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Editor's note: A lot happened this week, so here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular headlines. Looking for the best things to do this weekend? Find that list here. Need Thanksgiving dining options? Find those here.

1. 'Yellowstone' stars hit the red carpet for season 5 premiere in Fort Worth Stockyards. On a chilly fall Sunday evening, the cast and crew of Yellowstone descended on Fort Worth for the hit Paramount TV show's long-awaited season 5 premiere. Stars and supporters of both Yellowstone and its Fort Worth-shot prequel 1883 hit the red carpet (okay, technically it was black) at Hotel Drover before sitting down to a screening at the Downtown Cowtown at the Isis theater.

2. 13 things to know before you go to Parade of Lights 2022 in downtown Fort Worth. Downtown Fort Worth will light up with holiday spirit a few days before Thanksgiving, as the 2022 GM Financial Parade of Lights ushers in the festive season on Sunday, November 20. Here's what to know about road closures, parking, and more before you head downtown.

3. Where to drink in Fort Worth right now: 5 best bars for cozy fall cocktails. With consistently cool weather finally here and a couple weeks left in November to enjoy it, the time is right to sip something spirited and fall-spiced. Throw on a sweater and check off these five Fort Worth bars for the best of fall cocktails.

4. Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo goes worldwide for 2023 concert series. The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo has unveiled the initial lineup for its 2023 Auditorium Concert Series, taking place on various dates during the 23-day event, January 13 through February 4. Acts include John Michael Montgomery with Deana Carter, Tesla, ONEUS, and Larry the Cable Guy.

5. Main Event adds in-house restaurant to fun & games at all Dallas-Fort Worth locations. Main Event, the Dallas-based entertainment chain known for its arcade games, sports, and prizes, has added something edible to its roster: a full restaurant called Family Kitchen that puts a creative spin on arcade favorites such as burgers, sandwiches, and pizza.

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Fort Worth's first H-E-B store tops this week's 5 hottest headlines

This week's hot headlines

Editor's note: A lot happened this week, so here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular headlines. Looking for the best things to do this weekend? Find that list here.

1. H-E-B is in fact opening a supermarket at Fort Worth's Alliance. Despite some coy protests to the contrary, it turns out that Fort Worth's Alliance is getting an H-E-B store after all. The mega supermarket chain is continuing its expansion in the DFW Metroplex with plans to open H-E-B Alliance at the northwest corner of Heritage Trace Parkway and N. Riverside Drive.

2. Where to eat in Fort Worth right now: 5 sizzling new restaurants for October. Fall's almost always a good time for restaurant openings in Fort Worth and 2022 is no exception. There are burgers, sandwiches, street food, sushi, bread, dumplings, and a fried bologna sandwich. Here's where to eat for October.

3. Afton Battle steps down as Fort Worth Opera general director after 2 years. Fort Worth Opera general and artistic director Afton Battle has resigned after leading the company through two challenging, post-pandemic years; her last day with the company will be November 23.

4. North Texas bluebonnet capital flourishes as No. 4 best suburb in state. The North Texas city known as a bluebonnet capital of Texas each spring is also one of the state's best overall suburbs. Ennis lands at No. 4 in a recent SmartAsset ranking of the best suburbs near a large city in Texas. Nationally, it's ranked 102nd.

5. Glittering Auberge Resorts luxury hotel checks into Fort Worth Cultural District. A new hotel in Fort Worth's Cultural District will come with one of the hottest names in luxe lodging: Auberge Resorts Collection will manage Bowie House, a new "urban luxury retreat" being built off the bricks of Camp Bowie. Now officially called Bowie House, Auberge Resorts Collection, the hotel is expected to open in late 2023.

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Where to eat in Fort Worth right now: 5 sizzling new restaurants for October

Where to eat

Fall's almost always a good time for restaurant openings in Fort Worth and 2022 is no exception. There are burgers, sandwiches, street food, sushi, bread, dumplings, and a fried bologna sandwich.

Here's where to eat for October:

Akarii Revolving Sushi
Conveyor belt sushi — where sushi rolls and other items are placed on a track that circulates through the restaurant, allowing you to pluck a dish as it passes your table — may be on the wane in Japan but they're still a fun novelty in DFW, and Akarii is one of the latest examples. Akarii first debuted in Mansfield in 2019, and now a second location has opened in Fort Worth on 628 Harrold St., by the Tom Thumb off 7th. Sushi snobs may not approve of the idea of waiting for a sushi roll to trundle its way to their table. But it's ideal and quick for those who like to be in the driver's seat and start grabbing plates of good basic sushi at about $4 per item the minute they sit down, and obviously fun for kids. There's beer and wine, and a decent selection of sake, too.

Boca 31 - Fort Worth
Chef-driven quick-service restaurant featuring Latin street foods from husband-and-wife Andres and Marlene Meraz, who've opened in the Near Southside in the former Funky Town Donuts space on 8th Avenue. Andres is a California native who's worked at the Ritz-Carlton and Restaurante Akelarre, a Michelin 3-star restaurant in Spain, before moving to Texas in 2014. He gives a creative spin on tacos, empanadas, and sandwiches such as the pulled pork on ciabatta bread, and a vegetarian taco with onions, zucchini, eggs, and cheese. Their empanadas are especially fine, in savory (ham & cheese) or sweet (guava & cream cheese), and they also do quesadillas, rice bowls, breakfast bowls with potatoes and choices from chorizo chicken sausage, and specials rolled out daily. For such good food, prices are crazy-cheap: Tacos and empanadas are $2.50 a shot, and a sandwich is $6.50.

The Pantry
Sweet restaurant and market at 713 W. Magnolia Ave. (the former Hot Damn Tamales space) from chefs and teachers Hao Tran and Natasha Bruton, features two irresistible food groups: dumplings and sweets. Relying on family recipes to craft savory and sweet treats, they rotate in new seasonal flavors regularly, with dumplings as curry potato, kimchi, brisket, shiitake, or the current must-have, pumpkin masala. Same story for Bruton's cookies, cakes, and tarts with current offerings including smoked apple cobbler with maple bourbon caramel, served with ice cream, and take-and-bake cinnamon rolls. There are also soba noodles and craveable street foods like banh mi and kim chi fried rice. You can (and should!) go every week and never get bored.

Tannahill's Tavern and Music Hall
On the heels of Caterina's, his new Italian restaurant at Mule Alley, comes this brand new live music spot from perennially busy chef Tim Love, partnered with music promoter Live Nation. There's always something going on here, with acoustic musicians during happy hour, Cowboys watching parties, and a full slate of name acts booked through 2022. There's also a full and creative menu that hits on some current trends. Appetizers include oysters with garlic bread, crawfish fritters, smoked chicken wings (with blue cheese, ranch, & celery), crab-artichoke dip with pita bread, tuna tostada, poutine with chicken gravy, and chicken & cauliflower nuggets. Entrees include tempura fish & chips, pappardelle with wild boar ragu, a vegan pappardelle with Beyond meat sausage Bolognese, baby back ribs, a sloppy joe with wild boar on a potato bun, a skirt steak burrito, and an amusing fried bologna sandwich with American cheese on toasted white bread. Come for the music, stay for dinner.

3rd St. Market
New market and cafe at 425 W. 3rd St. is from a beloved foodie duo: former Cafe Modern chef Dena Peterson Shaskan and breadmaker Trent Shaskan (Icon Bread) and features all the best stuff to eat: sourdough bread, sandwiches, soups, pastries, charcuterie, and wine. A sample menu features tempting items such as poblano chicken corn chowder, and sandwiches such as tuna with olives, artichoke hearts, and green beans on Icon Classic Sourdough, or Smoked Turkey with Honeycrisp apple slaw and Muenster cheese on Icon Seeded Sourdough. They also have loaves by Icon Bread on site and pastries from Libos Dulceria (some of which are also sold at The Table, the market they own in the Near Southside).

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Little birdie social club flies into this week's 5 hottest Fort Worth headlines

This Week's Hot Headlines

Editor's note: A lot happened this week, so here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular headlines. Looking for the best things to do this weekend? Find that list here.

1. A little birdie social club with patios galore has opened in Fort Worth. A veteran bar group in Fort Worth is debuting a new venue: Called Birdie's Social Club, it's in the Cultural District at a familiar address: 2736 W 6th St., IE, the space that was formerly Lola's, which is relocating. Birdie's is a casual, open-air concept, spanning the entire block between 5th and 6th streets, with three indoor and outdoor bars, multiple patios, food, drinks, and entertainment.

2. Fort Worth bar is one of 9 across the U.S. to host spooky Halloween pop-up. A Fort Worth bar is one of the few bars across the U.S. chosen to host a special pop-up with a Halloween theme. Called Black Lagoon, it's an immersive Halloween pop-up bar concept that will hit nine cities across the U.S., and that includes Nickel City, the neighborhood bar located at 212 S. Main St. in Fort Worth.

3. Where to eat in Fort Worth right now: 5 must-try restaurants for August. The August edition of Where to Eat is mostly about new places, including one from California doing spicy chicken sandwiches and one that cleverly combines Mediterranean food with a Texas touch. There's also sushi in Southlake, lemonade on West 7th, and a longtime Mexican restaurant reopening. Here's where to eat in Fort Worth right now.

4. Vonlane expands luxury bus service from Fort Worth to 2 popular Texas cities. In welcome news for Fort Worth travelers seeking alternatives to flying or filling their tanks, Vonlane has ramped up service to two popular Texas destinations. The luxury bus operator has introduced two new departures, on peak travel days, from Fort Worth to and from Austin and Houston (for a total of four daily excursions between each city).

5. Enchant, 'world's largest' holiday lights spectacular, powers back up in North Texas for 2022. Dallas-Fort Worth will shine bright through the 2022 holiday season with the return of Enchant, the magical Christmas lights event that's been dazzling DFW at various locations — on and off — since 2017. For the second year in a row, Dallas' Fair Park will be the setting for the spectacular lights event, which will power up on November 25.

Hey little Birdie, let's party.

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Where to eat in Fort Worth right now: 5 must-try restaurants for August

Where to Eat

The August edition of Where to Eat is mostly about new places, including one from California doing spicy chicken sandwiches and one that cleverly combines Mediterranean food with a Texas touch. There's also sushi in Southlake and lemonade on West 7th. Last but not least, a longtime Mexican restaurant re-opens after closing due to a family medical emergency. Time to go get some enchiladas.

Here's where to eat in Fort Worth right now:

Burnin' Mouth Chicken
Spicy hot chicken restaurant recently opened in Fort Worth's Near Southside/Medical District at 1229 8th Ave., where it's serving its Nashville hot chicken sandwich, along with chicken strips, wings, and fries. Their signature is the Bang Bang chicken sandwich with spicy sauce on a brioche bun, with coleslaw, onion, pickles, ranch, comeback sauce, and fries. They also do a chicken sandwich with a dry powdered rub, plus wings and strips. The concept was founded in California in 2021, and also has a location in Las Vegas. So far, they're kiosk driven, opening in malls or food halls.

Ferah Tex-Med Kitchen
Elegant new restaurant in Southlake is actually a spinoff of a Garland restaurant founded in 2019 by Burak Ozcan, a native of Turkey whose extensive experience includes a stint as sous chef at Samar By Stephan Pyles. The menu combines elements of Mediterranean and Tex-Mex cuisines, and everything is tempting. Since the Southlake location opened, the two outlets have been having a fun competition with dishes such as chicken thigh with jalapeño orzo risotto, and 44 Farms Beef Tenderloin with red beet puree, mashed potatoes, and grilled asparagus. They also have a full bar.

Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
Wonderful family-owned restaurant at 3233 Hemphill St. known for its reliable (and cheap!) fajitas, enchiladas, chili con carne, and shrimp cocktail just reopened after being closed since April 13. This was not the pandemic: Co-owner Jose Barriga's 8-year-old daughter needed a bone marrow transplant and one of the family members had to be with her in the hospital for 45 days. "We tried to hire people to fill in, but they'd show up three days out of five," says Jose, who originally opened the restaurant with his mother in 1978. In good news, their daughter is doing better every day. For now, Fiesta has limited hours: lunch and late breakfast only Sunday-Thursday, and lunch and dinner Friday-Saturday. Go get some enchiladas.

Nikko Southlake
Brand new sushi spot in Southlake Town Square at 1420 E. Southlake Blvd. #168 (in the former Sushi Zushi space) features sushi, sashimi, sushi rolls, sashimi, and Wagyu cooked on hot rocks, as well as standout desserts such as an ube-flavored version of mille crepe cake. Founder Tomo Tamura is an accomplished sushi chef and native of Japan who has worked in Los Angeles, Denver, Kentucky, and Dallas, where he was head chef at Mr. Sushi. He was retired but opened Nikko to create a place where he could train young chefs. One hot ticket: The restaurant is offering Omakase Nikko, featuring dishes selected by the chef, available on Fridays and Saturdays, by reservation only.

Happy Lemon
This one's more liquid than solid: It's a global bubble tea franchise established in China in 2006 with more than 1,500 locations around the world, now including Fort Worth, whoo-hoo, yay for us. It's at 1019 Foch St., right at the buzzy intersection of Bledsoe, where it's pouring signature drinks like lemon honey jasmine tea, mango matcha smoothie, ube milk tea with taro balls, and if you really want to experiment, their jasmine green tea topped with "salted cheese," a decadent cap made from cream cheese, whipped cream, milk and a hint of salt. If you need a bite, they also have trendy bubble waffles, light and crunchy and eggy all at once, which you can snack on solo or with a scoop of ice cream.

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Alamo Drafthouse theater's revival tops this week's 5 most-read Fort Worth stories

This Week's Hot Headlines

Editor's note: A lot happened this week, so here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular headlines. Looking for the best things to do this weekend? Find that list here.

1. Former Fort Worth-area Alamo Drafthouse comes alive again under new owner. B&B Theatres, the nation’s largest privately held theater chain, has acquired the former Alamo Drafthouse location in North Richland Hills, with the aim of reopening the theater somewhere around the holiday season in 2022. Located at 8380 Davis Blvd., the theater was opened by Alamo Drafthouse in April 2019, and, after a few fits and starts, it permanently closed in February 2022.

2. Acclaimed chef opens dreamy new global taco restaurant in Bedford. An exciting new taqueria has opened in Bedford from award-winning chef Chetra Chau. Called Dream Tacos, it's a global fusion taco restaurant and bar, which opened on July 4 at 2807 Central Dr., conveniently next to Chau's acclaimed restaurant Chetra's Kitchen Grill & Bistro.

3. Queen of Country Reba McEntire makes rare tour stop in Fort Worth. Country music legend Reba McEntire is extending her arena tour, "Reba: Live in Concert," including a stop at Fort Worth's Dickies Arena on October 14. Tickets for the tour went on sale Friday, July 15.

4. Christmas-obsessed Fort Worth neighbor unwraps new ice skating rink for 2022 holidays. The "Christmas Capital of Texas" is adding a festive new feature for the 2022 holiday season: Grapevine will debut an outdoor ice skating rink along Historic Main Street in November. The 4,500-square-foot outdoor ice rink — which, yes, will be real ice — will open on November 18, and remain operational for 52 days, through January 8.

5. Where to eat in Fort Worth right now: 5 sizzling hot new restaurants to try. We're in the middle of a heat wave and that's the inspiration for this edition of Where to Eat in Fort Worth right now, our monthly roundup of places to try. This list comprises five sizzling hot new restaurants — hot because they're new, and also hot because at least one is just plain hot, like burn-your-mouth hot.

The former North Richland Hills location of Alamo Drafthouse will be transformed into a B&B Theatres location by the end of 2022.

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The former North Richland Hills location of Alamo Drafthouse will be transformed into a B&B Theatres location by the end of 2022.
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These are the 13 can't-miss shows in Dallas-Fort Worth theater for December

Theater Critic Picks

This is, in my opinion, the best time of the year to go see a show. There are so many family-friendly offerings just begging to become traditions, and lots of new interpretations of holiday classics.

Plus, there are always one or two non-holiday themes shows, if you need a break from all the tinsel and holly.

Because there were so many holiday shows that opened late last month, they are included again here for easy planning.

In order of start date, here are 13 local shows to watch this month:

My Fair Lady
Broadway at the Bass, through December 4
Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” But who is really being transformed? The musical boasts such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” and “On the Street Where You Live.”

Jesus Christ Superstar
WaterTower Theatre, through December 11
The iconic rock opera, featuring award-winning music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes "I Don’t Know How to Love Him," "Gethsemane," and "Superstar."

Twas the Night Before...
Cirque du Soleil, through December 11

Cirque du Soleil’s spin on the beloved Christmas tale is about the wonders of sharing and friendship. The production is a flurry of Christmas cheer and rip-roaring fun with hugely lovable characters that will introduce audiences to the magic of Cirque du Soleil.

Christmas with Nat and Natalie
Casa Mañana, through December 17
Cozy up in the Reid Cabaret Theatre for an “unforgettable” evening with holiday favorites from Nat King and Natalie Cole. The father-daughter duo separately recorded over 100 songs that became hits on the pop charts.

Crystal City 1969
Cara Mia Theatre, through December 18

Inspired by a little-known event in Texas history, Crystal City 1969 is based on the true story of Mexican-American students in South Texas who walked out of their school and into civil rights history. Crystal City became an example of American democracy at its best.

Black Nativity
Bishop Arts Theatre Center, through December 18
Black Nativity, returning to the Bishop Arts Theatre Center stage for its 18th anniversary, is a hand-clapping, toe-tapping, finger-snapping theatrical wonderment, inspired by Langston Hughes' retelling of the Nativity story.

A Christmas Carol: A New Musical Comedy
Casa Mañana, through December 23
Casa Mañana presents a new, fresh twist on a classic Dickens tale that will have children ages 4 to 100 laughing alike. A Christmas Carol: A New Musical Comedy features a contemporary pop score and current pop culture references that are guaranteed to have audiences dancing in the aisles. This show is suitable for all audiences.

A Christmas Carol
Dallas Theater Center, through December 24
Dallas Theater Center presents their annual production of A Christmas Carol, a delightfully reimagined take on Dickens’ enduring classic. Three spirits have come to visit the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge to take him on a fantastic journey through Christmases past, present, and future that annually delights audiences across North Texas. But will it be enough to save Scrooge’s soul?

Head Over Heels
Uptown Players, December 2-18
An inspired mash-up of posh and punk, Head Over Heels is an unpredictable Elizabethan romp about a royal family that must prevent an oracle’s prophecy of doom. In order to save their beloved kingdom, the family embarks on an extravagant journey where they are faced with mistaken identities, love triangles, sexual awakening, and self-discovery, all set to the music of The Go-Go's.

Six
Broadway Dallas, December 6-25

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take the mic to remix 50 years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st-century girl power.

Handle With Care
Stage West, December 8-January 8
A young Israeli woman on holiday with her grandmother in the United States is confronted by an unexpected turn of events. Now, she finds herself stranded in a motel room on Christmas Eve with an oddball delivery man. Is their meeting an accident, or is it destiny generations in the making? Hilarious and tragic circumstances culminate in a heartfelt romantic comedy about what you can find when you feel lost.

The Dimension of Death
Pegasus Theatre, December 29-January 22

The world premiere of the 22nd Harry Hunsacker adventure by Kurt Kleinmann finds us in the year 1955. Harry, Nigel, and Foster have been dispatched to a Top Secret Air Force base in Nevada where a matter of the highest level of National Security awaits them. They’d heard rumors about Paradise Ranch but the reality of what they saw exceeded their imagination. In no time, however, the bodies start piling up and our trio finds themselves trapped in The Dimension of Death.

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
Theatre Three, December 29-February 18
Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Robert’s musical is headline the grand opening of Theatre Too, the intimate downstairs space that has been closed since 2020. Directed by Joel Ferrell and music directed by Vonda K. Bowling, this comedy takes on the truths and myths behind what it means to love, date, or lose someone. The run includes special performances on New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day, complete with holiday-focused perks like champagne, chocolates, and flowers.




Ultimate party house with indoor pool hits market for $745,000 in Fort Worth

Wild house for sale

A seemingly inconspicuous home in east Fort Worth shows that you never really know what kind of wild-and-crazy stuff is going on inside a house - and not to judge a building by its exterior.

The four-bedroom, five-bathroom house at 1809 Carl St., four miles east of downtown Fort Worth, recently hit the market for $745,000. At first glance, it looks like many homes in the area. But a peek at the interior photos shows why it's attracted lots of attention on the Zillow Gone Wild Facebook page and Twitter account.

Called a fusion of “ultimate” party house and “coolest” investment property in its Zillow listing, the home seems to be built around an indoor, ground-heated swimming pool complete with slide and diving board.

Additional party house highlights include:

  • An outdoor kitchen
  • An outdoor shower
  • A hot tub
  • Air hockey and pool tables
  • Astro turf from TCU’s field
  • Party lighting
  • Enough parking for a tour bus
  • Multiple indoor and outdoor entertaining areas

The home, built in 1940, features 7,179 square feet of living space on less than half an acre of land. The property includes the main four-bedroom house plus a loft-style studio back house with a hot tub and underground wine cellar.

Thousands of commenters on Zillow Gone Wild shared their thoughts about the unconventional home. Several of them compared the house to game shows, '80s department stores, and frat houses.

“It’s like an '80s department store and a game show had a baby. I’m overwhelmed and it was only pictures,” one critic wrote.

“This house screams frat house decorated with the entire contents of a furniture warehouse going out of business sale,” another critic commented.

Some commenters said the house had less than innocent undertones.

“There’s $700,000 worth of coke in that green carpet around the pool, guaranteed,” one commenter said.

Another commenter wrote, “Part Dave and Buster’s, part 1980s drug lord. I LOVE IT.”

Other, nicer comments noted the house’s bright, fun colors and the appeal of an indoor swimming pool.

Lance Blann of Dave Perry Miller Real Estate, who has the listing, says the house’s owner is a single, older, fun gentleman who wanted to create a “cool, eclectic” bachelor pad-esque space.

When he first listed the house in early August, Blann expected it to receive more attention than it did. He says many people were interested in visiting the house and filming TikTok videos, but he didn’t get any serious prospective buyers and the attention soon dwindled.

But since the listing was shared in Zillow Gone Wild on December 1, Blann has received an outpouring of calls.

Blann speculates that the house has two target audiences: sports fans who love to host parties, or maybe a multigenerational family. Since the back house is a studio apartment, it could potentially host grandparents or in-laws while the main house could host parents and their kids.

One of his first visitors to the house was a woman who says she grew up there, Blann says. The woman told Blann that her father built the house and enclosed the swimming pool because he was tired of leaves falling in it. Blann says the house’s current owner bought the house and began renovating it about two years ago.

Several Facebook users asked in Zillow Gone Wild whether the house will be available to rent rather than buy, but Blann says the answer is no — the current owner is only interested in selling his party house.

The heated indoor pool has a slide and a diving board.

Dallas-Fort Worth artist lands collection of colorful canvases at Target stores

Artist News

A local artist who creates colorful and vibrant art has a collection being sold at Target.

The artist is Roma Osowo of Dallas, and the 18-piece collection features a variety of abstract masterpieces ranging in designs and sizes, each unique but filled with Osowo's joyful and optimistic perspective. The collection is available in Target stores until Sunday, December 4, and online until Monday, September 4, 2023.

The collection came about when a home decor company saw the potential in her talent and made introductions to Target.

There are smaller canvases measuring 10" X 13" and 11" X 11", priced at $14.99, some of which have sold out; and larger canvases measuring 24" X 24", 24" X 30", and 36" X 36", priced from $50 to $85.

Osowo was born and raised in the British Virgin Islands, before migrating to the U.S. when she was 16. She spent more than a decade having a family and put art on the backburner, but returned to painting in earnest in 2017.

She favors rich, vibrant colors, calling herself a "color-loving abstract artist who creates vibrant, joy-filled art to elevate beautiful spaces."

She has also done cellphone cases, calendars, personal diaries, and other home goods, as well as a special clothing collection and resortwear for Trefle, a retailer based in the BVI.

Her work has been collected worldwide, and has been sold in a few retailers in the U.S. such as HomeGoods and Barnes & Noble. She's also has been featured in magazines such as Traditional Home and has worked with brands like Erin Condren, Pressed Juicery, Framebridge, Wexel Art, and Lemonade Pursuits.

“I want people to associate my name with the type of art and feeling they want to create in their homes,” she says. “As well as a name that reminds people that it’s never too late to pursue what you love.”