UTA Adds more hands-on demonstrations, exhibits at Main St. Arts Festival

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 • Media Contact : Teresa Woodard Schnyder

UTA's Jazz Brunch draws a lively crowd

UTA expands its presence at this year's Main St. Arts Festival with more information, demonstrations, and hands-on experiences. The fair is Thursday-Sunday, April 20-23, along Main Street in downtown Fort Worth. Attendance is free.

The only four-year university at the festival, UTA will have exciting presentations at the exhibit tent at Fourth and Main streets. Watch 3-D printing on Thursday or robotics demonstrations Friday. Play “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” on Saturday and participate in health screenings and science experiments Sunday.

Enjoy food, fellowship, and special seating at the Jazz Brunch when the UTA jazz groups play 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 22, on the UTA Main Stage at Ninth and Main streets. Cost is $20 per guest and free for ages 5 and younger. Register by Friday, April 21.

The UTA Jazz Combo performs at noon Sunday, April 23, on the Frost Stage at Seventh and Main streets.

Make plans to visit UTA’s events at Main St. Arts Festival. All events are at the UTA Exhibit tent, which is centrally located in Sundance Square, unless noted otherwise.

The UTA Main Stage

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, April 20

3-8 p.m.

• UTA FabLab—Mobile 3D print demonstrations

• Lockheed-Martin Career Development Center


Friday, April 21

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

• School of Social Work—Stress management and community resources

• UTA Research Institute—NAO robot, robotic arm exhibit

 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

• College of Engineering and UTA’s Formula SAE racecar


Saturday, April 22

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

• School of Social Work—Stress management and community resources

• College of Education—Quiz Bowl: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

 11 a.m.-3 p.m., UTA Main Stage, Ninth St and Main.

• Jazz Brunch

• 11 a.m., UTA Jazz Ensemble

• 12:30 p.m., UTA Jazz Orchestra

• 2 p.m., UTA Jazz Combo 1

 3 p.m.-8 p.m.

• College of Liberal Arts—Wild Pony print shop and interactive game design demonstrations

• College of Business—Passport: Study Abroad


Sunday, April 23

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

• College of Nursing and Health Innovation—health screenings, kinesiology demonstrations

• College of Science—Science Ambassadors live experiments

 Noon, Frost Stage, Seventh at Main

• UTA Jazz Combo 1

About The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. With a projected global enrollment of close to 57,000, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the state of Texas. Guided by its Strategic Plan 2020 Bold Solutions|Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and education within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was recently cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities. U.S. News & World Report lists UTA as having the fifth highest undergraduate diversity index among national universities. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2017 Best for Vets list.

--Written by Teresa Smith Newton