvas Exhibitions
Free Pilates Class at the Arts Center
Sheila & Houston Hill Courtyard Gallery 1300 Gendy St, Fort Worth Texas 76107
Saturday, August 7 at 9 a.m.
Join BODYBAR and the Arts Center for a free outdoors Pilates mat class! Parking is available at the UNT Health Science Center lots, also free of charge. Click the button below to reserve your spot! Register
CoAct’s Real Stories Exhibition
Sanders Theatre at the Arts Center 1300 Gendy St, Fort Worth, TX 76107
July 29- August 12, 2021
Homelessness is a looming and unyielding experience of uncertainty with many false perceptions surrounding it. CoAct welcomes you to Real Stories. Immerse yourself in the actualities of the homeless experience through our unique virtual experience and in-person installation. A virtual closing reception will take place Saturday, August 12 at 6 p.m.
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Learn MoreReby Cary Youth Library Grand Opening
3851 E. Lancaster Avenue Fort Worth, Texas 76103
Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. Meet artist Joe O’Connell at the Reby Cary Youth Library Grand Opening and Public Art Dedication for Only Connect! Immediately following the ceremony and ribbon cutting experience the immersive, interactive artwork and chat with O’Connell about his work and some of his favorite books!
PUBLIC HEARING Art Commission Virtual Meeting
Monday, August 16 at 5 p.m.  Share your input on Fort Worth Public Art’s Draft Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Work Plan at the second public hearing. Review the Plan Presentation before the meeting and find the Webex link and meeting agenda by clicking the button below.
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Understanding & Challenging Implicit Bias Workshop
Virtual Workshop  Tuesday, August 24, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
RegisterScholars and researchers continue to demonstrate that we all carry implicit biases involving social identities. This unconscious bias can work against an organization’s goals, affecting everything from hiring and admissions decisions to how staff works with clients, patients, the larger community, and each other. This workshop addresses how we can recognize and use this knowledge to challenge implicit bias in all our decisions.
New Stories, New Futures Edition of Boxed Lunch Interview Series Every Monday 12 p.m.  On the Arts Center’s Facebook page This series of conversations and lunches feature the artists of New Stories: New Futures, a public art event taking place at Will Rogers Memorial Center August 20-21.
August 2 Jin-Ya Huang is the founder of Break Bread, Break Borders, a program at the intersection of community advocacy, food, culture, and storytelling where refugee women are economically empowered by cooking for a living.
August 9 Raul Rodriguez is a photographer, artist, curator, and educator from Fort Worth, Texas investigating communities and cultures like skateboarding, boxing, and Lucha Libre, as well as social justice topics linked to the Latino identity.
August 16 Fort Worth Public Art is celebrating its 20th anniversary and Martha Peters, the Arts Council’s Director of Public Art has been instrumental in its development and success. She will share insights about this highly collaborative field and talk about the Pioneer Tower Project. Learn More
UPCOMING EVENTS
The FW Fringe is an annual Fringe Festival co-produced by Texas Nonprofit Theatres and the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Featuring a variety of different acts ranging from rarely produced theatre, dance, storytelling, puppetry, poetry, and more; the FW Fringe welcomes performers from all over the state of Texas and beyond. The 2021 FW Fringe will take place from September 10 – 12, 2021 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center at 1300 Gendy St, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Tickets