Black Meetings and Tourism

November / December 2016

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B M & T ••• November/December 2016 ••• 49 MEETING IN THIS WESTERN DESTINATION WILL HAVE ATTENDEES IN AWE FOR YEARS TO COME FT. B SOLOMON J. HERBERT II The City of Cowboys and Culture wel- comes visitors from around the world to experience the great American West and rich arts and culinary treasures. As one visitor says, "unpretentious, laid-back, and charismatic in all the right ways." For a weekend, a business meeting, sports or family reunion, Fort Worth offers experi- ences to last a lifetime. Within walking distance of thousands of downtown Fort Worth hotel rooms, a variety of delicious restaurants and fabu- lous shopping, and offering more than 250,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, nearly 60,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space and an impressive 28,160-sq. ft. ball- room, the Fort Worth Convention Center is the perfect venue for your next event. Fort Worth is home to a dynamic range of exceptionally unique event ven- ues. From historic Western facilities to stunning modern art galleries, in Fort Worth you're sure to find the perfect spot to provide your attendees with an unfor- gettable experience. 809 at Vickery is a private event venue where industrial meets elegance. From wedding receptions and ceremonies, cor- porate events, rehearsal dinners, charity events, luncheons, cocktail parties, pri- vate events, photo shoots, lectures, and more, the space invites varied perspec- tives where your ideal event can be pro- jected onto 809 at Vickery's blank can- vas. With three individual, yet cohesive spaces, this venue provides a lively envi- ronment for any type of event. Downtown Fort Worth's 35-square- block Sundance Square entertainment district is home to restaurants, live music clubs, theatres, shops, exciting nightlife and the beautiful Bass Performance Hall, named as one of the top 10 opera houses in the world. The city's cuisine is as flavorful as the city's rich Western heritage and world- class artistic masterpieces. Featuring Texas' best ingredients and a mix of fla- vors from around the world, the city's award-winning chefs are serving up dish- es from "off the beaten culinary trail." Fort Worth has a proud place among America's most progressive destinations. Each year, diverse communities come together for multicultural events that cel- ebrate the cities rich heritage. Also there are galleries and museums representing the gradual architecture of the city over the years of its existence and how multi- ple cultures played a role in this transfor- mation. One of the foremost African-American theaters in the Southwest, Jubilee Theatre presents Musical, Drama and Comedy works live on stage which reflect the African-American Experience. An inti- mate setting with seating capacity of 149 patrons, its atmosphere and audience is diverse, comfortable and accommodat- ing. The African American Museum Of Dallas was founded in 1974 as a part of the Special Collections at Bishop College, a historically Black college that closed in 1988. The Museum has operat- ed independently since 1979. The African American Museum is the only one of its kind in the Southwestern Region devoted to the preservation and display of African American artistic, cultural and historical materials. While exploring Ft. Worth make sure to visit the Stop Six Historic African- American Neighborhood. This working- class predominantly Black neighborhood, once the sixth stop on the Northern Texas Traction Company line running between Dallas and Fort Worth, was orig- inally known as Cowanville. Throughout the neighborhood visitors will be able to see early-20th-century architecture. Downtown Fort Worth is only 17.5 miles from the fourth-busiest airport in the world, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, the best gateway into the Americas. With 149 direct domestic con- nections, you can reach any major city in the U.S. in less than four hours. Forth Worth Stock Yard cattle drive • • • STATS • • • HOTEL ROOMS Omni Fort Worth Hotel 614 Sheraton Ft. Worth Hotel & Spa 429 Hilton Ft. Worth 294 DFW Airport Marriott South 291 EXHIBITION FACILITIES Fort Worth Convention Center Total Exhibit Space 253,226 sq. ft. Meeting Rooms 41 WHO YOU GONNA CALL? Fort Worth CVB (800) 433-5747 Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce – (817) 871-6538 AREA GUIDES F O R T W O R T H Photo Credit: Forth Worth C.C.

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