Fort Worth, Texas – June 16, 2020 – A day to commemorate fathers began a long way from Texas. It was the brainchild of Senora Smart Dodd and was first celebrated at the YMCA in Spokane Washington in 1910. Devoted daughter that she was, Senora wanted Father’s Day to be celebrated on her father’s birthday, but church leaders in Spokane opted instead for the third Sunday in June.
One hundred and ten years after the tradition started, Fort Worth Design District wants to wish all of America’s dads a very Happy Father’s Day.
“If you haven’t shopped for dear old dad, you are running out of time,” said Fort Worth Design District Administrator Jennifer Knittel. “Fortunately, a few of the businesses in the district can help you find something unique that dad will love,” added Knittel.
- Picture-Perfect Family Portraits from Braly Studios – Get pictures done by one of Fort Worth pre-eminent family photographers and give dad a photo shoot filled with memories and an heirloom quality family portrait to cherish for years to come. Learn more at http://www.bralystudios.com/
- Guitar Lessons from Kris Wallace of Kris Wallace Music – If dad has always had rock and roll dreams, Kris Wallace specializes in making juke box heroes. Come take music lessons at his studio at Paddock Place in Fort Worth Design District. https://www.kriswallacemusic.com/.
- Sacred Geometric Tattoo from Artist Derrick Teal – If you dad is into ink, he should pay a visit to Ft Worth tattoo artist Derrick Teal of Volition Studios in the shipping container business park part of FWDD. https://www.volitionarts.com/derrick-teal.
- A New Trick from The Magic Box – Maybe it’s time for the old dog to learn a new trick. Let the magicians at The Magic Box make your gift-giving worries vanish. https://stmagicbox.com/.
There is also quite a bit of free fun in FWDD.
Art lovers will be able to see the prize-winning murals painted by nationally known graffiti artists at the last two annual graffiti art festivals hosted by the district. Selfie enthusiasts will enjoy the Snap and Share Art Walk, a series of interactive murals that invite visitors to take fun photos. The District is also home to the area’s cleanest public dog park, The Golden Triangle Dog Park, a cool spot that has play areas for both big and small dogs.
About Fort Worth Design District
Fort Worth Design District is a business enclave made for creative entrepreneurs in fashion, design, architecture, technology, and other fields that prize both design and aesthetics. About 40 acres, Fort Worth Design District features retail shop spaces, studios and workshops, showrooms, light industrial spaces for makers, distributors and manufacturers and office suites. The center of the district is Box Office Warehouse Suites (BOWS), an eco-friendly shipping container business park. Surrounding BOWS is Golden Triangle Business Park with industrial and warehouse space for lease. Nestled inside the complex is Paddock Place Office Suites, a renovated horse barn converted to small office space for lease in North Fort Worth.
Cutline: Box Office Warehouse Suites, a shipping container business park at FWDD.
Cutline: Portrait by Jenny Braly of Braly Studios
Cutline: Kris Wallace of Kris Wallace Music
Cutline: Derrick Teal at work in his studio
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