All posts by Mark Fadden

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…

East Main Street Arts Festival Returns Downtown for a Second Year

The 2nd annual East Main Street Arts Festival took place this past weekend, bringing more music and more art-filled vendor booths to the Downtown Arlington scene. Arlington Proud’s festival, which was free and open to the public, was held Saturday, May 6 in the area between Division Brewing, Lester’s Backyard and Garage,…

Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games Draws Crowds From Near and Far

Dressed in plaid skirts, sisters Rhone and Ione Brown explored sights and sounds familiar to their home country this weekend during the 31st annual Texas Scottish Festival and Highlands Games in Arlington. The young lasses and their parents, Jamie and Jana Brown, recently moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth region from Fife,…

Urban Design Center Helps Businesses, Gives UTA Graduate Students Real-World Experience

Designer Robert Peters once said that “Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.”The idea that design can and does impact a city’s future was given credence inside Arlington’s City Hall when a small space on the first floor was repurposed in 2009 as the Arlington Urban Design Center…