Part of the festivities for Fall Gallery Night include the opening at FWCAC of Christopher Troutman’s drawings.


Lots of exemplary shows are opening on Fall Gallery Night. Here are just some of them.
Fort Worth Weekly
The Fort Worth Art Dealers Association deserves a lot of credit for the popularity of Fall and Spring Gallery Nights, so the group can’t get too pissed to see non-FWADA art spaces capitalizing on the event’s popularity. Rem...


The State of Fort Worth Art

Several local art-world players gather to discuss what’s going on.
Fort Worth Weekly
Inspired by the dialogue that followed “Is Art Worth It?,” a piece I recently wrote for the Weekly about the trends and general state of the visual arts in Tarrant County, the Weekly and I agreed to bring together some loca...

Wilkinson’s installation piece was on display during Bobby on Drums at Shipping & Receiving.

Art, Money, and Love

All the news these days seems to be about connecting Fort Worth’s underground with its institutions.
Eric Griffey
Institutional Support Is Coming? Fort Worth has plenty of great artists, but it hasn’t traditionally been a nurturing place for young talent. For every Nancy Lamb-type success story, there are a dozen equally skilled painters...

It’s fitting that this year’s Fall Gallery Night comes right after Labor Day Weekend, when all of us, especially artists, may need reminding that hard work is its own reward. Daniel Blagg’s oil painting “The Dream Keeper” will be part of a group show at Artspace 111.

Welcome to The Art Issue

Anthony Mariani
I can hear you now. “The Weekly’s selling out, brah!” And, indeed, you’d have every right to be startled by our fancy cover. But slow your roll, kemosabe. First of all, this is not the first time an advertiser has purch...

Author Julia Heaberlin’s journalism background helps provide a sense of realism in her third novel, Black-Eyed Susans.

Black-Eyed Susans: Murder by Flowers

Texas author Julia Heaberlin draws from real-life experiences in her third novel, this one set in Fort Worth.
Taylor Provost
You can’t write a suspense novel with a female protagonist these days without being compared to Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl or Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train — or both. Set in Fort Worth, Black-Eyed Susans¸ the thi...

There are lots of groovy paintings for sale at Artful Village.

Keep Artful Village Weird

Inspired by Austin’s arts and crafts culture, local Darren Houk has been hosting monthly mini-festivals.
While walking through rows of paintings at an Austin art show with his wife three years ago, Darren Houk was struck with inspiration. Soaking in the color, vibrancy, and creative energy, he knew that he wanted to bring that exp...


Is Art Worth It?

Fort Worth is getting better at supporting middle-class artists but still has a long way to go.
corrected: Aug. 19. It’s the middle of summer, and most summertime exhibits at the museums and galleries are about to come down. Artists have retreated to their studios to create new works for the fall, so now is the perfect ...

A troupe of actors looks to protect their talent after the apocalypse in Stage West’s Mr. Burns, a post-electric play.

Bart to the Future

The apocalypse gets Simpsonized in Stage West’s Mr. Burns.
Kristian Lin
The Simpsons was hardly the first cartoon to make humorous references to both highbrow and lowbrow culture, but the breakneck pace of its in-jokes and its willingness to get esoteric helped make it into the postmodern comedy in...

This carved walrus-ivory harpoon counterweight from the Bering Sea is part of the Amon Carter’s Indigenous Beauty.

Going Native

Amon Carter Museum’s Indigenous Beauty leaves too much unexplained.
Kristian Lin
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is hard to get to right now because of the extensive remodeling that the venue is undergoing, which has shut down the parking lot. It makes sense that, for now, the museum isn’t taking i...

Jeremy Schwartz represents the hall-of-mirrors nature of Amphibian Stage Productions’ The Quixotic Days and Errant Nights of the Knight Errant Don Quixote

Well Don

This ain’t Man of La Mancha. Amphibian does up Don Quixote proud.
Kristian Lin
Reading Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote is a strangely unsettling experience. It was written when the novel form was just being invented, which is perhaps why you don’t get the sense of a beautifully polished, structurally...