Does it seem too hot for Fall Gallery Night? Have we made that observation before? If so, we apologize, but while the jokes about having all the galleries open serving hors d’oeuvres and wine may not change, the art on the walls does from year to year. This autumn marks the 40th year of this institution of our city’s annual soirée, so you may as well get out.
Among the pop-ups surfacing this Saturday are the one at Grackle Art Gallery (see: Gallery), a show at BRIT, and a satirical exhibit at Rose Marine Theater by Eric Villarreal that unabashedly takes its influence from street art. Firehouse Art Gallery is celebrating its 15th anniversary. There are also new shows that will last beyond the night, like Stormie Parker’s exhibit about endangered animals going on at the community arts center or the one at Gallery 414 that juxtaposes Andrew J. Ortiz’ digital images with Janet Chaffee’s paintings.
While Gallery Night tends to be casual, the Kimbell Art Museum is throwing a ritzy all-black affair to ring in the occasion and also preview the museum’s upcoming Balenciaga show with champagne cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and music by Fort Worth jazz chanteuse Tatiana Mayfield.
Gallery Night runs noon-11pm at various venues. Check Calendar for locations. Admission is free to most places, but $50 for the Kimbell.