Local artists Jeremy Joel and Jay Wilkinson aren’t the types to wait patiently in line as arts patrons decide how best to nurture a new crop of young, visionary painters and sculptors. The established museums have their own amazing thing going on, and that’s cool, but isn’t there something missing?

That ‘something’ will be boldly on display as some of Fort Worth’s finest artists (alongside several notable guests from Dallas, Austin, and Denton) fill the indoor space of Shipping and Receiving Bar with their works for a declarative show of installation artworks, sculptures, and paintings. Plus, the $10 cover goes to a worthy cause — supporting Fortress Youth Development Center, a nonprofit combating poverty among youth.

Gallery hours are 5pm to 1am in the Tilt Room of S&R and will showcase creations by Jeremy Joel, Jay Wilkinson, Diana Urbina, Hatziel Flores, Austin Queen, Ray Albarez, Neva Safe, The Collective eARTh, Fever Dream, Kolin Jardine, Brandon Pederson, Chip Tompkins, and Ramiro Ramirez.


The reception starts at 9pm and will feature live music by Ronnie Heart, Jake Paleschic, Jeevan Antony, Mark Clifford, James Talambas, Tornup, Berto G, Los Traques, and Soy Capaz.

Bobby on Drums is a nod toward my good friend Bobby Taylor,” Joel said on the event’s Facebook page. “He plays drums with intense explosion and style. We wanted to curate an art show with the same intense style and explosion as bobby on drums. We want to push the limits of what contemporary work is in our home town, while helping our community to grow and breed its own artists and creative thinkers. All donations and art supplies go straight to the charity as well as a portion of sold artwork and ticket sales.”

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