All posts by Mark Fadden

First United Methodist Church of Arlington Celebrates 140th Anniversary

Sunday was an extra special day for the congregation at First United Methodist Church of Arlington, which celebrated the Downtown church’s 140th anniversary. In 1878, a group of Methodists met in the Shults’ lumberyard at Mesquite and Front streets and organized the first church in Arlington’s original township. The Centenary Methodist…

Friends and Families Enjoy Music, Arts and More at South Street Arts Festival

Festivals are by definition events that celebrate something. Those who attended the 5th annual South Street Art Festival this past weekend in Downtown Arlington celebrated for different reasons. The three-day festival, presented by the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation, featured more than 50 artist booths, a wine tasting experience, live music and…

ArlingCon Attracts Superheros, Supervillains and Other Beloved Characters

Ty Randolph drove two hours from his home in Oklahoma this weekend to judge ArlingCon’s Kids’ Cosplay Contest, where children dressed up as their favorite comic book, science fiction or fantasy characters. But this was one contest where the judge may have won the contest had he been entered. Randolph came…

Art on the Greene Festival Once Again Draws Crowds to Arlington’s Entertainment District

While there’s a long list of arts and cultural festivals hosted throughout the year across North Texas, Art on the Greene in Arlington has established a name for itself with art aficionados and outdoor lovers alike.“It’s relaxing,” said Grand Prairie resident Kevyn Reed. “You’re here under the trees. Each artist…

Arlington Museum of Art Preparing for New Photography Exhibit

Social studies was always Amanda Hively’s favorite subject. As an adult, she’s passed along that adoration to her three daughters, including her oldest Aftyn Wilson.“I wanted my love of social studies to rub off on my daughters to make them more aware of the world around them,” Hively said. Aftyn Wilson…