Saturday, April 16, 2011

Main Street Arts Fest; debrief w/ photos

This morning K and I drove to Ft. Worth to take in their Main Street Arts Festival. It's touted as one of the top 3 arts festivals in the country, and I wouldn't argue with that claim. Not long after we arrived the streets began to fill. This is what the scene looked like, stretching for 6 or more long blocks:

K made friends with this zoo escapee. (That's K in the foreground.) *wink*
She wore a jacket, a fanny pack, a camelback (water carrier)....I swear, armies have marched across continents carrying less gear. I wore shorts and a T-shirt as it was in the mid-70's well before lunch. It couldn't have been better weather.

The event was literally in the heart of downtown Foat Wuth, where they have an interesting mix of old and new buildings. I thought this was a cool effect.

Last year we had lunch on this rooftop deck at The Flying Saucer. The ambiance was good, the food, not so. This year we tried the street food and weren't disappointed.

At each end of Main Street they had a stage set up, with different groups/genres performing throughout the day and evening. We liked what we heard, although we were spared the hard-core C&W that I'm sure came later.

As the mural on the side of this building will attest, Ft. Worth is still known as "Cowtown".

K and I were both impressed with the lady who made hand-crafted leather-bound journals. They were fact I would be scared to actually write in one. It would be like defacing a work of art. (The photo is from her website.) Check her out here.

I was captivated by this kinetic sculpture. It sent little balls round and round, up and down, over and over with exact precision. K finally had to drag me away. I can imagine how long it took to craft, and understand why it cost nearly $3K.

Our indulgence for the day was us each having a Mojito. It's a Cuban drink made with lime, mint, rum, sugar water, and a bit of 7-Up. Darn good drink!

That's all folks. It was a great day, and a great arts festival. There is another one in Richardson, TX, (closer to us) in just a couple of weeks. We'll be there, too. Have a relaxing Sunday, everyone.



  1. Looks like a great time. I love Art Shows...

  2. love the pictures... especially the glass building with the reflections of the older buildings