Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events (September 10-12 Edition) ~ Gallery Night Events & More!

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This weekend’s highlights include:  

  • Fort Worth’s 2010 Gallery Night ~ A visual arts “open house” with almost 50 participating locations (galleries, museums, etc.) this year!
  • Art in the Garden ~ Art + The FW Botanic Garden = Beautiful!
  • Jazz by the Boulevard ~ Live jazz and juried art show.
  • Preservation is the Art of the City ~ A fun Gallery Night event supporting historic preservation in Fort Worth.
  • Diez y Seis Celebration! Live Conjunto music, folkórico dancing, food and more.

:: Fort Worth’s 2010 Fall Gallery Night
Saturday, September 11, 2010 


Ft. Worth’s Annual Gallery Night is an “Open House” FREE event, across almost 50 venues, all celebrating the visual arts and the community’s cultural richness in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Participating art venues include all types, from the legendary Fort Worth galleries of the west side to the chic showrooms of the trendy, up and coming south side. 

Take a stroll through participating galleries, museums, retail businesses, and area restaurants, plus mingle with the many artists featured during
this community event. Many locations are hosting live music and light h’ors d’oeuvres. 

 Details, details
: Download the 2010 Gallery Night program and map here to get more info on all 49 participating locations. Hosted by the Fort Worth Art
Dealer’s Association (
When: Saturday, September 11, 2010  ~ Events take place all day and evening, and times vary by venue.
Go here to find the schedule for each location.
Go here to print out a map of each participating  venue (page 8).
Most events are FREE.  


:: Art in the Garden, Fort Worth Botanic Garden Art Show and Sale
Friday-Sunday, September 10-12 


Enjoy the beauty of the FW Botanic Gardens while taking in works from regional artists at Art in the Garden. The exhibit and sale will feature more
than 45 juried selections, including paintings, photographs, jewelry and sculpture. Art will be displayed in the Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden
Center close to the main entrance to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. 

Details, details
What: Find more info about Art in the Garden, here. Learn more about the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and other events, here.
When: September 10-12, 2010 

  • Friday, September 10, 2010 : 12:00PM – 7:00PM
  • Saturday, September 11, 2010 : 8:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Sunday, September 12, 2010 : 1:00PM – 7:00PM

Where: Floral Clock entrance on University Drive, just north of I-30. For directions to the gardens and other details, click here.


:: 2010 Fort Worth Jazz By The Boulevard
Friday & Saturday, September 10-11, 2010 

With two stages of continuous jazz music serving up national headliners such as legendary jazz bassist Stanley Clarke, Trombone Shorty (featured in the
acclaimed HBO series Tremé), Mississippi blues-rocker Charlie Mars and much, much more, this year’s lineup is sure to please even the most
discriminating jazz fan. The weekend event also features a juried art show plus a cooking pavilion with chef-taught demonstrations  (presented by
the Culinary School of Fort Worth). 

Details, details
What: Learn more & view the performance schedule at
When: September 10 – 11, 2010

  • Friday, September 10, 2010 ~ 5:00pm — 11:00pm
  • Saturday, September 11, 2010 ~ 1:00pm — 11:00pm

Where: Nestled on the tree-lined lawn of the Will Rogers Memorial Center at 3401 West Lancaster.  Get directions & a map here.
$5 per person, per day for general festival admission & lawn seating.
FREE for children 12 & under!


:: Preservation is the Art of the City
September 10-25, 2010


“Preservation is the Art of the City” is a FREE Public Art Show and Sale featuring jury-selected artists. This non-profit gallery promotes and supports local studio artists as well as historic preservation in Fort Worth. 

Details, details
What: For the more info, go to
: Ongoing Show and Display Hours through September 10-25, 2010:

Monday-Saturday, 9:00am — 5:00pm
Where: Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy


:: Diez y Seis Celebration!
Saturday, September 12, 2010


Honor Mexico’s Independence Day with live Conjunto/Norteño music, folkórico dancing, face painting & local artisans selling their work along with local Northside restaurants. Fun for the entire family!

 Details, details
What: For more details, go to
When: September 11, 2010,  7:00PM
Where: Rose Marine Theater 1440 N. Main St.
Cost: FREE


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2 responses to “Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events (September 10-12 Edition) ~ Gallery Night Events & More!

  1. Love your website! Have you found any information about discounts to the State Fair this year, I have scoured websites and haven’t seen anything. I noticed that they dropped their ticket price from last year so maybe they aren’t offering any?

    • Frugal In Fort Worth

      Hi Rachel! Thanks for the kind compliment! :)

      Yes indeed ~ we are in the process of putting together a savings guide for the State Fair that will be posted later this week. There are lots of ways to save again this year. If you want to purchase tickets early at a discount, Kroger will again be the pre-purchase ticket sponsor this year (cheaper to buy through them, than at the gate). It sounds like you already noticed that you can also get advanced tickets through the state fair website at a slight discount as well. Watch for more ticket specials to come in this weeks savings guide.

      Thanks for checking in!

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