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, face-painters 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. 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 and more than 120 community partners. Open Streets is a national movement with more than 90 documented initiatives in North America. Open streets events are increasingly common in cities seeking innovative ways to achieve environmental, social, economic, and public health goals by temporarily closing streets to automobile traffic, so that people may use them for walking, bicycling, dancing, playing, and socializing.
DATE Sunday, April 15, 2018
TIME Noon to 4 PM
LOCATION Magnolia Avenue from Hemphill to 8th Avenue
COST Free to the public
ATTENDANCE Open Streets typically brings an estimated attendance of 10,000+ attendees during the 4-hour event.
NSI is seeking sponsorship for the 2018 Open Streets. Open Streets event offers the opportunity for community-minded businesses and institutions to gain publicity through their support of an exciting neighborhood street festival that has garnered widespread attention by both the media and the public. The event that has become a treasured component of life in the Near Southside. Terms and benefits of sponsorship are listed below.
Title Sponsorship $10,000
Skate Park Sponsor $5,000
Bike Park Sponsor $5,000
Community Partner $1,500
FIRST RIGHT OF REFUSAL All sponsors will receive a first right of refusal opportunity for 2019 Open Streets presented in January 2019.
Sponsor Friday on the Green
CELEBRATING ITS 10TH SEASON, FRIDAY ON THE GREEN is the once-monthly concert series presented April, May, June, September and October by Near Southside, Inc. and Historic Southside, Inc. The event is held at Magnolia Green, located on Lipscomb between Magnolia and Rosedale, and regularly attracts thousands of neighborhood families and visitors. Friday on the Green features the region’s best live music, tasty food and drinks from Near Southside eateries, and the fun and relaxed atmosphere of a big neighborhood picnic. Groups of families and friends show up with blankets, chairs and pets to enjoy a lineup of four great local bands, children’s activities and an artisan market. Like ArtsGoggle, word about Friday on the Green has spread throughout the region, taking the event to a new level of popularity, but with the feel of a neighborhood party still intact.
FIVE EVENT SEASON - 2018 EVENT DATES April 13 | May 11 | June 8 | September 14 | October 12
TIMES 6:00 PM to 10:00PM
LOCATION Magnolia Green 1201 Lipscomb Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76104
COST Free to the public
ATTENDANCE Each event typically brings an estimated attendance of 1,500-2,000 attendees. The Friday on the Green season opening and closing shows, April and October, typically have a heightened draw of around 2,000-3,000 attendees. Total attendance for the season is conservatively estimated at approximately 10,000.
NSI is seeking sponsorship for the 2018 Friday on the Green season. The event provides a unique opportunity for company to promote its brand to thousands of attendees while also supporting a tremendously popular community event that has become a treasured component of life in the Near Southside. Please inquire for terms and benefits of sponsorship.
Presenting Sponsor (5 available) - $12,500
Market Sponsor (1 available) - $2,500
Community Partner (5 available) - $1,750
Beer Concessionaire (1 available) - $7,500
Wine Concessionaire (1 available) - $1,500
Food Vendor (6 available) - $1,250
Sweets or Non-Alcoholic Drinks Vendor (7 available) - $625
Celebrating 16 Years as the Near Southside’s Premier Arts Event
Since its inception in 2003, ArtsGoggle has become Fort Worth’s premier festival of local arts. The event is hosted in the Near Southside, an eclectic neighborhood of historic elegance and urbanism immediately south of the central business district of Fort Worth. This free to the public, family-friendly event attracts a crowd of 50,000+ that are as diverse as the neighborhood itself. Residents from the nearby Fairmount, Mistletoe Heights, Berkeley Place, Historic Southside and Ryan Place neighborhoods are joined by medical district workers and visitors from throughout the region. Offering live music, artistic displays of every kind, food, drink, and fun for everyone ArtsGoggle is a wonderfully pleasant testament to the community spirit that fills the Near Southside.
ArtsGoggle is unlike any event in Fort Worth, as it exclusively focuses on highlighting the work of local artists, musicians and performers of all mediums and experience levels. ArtsGoggle prides itself in hosting a casual, approachable and vibrant environment to appreciate art and learn about the talents within our own community. For more than a decade, ArtsGoggle has been the launch pad for many artists showing their work for the first time. ArtsGoggle provides a supportive setting for both aspiring and professional visual artists, to display, sell and seek comment on their artwork.
Embracing all arts, the event also boasts an impressive program of performance art and music. The 2017 ArtsGoggle featured more than 50 bands, many of which have members who live or work in the Near Southside. The entertainment at ArtsGoggle is diverse and showcases music from a variety of cultures and styles. The event partners with arts organizations across Fort Worth to draw attention to their programs. In years past ArtsGoggle has hosted the Fort Worth Opera for pop-up concerts; showcased Ballet Folklorico de Azteca for a colorful dance performance; and hosted The Bucket List Jazz Band, a band dedicated to the lifelong dream of 90-year-old Jim Milam to resurrect Dixieland Jazz.
ArtsGoggle takes place along a one-mile stretch of Magnolia Avenue, the Near Southside’s signature street. The festival closes Magnolia Avenue to car traffic from 8th Ave. to South Main Street and fills 18 blocks with more 800 visual artist booths and four stages with music and performance art of all varieties. This exciting street festival atmosphere that completely transforms our Near Southside public spaces. One of the event’s goals – along with celebrating art of all kinds – is to showcase the unique and memorable character of the Near Southside. The vibrancy and excitement of the outdoor block party captures the neighborhood spirit perfectly, as friends meet to share ArtsGoggle highlights and discoveries. It is easy to enjoy everything ArtsGoggle has to offer. Visitors are invited to park their cars and rediscover this revitalized urban neighborhood by foot or by bicycle, including Fort Worth Bike Sharing bikes.
AFFORDABLE FOR ARTISTS AND PATRONS The event is committed to keeping artist’s fees affordable by requiring a registration fee of only $45, with no others fees to participate. ArtsGoggle is free to the public, with no wristbands, tickets, admission costs. Unlike many popular for-profit events in Fort Worth, ArtsGoggle is produced by a not-for-profit community organization so the event is exclusively focused on creating an opportunity to appreciate and celebrate local arts. All funds raised for the event directly underwrite ArtsGoggle and ArtSouth, a community-led public art program managed by Near Southside, Inc.
DATE Saturday, October 20, 2018
TIME Noon to 10:00pm
LOCATION Magnolia Avenue from 8th Avenue to St. Louis Avenue, 18 blocks
COST Free to the public
ATTENDANCE An estimated attendance of 50,000+ attendees during the 10-hour event.
NSI is seeking a title sponsor, four stage sponsors and 18 block sponsors for the 2018 ArtsGoggle event. The event provides a unique opportunity for company to promote its brand to thousands of attendees while also supporting a tremendously popular community event that has become a treasured component of life in the Near Southside. Please inquire for terms and benefits of sponsorship. Sponsorship contributions made to Historic Southside, Inc. are deductible as charitable donations.
Title Sponsorship Y1 $20,000 | Y2 $25,000 | Y3 $30,000
Stage Sponsorship $5,000
Programming Sponsor $5,000
Block Sponsor $1,500
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Sponsorship contributions made to Historic Southside, Inc. are deductible as charitable donations.
Open Streets, Friday on the Green and ArtsGoggle are presented by Near Southside, Inc. and Historic Southside, Inc.
Historic Southside, Inc., managed by Near Southside, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Sponsorship contributions made to Historic Southside, Inc. are deductible as charitable donations. W-9 forms will be provided at your request. Near Southside, Inc. is a private, member-funded, non-profit 501(c)(4) development company dedicated to the revitalization of Fort Worth’s Near Southside. NSI began as a small coalition of Near Southside businesses and community leaders and has grown dramatically over the last decade. We invite you to join us as we promote the redevelopment of Fort Worth’s Near Southside as a vibrant, urban, mixed-use neighborhood.
Megan Henderson Director of Events & Communications Near Southside, Inc.