House of Blues

If your space is in need of a sprinkle, splash or sputter of blue, the 56th annual Fort Worth Show of Antiques & Art is an event worth checking out.

Unsurprisingly, the theme of this year’s show is the color blue and will feature the hue in textiles, furniture, jewelry, lighting, art, fashion and more. While blue is often associated with sadness, according to Dulux Paints, 42 percent of men and 30 percent of women prefer the color blue to all others on the spectrum. So, including it in the design of your home or in your daily fashion seems like a no-brainer. The color, more than most, offers a dichotomy that can easily explain its popularity. It’s all at once bold yet timid, striking yet subtle, and cheerful yet melancholic.

“When I was first buying antiques, I fell in love with the blue willow pattern,” Jan Orr-Harter, show director of the Fort Worth Show of Antiques & Art, said in a statement. “Blue is so beloved and has been rendered in so many objects and forms.

“In a year that has seen so much contention on the surface, the color blue is one of the things that unites us at a deep level.”

Blue will saturate this year’s show, which will take place March 1–3 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, with examples of the beautiful hue adorning all 150 exhibitors.

Spring Gallery Night

Packing as much art into one night as possible, a booze cruise provided by Art Tooth will be on hand to bus art-goers throughout the more than one dozen concurrently run, carefully curated shows on March 24.

Hosted by the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association (FWADA), this city-wide event, which is now in its 41st year, will include stops at Artspace 111, Fort Works Art, Grackle Art Gallery, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth Blackhouse (for an after-party running till 2 a.m.) and more.

While catching a shuttle between shows won’t be a problem, we still suggest some comfy shoes as you trek through these art-filled galleries, which will include the likes of Western-themed art by Linda Blackburn, a collection of emerging artists called ART HUNT and an all-woman photography show.