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Works by John Fraser and Otis Jones, on view at William Campbell Contemporary Art.

It’s an annual tradition in Fort Worth, and a popular one at that.

For 34 years, Fall Gallery Night has been circled on calendars across the city, effectively drawing us out of our collective summer social slumber--and for good reason.

This year on September 8, more than 45 venues--from art galleries and restaurants to museums and retail stores--will feature special exhibitions. It’s an art overload in the best sense.

And whether you choose to focus on a few places along bustling Camp Bowie or are more art-ambitious, our past Gallery Night experiences have never disappointed.

Leading the pack every year is William Campbell Contemporary Art. Bill and Pam Campbell have been at it for as long as the event itself, regularly hosting bustling crowds, not to mention stellar exhibitions. This year, they’re showing the work of Otis Jones and John Fraser.

Recess & Relief features Fraser’s innate geometric, Diebenkorn-esque tendencies; his mixed-media pieces manage to be both subtle and stirring. In Texas native Jones’s New Paintings, the artist’s overtly abstract work aims to strike a balance between the spiritual and corporeal to good effect.

With art like this, who needs the wine and cheese?

William Campbell Contemporary Art, 4935 Byers Ave., Fort Worth; 817-737-9655 or

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