Fort Worth inspired by art fair

April 6, 2016 by  

The residents of Fort Worth are ready to get creative at this month’s Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival.

The annual event is a celebration of arts and crafts, music, and street performers in the heart of the city.

The festival takes place over a mile-long stretch in downtown. In the middle of the mile is the Sundance Square Stage, where bands will perform throughout the weekend. The headliners include Marcia Ball, Poncho Sanchez, Maceo Parker, and Squonk Opera. There will also be the Frost ‘Locals Only’ Stage, featuring only artists from the area.

One end is anchored by a craft brew patio and a VIP Sky Box. The other end is taken up by the Main Street Creates Young People’s Art Fair, which will include glitter tattoos, balloon designs, bookmark designs, and sand art. Along the way, there will be booths and displays of artists and street performers, as well as a food court.

There are over 200 different pieces of art set up in the rows of white tents. All the works will be judged as part of the festival, but attendees can also choose to become Main St. Collectors. They will then be able to purchase any of the pieces on display.

The Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival will take place from April 14 to 17 at Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth. Admission is free, but art and food must be purchased with coupon, which are available for purchase in advance or at the event. Informational brochures and maps are available for anyone interested in attending.