If you have not experienced the Main Street Art Festival in Fort Worth, then you are missing out! It is fun, informative and an all-around great way to spend a weekend! It show-cases new and upcoming artists from around the country.
There is a wide variety of media represented, everything from glass, metal, mixed, pottery, leather, water-color, sketch and digital art.
Much to See
What festival would be complete without food vendors and live entertainment? My husband and I watched Wacky Chad, a performer that was quite talented and funny! He did juggling and balancing acts on very tall unicycles, itty bitty bikes, and pogo sticks!
There are so many vendors that we go both Saturday and Sunday. It is a fabulous place to people watch as there is such a diverse crowd. enjoying the art and food vendors, in addition to the diverse art there was also a fun selection of entertainment. We listened to live music while we had a lunch of mojitos and super-sized corn dogs.
Sunday was a bit quieter, as far as crowds were concerned so we were able to talk to some of the artists and they even divulged some of their not to top-secret secrets. Nile Fahmy of Tattooed Tinker Studio shared that he starts with a thin sheet of copper and the more he pounds and shapes the copper the thicker it gets. Wow! Not a reaction that you would expect from pounding on a piece of copper! He does some truly beautiful and unique work!
There were so many amazing artists at the festival there is just no way to talk about each and every one of them and they each brought their unique flare and style to showcase. Kit Karbler and Dmitri Rudenko of Denver, Colorado displayed amazing glasswork and Rebecca Villarreal displayed mixed media that showed that science can be art as well with her displays of life and death. One of her displays showed a small bird with its wings spread showing its feathers and then a similar bird with all of its feathers, skin and muscles removed so that all that was left were the bones.
To top it all off, there was live music in Sundance Square. It was a great way to spend a weekend close to home in Texas!