Throughout the year(Annualy) SiNaCa Studios hosts or participates in a number of events. They range from large neighborhood based events, site specific fundraising events, to off site glass fashion shows. We invite you to come join us to experience the uniqueness of glass as an artistic medium.
Join us for ArtsGoggle, the Near Southside’s most beloved community arts event. We will have glass blowing demos all day starting at noon. We will also feature our annual student sale and glass pumpkin patch. This years date is October 8th from noon to 10p.
ArtsGoggle is a free, family-friendly event hosted by Near Southside, Fort Worth that attracts crowds as diverse as the neighborhood itself with live music, artistic displays of every kind, food, drink, and fun for everyone. Join us as we highlight and celebrate local artists.
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Twice a year, in the spring and fall, SiNaCa Studios participates in Gallery Night. This event is held by the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association, which SiNaCa is a member of. Gallery Night is an area wide event where participating galleries keep extended hours to show case the visual arts and our community’s unique cultural richness. Most galleries are open noon to nine. The event is free to attend.
Open Streets is a four-hour Sunday event which closes Magnolia Avenue and other adjacent streets to traffic and opens them up to cyclists, food trucks, dog-walkers, skateboarders, yoga classes, facepainters and much more. The event is an expression of the Near Southside’s community spirit in every way: local businesses set up activities along the route; neighborhood residents help spread the word about street closures and detours; and dozens of community partners take ownership of key planning details such as routes and activities, temporary public art projects, pet adoptions, bike safety courses, setting up and breaking down barricades on event day, and much more. Open Streets was presented by Near Southside, Inc. (formerly Fort Worth South, Inc.) and the City of Fort Worth for the first time in 2011 and drew hundreds of participants. Since then, the event has grown to be one of the Near Southside’s most beloved community events with attendance in the thousands.We offer different kiln forming hands on activities and demonstrations during the event.
Open Studio Night
Join us the second Friday of each month from 6p -9p as we host an open studio night at SiNaCa. This is your chance to find out more about the “magic” that goes in to creating glass art. Each month we feature a different artist in our studios. As the artist creates their work we give you an interactive play by play, so you can understand better why they do what they do. Our on site gallery showcases our featured artist to give you a close up view of what they create. Its also the perfect time to find out how you can get involved in learning how to work with glass.
Artists in Heat
Artists in Heat is the beginning of our “New Year” and the kick off for our annual membership campaign. We feature a nationally recognized glass artist to present a lecture about their work and process. Afterwards is a meet and greet, and our update of SiNaCa’s past year and where we are heading. We will offer you the opportunity to become a member of SiNaCa Studios at one of a number of contributing levels. At the conclusion of the meet and greet will be the opportunity for demonstrations by the visiting artist. Please stop by and tell us that you support glass art by becoming a member and supporting the amazing evolution of our Gallery and School!
Ice Cream Social
The middle of each July we turn off the glass blowing furnace for annual studio maintenance and celebrate with an Ice Cream Social fundraiser. We hold sand casting workshops for people to participate in as they enjoy ice cream. Local artists donate glass bowls that are sold at the social. At the end of the sand castings we ladle out the remaining molten glass in to kegs full of water that will be remelted when we relight the furnace. Proceeds from the event go directly to studio maintenance.
Pride of Southside Homebrew Invitational
The annual Pride of Southside Homebrew Invitational is held in partnership with HopFusion and other neighborhood breweries to celebrate the best in local brewing, and help raise funds for our programing. There will be hand blow beer mugs and event t-shirts for sale. While enjoying your beer hang out and watch glass blowing demos.
There are three components to the event:
- 1. A BJCP Recognized Homebrew Competition – The winner will have the opportunity to brew their winning beer at HopFusion.
- 2. Homebrew “Best in Show” Competition – bring your best brew for the public to sample and vote for best in show
- 3. Commercial Brewer’s Tasting – The local pros will have some of their best brews on site for you to sample.
$10 to taste homebrew samples and vote for best in show(order of the Unicorn Membership)
$50(pre-sale, day of $60) to taste homebrew samples, vote for best in show, choose hand blow beer mug and commemorative shirt.
Vitro Moda is our way of uniting the exciting creation of glass (Vitro) and fashion (Moda) into a very unique fundraiser. Each year, we transform a venue into a New York runway. The event begins with a silent auction of glass art that has been donated by participating artists. Couture models then walk the catwalk with the best of glass art created by glass artisans from all over the United States. Pieces that are featured during the runway show are for sale at its conclusion.
The event includes great food, libations, and a silent auction of nothing but glass.