Something Special is Brewing in Downtown Arlington

Brewing Arts Festival, an inaugural three-day event, highlights Arlington's creative side, the Downtown Arlington Mural Project and Downtown's growing arts scene

There’s something special brewing in Arlington, and it’s more than just craft beer. From September 13-15, arts and crafts of all kinds will flow through the streets as thousands of visitors and locals gather for a celebration of the city’s thriving arts community. This celebration is the inaugural Downtown Arlington Brewing Arts Festival, a collision of art, music, food trucks and craft beer that’ll light up the city’s bustling Urban Union district from Thursday, Sept. 13 to Saturday, Sept. 15.

The festival shines a spotlight on the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation’s (DAMC) ongoing mission to enhance the vitality and overall environment of Downtown Arlington, the City’s historic center. The Downtown Arlington Urban Art Movement, a new initiative of DAMC, advances this mission through events and placemaking projects that engage and uplift the arts, artists and the entire community. That’s where Brewing Arts -- a celebration of all kinds of art and the creators who make it -- comes in to the picture.

VIP Mural Dedication: Thursday, Sept. 13 

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The Brewing Arts Festival kicks off with the Downtown Arlington Mural Project VIP Dedication on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7:00 p.m.

Sponsored in part by the Arlington Cultural Tourism Council, the evening celebrates new works created specifically for the Downtown Arlington Mural Project, a new program of the Urban Art Movement. Proceeds from ticket sales from this event will support future Urban Art Movement projects.

To purchase tickets for the VIP Dedication, visit brewingarts.org.

Brewing Arts Festival: Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14-15

Brewing Arts offers access to amazing local artists and craftsman of the visual and edible arts. Artists will line the streets in downtown’s Urban Union, showcasing and selling their work, while visitors enjoy live music, a kids’ creation station, and delicious creations from food vendors.

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Scheduled to perform are local favorites including Svenny Baby, Ethan Tyler, Across Waters, 2:14, Ravenhill, Velvet Love Box, Alan Fox Band, Stratoblasters, Metro Rocket Band, and Buddy Whittington.

Brewing Arts takes place on Friday, Sept. 14 from 5:00 p.m. - midnight and Saturday, Sept. 15 from noon - midnight. Admission is free. For details and updates to the schedule, visit brewingarts.org.

Join the Movement

These events represent far more than just a celebration. They are part of the larger movement solidifying Arlington as a destination for creators and all members of the creative community.

​“Creating a vibrant city is important,” said Ron Price, President and CEO of the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau. “It’s great to see the innovative ways cultural tourism and art is being incorporated into everyday life in Arlington.”

“Downtown is designated by the State of Texas as the Arlington Cultural District," said Aldo Fritz, President and CEO of DAMC, "so as a part of our ongoing responsibility to the arts, it’s important for DAMC to be an incubator for the incredible talent found throughout our region and state.”

About Downtown Arlington

Within its less than a two-mile radius, Downtown Arlington is home to the Arlington Cultural District’s vibrant fine and performing artists and arts institutions, a top tier public research university, live entertainment, exciting NCAA and professional athletics, one-of-a-kind dining and retail, a growing number of residential options, and a supportive business climate. More at downtownarlington.org

Member of the media? Please contact:

Amber LaFrance

Cell: (469) 877-1533; amber@culture-hype.com

Andi Benson

Cell: (832) 257-8775; andi@culture-hype.com

Aldo Fritz

Office: (817) 303-2800; aldo@downtownarlington.org