From April 28 to 29, the Dallas Arboretum hosts Artscape, a juried fine art and fine craft show and sale, that brings together nearly 100 outstanding artists from around the country. A special members preview will be held on April 27 before it opens to the public April 28 and 29. The blue ribbon jury panel, lead by art curator, Patricia Meadows, was impressed by the quality of the applications and expect Artscape to be one of the most prestigious and successful outdoor art shows this spring.
Artscape Chair Kaki Hopkins said, “Set amidst an explosion of spring color, Artscape is the perfect place to spend the weekend strolling through the gardens and shopping for artwork from these artists who are among the best in their fields. It is a fun and enriching time to be in Dallas for the whole family!”
The show features a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, 2-D and 3-D mixed media, photography, jewelry, glass, digital art, ceramics and more. The layout for the art fair is architect-designed for maximum visibility of artists and audience flow. Named by Architectural Digest as one of the “15 Most Breathtaking Botanical Gardens to Visit This Season,” the Arboretum is a perfect complement to the beautiful artwork selected for the show.
Delight in the joy of Artscape with something for all the senses:
- Close to 100 professional artists showcasing their exceptional art in Pecan Grove;
- Galleries at DeGolyer with top galleries exhibiting and selling art with 20% of sales benefiting the Arboretum;
- A University Zone with regional university students and faculty showing and selling their art;
- Art demonstrations by Dallas County Community College District students and faculty;
- Live musical entertainment on stage with radio and TV personalities serving as emcees;
- Food concessions, packaged treats, craft beer and winetastings;
- A Children’s Art Escape, featuring hands-on art activities for the young to make and take, overseen by retired DISD art teachers;
- Prize drawings on the hour every hour.
In addition to Artscape, guests will be able to enjoy the newest summer exhibit, Wind Sculptures in Motion: The Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker, on display through July 31, presented by Reliant. Each piece of Whitaker’s artwork is organic in nature and responds to the changing currents of the wind, which provides each sculpture’s movement. The sculptures range in height from 5 to 27 feet, and 122 sculptures will be arranged artfully in groupings throughout the garden for viewing, and will be available to purchase.
Artscape admission is free for paid garden guests.
About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 2-12 and free for Arboretum members and children under two. There is an additional cost of $3 per person for entrance into the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. On-site parking is $15; pre-purchased online parking is $9. The Dallas Morning News is the principal partner of the Dallas Arboretum. The Arboretum is supported, in part, by funds from the Dallas Park and Recreation Department. WFAA is an official media sponsor for the Dallas Arboretum. For more information, call 214.515.6500 or visitwww.dallasarboretum.org.
Submitted by Juliette Coulter. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org