Administrator of Fort Worth Design District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fort Worth, Texas – February 18, 2020 – The 47 acres of the Fort Worth Design District are home to many kinds of creative makers and shakers in fashion, design, architecture, and technology. Those who visit on a regular day are apt to encounter a lot of creative people and an especially happy dog or two.
“The kind of creative people who are tenants in the Fort Worth Design District seem to like to bring their dogs to work,” said Jennifer Knittel, the Administrator of the District. “Of course, the other reason that dogs are plentiful here is that the district has a public dog park with dedicated sections for both large and small dogs.”
One of the most special days in the district is the annual graffiti art festival, the third installment of which will be taking place on Saturday, March 14 from 11 am to 3 pm. As one might expect, the event welcomes dogs.
“A lot of people think dogs are colorblind, but that’s not true,” said Knittel. “Dogs have two kinds of color receptors in their eyes and can see blues and yellows but not reds and greens.”
“Dogs are ten to twenty times better than people at seeing motion, so I imagine the dogs enjoy watching the graffiti artists work because the artists are constantly moving,” said Knittel. During the contest, each of the competing spray can artists will create a billboard-sized piece of graffiti art with an inspirational theme. The winning artist will receive a cash prize.
“In addition to the contest, the day features scores of arts and crafts vendors for the browsing pleasure of visitors to the district,” said Knittel. “We always seem to attract a few vendors with items for especially for pets, so your dog will likely enjoy shopping as much as you do.” Anyone interested in vendor space at the arts festival should visit the Fort Worth Design District website.
With noses hundreds of times more sensitive that the human beak, dogs especially like the food trucks that are parked throughout the district during the graffiti art festival. “This year, we’re expecting more than 12,000 people to attend and that’s a lot of handheld food with the possibility of drops that could land in the belly of a dog,” said Knittel.
Although some pooches don’t really like to have their picture taken, many dogs are shameless in front of the lens. Those dogs are perfect companions for the District’s Snap and Share Art Walk, a series of interactive murals perfect for taking pictures to share.
Visitors to the festival can also take free tours of Ft Worth business spaces for lease at Box Office Warehouse Suites, the innovative eco-friendly shipping container business park and shop at the retailers who have shops in the district, or Paddock Place, the old barn that was saved with the development and converted into shared office space.
More than 100 sponsors and vendors will be raffling prizes throughout the event, including a one-hour Lamborghini Driving experience donated by Sponsor Fort Worth Car Storage. Most dogs would consider the Lambo to be the ultimate car ride, especially if you make a stop at districts dog park.
Admission to the event is free. Come on out and be sure and bring your dog.
About Fort Worth Design District
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. To learn more, visit FortWorthDesignDistrict.com.
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