Kimbell’s Exhibit “Flesh and Blood” extended through July!

Kimbell’s Exhibit “Flesh and Blood” extended through July!

HUGE NEWS! The Kimbell Art Museum — a Fort Worth Gem and easily one of the finest small art museums in the nation, has announced that their extraordinarly collection of Italian rennaisance paintings is sticking around for a few more weeks! The special exhibition Flesh and Blood—featuring nearly forty masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum in Naples, one of the most important fine arts collections in Italy—is extended through July!

 

This incredible gathering of pictures will be a journey through the major artistic achievements of Italian Renaissance and Baroque painting, featuring captivating stories, from Christian martyrdom to mythological passion, and diverse formats and purposes, from the intimacy of private devotion to the grandeur of state portraiture. Captured masterfully by the greatest talents of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, including Titian, Raphael, El Greco, Annibale Carracci, Artemisia Gentileschi, Jusepe Ribera, and Luca Giordano, these extraordinarily beautiful scenes can be moving or imposing, violent, extravagant, or even seductive.

The Renaissance paintings in the Capodimonte Museum come from the collections of the Farnese family, among the richest and most powerful Italian clans during the sixteenth century. Their destiny was secured by the election of Alessandro Farnese as Pope

Paul III in 1534, and their impressive palace in Rome embodied their ambition and glory. The Farnese were exceptional patrons, commissioning works from the most prestigious artists of their time. As a result of dynastic alliances, some of their greatest paintings came to Naples, including portraits of Alessandro by Raphael and (after his coronation as Pope) by Titian.

The Capodimonte collection’s second major component, Baroque painting, has a more local origin. In the seventeenth century, Naples was one of the largest, richest, and liveliest cities in Europe, far more cosmopolitan than Paris or London. Artists—both native-born and foreign—took advantage of this situation, making works of the Neapolitan school of painting among the most relevant and desired.

The show will draw from the best of both the Renaissance and Baroque holdings of the museum, starting with the famous portrait of the elegant beauty Antea by Parmigianino and the ravishing Danaë painted by Titian for the pope’s grandson, Cardinal Alessandro Farnese. Annibale Carracci’s Pietà and Guido Reni’s Atalanta and Hippomenes will face off against Ribera’s Drunken Silenus and Giovanni Battista Caracciolo’s Virgin of the Purgatory in a contest of Northern Italian classicism versus Neapolitan Caravaggism. An additional and exceptional Caravaggio loan, The Flagellation of Christ, exhibits the artist’s powerful influence on the painters of Naples, including on Gentileschi and Massimo Stanzione, who bring colors—including blood red—to the dark and violent world of Neapolitan tenebrism, leading to the seductive Baroque style. Giovan Battista Recco, Giovanni Battista Ruppolo and Andrea Belvedere will lure all eyes with their magnificent and somehow mysterious still lifes, their flowers bravely blooming against the tumultuous historical tapestry of patrons, painters and paintings woven in 17th-century Naples.

 

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Kimbell’s Exhibit “Flesh and Blood” extended through July!

HUGE NEWS! The Kimbell Art Museum — a Fort Worth Gem and easily one of the finest small art museums in the nation, has announced that their extraordinarly collection of Italian rennaisance paintings is sticking around for a few more weeks! The special exhibition Flesh...

10 Pairs of FREE TICKETS to Urban Artist Market!

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10 Pairs of FREE TICKETS to Urban Artist Market!

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The Fourth Urban Artist Market will be held on July 17-18 at the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas. The Urban Artist Market features the work of more than 75 regional artisans from a variety of disciplines in an indoor environment.Art in Fort Worth

“Local art is a vital contributor to the growth of a community and its economy,” said Urban Artist Market Event Producer Christopher Miller. “This year the mission of the Urban Artist Market is to provide local artists the opportunity to sell their work in a safe, Covid-19-aware environment.” The show will provide the option to pick up a mask upon entering the show to add a level of safety and comfort.

The Urban Artist Market has adjusted their schedule to provide longer show floor hours with less condensed traffic. On Friday, July 17, 2020, the show opens from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. On Saturday, July 18, the show will open 10-12 noon to provide early shopping access for immune compromised and our community 65 years of age and up. The show will remain open from noon through 6 p.m. for the general public. In addition, the event will be selling a limited amount of tickets for each 2-hour time slot to reduce capacity to 50%.

“We based our strategy on some of the best safety business modules currently practiced and have created a physically-distant market where shoppers could feel safe,” said Miller. The show floor has been reconfigured for more physical space, one-way directional traffic and sanitization stations throughout. To further enhance touch-frees shopping, buyers are asked to only touch items that they are purchasing.

The Urban Artist Market has rescheduled their “Best of Show” competition and Emergency Artists’ Support League fundraiser for their October 23-25 show. “We wanted to focus on our core mission,” said Miller. “Providing our artists with the opportunity to sell their work and make a living.”

$10 admission tickets are available by visiting urbanartistmarket.com. Tickets are also available at the door and children under 12 are admitted free. Parking is $5.

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Kimbell’s Exhibit “Flesh and Blood” extended through July!

HUGE NEWS! The Kimbell Art Museum — a Fort Worth Gem and easily one of the finest small art museums in the nation, has announced that their extraordinarly collection of Italian rennaisance paintings is sticking around for a few more weeks! The special exhibition Flesh...

10 Pairs of FREE TICKETS to Urban Artist Market!

THIS JUST IN! We've got 10 SETS OF FREE TICKETS to the Urban Artist Market! We'll send a set to each of the FIRST TEN SUBSCRIBERS that sign up for the giveaway.  Sign up ASAP!The Fourth Urban Artist Market will be held on July 17-18...

Sign up for the Stockyards Heritage Club!

The Stockyards Heritage Club kicks off this month — a free club for fans of the old west and legendary Fort Worth Stockyards. Each month members get free parking and exclusive deals designed to encourage and reward more of their visits. With something new literally...

Taste Community Restaurant opens PATIO!

We were thrilled when we heard about the reopening of Near Southside's Taste Community Restaurant, a "pay what you can afford" culinary experience designed to help feed and serve Tarrant County's food insecure population. The food is outstanding, and we highly...

The Modern announces July MODERN TV Screenings

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Eat Local | Eat Often

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Museum of Science & History postpones Reopen

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Fossil Rim in the running for #1 Wildlife Center!

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The Modern announces July MODERN TV Screenings

The Modern announces July MODERN TV Screenings

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth has played a huge role in placing Fort Worth on the map for Arts. While viewing their gallery and exploring museum is an unparalleled experience, they’re always at work providing outstanding digital and virtual experiences.  This just in from the team over at The Modern…

Experience the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth‘s film and video collection from home with our new program Modern TV. Every other Saturday at 7 pm, free screenings of videos by leading contemporary artists will be livestreamed with a link from the Modern’s website,
www.themodern.org/node/5043.

We invite you to stay connected with us through our online resources and special events. Visit https://www.themodern.org/online-learning-programs and follow us on social media for updates and opportunities.

Yinka Shonibare
Odile and Odette, 2005
July 11, 7-10 pm CST

Yinka Shonibare’s Odile and Odette, 2005, portrays an account of Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet Swan Lake. The ballet tells the story of a prince who must choose between the good swan, Odette, and the bad swan, Odile. Traditionally, the two roles are danced by the same ballerina, with Odile in black clothes and Odette in feminine, finer garments. In Shonibare’s Odile and Odette, one black and one white ballerina dance the parts on either side of an empty gold frame, mirroring each other’s movements. Both dancers wear pointe shoes and tutus of batik cloth, a fabric associated with the European colonization of West Africa. By editing the film so that the two women perform interchangeably, as equals, Shonibare nods to the fundamentally erroneous narratives that fuel colonialism and racism. “The roles – one as the ego and one as alter – in my version are more ambiguous: you would not necessarily be able to tell who is the bad swan and who is the good one,” says Shonibare.

Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty, 1970
and
Melanie Smith, Spiral City, 2002
July 25, 7-10 pm CST

This installment of Modern TV brings together two distinct but connected filmic works in the Modern’s permanent collection: Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, 1970, and Melanie Smith’s Spiral City, 2002.

Robert Smithson is best recognized for earthworks such as Spiral Jetty, 1970, a swirling 1,500-foot-long landmass comprised of rock, dirt, and salt that juts out from the shore into the Great Salt Lake. Known for disappearing and reappearing as the water level of the lake fluctuates, the work is a testament to the artist’s interest in environmental shifts and unstable situations – ideas that continue to have great urgency today. The film Spiral Jetty, a “portrait” of the monumental earthwork, is an artistic endeavor of its own identity. Featuring voiceovers by Smithson and juxtaposing the industrial violence of Spiral Jetty’s construction with the peaceful beauty of its surroundings, the film provides an ambivalent, disorienting perspective of the artist’s iconic work.

Melanie Smith’s Spiral City, 2002, is a response to Smithson’s Spiral Jetty earthwork and related film. Her video transforms a brief aerial journey above the streets of Mexico City into a meditation on history and modernity, time and space, order and chaos. Founded on an island in Lake Texcoco nearly 700 years ago, Mexico City has grown into one of the world’s most crowded and polluted urban areas. Filmed from a helicopter as it climbs in widening spirals, Spiral City confronts the city’s unending grid of streets and buildings. As Spiral Jetty testifies to the entropic processes of natural materials, Spiral City suggests that the urban environment is subject to crystalline-like patterns of growth and erosion.

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Kimbell’s Exhibit “Flesh and Blood” extended through July!

HUGE NEWS! The Kimbell Art Museum — a Fort Worth Gem and easily one of the finest small art museums in the nation, has announced that their extraordinarly collection of Italian rennaisance paintings is sticking around for a few more weeks! The special exhibition Flesh...

10 Pairs of FREE TICKETS to Urban Artist Market!

THIS JUST IN! We've got 10 SETS OF FREE TICKETS to the Urban Artist Market! We'll send a set to each of the FIRST TEN SUBSCRIBERS that sign up for the giveaway.  Sign up ASAP!The Fourth Urban Artist Market will be held on July 17-18...

Sign up for the Stockyards Heritage Club!

The Stockyards Heritage Club kicks off this month — a free club for fans of the old west and legendary Fort Worth Stockyards. Each month members get free parking and exclusive deals designed to encourage and reward more of their visits. With something new literally...

Taste Community Restaurant opens PATIO!

We were thrilled when we heard about the reopening of Near Southside's Taste Community Restaurant, a "pay what you can afford" culinary experience designed to help feed and serve Tarrant County's food insecure population. The food is outstanding, and we highly...

The Modern announces July MODERN TV Screenings

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth has played a huge role in placing Fort Worth on the map for Arts. While viewing their gallery and exploring museum is an unparalleled experience, they're always at work providing outstanding digital and virtual experiences.  This...

Eat Local | Eat Often

Buy a Tee — Save some Jobs! This has been a devastating year for the local culinary scene.  What's Up Fort Worth has been on the lookout for ways to #supportthefort and assist local restaurants with funds to stay afloat while we're social distancing.  We've partnered...

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Fossil Rim in the running for #1 Wildlife Center!

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Main Street Arts Festival Cancelled

Main Street Arts Festival Cancelled

We love our city, and we love our amazing annual festivals. 2020 has been a tough year for a lot of reasons, but one of those is watching our friends make tough decisions to postpone our favorite annual events. This just in from Downtown Fort Worth, Inc.

The board of directors of Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. (DFWII), producers of the 2020 MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival (MAIN ST.), has canceled the 2020 edition of the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival, originally scheduled to take place on April 16-19, then postponed to September. Cancellation is due to increasing Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns and governmental recommendations for restricting large gatherings in order to prevent community spread.

MAIN ST.’s relaunch will be scheduled with overriding consideration given to public health and safety.

“It’s with a heavy heart that we’ve come to the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival,” said Nina Petty, chairwoman of the Festivals and Events Committee for DFWII, and member of the DFWII board of directors. “The safety and well-being of our festivalgoers, artists, entertainers, vendors, volunteers and sponsors remain our top priority, and we appreciate everyone’s continued support during these uncertain times.

“It’s an extremely difficult time for artists across the country,” said Jay Downie, festival producer. “We encourage everyone to visit our online artist gallery, browse through this year’s incredible lineup, and continue to support your favorite MAIN ST. artists who have been severely impacted by this year’s nationwide festival cancellations.”

ABOUT DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH INITIATIVES, INC.

Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization formed in 1988 to complement the work of Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. by providing a funding pathway for charitable, educational and public-purpose activities, such as community festivals, affordable residential development, park improvements and management. Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. produces the annual MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival and the GM Financial Parade of Lights, which have an economic impact of more than $28 million annually and attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to Downtown Fort Worth each year. For more information, visit www.DFWI.org.

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Kimbell’s Exhibit “Flesh and Blood” extended through July!

HUGE NEWS! The Kimbell Art Museum — a Fort Worth Gem and easily one of the finest small art museums in the nation, has announced that their extraordinarly collection of Italian rennaisance paintings is sticking around for a few more weeks! The special exhibition Flesh...

10 Pairs of FREE TICKETS to Urban Artist Market!

THIS JUST IN! We've got 10 SETS OF FREE TICKETS to the Urban Artist Market! We'll send a set to each of the FIRST TEN SUBSCRIBERS that sign up for the giveaway.  Sign up ASAP!The Fourth Urban Artist Market will be held on July 17-18...

Sign up for the Stockyards Heritage Club!

The Stockyards Heritage Club kicks off this month — a free club for fans of the old west and legendary Fort Worth Stockyards. Each month members get free parking and exclusive deals designed to encourage and reward more of their visits. With something new literally...

Taste Community Restaurant opens PATIO!

We were thrilled when we heard about the reopening of Near Southside's Taste Community Restaurant, a "pay what you can afford" culinary experience designed to help feed and serve Tarrant County's food insecure population. The food is outstanding, and we highly...

The Modern announces July MODERN TV Screenings

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth has played a huge role in placing Fort Worth on the map for Arts. While viewing their gallery and exploring museum is an unparalleled experience, they're always at work providing outstanding digital and virtual experiences.  This...

Eat Local | Eat Often

Buy a Tee — Save some Jobs! This has been a devastating year for the local culinary scene.  What's Up Fort Worth has been on the lookout for ways to #supportthefort and assist local restaurants with funds to stay afloat while we're social distancing.  We've partnered...

Fourth of July Fun and Fireworks!

  What’s Up —Fourth of July Fun & Fireworks The most complete list of Fourth of July fireworks displays and festivals in North Texas.  With changes daily in the safety protocols surrounding COVID-19, What’s Up Fort Worth suggests that you check the website for...

Main Street Arts Festival Cancelled

We love our city, and we love our amazing annual festivals. 2020 has been a tough year for a lot of reasons, but one of those is watching our friends make tough decisions to postpone our favorite annual events. This just in from Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. The board of...

Museum of Science & History postpones Reopen

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Fort Worth has a lot of outstanding opportunities to experience wildlife! With the #5 Zoo in the nation, we're already spoiled! But we've got a hiddin jewel in Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.  This week we discovered that Fossil Rim is in the running for USAToday's 10...

10 Pairs of FREE TICKETS to Urban Artist Market!

Urban Artist Market announces July Dates

The Fourth Urban Artist Market will be held on July 17-18 at the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas. The Urban Artist Market features the work of more than 75 regional artisans from a variety of disciplines in an indoor environment.Art in Fort Worth

“Local art is a vital contributor to the growth of a community and its economy,” said Urban Artist Market Event Producer Christopher Miller. “This year the mission of the Urban Artist Market is to provide local artists the opportunity to sell their work in a safe, Covid-19-aware environment.” The show will provide the option to pick up a mask upon entering the show to add a level of safety and comfort.

The Urban Artist Market has adjusted their schedule to provide longer show floor hours with less condensed traffic. On Friday, July 17, 2020, the show opens from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. On Saturday, July 18, the show will open 10-12 noon to provide early shopping access for immune compromised and our community 65 years of age and up. The show will remain open from noon through 6 p.m. for the general public. In addition, the event will be selling a limited amount of tickets for each 2-hour time slot to reduce capacity to 50%.

“We based our strategy on some of the best safety business modules currently practiced and have created a physically-distant market where shoppers could feel safe,” said Miller. The show floor has been reconfigured for more physical space, one-way directional traffic and sanitization stations throughout. To further enhance touch-frees shopping, buyers are asked to only touch items that they are purchasing.

The Urban Artist Market has rescheduled their “Best of Show” competition and Emergency Artists’ Support League fundraiser for their October 23-25 show. “We wanted to focus on our core mission,” said Miller. “Providing our artists with the opportunity to sell their work and make a living.”

$10 admission tickets are available by visiting urbanartistmarket.com. Tickets are also available at the door and children under 12 are admitted free. Parking is $5.

Live Theater & Performing Arts

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Kimbell’s Exhibit “Flesh and Blood” extended through July!

HUGE NEWS! The Kimbell Art Museum — a Fort Worth Gem and easily one of the finest small art museums in the nation, has announced that their extraordinarly collection of Italian rennaisance paintings is sticking around for a few more weeks! The special exhibition Flesh...

10 Pairs of FREE TICKETS to Urban Artist Market!

THIS JUST IN! We've got 10 SETS OF FREE TICKETS to the Urban Artist Market! We'll send a set to each of the FIRST TEN SUBSCRIBERS that sign up for the giveaway.  Sign up ASAP!The Fourth Urban Artist Market will be held on July 17-18...

Sign up for the Stockyards Heritage Club!

The Stockyards Heritage Club kicks off this month — a free club for fans of the old west and legendary Fort Worth Stockyards. Each month members get free parking and exclusive deals designed to encourage and reward more of their visits. With something new literally...

Taste Community Restaurant opens PATIO!

We were thrilled when we heard about the reopening of Near Southside's Taste Community Restaurant, a "pay what you can afford" culinary experience designed to help feed and serve Tarrant County's food insecure population. The food is outstanding, and we highly...

The Modern announces July MODERN TV Screenings

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth has played a huge role in placing Fort Worth on the map for Arts. While viewing their gallery and exploring museum is an unparalleled experience, they're always at work providing outstanding digital and virtual experiences.  This...

Eat Local | Eat Often

Buy a Tee — Save some Jobs! This has been a devastating year for the local culinary scene.  What's Up Fort Worth has been on the lookout for ways to #supportthefort and assist local restaurants with funds to stay afloat while we're social distancing.  We've partnered...

Fourth of July Fun and Fireworks!

  What’s Up —Fourth of July Fun & Fireworks The most complete list of Fourth of July fireworks displays and festivals in North Texas.  With changes daily in the safety protocols surrounding COVID-19, What’s Up Fort Worth suggests that you check the website for...

Main Street Arts Festival Cancelled

We love our city, and we love our amazing annual festivals. 2020 has been a tough year for a lot of reasons, but one of those is watching our friends make tough decisions to postpone our favorite annual events. This just in from Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. The board of...

Museum of Science & History postpones Reopen

UPDATED July 7: Given the spike in COVID-19 cases in the Metroplex during the last two weeks, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to delay the reopening of our Museum, originally planned for mid-July.  We have been preparing for our reopening since the...

Fossil Rim in the running for #1 Wildlife Center!

Fort Worth has a lot of outstanding opportunities to experience wildlife! With the #5 Zoo in the nation, we're already spoiled! But we've got a hiddin jewel in Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.  This week we discovered that Fossil Rim is in the running for USAToday's 10...
Fort Worth Opera announces *brilliant* Virtual Residency

Fort Worth Opera announces *brilliant* Virtual Residency

Fort Worth Opera (FWO) is thrilled to announce a virtual artist residency with internationally acclaimed soprano Jennifer Rowley, June 6 through August 1, 2020. Praised by The New York Times for her “radiant tone,” and called “spectacular” by The Wall Street Journal, Ms. Rowley is one of the most sought-after sopranos of our time, and this eight-week collaboration will feature masterclasses, lectures, and discussions with singers, directors, coaches, and opera insiders. FWO will serve as the host of this exciting Zoom masterclass series and will post instructions for singers to audition for the eight sessions on its social media platforms, at online audition manager YAP Tracker, and its official website, www.fwopera.org, beginning June 1, 2020.

Starting Saturday afternoon, June 6, The Metropolitan Opera star will hold weekly themed Zoom masterclasses, focusing on vocal technique, repertoire, language skills, acting, and building a character. Sessions will occasionally feature guest artists and provide participants with an exclusive opportunity to work with this world-class artist and stellar vocal coach. Ms. Rowley will also engage separately in Zoom lectures and casual conversations on Instagram with industry professionals, highlighting topics like the business of singing, the accelerated adoption of technology during the coronavirus crisis, and how to navigate this new digital frontier as an opera singer in the 21st century.

On Mondays, the company will announce a call for singers, and on Friday mornings, Fort Worth Opera and Jennifer Rowley will publish the names of the 4-5 singers selected for the weekend class online. The first ninety individuals who sign up each week by submitting their information and email address at masterclass@fwopera.org will secure a spot to audit and observe, similar to an audience in a live masterclass. Singers will perform to prerecorded accompaniment and coach the arias and repertoire with Ms. Rowley. For young artists, these masterclasses will serve as an invaluable opportunity to work one-on-one with a seasoned professional and provide advanced tools and techniques to refine their craft as they pursue a career in opera.

Soprano Jennifer Rowley is acclaimed worldwide for her unforgettable voice and remarkable stage presence, singing a richly varied repertoire that includes many of opera’s greatest heroines. She has performed on the stages of great opera houses and with premiere orchestras across the globe, including The Metropolitan Opera, Opéra National de Paris, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Semperoper Dresden, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. She has previously been featured both in recital and in concert with Fort Worth Opera.

In addition to her international performing career, Ms. Rowley is a sought-after educator and vocal pedagogue, participating in residencies and leading master classes for Baldwin Wallace University, University of Miami, SUNY Potsdam, and Fort Worth Opera. In the summer of 2020, she will serve on the vocal faculty of International Music Festival of Morelia’s Young Artist Program.

 

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Kimbell’s Exhibit “Flesh and Blood” extended through July!

HUGE NEWS! The Kimbell Art Museum — a Fort Worth Gem and easily one of the finest small art museums in the nation, has announced that their extraordinarly collection of Italian rennaisance paintings is sticking around for a few more weeks! The special exhibition Flesh...

10 Pairs of FREE TICKETS to Urban Artist Market!

THIS JUST IN! We've got 10 SETS OF FREE TICKETS to the Urban Artist Market! We'll send a set to each of the FIRST TEN SUBSCRIBERS that sign up for the giveaway.  Sign up ASAP!The Fourth Urban Artist Market will be held on July 17-18...

Sign up for the Stockyards Heritage Club!

The Stockyards Heritage Club kicks off this month — a free club for fans of the old west and legendary Fort Worth Stockyards. Each month members get free parking and exclusive deals designed to encourage and reward more of their visits. With something new literally...

Taste Community Restaurant opens PATIO!

We were thrilled when we heard about the reopening of Near Southside's Taste Community Restaurant, a "pay what you can afford" culinary experience designed to help feed and serve Tarrant County's food insecure population. The food is outstanding, and we highly...

The Modern announces July MODERN TV Screenings

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth has played a huge role in placing Fort Worth on the map for Arts. While viewing their gallery and exploring museum is an unparalleled experience, they're always at work providing outstanding digital and virtual experiences.  This...

Eat Local | Eat Often

Buy a Tee — Save some Jobs! This has been a devastating year for the local culinary scene.  What's Up Fort Worth has been on the lookout for ways to #supportthefort and assist local restaurants with funds to stay afloat while we're social distancing.  We've partnered...

Fourth of July Fun and Fireworks!

  What’s Up —Fourth of July Fun & Fireworks The most complete list of Fourth of July fireworks displays and festivals in North Texas.  With changes daily in the safety protocols surrounding COVID-19, What’s Up Fort Worth suggests that you check the website for...

Main Street Arts Festival Cancelled

We love our city, and we love our amazing annual festivals. 2020 has been a tough year for a lot of reasons, but one of those is watching our friends make tough decisions to postpone our favorite annual events. This just in from Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. The board of...

Museum of Science & History postpones Reopen

UPDATED July 7: Given the spike in COVID-19 cases in the Metroplex during the last two weeks, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to delay the reopening of our Museum, originally planned for mid-July.  We have been preparing for our reopening since the...

Fossil Rim in the running for #1 Wildlife Center!

Fort Worth has a lot of outstanding opportunities to experience wildlife! With the #5 Zoo in the nation, we're already spoiled! But we've got a hiddin jewel in Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.  This week we discovered that Fossil Rim is in the running for USAToday's 10...