ArtsGoggle, Near Southside

Date/Time

April 23, 2022
12:00 PM until 10:00 PM

Location

Near Southside View map
1606 Mistletoe Blvd,
Fort Worth, TX, 76104

Additional Information

Description

ArtsGoggle, free-to-the-public, family-friendly event annually hosts more than 1,000 visual artists, 50 musical performances, artistic displays of every kind, food, drink, and fun for everyone. Unlike any event in Fort Worth, the festival exclusively focuses on highlighting the work of local artists, musicians, and performers of all media and experience levels. Outdoors, centered along Magnolia Avenue from 8th Avenue to S. Main Street, 21 blocks, one mile stretch. A feast of art!

Magnolia Make Believe

New to ArtsGoggle, Magnolia Make Believe will be a one-block interactive play and create space dedicated to our youngest festival-goers. This isn’t your typical sand art or crafts area. Instead Magnolia Make Believe is a bonanza of fun so to inspire creative play, offer hands on art experiences from fine art starts to interactive performance art, and invite the imagination of young ArtsGogglers as they make their way through the festival. Located at Block 8, Magnolia Avenue from Adams Street to Henderson Street, the area will offer parents a place to sit, a nearby kid-friendly food court, and even a surprise performance or two from local arts organizations throughout the day.
Cliburn Kids comes to ArtsGoggle as part of the Magnolia Make Believe, our new children’s creativity zone on Block 8!
Come try your fingers on the Cliburn’s Play Me Piano—a gorgeous Steinway & Sons grand piano that is open for all to show off their talents. At 1pm & 3pm., discover how “The Piano Takes Flight,” an interactive program where Cliburn Kids artists Corrie Donovan and Nathan Ryland show us how the piano can sound like butterflies, mosquitoes, and birds! Check out cliburn.org/kids for more than 50 entertaining videos, with corresponding activities, designed to introduce children to the fun of classical music.

About the festival

ArtsGoggle attracts a crowd of 60,000+ patrons that are as diverse as the event's Near Southside neighborhood. Visitors are invited to park their cars and rediscover this revitalized urban district by Trinity Metro transit, by foot, or by bicycle, including Fort Worth Bike Sharing bikes.

The event started 19 years ago as the Near Southside's own indoor gallery night, designed to showcase the district’s revitalization efforts underway via newly established businesses hosting one-day open houses in partnership with local artists.

It remained almost exclusively indoors for the first decade before spilling out onto the street. Today, visitors are invited to stroll artists' booths on Magnolia Avenue stretching more than a mile in length, and adjacent businesses, new and old, tout ArtsGoggle as their best day of sales each year.

ArtsGoggle prides itself in providing a casual, approachable, and vibrant environment for appreciating art and learning about the talents of our own community. For almost two decades, this non-juried art festival has been the launch pad for many artists showing their work for the first time. ArtsGoggle provides a supportive setting for both aspiring and professional artists with new collections to display, sell and discuss their artwork.