Over 5,000 art teachers will be in Fort Worth this Friday and Saturday, (March 8-9, 2013), for the National Art Educators Conference at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Downtown Fort Worth. Last year, the conference was held in New York City, so it is a great opportunity for Fort Worth and the arts programs we offer. 

On March 9, the Fort Worth Near Southside is offering a free festival for these art educators in conjunction with the conference, and are encouraging the Fort Worth community to come out and attend. The open street pet and family-friendly festival will feature a variety of non-profit groups and working artists that use art as a means to help our community thrive. Six blocks of closed streets lined with artists tents and "Make and Do" tents make up this incredible family event open to children of all ages. Activities include creating art and learning how art can benefit the community. Items from students and established artists alike will have items for sale, ranging from all price points. 

You don't want to miss the highlight of Magnolia Make Believe, where a glass mosaic mural completed by Jerry Butler, Fort Worth ISD students and the community will be unveiled! 

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Magnolia Make Believe