We do so much more than fund the arts. The Arts Council of Fort Worth hosts a wide array of programs and services targeted at serving artists, arts groups, and the Fort Worth Community.
The Plinths 2019
Currently in fabrication, this three-piece permanent sculptural concrete plinth series will create an exterior gallery for temporary outdoor artworks, a new program of the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Each plinth honors the spirit of the building’s original Bauhaus-informed architecture by Principal Designer Herbert Bayer, whose 1925 universal alphabet served as inspiration for the plinths’ minimal, balanced forms.
Cultural Plan 2014
Founded in 2001 by the leadership of Greater Fort Worth, the Cultural Plan was created to spread culture and art throughout the city of Fort Worth. The plan was cultivated by the Arts Council and Wolf, Keens & Co. and eventually by the Arts Funding Task Force created in 2014 by Mayor Betsy Price. In 2014, the Cultural Plan was reexamined and altered to best fit the needs of the growing city of Fort Worth. The 2014 plan was presented to Fort Worth City Council on January 27, 2015, and is scheduled for adoption in the coming months. The Cultural Plan hopes to serve to retain, preserve, and enhance the best of Fort Worth’s cultural past and present while building the quality of life for the new century.
View the Cultural Plan here.
Fort Worth Kroger Murals 2016
In 2016, the Fort Worth Arts Council and the Kroger Company joined together with a mission to beautify new stores in Fort Worth. The two organizations hired local artists Lindsay Dunnagan and artistic couple Eddie and Mary Phillips (pictured above) to fulfill this vision. Today, Dunnagan’s mural resides at Kroger store #532 on N. Tarrant Parkway and the Phillips’ project is at Kroger store #530 on Basswood Blvd. Kroger plans to continue this project and celebrate art in over 65 of their stores across the country.