Coronavirus delayed Fort Worth’s Main St. Arts Festival. Here’s how you can still see the art

April 15,2020

See full Fort Worth Star-Telegram article by James Hartley here.

The annual Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival is holding a virtual event and rescheduling its 35th year in response to the coronavirus.

The festival, orignally scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, hopes to return to the city’s streets in September. In the meantime, the festival has taken to social media to bring the experience to North Texans and anybody else who happens upon the special event.

The festival’s event page on Facebook has links to artists’ videos, photos and contact information. Fans also have the chance to see artists’ studios and learn how festival works each year. The virtual festival runs through Sunday.

“This week-long virtual event will be an amazing opportunity for festival supporters to engage with and support artists, entertainers and restaurants, particularly those from our community,” Nina Petty, chairwoman Downtown Fort Worth Initiative’s committee for festivals and events, said in a statement.

The festival’s judges selected 200 artists for this year’s event.

While a date has not been set, Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival hopes to hold its 35th event in September.