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Main St Fort Worth Arts Festival 2014

The Main St Fort Worth Arts Festival is in its 29th year in downtown Fort Worth.
The Main St Fort Worth Arts Festival is in its 29th year in downtown Fort Worth.
Photo courtesy of Brian Luenser

The Main St Fort Worth Arts Festival is the largest art festival in Texas and it returns to downtown Fort Worth for its 29th year. This free four day event begins on Thursday April 10 and continues until through Sunday April 13, 2014. It includes an art fair, live music, culinary arts and family friendly activities. Some activities require tickets. Check online for more information.

The art:
Original works of art from media including sculpture, painting, digital, fiber, printmaking, mixed media, ceramics, photography, wood, glass, jewelry, and metalwork will be on display. To participate in the fair artists submit their work to a panel and the chosen few get to present their work in their own booth during festival hours.

The music:
Free live music begins at 11a.m. all four days with the music ranging from country, rock, folk, blues, jazz, Latin rock and more on three different stages. National, regional and local musicians scheduled to perform include the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Opera, Robert Clay and The Mavericks.

The culinary arts:
Festival favorites will include food as varied as Texas BBQ from Riscky’s, Louisiana crawfish from the Crawfish Connection, handmade crepes from Crepe Crazy and chicken fajita nachos or steak fajitas from Bobby’s Fajitas. There will also be soft drinks, smoothies, iced tea, lemonade, beer and margaritas for sale. Food and drink purchases require coupons which can be purchased at the festival or online.

The family activities:
There will be arts and crafts, children’s entertainment, educational programs and interactive activities like painting and rock climbing.

Main St Fort Worth Arts Festival 2014

777 Taylor St
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 336-2787

Thursday April 10 from 10a.m. - 10p.m.
Friday April 1 from 10a.m. - 11p.m.
Saturday April 12 from 10a.m. - 11p.m.
Sunday April 13 from 10a.m. – 8p.m.

Source: Claire Bloxom Armstrong

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