The Forney Arts Council has been very busy in recent months and they will continue to be so throughout the summer. They are working hard to prepare for the second annual Forney Arts Festival, which will be held downtown on September 14 and 15, 2013. Read below for a list of art related events taking place in Forney in July.
Top 40! Regional Art Exhibit and Contest
The FAC is calling for entries for their Top 40! Regional Art Exhibit and Contest. Entries for the contest must be submitted by July 30, 2013 and there is a $35 entry fee. They are in search of great paintings and drawing work, and there will be over $800 in prize money given out. The art exhibit will be shown at Gallery of the Arts at Crumbzz (212 S. Bois D’ Arc) in historic downtown Forney September 14 through October 30. For more information on this contest click here.
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The FAC is also hosting its first photography exhibit from July 1 through July 31 at Gallery of Arts at Crumbzz. The exhibit will feature the photographic works of Chris Elkins, Otto Feiler, Carolyn Hess, Lorenzo House, Pat Moore, Cayetano Olivarez, and Barbara Scurlock. A Meet the Artist reception will be held at Crumbzz on Saturday, July 13 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Art Exhibit at Forney Banks July 1-31
You can see the wonderful artwork of Mike Gillespie at the American National Bank of Texas at 401 Pinson Road. The work of Ron Stephens can be seen at City bank Texas at 771 E. U.S. Highway 80.
2nd Saturdays in Downtown Forney
This “Artisan Market” is a monthly event downtown that continues to grow. The event is free and it includes a drum circle, Pickers in the Park at Bell Park, a Pinterest party, as well as a variety of arts and crafts that are for sale inside and outside the art center at Bois D’ Arc and Trinity. The July 2nd Saturday event is on July 13 and it starts at 9 a.m. Click here for a full schedule of each 2nd Saturday event.
Click here for a list of summer classes at the Forney Arts Center.
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