We at the Fort Worth Weekly are proud to announce our inaugural Visionary Awards to honor and celebrate local artists working in disciplines as diverse as visual arts, film, drama, performance art, literature, fashion, or multimedia. Tarrant County is a highly artistic community, and we intend to applaud our visionary artists with a one-of-a-kind celebration and event.


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Three Visionary Awards finalists will be chosen by a committee of local gallery owners, curators, critics, established professional artists, and educators, and each finalist will receive $500 from sponsorship dollars. The presentation and celebration will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thu., Mar. 24, at Artspace 111 (111 Hampton St., 817-692-3228). The celebration includes unlimited food from Reata, unlimited drinks, art, live music from Spune ProductionsSeryn, and a lot of swag. Tickets are $20 per person, $30 per couple, and are available here.


As part of the Visionary Awards, there also is the Rahr & Sons Brewing Company Visionary Brew label contest. From the nearly 100 submissions we’ve received from artists all over Tarrant County, we will narrow the entries down to five finalists who will be voted on by the public at the Artspace 111 event. The winner will be announced toward the end of the party, and the label and beer will be unveiled at a party around Fall Gallery Night. The Weekly, through videos, photos, and stories online ( and in print, will follow every step of the beermaking process, to which the winner is invited to participate.


The issue of Wed., Mar. 30, the one following Spring Gallery Night (Sat., Mar. 26), will feature the winners and a wrap-up of the event.