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🎨 Paint the town
“Come To Gather” spells out “gather” in American Sign Language. | Photo by @texasmindbodyandspirit
We all know that Fort Worth has a vibrant art scene — and we’re not just talking about the Modern Art Museum or the Kimbell Art Museum. One of our all-time favorite galleries? Funkytown itself.

Fort Worth is home to dozens of meaningful murals and outdoor art exhibits. Today, we’re sharing where to find pieces that really paint a picture of our city.

“Come To Gather,” 1116 Pennsylvania Ave. | By Jan Riggins
Funded through the nonprofit Art Tooth, the mural features the word “gather” spelled out in American Sign Language — a nod to togetherness, strength, and embracing everyone.


The “Home of the Horned Frogs” mural commemorates TCU’s 150th anniversary in Sundance Square.


Photo provided by TCU

“Home of the Horned Frogs,” 5th and Throckmorton Streets | By Trevor Scott
TCU’s final piece in its larger-than-life mural series is officially complete with a 96-ft-tall by 90-ft-wide masterpiece. It features Bass Performance Hall, Frog Fountain, and Superfrog. Explore the other murals across the country.

“Blank Space Fort Worth,” 6609 E. Lancaster Ave. | By Armando Castelan
CommUnity Frontline unveiled a new full-color mural that features members of the Black community who helped build Fort Worth such as railroad workers and a cowboy + a Pullman locomotive.


The “Dream Big” mural was completed in September and features interactive elements.


Photo by FTWtoday

“Dream Big,” Lubbock Avenue and Berry Street | By Natalie Neale
This mural includes an interactive digital filter where viewers can “muralize” themselves as TCU leaders.

“Cowtown Marathon,” 3584 S. Hills Ave. | By Juan Velazquez
The Cowtown Marathon moved its offices from White Settlement Road to the Westcliff Shopping Center + the building is decked out in new murals that showcase local landmarks and past races.

City Guides are presented by Walsh.
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Wednesday, March 27
  • “Amadeus” | Wednesday, March 27 | 2 p.m. | The Modern, 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth | $0-$5 | Settle in for this 1984 film about the famous Viennese composer as part of the “My Favorite Films” series.
  • Pickleball with LOFE | Wednesday, March 27 | 7-9 p.m. | Chicken N Pickle, 4600 Merlot Ave., Grapevine | Free | Register in advance for a game that lets you get some exercise while making new friends.
Thursday, March 28
  • Tech TogetHER | Thursday, March 28 | 5-7:30 p.m. | LaunchBox Collective, 2726 Lipscomb St., Fort Worth | Free | Join TechFW for a happy hour networking event designed to support and connect the innovative women in our entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • TCU Baseball | Thursday, March 28-Saturday, March 30 | Times vary | Lupton Baseball Stadium, 3700 W. Berry St., Fort Worth | $12-$18 | The Horned Frogs head to the plate against the University of Houston Cougars in a three-game series.
Friday, March 29
  • Spark Workshops: Butterfly | Friday, March 29 | 4:30-8:30 p.m. | SiNaCa Studios, 1013 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth | $65 | Learn how to make a delicate glass butterfly from local artists.
  • The SteelDrivers | Friday, March 29 | 10 p.m. | Billy Bob’s Texas, 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth | $18-$28 | Kick your weekend off with a performance from the bluegrass band that was once lead by Chris Stapleton.
Saturday, March 30
  • Aqua Egg Hunt | Saturday, March 30 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Burleson Recreation Center (BRiCk), 550 NW Summercrest Blvd., Burleson | $2 | Register in advance to dive for Easter eggs in the indoor pool.
  • The Ballerina’s Brunch | Saturday, March 30 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Blank Space Fort Worth, 6609 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth | Donation-based | Dancers ages 4-10 are invited to join Brown Girls Do Ballet for delicious brunch bites, an exhibit of diverse dancers, story time + performances.
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News Notes
Coming Soon
  • Local coffee shop Ampersand will open a new location in DFW Airport on Monday, April 1. Check it out in Terminal C, when you’re traveling through the airport on its golden anniversary. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
  • Longtime director Dr. Marla Price is retiring from The Modern after 30+ years. Price started as the chief curator in 1986 + rose to director in 1992. The museum’s board has begun an international search for her replacement.
  • Here we go again — “Mamma Mia!” is headed to Bass Performance Hall from Tuesday, July 16 to Sunday, July 21 as part of the Broadway at the Bass series. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 29 at 10 a.m.
  • No. 3. That’s where Cook Children’s Health Care System ranked on Forbes’ 2024 list of “America’s Best Large Employers.” The Fort Worth-based hospital was the top-ranked healthcare system and Texas company.
  • Haltom City-based Just Right Products plans to build a new production facility in Fort Worth. The facility will be 80,000-sqft of retail and production space. Construction will start immediately and is slated to finish by the end of the year. (Dallas Innovates)
  • Outfit your yard with seasonal blooms from the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s Spring Plant Sale. Starting with a preview on Wednesday, April 3 at 5:30 p.m., local growers will have plants available on Thursday, April 4 for garden members and the general public on Friday, April 5 + Saturday, April 6.
  • Just how good is Wyatt Langford? Brice Paterik discusses five burning questions the World Series Champions must answer this season with the local experts of the Texas Rangers on Locked On’s daily podcasts.
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    🛠️ Upgrades ahead
    Photo of water flowing down stepped fountain.
    The Fort Worth Water Gardens’ iconic form serve as a backdrop for many photoshoots. | Photo by FTWtoday
    The Fort Worth Water Gardens are getting a tune up. Recently, City Council approved a $366,877 contract with local engineering and consulting firm Freese & Nichols to take stock of the landmark’s infrastructure.

    Opened in 1974, the 4.3-acre park was designed by famous New York architects Philip Johnson and John Burgee, and is composed of five water features, including the grand tiered waterfall and pool.

    Freese & Nichols will evaluate pipes, pumps, concrete, lighting, and operating systems of the 50-year-old downtown attraction. After determining what needs to be fixed and replaced, the team will complete a final design for construction improvements.

    The city has allocated $6.5 million for the project from the $560 million 2022 Bond Program, which set aside $124 million for citywide park improvements.

    The Water Gardens renovations will coincide with the $95 million Phase 1 Convention Center expansion and renovation.
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    New denim on Nordstrom Rack. We’re seeing great finds in women’s jeans from Joe’s, Good American, and Lucky Brand, all perfect for a spring refresh.
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