Event Date

May 29 - July 9, 2015



Program Information

Free to the public.

Point of Contact

Laura Northern Venhaus

Community Education Manager

The quiet, oak-shaded neighborhood of Riverside, located northeast of downtown, has long been a low-profile corner of Fort Worth. That’s changing with the efforts of Dreaming Forward Riverside, a project that harnesses the energy of Carter-Riverside High School students to revitalize their community.

Dreaming Forward Riverside, directed by local nonprofit Fellowship of the Arts, is partnering with universities, corporations, the City of Fort Worth, and BRIT (the Botanical Research Institute of Texas) to design walking corridors, pocket parks, and community gardens around Riverside as part of a unified effort to improve the neighborhood.

The Fort Worth community is invited to see Dreaming Forward Riverside’s vision at an exhibit in the Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall at BRIT. The exhibit will feature Carter Riverside graduate Jocelyne Armendariz's work “Blowing on a Dandelion Seeds of Hope,” which was selected as the logo for the organization. This unique exhibit will also include pieces from poster and sculpture competitions that gave students the opportunity to tell their Dreaming Forward Riverside story, historic photographs of the neighborhood, and design boards detailing plans for future projects in the Riverside neighborhood.

About Exhibits

Botanical art plays an important role at BRIT and we are fortunate to have two exhibit spaces, the elegant Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall and the intimate Welcome Center Gallery, in which to display a variety of art from both well-known and emerging local artists. BRIT joins with the rest of the Fort Worth visual arts community twice a year and participates in spring and fall Gallery Nights.

Interested in exhibiting at BRIT? Please see our submission guidelines here.