Historic Fort Worth’s 20th annual Party with the Artist is Sept. 7
By Scott Nishimura
Photo courtesy of Historic Fort Worth
Annual art sale will run through Sept. 15 at The Woman’s Club of Fort Worth
Historic Fort Worth, Inc. is hosting its 20th annual Preservation is the Art of the City show and sale of artworks, Sept. 7-15, including Fort Worth’s Fall Gallery Night Sept. 9.
The show, at The Woman’s Club of Fort Worth, 1316 Pennsylvania Ave., features the works of about 60 artists chosen by a jury.
Historic Fort Worth’s Art of the City honorees are Randi and Mark Thistlethwaite. Randi Thistlethwaite has helped developed the show for 18 years as committee member or chair. Mark Thistlethwaite, professor emeritus at TCU, recently retired as the Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History at TCU, a post he held for 25 years. This year’s featured artist is Aaron Roe, who has received the highest number of artist awards in the show’s history.
Clare Milliken, assistant curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, is juror for this year’s awards and cash prizes.
The Awards and annual Party with the Artist are 5:30 p.m. Sept. 7. Attire: artsy party. Information and tickets.
Shopping at the Show is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 8. Gallery Night is 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 9. Shopping at the Show resumes Sept. 11-Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Free parking is available in the lot behind the Woman’s Club mansion off of South Ballinger Avenue.
Proceeds from this event benefit the preservation programs of Historic Fort Worth, Inc., including the organization’s endangered properties and stewardship programs.