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ArtSouth: A Near Southside Artist Residency

ArtSouth is an innovative artist residency program offering studio space, a $4,000 project stipend and public art exhibition space to selected artists. The program will offer these artists the unique opportunity to further experiment and expand their studio art practice while directly engaging the Near Southside community. One artist is each quarter. There is no fee to apply and artists working in all mediums are accepted. Apply online at https://youjudgeit.org/artsouth.

ArtsGoggle on Saturday, October 8

Fort Worth South, Inc. presents ArtsGoggle, a community-based gallery crawl that's now a regional attraction drawing thousands. Don't miss our next ArtsGoggle on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from Noon to 10pm, featuring 350+ artists and 100+ bands! Registration opens June 1, 2016.

Open Streets on Sunday, April 3

Open Streets is a four-hour Sunday event which closes Magnolia Avenue and other adjacent streets to traffic and opens them up to cyclists, food trucks, dog-walkers, skateboarders, yoga classes, facepainters and much more. Interested in participating in Open Streets? Contact megan@fortworthsouth.org for details. Save the date for April 3, 2016 from noon to 4pm.

Open Streets on Sunday, April 3

Open Streets is a four-hour Sunday event which closes Magnolia Avenue and other adjacent streets to traffic and opens them up to cyclists, food trucks, dog-walkers, skateboarders, yoga classes, facepainters and much more. Interested in participating in Open Streets? Contact megan@fortworthsouth.org for details. Save the date for April 3, 2016 from noon to 4pm.

Chili on the Green

Twelve teams to win the ultimate Near Southside bragging rights! Chili on the Green is an epic battle of culinary prowess, complete with neighborhood camaraderie and the delicious fragrance of cowtown’s finest chilies boiling in their cauldrons. Join us the first Saturday of November!

Open Streets on Sunday, April 3

Open Streets is a four-hour Sunday event which closes Magnolia Avenue and other adjacent streets to traffic and opens them up to cyclists, food trucks, dog-walkers, skateboarders, yoga classes, facepainters and much more. Interested in participating in Open Streets? Contact megan@fortworthsouth.org for details. Save the date for April 3, 2016 from noon to 4pm.

Friday on the Green: Your free neighborhood concert series.

Friday on the Green is the monthly concert series presented April-October by Fort Worth South, Inc. in partnership with the Fort Worth Weekly and Andrews Distributing. The event is held from 7pm to 10pm at Magnolia Green the second Friday of each month. Enjoy local bands, neighborhood food vendors and an awesome community atmosphere. Bring your picnic blankets and we'll see you at the green! April 10, May 8, June 12, Aug 17, Sept 11 and Oct 9

Friday on the Green: Your free neighborhood concert series.

Friday on the Green is the monthly concert series presented April-October by Fort Worth South, Inc. in partnership with the Fort Worth Weekly and Andrews Distributing. The event is held from 7pm to 10pm at Magnolia Green the second Friday of each month. Enjoy local bands, neighborhood food vendors and an awesome community atmosphere. Bring your picnic blankets and we'll see you at the green! April 10, May 8, June 12, Aug 17, Sept 11 and Oct 9

Historic Fairmount

Located at the Near Southside's southern edge, the Historic Fairmount neighborhood is the largest historic neighborhood in the southwestern United States. The neighborhood is experiencing an amazing renaissance, with restorations underway throughout the district and new homes blending in seamlessly with their historic neighbors. Today, through the efforts of of many property owners, residents are working to revitalize the area to restore its past glory.

Historic Fairmount

Located at the Near Southside's southern edge, the Historic Fairmount neighborhood is the largest historic neighborhood in the southwestern United States. The neighborhood is experiencing an amazing renaissance, with restorations underway throughout the district and new homes blending in seamlessly with their historic neighbors. Today, through the efforts of of many property owners, residents are working to revitalize the area to restore its past glory.

Enjoy ArtsGoggle on Saturday, October 8

Fort Worth South, Inc. presents ArtsGoggle, a community-based gallery crawl that's now a regional attraction drawing thousands. Don't miss our next ArtsGoggle on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from Noon to 10pm, featuring 600+ artists and 100+ bands! Registration opens June 1, 2016.

Friday on the Green: Your free neighborhood concert series.

Friday on the Green is the monthly concert series presented April-October by Fort Worth South, Inc. in partnership with the Fort Worth Weekly and Andrews Distributing. The event is held from 7pm to 10pm at Magnolia Green the second Friday of each month. Enjoy local bands, neighborhood food vendors and an awesome community atmosphere. Bring your picnic blankets and we'll see you at the green! April 10, May 8, June 12, Aug 17, Sept 11 and Oct 9

Open Streets on Sunday, April 3

Open Streets is a four-hour Sunday event which closes Magnolia Avenue and other adjacent streets to traffic and opens them up to cyclists, food trucks, dog-walkers, skateboarders, yoga classes, facepainters and much more. Interested in participating in Open Streets? Contact megan@fortworthsouth.org for details. Save the date for April 3, 2016 from noon to 4pm.

Historic Fairmount

Located at the Near Southside's southern edge, the Historic Fairmount neighborhood is the largest historic neighborhood in the southwestern United States. The neighborhood is experiencing an amazing renaissance, with restorations underway throughout the district and new homes blending in seamlessly with their historic neighbors. Today, through the efforts of of many property owners, residents are working to revitalize the area to restore its past glory.

Near Southside News

The Geography of Innovation

2016 Fort Worth South, Inc. Shindig
 
How do you define the Near Southside? 
 
Medical district. Creative hub. Historic neighborhood. Restaurant row.  Entertainment destination. Incubator.  Our district is all of those, and more.
 
At the national level, districts similar to ours – defined by a powerful cocktail of medical and manufacturing, retail and residential, creative capital and caffeine – have become the research focus for leading urban experts. The Rise of Innovation Districts: A New Geography of Innovation in America is a report by Bruce Katz and Julie Wagner of the Brookings Institution in which they explain:
 
A new complementary urban model is now emerging, giving rise to what we and others are calling “innovation districts.” These districts, by our definition, are geographic areas where leading-edge anchor institutions and companies cluster and connect with start-ups, business incubators and accelerators. They are also physically compact, transit-accessible, technically-wired, and offer mixed-use housing, office, and retail.
 
Last year, you helped us celebrate 20 years of accomplishments that changed perceptions and created the Near Southside of today. This year in addition to Mr. Katz’s keynote address we will present stories of tomorrow’s landmark innovations, mostly unknown to the public, currently underway in the Near Southside. First, please mark your calendars for Friday, February 19, 5:30-9 pm at the Omni Hotel at 1300 Houston Street, and spread the word to friends and colleagues that might be interested in joining the fun.  

Second, please review these sponsor opportunities to see how FWSI’s annual dinner provides a great opportunity to support the organization’s continued work while also showcasing your company’s innovative spirit to the thousands that we’ll reach through the event’s publicity efforts. This event is FWSI’s only annual fundraiser. It’s a testament to the amazing community support received each year that allows FWSI to pursue revitalization through dozens of exciting initiatives. 
 
Thanks for your consideration.           
  
Sincerely,
 
 
Paul Paine
President
Fort Worth South, Inc.

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Browse the Near Southside Guide

Check out this comprehensive listing of the Near Southside’s many restaurants and retail destinations!  The Near Southside Guide has all of the information you need to enjoy and explore the neighborhood.  From nightlife to brewery tours, bed and breakfasts to bars and pubs, we’ve packaged our best locally owned and operated businesses for your convenience.  Click the cover graphic on the left to browse the guide.

Complete Streets Project Update

Complete Streets Project

Fort Worth South, Inc. has received approval from the TIF #4 Board of Directors to pursue additional “complete street” re-striping projects this year.  FWSI’s complete street program aims to create functional and inviting streets that meet the needs of all users while also supporting the district’s continued revitalization. FWSI has already worked closely with the City to transform streets such as W. Magnolia Ave., S. Main St., and Jennings, with W. Vickery also in the works, pending the City’s hiring of a new contractor.  Next on the list: Evans and Broadway Avenues.

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