This spot on the Trinity River, at the foot of the bluffs where the original Fort Worth was established as a U.S. Army frontier outpost, was a ferry crossing point prior to 1890s, when a narrow suspension bridge was built. This bridge was built in 1912, and still serves the downtown area admirably.
Friday, May 13, 2016
This month’s Fort Worth/Dallas sketch outing will be Saturday, May 21, 2:30pm on the Trinity River on the north side of downtown Fort Worth. This area offers myriad sketching possibilities, including the stunning Radio Shack Riverfront Campus (now shared with Tarrant County College), the Trinity Trails, a statue of Fort Worth founder Major Ripley Arnold, the decommissioned Fort Worth Power and Light Company Power Plant (circa 1912), the Paddock Viaduct (also known as Main Street Bridge, listed on National Register of Historic Places), and stunning views of the historic Tarrant County Courthouse and downtown rising above the wooded river banks.
We will meet at 2:30pm at John V. McMillan Plaza, located at the north end of downtown’s Taylor Street, where the street terminates in a cul-de-sac at the river’s edge. This is also where we’ll meet for the sketchbook throw down and group photo at 4:30. For those who can stay, we’ll pick a downtown venue for happy hour socializing afterwards.
There is limited on-street parking (free on weekends) in the cul-de-sac and on Taylor Street. There’s additional parking at the Panther Island Parking Lot, 395 West Purcey Street. This link will take you to a map.
Bring a friend, and if this is your first outing with us, welcome! A SketchCrawl isn’t a class, workshop or competition. It's an opportunity for creative people to meet each other, draw together, and share their sketches with each other and online.
Posted by James Richards at 5:05 PM