During the early days of lockdown, the Fine Line Group — the family offices of Sasha and Ed Bass along with the Alice Walton Foundation, the Donny Wiley Memorial Fund at the North Texas Community Foundation, and Kit and Charlie Moncrief — launched The New Normal, a way for artists to interrogate the ramifications of, well, the new normal. Fine Line awarded more than $100,000 in grant money to various Fort Worth artists.
Fast-forward to May 2021. The time has come to showcase the work of the grant-winning artists whose pieces — more than 50 in total — include drawings, mixed-media artifacts, paintings, photographs, sculptures, and video.
Open daily thru Fri, May 28, Strolling Sundance is a storefront-window art exhibit of the work. Located on the corner of 3rd and Houston streets, Strolling Sundance is a unique exhibit viewable from the sidewalks of Sundance Square. Background information on the displaying artists can be found at NewNormalFW.com.
“Throughout history, artists have responded to major catastrophes and provided the world with visual interpretations of a reality that captures and preserves the human experience at the time,” Sasha Bass said.
Bill Boecker, president of Sundance Square Management, said the stroll is “a public invitation for all ages to visit downtown and enjoy the creativity of our extremely talented local artist community. Of course, we are not out of the woods yet, but strolling this outdoor gallery of art is safe for families. Additionally, our shops and restaurants are open for business and are following recommended face mask and social distancing protocols.”
Parking for the exhibit is free. Daytime parking is free as part of Sundance Square’s complimentary daytime short-term parking program at Sundance Garage No. 3 (345 W 3rd St). Weeknight and weekend parking is provided by the Downtown TIF District at several select garages, including Sundance Garage No. 3.