The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival has joined forces with the Tarrant Regional Water District to present one of the most comprehensive environmental programs in the country. Together, we are making significant strides in terms of reducing our carbon footprint.
Reverse Litter is bringing awareness to the consequences that littering can have on Metroplex waterways. Join us in the movement to clean up our communities and prevent litter from clogging and polluting our waters. Pledge to pick up 10 pieces of litter every Tuesday. Check out Reverse Litter and see how you can make a difference!
Through many different partnerships, we're dramatically reducing our carbon footprint.
Bike Corral Presented by Bicycles, Inc.
Park your bike for free! The Bicycle Corral, sponsored by the Fort Worth Bicycling Association and Bicycles, Inc., operates from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. It's located on 7th Street at Houston Street. Staffed by cycling enthusiasts, the corral includes security fencing, racks for storage and an ID system to avoid theft. Wth over 480 miles of bike paths either complete or planned, Fort Worth is cycle friendly! Check out the Bike Fort Worth Initiative, and join us by bike!
Fort Worth B-cycle - 14 Stations Near Us!
Avoid the hassle of parking and ride Bcycle to MAIN ST.! There are 14 bike-sharing stations conveniently located within walking distance of the festival. There’s no better time to try out Fort Worth B-cycle, the first bike sharing system in North Texas. You can also ride bike share from the T&P or Intermodal Transportation Center straight to the heart of Main Street.
For a full system map and additional information, please visit www.fortworthbikesharing.org.
Specially marked containers will be available for attendees to recycle cans and bottles, an endeavor that many of our sponsors support and encourage. We keep over five tons of materials out of our landfills!
Ride the festival shuttle. Use pedal power and park for free in our Bike Corral sponsored by Bicycles, Inc. or ride a B-cycle to Downtown. Carpool. Take a hike. Enjoy free water to reduce use of plastic. The festival grounds are in beautiful Downtown and the city’s Trinity Trails. Use eco-friendly ways to come and go and join thousands of others to green up your travel.
Artists are Going Green!
The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival celebrates the beauty of all art – whether crafted by hand, by tool, by musical instrument or even by the earth itself. Together with the festival's environmental sponsor, Tarrant Regional Water District, MAIN ST. salutes those artists who use earth-friendly techniques, materials or themes in their work, such as:
- Non-toxic, non-polluting and new methods that are safer and healthier than traditional ones
- Organic, natural, sustainable, reclaimed and/or recycled materials or fibers
- Use of solar or other renewable energy sources during production, transportation and/or presentation
- Use of digital methodologies in creating artwork
- Applications of ecological themes, including nature, its processes or environmental problems
- Integration of environmental forces, such as creating artwork affected or powered by wind, water, light, etc.
- Participation in green organizations or sites generally concerned with the issues of art and the environment
If you are an artist, take a moment and review your own world, and let us know if you indeed use one or all of the above methods in your work.