NEAR SOUTHSIDE ARTS
Near Southside Arts - Fort Worth African American Roots Music Festival
Mar 19, 2022
Fort Worth is a city with a rich, diverse musical history and a thriving arts
community. The Fort Worth African American Roots Music Festival was created to
deepen the history and broaden the local arts scene by sowing the seeds of a new
music community, and placing Fort Worth in the vanguard bringing awareness to
an often forgotten piece of America's musical history.
Join us for performances from award-winning artists from around the country
representing the African American past, present, and future of old time, jug
band, early blues, jazz, and beyond!
Southside Preservation Hall 1519 Lipscomb St
Near Southside Arts - ArtsGoggle 2022 presented by Trinity Metro
Premier festival of local artist
ArtsGoggle is Fort Worth's premier festival of local arts. This free-to-the-public,
family-friendly event annually hosts more than 1,000 visual artists, 50 musical
performances, artistic displays of every kind, food, drink, and fun for everyone.
Unlike any event in Fort Worth, the festival exclusively focuses on highlighting
the work of local artists, musicians, and performers of all media and experience
levels. ArtsGoggle attracts a crowd of 60,000+ patrons that are as diverse as the
event's Near Southside neighborhood. Visitors are invited to park their cars and
rediscover this revitalized urban district by Trinity Metro transit, by foot, or
by bicycle, including Fort Worth Bike Sharing bikes.
ArtsGoggle now has a NEW DATE: April 23, 2022.
What is Near Southside Arts?
It's an experience.
Near Southside Arts is a community-led effort to foster and celebrate the creative
assets of Fort Worth's Near Southside. We are a vibrant and diverse community exploring,
discovering and connecting unique and personalized experiences. Our specially-designated
ecosystem supports all manners of creative pursuit. Your people are here.
Ignite recognition of Near Southside as the focal point of creativity and cultural expression.
The Near Southside Arts vision – our reason for being – is to be the focal point of
creative expression in Fort Worth. It is a highly inspirational and aspirational brand
vision, and one that is fitting given the profound impact we are capable of making. As
an organization, we believe there is no pursuit more important than this one, because
we believe the work we do–now and in the future–assists our artistic community to
accomplish this status.
We have set out be recognized as a designated cultural district, but in truth, we
always have been!
We want to set our sights on what matters - our people. Here are the goals we're dedicated
- Accelerate economic growth
- Strengthen and expand our creative class
- Expand and diversify cultural experiences
- Strengthen district identity and appeal through placemaking
- Improve access & mobility
- Attract local, regional, and national visitors
- Provide housing for all
- Preserve and strengthen historic character & cultural heritage
- Engage the Near Southside community in all initiatives and events
- Proactively support diversity, equity & inclusion