Once again it’s time for Fall Gallery Night, Fort Worth’s yearly bash that gives you an excuse to spend Saturday night drinking free wine and eating free nibbles while looking at (we hope) worthwhile art. Venues in downtown, the Cultural District, West 7th, and elsewhere will throw open their doors to show you what they have in store for the new season.
Among the shows, Gallery 414 has a multimedia installation by Robert Caslin that features abstract symbols, textual art, and topographical maps to create a unified whole. William Campbell Contemporary Art features abstract metal sculptures by the Houston artist Steve Murphy. Fort Worth Community Arts Center, as always, features a gaggle of new shows, including a multimedia sculptural show by Molly Valentine Dierks; an exhibit devoted solely to artists’ preliminary sketches; and a whimsical series of sculptures by Arizona native Stormie Parker that nevertheless draws attention to endangered species.
Of course, many of the shows are only up for this one night, including the one at Grackle Art Gallery. Unusually, Art Room is going this route as well — their previous three art shows all ran for several weeks, but Four will be up only for four hours this evening. Make sure to make time for these ephemeral exhibits.
Fall Gallery Night runs noon-midnight Sat in various galleries. Check Calendar for locations. Admission is free.