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October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Celebrating 16 Years as the Near Southside’s Premier Arts Event
Since its inception in 2003, ArtsGoggle has become Fort Worth’s premier festival of local arts. The event is hosted in the Near Southside, an eclectic neighborhood of historic elegance and urbanism immediately south of the central business district of Fort Worth. This free to the public, family-friendly event attracts a crowd of 50,000+ that are as diverse as the neighborhood itself. Residents from the nearby Fairmount, Mistletoe Heights, Berkeley Place, Historic Southside and Ryan Place neighborhoods are joined by medical district workers and visitors from throughout the region. Offering live music, artistic displays of every kind, food, drink, and fun for everyone ArtsGoggle is a wonderfully pleasant testament to the community spirit that fills the Near Southside.
ArtsGoggle takes place along a one-mile stretch of Magnolia Avenue, the Near Southside’s signature street. The festival closes Magnolia Avenue to car traffic from 8th Ave. to South Main Street and fills 18 blocks with more 800 visual artist booths and four stages with music and performance art of all varieties. This exciting street festival atmosphere that completely transforms our Near Southside public spaces. One of the event’s goals – along with celebrating art of all kinds – is to showcase the unique and memorable character of the Near Southside. The vibrancy and excitement of the outdoor block party captures the neighborhood spirit perfectly, as friends meet to share ArtsGoggle highlights and discoveries. It is easy to enjoy everything ArtsGoggle has to offer. Visitors are invited to park their cars and rediscover this revitalized urban neighborhood by foot or by bicycle, including Fort Worth Bike Sharing bikes.