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Public Art Scavenger Hunt around Fort Worth, TX

Take yourself on a tour of new art installations around Cowtown.

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The inner circle of the Sensory Maze installation is mirrored.

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Did you know we have a city-wide public art program? Fort Worth Public Art is managed by Arts Fort Worth, a nonprofit that works with the city, and commissions installations that reflect and celebrate the culture and community of Cowtown.

“The works represent a moment in time in Fort Worth’s rich history and, collectively, reference the past, present, and future of the city,” said Martha Peters, Arts Fort Worth’s Director of Public Art.

Arts Fort Worth works with the community to identify potential locations, organize funding, and select artists who design, fabricate, and install original pieces throughout the city. There are 130+ public art displays in Fort Worth. Check them all out using the Fort Worth Public Art’s interactive map or saddle up for one of the 10 mini self-guided tours.

Come with us on a scavenger hunt for some of the newest installations in town.

Sensory Maze | Rosemont Park

Artist Virginia Fleck designed a multi-sensory installation that changes as visitors move through it. The colorful pillars change in height and spacing in concentric circles that create a moiré effect. (Pictured above)

Weather Vanes | North Beach Street

Created by Christopher Fennell, 12 kinetic weather vanes stretch from Shiver Road to Timberland Boulevard using upcycled materials to create animal sculptures like a longhorn, bird, snake, and raccoon.

Photo of weather vane shaped like a bird

Each sculpture is made out of scavenged parts that relate to the animal.

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“Beauty in Becoming” | Forest Park Boulevard

Easily seen from Trinity Park, Lynné Bowman Cravens designed five painted steel sculptures that reflect the sequential folding steps of an origami Scissor-tailed Flycatcher — a native species known as the Texas bird of paradise.

Photo of white origami sculptures.

The origami steps are large enough to be viewed by passing cars.

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“Wildflower” | East Regional Library

Vertical painted aluminum posts represent the colorful Texas wildflowers that pop up along roadways in the spring. Fyoog‘s red, yellow, and orange installation is complete with literary inscriptions to inspire readers at the library.

Photo of red, yellow, and orange columns.

The colorful columns are different heights as if they organically sprung from the hilltop.

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“Legacy” | Rosedale Plaza Park

Artist John Yancey used bright mosaic tiles to commemorate the history of the Stop Six neighborhood. The patterns reference trains, African-American quilts, and West African masquerades.

Photo of colorful mosaic arches

The mosaic’s colors and patterns reflect the heritage of the neighborhood.

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