Spring Gallery Night: Where to Go, What to See and What to Do

by Andrew Van Heusden

Spring Gallery Night takes place Saturday — one of just two nights in the year when the Fort Worth Art Dealer’s Association invites the community to immerse itself in the work of the organization’s members. Museums, nonprofit spaces, small galleries and university galleries will open to the public for free. Here, a few events and exhibits you need to see.

Well Dressed Secrets

Where: Gallery 414, 414 Templeton Drive
What: Located near the West Seventh area, this gallery will showcase three exhibitions featuring paintings, drawings and photographs — all meant to be vague and open to interpretation. Two of the three artists in this exhibition, Ollie Gee and Riley Padgett, are from Fort Worth, while Heather Boaz is from Baltimore.

Liss LaFleur

Where: SiNaCa Studios School of Glass and Gallery, 1013 W. Magnolia Ave.
What: Liss LaFleur, a contemporary artist who focuses on feminism and queer identity, will be at SiNaCa Studios School of Glass and Gallery for a live art-making demonstration. The school also includes a gallery with work from over 50 artists, many hailing from the North Texas area.

Black Borders: Artists of Color, Reframing Culture

Where: The Art Galleries at TCU: Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, 2900 W. Berry St.
What: Featuring video works to installations, The Art Galleries at TCU: Fort Worth Contemporary Arts is showcasing an exhibition with work meant to challenge the audience on what it means to be a contemporary artist and a person of color. Christopher Blay will be a guest curator at this event.

Cook Children’s Hospital at Fort Worth Camera

Where: Fort Worth Camera: Canon Image Gallery, 1600 Montgomery St.
What: Fort Worth Camera will host a special event at its store, showing photographs and artwork by patients at Cook Children’s Medical Center. The event takes place 6 to 9 p.m.

Spring Gallery Night at the Creative Arts Lounge, featuring Tiffany Anderson

Where: Endeavor Cinema, 1549 N. Main St.
What: Artist Tiffany Anderson is showcasing her solo exhibition, It’s The Little Things, throughout the evening. Anderson focuses on detailed, photo-realistic drawings that elaborate on lights, shadows and color. It is encouraged to RSVP for the event.

Mantra Madness - Spring Gallery Night in The Foundry District

Where: The Foundry District, 2625 Whitmore St.
What: The Foundry District will host a kid-friendly event, Mantra Madness, from 5 to 8 p.m. Families are encouraged to grab a bingo card and search for mantras that were painted around the district in February by artist Brennen Bechtol. There will also be live music by Doc’s Records and Vintage, and six new murals will be unveiled in Inspiration Alley.

Gallery Night pArty bus

Where: Fort Worth Blackhouse,1105 Peach St.
What: If traveling solo is not your thing, then consider hopping on the pArty Bus. The Fort Worth Blackhouse and Art Tooth are hosting a journey through five of the galleries featured for the evening. This one isn't free though; tickets are $45 and include an after-party at Blackhouse.