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By Debbie AndersonMarch 31, 2022No Comments

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MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival returns

April 7-10 The 35th edition of the downtown event once again fills the long stretch of Main Street for this four-day event. A highly respected juried art show, it brings in talent from around the country to join local artists, including more than 30 in the Emerging Artists section. Four stages showcase multiple genres of musical entertainment, including jazz singer Tatiana “LadyMay” Mayfield and the multimedia troupe known as Squonk Opera, which entertains young and old with original music and design, including a pair of giant purple puppet hands. Don’t miss Latin band Del Castillo out of Austin and be sure to check out the Hear Fort Worth Stage for local talent including violinist Armond Vance. Food and beverage service no longer requires coupons for purchases (credit cards only); get your funnel cake fix or enjoy a glass of wine at the Chloe Wine Pavilion. Take the kids and let them roam the TCC Makers Zone for activities and crafts. mainstreetartsfest.org

Art in the Square: Shop, eat, play for a good cause

April 22-24 Presented by the Southlake Women’s Club, this event spotlights more than 200 artists, including emerging talent. There are also two stages of live entertainment; the April 23 tribute to Prince is one of the musical highlights. And, of course, there’s plenty to eat and drink, with tickets required for all festival food and beverages. Check out a variety of food options at Le Bistro dining area; i Fratelli Pizza, Feedstore BBQ, Taziki’s and Little German Kitchen (those brats!) are some of the options. Drinks include a bellini and margarita tent and iced tea stands. Art in the Square welcomes children and provides plenty of activities, including the Kids Korner with hands-on art activities, wearable-wig decorating and more. The Zone provides large inflatables and obstacle courses for endless bouncing, climbing and jumping. Proceeds from the event, including kids’ activities, benefit more than 28 local nonprofits serving area families. artinthesquare.com

Among the featured talent at this year’s Art in the Square is Julie Keaten-Reed, whose work is a hybrid of Western and Asian techniques. She’ll also be at the MAIN ST. festival in Fort Worth. Photo courtesy of the artist