Avenue of Light on Lancaster Avenue will be turned on Thursday, June 25, for the first time during a festive block party. Avenue of Lights, a Fort Worth Public Art project, consists of six stainless steel sculptures with LED lights. The sculptures, created by artist Cliff Garten, are 36 feet hight and have been installed along the median from Lamar Street to Main / Commerce Street.
The block party begins at 8:30 p.m. at Lancaster Avenue and Throckmorton Street. Refreshments will be served. The program will begin at 9 p.m. with remarks by Mayor Mike Moncrief, Mayor Pro Tem Kathleen Hicks, Council Member Joel Burns and artist Cliff Garten.
Lancaster Avenue will be closed to all traffic between Throckmorton and Houston streets from 8 to 10 p.m. Parking is available at the new Fort Worth Convention Center parking garage.
About the Artist
Cliff Garten is the recipient of two Individual Artist Fellowships form the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bush Foundation Fellowship for Individual Artists, the Bush Foundation Leadership Fellowship and the Jerome Foundation Travelling Artist Grant. The American Society of Landscape Architects has cited many of this works for design excellence. Garten has a Masters of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from Harvard University’s GSD. He has served as a visiting critic at Harvard, as well as UCLA School of Architecture and the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Cliff Garten Studio has completed a number of public art projects the United States. For more information about Cliff Garten Studio visit: www.cliffgartenstudio.com.