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.
“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.
“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.
“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.