Spare pARTS fundraiser on SaturdaySeptember 22nd.

This year our 2012 Spare pARTS fundraiser for FWADG will be held on Saturday evening, September 22nd 2012 at the soon to be open Four Corners Brewery on Singleton Blvd. just west of the Calatrava bridge. As usual, great music, fabulous food, beverages and this year, featured local micro brew will be on hand at our celebration.

Last year's fundraiser was an incredible success! Thank you to all the Dallas area artists that participated.

All of the art created from discarded objects and recycled materials for last year's fundraiser has afforded us a juried $6000 commission for a public art installation along our corridor. The winning submission by Erik Glissman and Nicole Horn "Mobeus Bench" is installed at the intersection of Commerce St. and Pittman St. in front of Chicken Scratch restaurant.

Please help FWADG make this years fundraiser a success by creating more fabulous art from discarded, lost and found objects. Our fundraiser is September 22nd, so now is the time to get those brain juices flowing, those glue guns and welders warmed up and those paint palettes glistening with color.

Please have all donations submitted to David Lyles Photography on or before Saturday, September 15th for the show, we will be inventorying the art at David Lyles Photography studio, 2318 Beatrice St. Dallas, 75208

All contributing artists will receive a ticket to our event on September 22nd at the micro brewery. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or comments; 214 587.4776

Thank you again to all of our contributing artists from last year; and thank you in advance to all of you who will create for this year's event! We could not be doing this without your support!





Fort Worth Ave Development Group
Mobius Bench
A Spare Parts Art Installation

Dallas, Texas – The Fort Worth Avenue Development Group is proud to announce the completion of the first Spare Parts Public Art Initiative.  The team of Erik Glissman and Nicole Cullum Horn’s Mobius Bench is installed at the corner of Pittman and Fort Worth Avenue, on the property of Chicken Scratch. There will be a reception and christening Monday, August 27th, at 7pm and the artists will be on-hand for interviews and photos.

About Mobius Bench

 Mobius Bench is a dynamic sculpture designed to provide seating and shade for pedestrians along Ft. Worth Avenue.  The structure is deceivingly simple, yet in the grace of its curvature becomes intriguingly complex.  Reflecting the infinite curve of the Mobius strip, the patron is surrounded by an arched interior of reclaimed cedar with a curved exterior skin of recycled sheet metal scales.  As the arch returns to the ground, the strip is broken into two seats situated to encourage street-level conversation.  The nature of the materials and utility of the structure are meant to reflect the beauty of the neighborhood while serving those who use it. 

About Spare Parts

Spare Parts is an initiative by the Fort Worth Avenue Development Group to support public art that emphasizes re-used materials and utility for the community.  To raise the funds for Spare Parts the FWADG set aside 50% of the proceeds from sales at their annual fundraiser of the same name. This year's auction is coming up on September 22nd at Four Corners Brewery. Our goal is to support the ingenuity and DIY spirit of the area, and to encourage street life and pride along Fort Worth Avenue.

About Fort Worth Avenue Development Group

The FWADG is a group of committed volunteers from the neighboring community.  The purpose of the Fort Worth Avenue Development Group is to improve the West Commerce/Fort Worth Avenue corridor and maintain a high quality of life for the area’s residential neighbors, property owners and businesses.



AUGUST 08, 2012

FWADG welcomes our newest addition to our growing family dedicated to improving our community,
Manny Rodriguez Photography.

Ground was broken on the new development Tuesday, August 7th, 2012, with the help of Will Pinkerton, Alicia Quintans, Monte Anderson, Vanessa Rodriguez, and Manny Rodriguez. The "Graffiti House" will be rejuvenated and re-purposed
to house the new Manny Rodriguez Photography offices; and a 5000 ft studio will be newly constructed just to the north of the "Graffiti House" building. The new location is scheduled for completion January of 2013.

Thank you again to all who came out and made this a fantastic ground breaking including Angeline Churchill, granddaughter of the original owners of the farm house, members of the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League, staff from Metro Paws and Chris Jeffers from Smoke/Chicken Scratch.