2017 Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival to Showcase 213 Of The Nation’s Finest Artists
Greg Davis Photography returns to the Main Street Arts Festival as the
People’s Choice Award Winner
Last year marked the first award of its kind in the 31-year old festival history
FORT WORTH, TEXAS— National Geographic Creative Photographer, Greg Davis, will be returning to the 32nd Annual Main Street Arts Festival as the first ever, PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD WINNER. Davis says, “The Main Street Arts Festival is one of the highest quality and best run art shows in the country, hands down. It is such an honor to be coming back as the previous year’s People’s Choice Award Winner. Considering the quality of talent that is invited to show, I’m truly grateful for the recognition.” Davis submitted an application to apply for a coveted spot at the festival for nine straight years and was denied acceptance each year. Persistence finally played its hand and Davis was invited to the 2016 festival. 2016 marked the inaugural year for the Main Street Arts Festival People’s Choice Award and Davis won that award. Davis stated “the quality of the buyer and collector is a strong as the quality of the works at this event, so to be chosen by the people as their favorite is something that I hold very high and I’m looking forward to bringing all of my new work back this year!”
Davis also helped co-produce a short film, Well Aware World, that was selected to screen at the 2016 Lone Star Film Festival in Fort Worth. The film is centered on the work that is being done by a Texas non-profit called Well Aware that provides innovative and sustainable solutions to water scarcity and contamination in Africa. Well Aware funds and implements life-saving water systems to drive economic development and build self-sufficient communities.
About Greg Davis
Greg is a contributing photographer for National Geographic/Disney and was represented by the National Geographic Image Collection for over a decade. Davis’ work was recently published work in the new National Geographic photo book, “America the Beautiful”. He was honored as the Ambassador of the Year in 2017 for Austin based non-profit, Well Aware, the first time they had ever awarded that recognition. Well Aware funds and implements sustainable clean water systems that drive development and empower communities in East Africa. Davis worked his way from local festivals to international exhibitions and his works now hangs in private and institutional collections worldwide.
Greg’s first major solo exhibit for the Museum of the Southwest followed the stories of individual pilgrims to India’s 2013 Kumbh Mela, the largest religious pilgrimage in history, about which he also completed his first short documentary film, Cloth Paper Dreams.
Davis is currently offering his latest traveling exhibit, “Oaxacan Gold”, to art centers and museums around the nation. The purpose of this exhibition is to bring awareness to the stunning beauty, cultural depth and mystical nature of the great Mexican State of Oaxaca through an educational multi-media cultural experience of photography, folk art, textiles, dance and music.