Calling All Artists
New Fort Worth festival aims to draw out the artist in each of us
At the new West 7th festival Crockett Creates, you don't just admire the artwork — you get to be a part of it.
Formerly known as pARTy on Crockett, the free event, which is April 15 from 12-8 pm, has gathered a diverse lineup of more than 30 local artists. They will display their creations, which vary in medium and span everything from painting and sculpture to craft-makers and live spoken poetry, indoors and outside along Crockett Street, which will be closed from Currie to Norwood for the event.
But exhibiting artists will also offer a hands-on, interactive art activity, designed to let attendees practice — or perhaps discover — their own creative talents.
Presented in partnership with Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Crockett Creates is blending together all the best parts of art fairs and neighborhood block parties. Expect not only live music from local musicians Hightower Band and Kyle Redd, but also a performance from Fort Worth-based Kids Who Care Inc. Musical Theatre.
A kids' zone will be set up for the little ones, with artist Brandi Cottingham leading a special interactive activity just for them.
From 6-8 pm, artist David Rodriguez, also known as Dr. Gorilla, will take the stage with his team to create three large pieces of art while popular '90s cover group The Dick Belding Band performs. The completed works will then be donated to the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.
Whether you leave with a new masterpiece or just leave your mark (rumor has it a mural is one of the participatory activities), Crockett Creates is sure to celebrate the artist in all of us.