Crockett Row’s Public Art Initiative
Not everyone makes the time to visit the abundant galleries and museums of Fort Worth, however magnificent and inspiring they may be. Nevertheless, art and artists are central to what provides the city with its personality. The limits of these artists’ imaginations are not determined by those formal institutions, where it can often be difficult to get work shown.
West 7th’s Crockett Row development has announced a major step in advancing the cause of engaging artists and inspiring citizens. A commitment to a creative alliance with emerging and established artists will produce a number of upcoming public projects, initiated by a set of three murals going up over the summer.
A destination for entertainment, dining and shopping amidst the Cultural District, Crockett Row’s highly walkable avenues are optimal for public artworks. Building on their relationship with the Arts Council of Fort Worth, the anticipated “one-of-a kind outdoor gallery” will further capture the creative energy of ART7 – the satellite gallery for the Fort Worth Community Arts Center in Crockett Row.
Future projects will incorporate the upcoming FOODHALL and include a “Before I Die” wall for public expression of hopes for the future as well as a wall for Kids’ Art, not to mention other ways to inspire people of all ages. Submissions are due May 18, and selected artists will be notified by May 31. Learn more about submissions as well as other community and special events, visit crockettrow.com and follow Crockett Row at West 7th on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
An Austin native, Lyle Brooks relocated to Fort Worth in order to immerse himself in the burgeoning music scene and the city’s rich cultural history, which has allowed him to cover everything from Free Jazz to folk singers. He’s collaborated as a ghostwriter on projects focusing on Health Optimization, Roman Lawyers, and an assortment of intriguing subjects requiring his research.