Ever-improving downtown Fort Worth has creative projects and individuals to thank for its renaissance, and Downtown Fort Worth Inc. does just that with its Trailblazer Awards.
These awards, which were started in 2007, honor those projects and individuals that make the downtown area greater. Eight businesses, organizations and people were honored this year.
They include Jose Octavio Tripp Villanueva, who coordinated “Wings of the City,” a free art exhibit. Because of Villanueva, downtown visitors enjoyed Jorge Marin’s large bronze winged sculptures last year.
Statues were placed in different areas, like the Fort Worth Water Gardens and Burnett Park. Visitors could have checked them out through Fort Worth Bike Sharing, another trailblazer winner. The nonprofit allows visitors to rent bikes easily at 44 stations in areas with heavy foot traffic, such as downtown.
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The Trailblazer Awards demonstrate how much Fort Worth wants creativity and initiative downtown.