A 100-year-old Fort Worth home is getting new life as a collaborative art space aimed at serving all types of artists.
Kinfolk House + its mission
Inspired by his grandmother’s legacy of fellowship + community, Sedrick Huckaby — along with his partner, Letitia — took on the challenge of renovating the 1.5 acre home at 1913 Wallace St. when they bought it in 2010. Their goal was to completely refurbish it + convert it into a space for artists to showcase their talents and celebrate their heritage.
This fall, Kinfolk House is hosting small, local events and there are plans for a grand opening in February 2022 consisting of a mixed-media project collaboration focusing on family, community, and heritage.
The artists believe that it is important to have a creative outlet in the Polytechnic neighborhood of Fort Worth — a predominately Black and Hispanic community — so that people can see art and creativity is possible in their own neighborhood.
Meet the founders
Fort Worth native Sedrick Huckaby is currently an associate professor at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is also a working artist with a recent exhibition at the Blanton Art Museum reviewed by Forbes + People.
Letitia Huckaby is an artist and photographer that mixes the traditional with the untraditional to create new visuals. Her work is included in several collections like the Library of Congress + the Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia.
Jessica Fuentes is an artist, educator, community advocate + author. With a background in museum + gallery management, she has been instrumental in creating programs for museums to showcase local artists’ work.
How to participate
To become a part of the Kinfolk House family as a contributing artist, patron, or volunteer visit kinfolkhouse.org for more information.