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MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival returns to downtown April 11-14

Posted March 22, 2019

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MAIN ST.'s outdoor gallery will be brimming with 223 artists hand-selected to exhibit their work from nearly 1,300 applications.

The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival, the largest fine arts event in Texas, is returning to downtown Fort Worth for its 34th year April 11-14. Spanning more than 27 city blocks, the free arts and music festival will showcase 223 juried artists, a world-class music lineup, sweet and savory cuisine, and family-friendly arts and crafts.

“MAIN ST. is considered the crown jewel of Fort Worth’s spring event calendar,” said Nina Petty, chairman of the Festivals and Events Committee for Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives Inc. “First-time artists and visitors are always amazed that the festival is surrounded by picturesque downtown Fort Worth, with its red-bricked streets, turn-of-the-century buildings, modern skyscrapers and endless shopping and dining options. There’s no question why MAIN ST. has become a can’t-miss tradition drawing thousands from near and far to revel in a weekend filled with art, music and food.”

An estimated $4 million worth of art is expected to be sold from artists representing 15 artistic media, including sculpture, painting, photography, wood, glass, jewelry, metalwork, printmaking, mixed media and more.

With three stages and entertainers ranging from country music headliners and jazz keyboardists to R&B groups and swing bands, MAIN ST. 2019’s musical lineup is packed. Headliners include country rock band Reckless Kelly, multinational indie band Jenny and the Mexicats, Fort Worth native and “The Voice” finalist Austin Allsup, soul-funk singer/songwriter Larry gEE, soul-blues band The James Hunter Six, Americana singer-songwriter Jason Eady and many more.

Food courts located throughout the festival will feature fan-favorite cuisine, including smoked turkey legs, authentic Texas barbecue, New Orleans gumbo, German bratwurst, corn dogs, frozen treats, funnel cakes and more. In addition, the popular Wine Experience and Craft Brew Pavilion will offer wines by the glass and award-winning craft beers throughout the weekend.

Making its debut at MAIN ST. 2019 is the new Hear Fort Worth stage, presented by Visit Fort Worth. Located at Seventh and Commerce streets, Fort Worth’s favorite local singer/songwriters and bands will perform.

A revamped kids’ area with a new maker focus is in store for 2019. This area will also be home to Tarrant County College’s Young People’s Art Fair, where festivalgoers can buy art from more than 200 emerging young artists.

MAIN ST.’s Friends of the Festival program has been enhanced for 2019. Designed to elevate the MAIN ST. experience while connecting business associates, family and friends, the program’s centerpiece is unlimited access to the exclusive and expanded VIP hospitality tent at the south end of Main Street.

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