We are Easyside, an arts+food organization in East Fort Worth.
We provide career resources for the North Texas artist community out of our studio & gallery facility. We also work to directly improve the well-being of our local community, partnering with organizations to increase access to affordable, healthy food.
Easyside was started in the spring of 2022 by artists Adrianna Touch, Fernando Alvarez, & Corrie Thompson, along with musician & entrepreneur John Paul Thompson. Adrianna, Fernando, & Corrie met in the MFA program at TCU, and the Thompsons have been East Fort Worth residents since 2018. Outside of our own creative practices, we bring together a wealth of experience, having worked with other nonprofits, galleries, institutions, and startups. Easyside is currently filing to be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, with fiscal sponsorship provided by the 4DWN Project of Dallas.
We aim to open an artist-run multi-purpose facility by early 2023. Along with artist studios & an alternative gallery space, our goal is to share our facility & our workforce with the growers, markets, pantries, & mutual aid organizations working to address food insecurity in North Texas.
We are looking for community feedback, volunteers, organizational partners, & sponsors. We need your support to launch Easyside.
Our professional artist facility will offer generous private studios for career artists.
We will host a mid-sized gallery, featuring local and national artists and curators.
Our artists & volunteers will partner with local organizations to serve our community.