Applications are now open for Art Worth, our highly acclaimed festival in Fort Worth, Texas, October 20, 21 & 22, 2023. This juried festival of fine craft and fine art is held on the lawn of Will Rogers Memorial Center, in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District, an impressive collection of cultural resources including six museums, three theaters, and the Will Rogers Center, a bustling hub for special events. Our show occupies the park-like plaza at the center of these institutions. 

Last year was our inaugural show; it went well and we look forward to even greater success in our second year, as do these artists who joined us last year:

“This could be the start of something big. Good first show.  In a park, nice layout, great director, classical music, wine bar, and upscale ambiance. Surprisingly good sales for an opening event. Don’t miss this opportunity.”  – Cathra-Anne Barker & Richard Meyer, Master Potters, Santa Fe NM  

“We had great success and a wonderful experience at the Art Worth art show! Serious buyers, great setting, warm friendly management! Everything you want for a memorable and successful art show! The location couldn’t be better! Downtown in a large flat grassy field with access all the way around. Easy setup and tear down, great exposure and plenty of parking! So close to excellent dining and Hotels!  We will be back!” –  Dan and Joi LaChaussee, Blown Glass, Langley, WA

“Art Worth was one of the best cultural experiences I’ve attended in Fort Worth.  Hundreds of us enjoyed viewing the works of local visual artists, hearing live performances, shopping for unique gifts and enjoying the beautiful setting of Will Rogers Memorial Center. No one should miss this annual event!”   –  Dr. Corey Trahan, Director of TCU Opera Studio

“In October, 2022, the students of the Trinity Valley School Orchestra attended Art Worth to perform a short concert. Greg Belz and all of the organizers and staff of the event were so helpful and welcoming. The festival was absolutely stellar. While waiting to perform after our sound check, the students enjoyed going to all the different booths with a variety of art. Events like this that promote and support arts in the Fort Worth Community are something that artists/musicians like myself really appreciate. Our TVS Orchestra students thoroughly enjoyed their experience at Art Worth in 2022, and we hope to participate in more events in the future. From all of us at the Trinity Valley School, thank you for providing this great art culture experience to our school and the community as a whole. Art and community makes the world a better place.” – Grace Kimbrough Moreno, Strings Instructor & Orchestral Program Coordinator, Trinity Valley School

We limit the number of artists by category and are more concerned about the quality of work presented than the number of spaces we fill: from 80 to 100 artists will be admitted in 2023.

Application Link:

This festival features fine art, fine craft, and performances of classical music; admission to this show is FREE.

·     Extensive PR and Marking including direct mail, outdoor billboards, print, broadcast and social media – including the participation of media sponsors

·     $5000 (minimum) cash awards

·     On-site RV parking

·     Nearby parking

·     Festival management staff on site

·     Overnight security on site

·     Friendly volunteers

·     Experienced booth sitters

·     Electricity available for fee

·     Thursday Load In

·     Jury Fee: $30

·     Booth Fee: $450 (10’x10′) +$75 Corner | $900 for double (10’x20′), which includes a corner.

Important Dates –

Application Deadline:                                      June 3, 2023 (11:59:59 PM)

Jury Process:                                                     June 4 to 14,  2023

Applicant Notifications Emailed:                   No later than June 20, 2023

Participation Confirmation Deadline:           August 1, 2023

Art Worth Festival Dates:

Friday, October  20, 2023                               10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 21, 2023                           10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 22, 2023                              11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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