Tuesday, September 22, 2009

arts goggle 10.3.2009

ArtsGoggle, the twice-yearly, FREE celebration of art and artists in Fort Worth, Texas’ Near Southside, is expecting another tremendous turnout on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 3 to 10 p.m.

This free to the public, family-friendly event attracts a crowd as diverse as the neighborhood itself with live music, artistic displays of every kind, food, drink, and fun for everyone. Public support has increased rapidly, as evidenced by ArtsGoggle’s selection as the Best Gallery Art Show of the Last 12 Months by Fort Worth Weekly readers in 2007 and 2008.

This year 65 businesses in the Near Southside will become art venues and open their doors to show off the work of a variety of local artists. The public is invited to park their cars and rediscover this revitalized urban neighborhood by foot, trolley, bicycle or pedi-cabs.

Everzalez Ink will be showcasing their latest group of work, Ascension in the Recession, at the newly-renovated Miller Lofts. The work will encompass an entire loft space. Just look for the red doors.

Since its inception in 2003, ArtsGoggle has evolved into a festival of the arts in this eclectic neighborhood of historic elegance and urbanism immediately south of the central business district of Fort Worth.

For the first time, the event will take place on Saturday afternoon instead of Friday evening, with extended hours to allow visitors time to enjoy all the art and music, and the trolleys will feature tours narrated by individuals that have been heavily involved in the district’s revitalization. Abundant parking will be available in the various parking areas off of Magnolia and Park Place Avenues.

ArtsGoggle is presented by Fort Worth South, Inc., the non-profit redevelopment organization working to revitalize this important urban neighborhood. Each year record ArtsGoggle attendance attests to the success of Fort Worth South, Inc. and the Near Southside community.

Everzalez Ink would like to thank Rene Gonzalez, Dafne Torres, Krista Pugh, Shuan McKinney, Blanca Gonzalez, Adam Scott, Tim Derrington, Anna M. Gonzalez and James Everton for contributing to the collection.

For more information on ArtsGoggle, First Friday on the Green, and Fort Worth South, Inc., please call Michel Stebbins at 817-923-1343.


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