Earlier this month, the Fort Worth CVB hosted six qualified culture journalists for our Press Tour focusing on all the unmatched cultural aspects found in Fort Worth. We had journalists from California, Seattle, Washington D.C., New York and London-each returned from their trip with an understanding of what Fort Worth has to offer from the amazing culinary scene to the arts represented by live performances, diverse museums and talented artists speaking their story.

The tour kicked off with a lunch at the Kimbell Buffet followed by a private tour of the museum and update on the Renzo Piano Building with Kimbell Art Museum Director, Eric Lee. We were even given the rare opportunity to see the conservation room where they are in the process of restoring two masterpieces. The journalists also had private tours of the Modern Art Museum and Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Following the tour of the Modern, there was a collaborative dinner and discussion with Jon Bonnell of Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine and Dena Peterson of Cafe Modern. Following the tour at the Amon Carter Museum, Times Ten Cellars hosted an incredible wine tasting and reception in the Carter Member's Lounge.

One of the trip highlights was of course the Cliburn 50th Anniversary Gold Medalists Concert at Bass Performance Hall where Van Cliburn made a special surprise appearance. His kind words spoken to the crowd and the outdoor reception following the concert will certainly be memories never forgotten. With such renowned cultural masterworks in Fort Worth, we had to show, too the incredible local Fort Worth arts scene. We experienced a glass blowing demonstration at Sinaca Studios and even learned the artistry and science behind making whiskey at Firestone & Robertson Distilling Company. It was a jam-packed few days of culture and culinary delight, and we know that the journalists were impressed with the offerings provided in this magnificent city. For more information about the cultural scene in Fort Worth, click here.