Fort Works Art



Fort Works Art - WYLD EMPYRE - Grand Opening

Grand Opening: Thursday February 2nd from 5:30-7:30 pm

Please join us for the Grand Opening of WYLD EMPYRE, on Thursday February 2nd from 5:30-7:30 pm at Fort Works Art Gallery. WYLD EMPYRE is a national luxury jewelry and accessories company founded by Fort Worth’s own, Lauren Blake. We are thrilled to have another woman-owned business here for you to shop at.

Our location is 2100 Montgomery Street, right across the street from the Dickie’s Arena in The Cultural District. There is additional parking in the back and we will have valet service available. We encourage ride sharing and drop off for your comfort.


After nine years of working as a graphic designer, Lauren Blair Blake left her steady career to focus on her passion and created Wyld Empyre. The luxury exotic goods company launched in March 2020 in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, but has quickly found its way thanks to its unique style and superb skins. The pieces are inspired by styles from the 1940s to 1960s, but with a contemporary twist, bright colors, and unexpected materials.

Blake, Wyld Empyre founder, and Creative Director, studied studio art at Texas Christian University. Her work as a sculptor and digital artist plays a large part of how she approaches design. Blake designs pieces in her native Texas, works closely with US-based purveyors of responsibly-sourced exotic skins, and directs the Manhattan-based workshop as they bring each handcrafted piece to life.



Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality, and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX. They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual. Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center, and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world. They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community, and to inspire youth.

Fort Works Art
2100 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76107
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 5 pm;