MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival

Date/Time

April 11, 2019 to April 14, 2019
12:00 AM

Location

Downtown Fort Worth View map
777 Taylor St.,

Description

Thursday, April 11, 10am–10pm
Friday, April 12, 10am–11pm
Saturday, April 13, 10am–11pm
Sunday, April 14, 10am–8pm

MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival will hit the streets of Downtown Fort Worth, for its 34th year, bringing together tens of thousands of people to celebrate the sights, sounds, and tastes of the highest-ranking arts festival in Texas. Spanning more than 27 city blocks from the Tarrant County Courthouse to Sundance Square Plaza to the Fort Worth Convention Center, MAIN ST. will feature 220 juried artists from across the U.S., chart-topping entertainers, authentic Texas cuisine, and arts-and-crafts activities for the whole family.

A revamped kids’ area with a new maker-focus is also in store for 2019. Now called, “MAIN ST. Creates – Maker Zone!,” it offers children of all ages opportunities to embrace their creative side with a focus on invention, innovation, creativity, and curiosity. Located at the northern end of Main Street across from the Tarrant County Courthouse, the outdoor arts, crafts, and makers studio will offer invention stations, LEGO building, sand art, caricatures, face painting, and more. This area will also be home to Tarrant County College’s “Young People’s Art Fair,” where festivalgoers can buy art from more than 200 emerging, young artists in grades 6-12. For more information, visit “MAIN ST. Creates – Maker Zone!”

This year, MAIN ST.’s unique outdoor gallery will be brimming with 223 artists who were hand-selected to exhibit their work from nearly 1,300 applications. An estimated $4 million worth of art is expected to be sold from artists representing 15 artistic media, including sculpture, painting, photography, wood, glass, jewelry, metalwork, printmaking, mixed media, and more. Among the artists appearing include last year’s Best of Show-winner Richard Wilson and Best Emerging Artist Darrell Dulaney, as well as other festival favorites.

With three different stages and entertainers ranging from country music headliners and jazz keyboardists to R&B groups and swing bands, MAIN ST. 2019’s musical lineup is packed to the brim. Food courts located throughout the festival will feature fan-favorite cuisine, including smoked turkey legs, authentic Texas barbeque, New Orleans gumbo, German bratwurst, world famous corn dogs, frozen treats and funnel cakes.

Also debuting this year is the new “Hear Fort Worth” stage presented by Visit Fort Worth. Located at 7th and Commerce Streets, Fort Worth’s favorite local singer/songwriters and bands will perform, such as Danni & Kris, Chris Watson's Retrophonics, Kylie Rae Harris, Joey Green Band, and more.

Coupons can be purchased in advance online or in-person at the coupon booths located throughout the festival. A strip of 10 coupons costs $10.

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