Events

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.

Community Events

ArtsGoggle

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.
For more information:
https://www.fortworthsouth.org/community/events/arts-goggle/

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Gallery Night

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.

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Open Streets

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.

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Featured Events

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!

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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.

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Pride of Southside Homebrew Invitational

POSHI_EventCover(1)The annual Pride of Southside Homebrew Invitational is held in partnership with our neighbors Chimera Brewing Company to celebrate the best in local brewing, and help raise funds for our programing.

There are three components to the event: a BJCP Recognized Homebrew Competition, Homebrew “Best in Show” Competition, and a Commercial Brewer’s Tasting.

12185018_10153218224746099_8009653835551157757_oThanks to this years sponsors for their support!

Vitro Moda

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.
 

Vitro Moda will be February 17th 2018. Please email submissions in .jpeg format to vm@sinacastudios.org .

*Digital submissions must be received by December 15th and all work must be received by January 15th.

Contact us at 817-899-0024 or at vm@sinacastudios.org for more information.

 

*All submissions must include a description for the medium, technique, dimensions, retail cost and artist contact information.


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