Gallery Night events do a remarkable job of turning Fort Worth into a city of art lovers — or, at least, fulfill a social desire to dress up, drink wine and gallery-hop with friends.
Whatever the reason, save Saturday for this year’s Spring Gallery Night.
The big splash is Fort Works Art’s “The Last Pop Up Show,” which will show off the group’s new, permanent gallery space in the Cultural District. The exhibition will display the works of Fort Works Art’s core artists, Lauren Childs, Riley Holloway, Janna Tidwell and Leigh Ann Williams.
It also will welcome works by local artist Marshall Harris. Harris’ works are life-size — and sometimes bigger than life — graphite-on-Mylar drawings.
He won the prestigious Hunting Art Prize in 2013, becoming the first Fort Worth artist to win the Texas competition that boasts a $50,000 prize — the most generous annual award in North America for painting and drawing.
“The Last Pop Up Show” will include a smaller, limited-edition print of the work that won him the prize, Round Up: B.F. Smith & Son Saddlery Circa 1940-1942.
“The exhibition will promote a wide variety of mediums and artistic talent from across the Metroplex, including outsider favorites Clay Stinnett and Lenworth,” the organizers say, adding that they’ll also be collaborating with local arts organizations Bobby on Drums and Exhibitionists (both of which include artists and musicians working together).
“The Last Pop Up Show” will be on display noon-9 p.m. Saturday at Fort Works Art, 2100 Montgomery St., Fort Worth; www.fortworksart.com. For more information about Spring Gallery Night and to download a complete program, visit www.fwada.org.