In only five short years, the Art on the Greene festival has built a loyal following despite being plagued by bad weather during the March time slot the event has occupied. In the hopes for nicer weather, the festival will open Friday in Richard Greene Linear Park.
“Art on the Greene has once again assembled a great group of artists for this year’s event — 75 to be exact,” said Steve Moya, who organizes the festival. “We can’t wait for our guests to stroll through the park and see booth after booth of works in 13 different categories from new and returning artists.”
The beautiful venue is the perfect setting for an exceptional festival experience featuring the treelined paths alongside the “Caelum Moor” sculptures and a picturesque lake. The ambiance is one of a kind since the park is nestled between the Rangers’ ballpark and Cowboys’ stadium.
“Music will include tribute bands paying homage to bands such as Kiss, Fleetwood Mac, Heart and Stevie Ray Vaughan,” Moya said. “And we have food options for every appetite including Grease Monkey Burgers, Later Gater, Shawarma Point, Flaming Grill BBQ and many more.” Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating around the stage.
Extraordinary pieces in glass, metal, paint, multimedia, jewelry, ceramics and textiles by artists from around the state and country will please both art collectors and casual shoppers.
“The festival is family-friendly, dog-friendly, and free admission and parking makes Art on the Greene the perfect Memorial Day weekend event to experience with your family,” Moya said.
Festival hours on Friday are 3-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking is in lot J of the Rangers’ ballpark. Details at www.ArtontheGreene.com.
Nominations sought for Legacy of Women awards
If you know of a woman from Tarrant County you believe should be acknowledged publicly for her efforts in the community, nominate her for SafeHaven’s Legacy of Women award.
This is the 25th anniversary of the Legacy of Women awards luncheon where 10 winners of the award will be recognized. “The women honored at this event are successful women in the Tarrant County area who continue to make a difference and inspire others through their actions,” writes SafeHaven spokeswoman Keeli McNair.
Anyone in the community is invited to submit a nomination using the online form. Nominations will be reviewed by an independent group from various areas of expertise. Commitment, achievements, initiative, impact and community contributions are the primary criteria used in choosing award recipients.
The deadline for applications is June 2. Honorees will be recognized at the luncheon set for Oct. 6 at the Fort Worth Hilton Hotel. Tamron Hall, award-winning journalist and host of a popular television show, will be the keynote speaker. Funds raised will enable SafeHaven to continue its work to provide help for victims of domestic violence.
Check out www.safehaventc.org for the nomination form or call 817-502-7126.
And a shout-out for ...
Elizabeth Sullivan celebrated her 106th birthday (yes, that’s 106) earlier this spring with a party hosted by the Woman’s Club of Fort Worth. Sullivan is a 50-year member of the organization. She attributes her longevity to many things including drinking three Dr Peppers each day. She loves the Texas Rangers and has thrown out the first pitch at a Rangers game.
Festivities included a proclamation from the Chamber of Commerce and a special presentation by professional trumpet player Freddie Jones and his Trumpets4Kids organization. “This was truly a unique opportunity to share the life of an amazing woman and a cherished member,” said club President Nora Bender.
Another special birthday was celebrated last month for Richard Petty of NASCAR fame. The NASCAR Hall of Famer was feted at the Speedway Club at Texas Motor Speedway to celebrate his upcoming 80th birthday. “We had Burleson’s Erika Bridges, owner of Confections in Cake, produce a unique cake for the event that was a profile of Richard with his trademark cowboy hat and sunglasses,” said TMS spokesman Mike Zizzo. Around 200 guests attended the party, where more than $12,000 was raised to benefit Speedway Children’s Charities.
Events at a glance
Fort Worth Genealogical Society will meet May 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Worth Central Library. Connie Gray will do a presentation on the “History of Adoption and Birth Certificates in the State of Texas.” Gray will address historical documentation, adoption law, birth certificates, birth books, and political action to ensure accuracy of records. Visit www.txfwgs.org/ to learn more or contact Judy Everett Ramos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Her Be Brave Golf Invitational is Wednesday at Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club in Keller. Presented by Anchor Investments to benefit local charity Embrace Grace, the golf tournament will raise money for programs that help women with unplanned pregnancies. Golfers will enjoy contests, prizes and a barbecue dinner. Registration is at 11 a.m. for the four-person scramble format with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Visit www.EmbraceGrace.com to learn more.
Special Olympics Texas Summer State-Level Competition is Thursday through Sunday at University of Texas in Arlington. Athletes will compete in basketball, cycling, gymnastics, soccer and tennis. Details at sotx.org/competitions/summergames or contact Special Olympics Texas at 800-876-5646.
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