Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Deep Ellum Arts Festival 2012

Six blocks of Main Street in the Deep Ellum entertainment district will be transformed into one enormous street festival for three days in April. Stroll the festival and enjoy 200 top-notch juried decorative and visual artists, 100 original bands, singer/songwriters and performance artists performing from 5 different stages, the renowned Pet Parade, and plenty of food and drink. This is an “adultoriented” visual and performing arts festival. While supervised young children and teenagers are welcome during the day, there are no specifically planned activities for them.

Admission to the 18th annual Deep Ellum Arts Festival is free. Join the fun on Friday, April 6 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm; Saturday, April 7 - 11:00am to 10:00pm and Sunday, April 8 - 11:00am to 7:00pm (Easter Sunday).

While you stroll through displays of cutting-edge decorative arts and admire, commission, and purchase the art of fine artists, sculptors, muralists, jewelers, and painters, be on the lookout for the work of KBesthorn. She creates bold, colorful landscape and natural themed photographic collages. The image in this post is one of her digital photographic art pieces.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Arlington Community Band Spring Concert 2012

The Arlington Community Band will perform their spring concert at Trinity United Methodist Church at 3321 W. Park Row in Arlington, TX on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.. They will perform selections for your listening pleasure by Frank Ticheli, Gustav Holst, John Williams, Hector Berlioz, Samuel Barber, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Stephen Schwartz (the musical, “Wicked”), and John Philip Sousa. This concert is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

FWADA Spring Gallery Night 2012

The Fort Worth Art Dealers Association has put together another great event for you to take-in the visual arts and unique cultural richness of the area during their Spring Gallery Night, March 24, 2012. A wide array of participating galleries, museums, retail businesses, and area restaurants will be open for you to peruse and enjoy the many artists featured during this community event. Gallery Night is free and open to the public.

Details of participating institutions can be found in the Spring Gallery Night Brochure. Download and print it out to help you plan your route. Addresses and contact information for each venue are included as well as a map showing all participants.

The art in the accompanying photos is currently hanging at Gypsy Riddles Boutique & Gallery in Arlington. In addition to these works of art, other paintings, photographs, sculptures and jewelry made by the best local artists in the area will be on display. The paintings range from realistic to abstract so what ever your tastes may be, then they've got something for you.