Residents of Fort Worth may be excused for occasionally taking for granted their city’s seemingly bottomless selection of cultural district attractions. But glossing over these undeniable cultural riches should be all but impossible to do this year, thanks to two powerful reminders of their enduring appeal. Up first, and a little more than a month away, will be the presentation by Fort Worth’s museums, along with the Community Arts Center, of the “Day in the District.” Taking place on September 28, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., this eighth annual district day will laud the arts quadrant by spotlighting a panoply of performances and interactive programming. And the price will certainly be just right, as in totally free admission to the museums (for exhibitions at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, the Cattle Raisers Museum, the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, among many others), along with free admission to all manner of performances from a variety of performing arts groups (among them, Artes de la Rosa, Arts 5th Avenue, Contemporary Dance Fort Worth, MONDO Drummers, Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society, Fort Worth Opera, and Kids Who Care, among many others). With the promise of somewhat cool, early autumn temps, most of the performances will unfold outside, often on the manicured grounds of the arts district. 

A second, and bolder, reminder of the standing of the Fort Worth Cultural District is that it has been submitted to be considered as the “eighth wonder of the world” – with people able to vote on that lofty distinction by going to www.virtual and cast their ballot in favor of “1 of the largest arts districts in the nation.” Check out the site and cast your vote in favor of what most Fort Worthians already know: That it’s cultural district clearly qualifies as a world-class wonder.

Details: Fort Worth Cultural District Museums and Community Arts Center’s Day in the District. September 28, 2013, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Transportation throughout the Cultural District supplied by The T. Additionally, water and parking will be given by the UNTHSC.

Fort Worth Cultural District