Get There Early
Local art enthusiasts became concerned last year when organizers of the Collectors of Fort Worth Art show said that, after a decade, they’d grown weary of putting together the popular annual event. The show, held each summer at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, offers early Texas art that ranges from inexpensive, entry-level collector pieces to high-dollar paintings by this state’s most sought-after artists. The show has always been viewed as a popular, laid-back, and friendly affair where local collectors could nab art for fair prices and have fun mingling and socializing in the process.
As it turns out, all is well. Vintage Promotions is now producing the event, which has been renamed The Show and Sale of Early Texas Art. “After several years enjoying the show as an art collector, I offered to take on the project,” Vintage Promotions co-owner Eric Miller said. “Local art collectors are enthusiastic about the show continuing.”
About a dozen art dealers from around the state will display and sell their wares. Paintings vary widely in style, from typical landscapes and bluebonnet scenes to the impressionistic and abstract. Whether you’re buying, selling, or swapping, this is the show to hit. –– Jeff Prince
1300 Gendy St, FW. Admission is free.