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Art Worth

Art Worth Festival Site: North Lawn in Front of Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas – June 14, 2022… A new juried art festival, Art Worth, will take place October 21, 22, and 23,
2022, in Fort Worth’s Cultural District on the lawn in front of Will Rogers Memorial Center, directly across from the Kimbell
Museum and the Amon Carter Art Museum.
Produced by the Memphis-based nonprofit ArtWorks Foundation, Art Worth is Fort Worth’s newest art festival. The
festival is free and open to the public.
“Our festival will celebrate new works in the heart of Fort Worth’s cultural treasures,” said Greg Belz, executive
director for ArtWorks Foundation.
The festival seeks to heighten general appreciation for and understanding of art, according to Belz.
“We anticipate opportunities for collectors to add to their collections and for all visitors to enjoy demonstrations of
fine craft skills and conversations with the artists,” he continued.
Art Worth will feature fine crafts and fine art works by more than 60 artists selected recently by jurors Nancy Lamb,
Anne Kelly Lewis, Janelle Montgomery, Pam Summers, Lauren Saba, and Peeler Howell.
In the spring of 2022, Art Worth accepted applications from over 120 local, national, and international artists.
Applications closed May 1. Each featured artist paid a $30 application fee and, upon acceptance, will pay an additional onsite expenses fee to participate. For more on the application process, visit the Art Worth application page.
Belz has also programmed live classical music and a range of food and wine offerings.
He said he chose the Cultural District location a year ago, influenced by the verdant outdoor setting, comfortable
October weather, plus proximity to renowned museums, restaurants, theaters, and other arts institutions. There is ample
parking nearby.
“We expect Art Worth to be an ideal venue for artists to present their works for local and visiting guests,” said Mr.
Belz. “This will be a truly immersive experience.”
Supporting Art Worth are a number of local businesses and organizations including Central Market and Fort Worth
Magazine, among others. Multiple sponsorship and donation levels are still available; visit Art Worth’s sponsorship page on
the website for details.
“Everyone can expect a full weekend of art, craft, music, food, and more,” he added. “Guests are encouraged to
bring lawn chairs and make a day (or three days) of it.”
Visit Art Worth on Instagram, Facebook, and their website.
The ArtWorks Foundation helps artists grow in their business and their work through programs, exhibitions, and
education initiatives, including scholarships for advanced study workshops at fine craft schools. The organization is looking
for a future permanent center for fine craft in Texas and hopes to establish an endowment to fund Emergency Relief Grants
that can help artists resume careers derailed by disasters or catastrophic illness. For more, see https://artworks.foundation.