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2017 Hecho en Dallas opens April 13 at LCC



April 13 – June 30, 2017
Opening Reception:
Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6 – 8 pm
Latino Cultural Center, Dallas

Hecho en Dallas is an annual juried exhibition designed to showcase the recent work of visual artists who reside in the Dallas area. The exhibition was conceived by the Latino Cultural Center in recognition of the talented pool of artists whose creative endeavors give vitality to the cultural movement in the greater North Texas region. This exhibition is part of Dallas Arts Month, a city-wide celebration of Dallas arts, held in the month of April. Opening reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

This year’s artists include : Ruda Anderson, Christopher Bingham, Lesley Brandt Rucker, Fannie Brito, Jose Cánepa, Filberto Chapa, Gabrielle Coben, Ruben Contreras, Steve Danner, Jenny DeLaughter, Pablo Esparza, Cuyler Etheredge, Reyna Flores, Nicolás González, Bill Holmberg, Duke Horn, Rance Jones, Susan Lecky, Serina Lopez, Kevin Maldonado, Marian Maldonado-Pagán, Zeenya Meherally, JD Moore, Juan Alberto Negroni, Marlene Núñez, Bob Nunn, Marsha Oliver Moser, Bill Ramsey, Ingrid W. Scobie, Una Scott, Armando Sebastian, Arazeli Torres, Luis Torres, Silvia Thornton, Cecilia Thurman, and Robertus van der Wege.


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Dear Clark Spring Pop Up Art Show April 6


Dear Clark’s quarterly Spring Pop-Up Art Show is Thursday April 6th from 6-10 PM at Dear Clark’s Uptown Dallas Studio, 3317 McKinney.

Produced by Tres Reyes Fine Art Production, the show will feature art from several local artists and local vendors from the DFW area. The evening supports 29 Acres and a portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to the nonprofit. Come shop local vendors, enjoy beverages provided by Eastwood’s Bar, food and music!

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South Side Art Walk and Open Studios – March 25, 2017


The South Side Art Walk and Open Studios is an event centered around community and creativity. Come stroll the Artist Quarter at South Side on Lamar in the historic Sears building and discover a myriad of artists and talents while taking in the fresh tunes by DJ Frances Jaye and sipping a delicious beverage from Checkered Past Winery or Opening Bell Coffee. Artists will have their studios open and others will have exhibition spaces lining the Artist Quarter. ArtLoveMagic will be exhibiting their DECADE show in The Janette Kennedy Gallery as well as hosting artists working live in their Artist Quarter studio. Checkered Past Winery and Opening Bell are hosting after parties with live music and drink specials starting at 8pm. Those Guys will be playing at Checkered Past Winery and Anna Larson from Austin will be preforming at Opening Bell. The event is free and indoors and will go on rain or shine. We’d love to see you. We are also still looking for a few good artists who create gallery quality work and fine crafts to come sail with us on our maiden voyage. This is the first in a series of quarterly events and exhibition spaces are free. Visit www.southsideartwalk.com to download the information and application packet.

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100+ MILLION MISSING Traveling Art Exhibit


11,000 Pairs of Handmade Baby Booties Go on Display in Dallas to Launch 100+ MILLION MISSING Traveling Art Exhibit

Exhibit features baby booties handmade by at-risk women in 30 developing countries 

100+ MILLION MISSING is a traveling art exhibit to raise awareness of gendercide and to combat the extreme devaluation of women that leads to gendercide. The exhibit will feature 11,000 pairs of handmade baby booties, each pair representing 10,000 “missing” women and girls due to gendercide. Demographic scholars estimate 100 million to 125 million females are missing in the world today. The booties are the work of 500 women from women’s cooperatives in 30 developing countries. Many of the cooperatives were formed by nonprofits to help vulnerable women by providing them fair pay for work. The women used their income from making the baby booties to buy better food, medical care and schooling for their children. Dallas area high school students and knitting groups also contributed.  

An “Artists Respond” section will highlight artwork produced by professional, gallery-exhibited artists from Dallas-Fort Worth and the international community, including gendercide-affected countries. Gendap.org requested the artists to offer their personal responses to gendercide and to the baby bootie installation.  

See photos and a walk-through video.

Exhibit runs daily February 10 through February 15, 11am to 6pm

Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas Arts District

1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201

Gendercide Awareness Project

Beverly Hill, President & Founder, 214-924-3143



The United Nations Population Fund estimates that currently 100-125 million women and girls are missing in the world due to sex-selective abortions, female infanticide, gross neglect of girls, preventable maternal death, and lack of food and shelter for older women.

The Gendercide Awareness Project began in early 2011 when founder Beverly Hill of Dallas, Texas, recruited a team of volunteers to raise awareness about the little-known problem of gendercide. From 2011 to 2016 the Gendercide Awareness Project, a Dallas-based 501(c)3 charity focused on preventing gendercide, has educated the public while raising funds to purchase 11,000 pairs of baby booties. The organization focuses on two initiatives:

  1. For Women:  To provide modest financial support to at-risk women by commissioning baby booties from women’s cooperatives overseas, paying fair prices. To date, that income has allowed the women to provide 4,000 nourishing family meals — roughly 20,000 substantial individual meals.
  2. For Girls: To send at-risk girls to school in developing countries by supporting five schools for girls (or scholarship programs for girls) in Cambodia, Nepal, India, Uganda, and Guatemala. Each girl receives instruction, room, board (3 meals per day), health care, uniforms, and school supplies. 

Educating at-risk girls and empowering women with fair pay for work is critical to ending gendercide


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Artist Appreciation Happy Hour at The Artists Showplace Gallery Jan. 20


Join us for happy hour on Friday, January 20, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., as we celebrate our local artists, who add so much beauty and diversity to our gallery. Enjoy wine and light refreshments, meet the artists, and browse 12,000 square feet of contemporary and traditional fine art, including original paintings by local, national and international artists, handcrafted jewelry, art glass, and more.

Artists’ Showplace Gallery

Spanish Village Shopping Center, 15615 N Coit Rd #230, Dallas, TX 75248

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Cowtown Indie Bazaar Dec. 10


Saturday, December 10th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Cowtown Indie Bazaar is an annual handmade and vintage show produced by North Texas M.A.D.E., Inc.


Admission: Admission is free.

Location: Round Up Inn (downstairs) in the Amon G. Carter Exhibits Center, directly across the street from the Museum of Science and History.  The Exhibits Center is part of the Will Rogers Memorial Center complex located in Fort Worth’s Cultural District.

Parking: Will Rogers Memorial Center charges a nominal fee for parking. For more details, please link with the official website and FAQ’s. (See Map Below)

The event started in the fall of 2010 and was quickly followed by a spring event in 2011. The first shows were coordinated by the Etsy Fort Worth Team leadership, however there was a change in leadership soon after, and the Cowtown Indie Bazaar was put on hold until 2014 when North Texas M.A.D.E. took over the organization and brought this amazing handmade shopping event back to life.

For a list of artists and crafters participating: http://www.cowtownindiebazaar.com/p/artists_1.html

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SPACES-Dallas First Friday call for artists


SPACES-Dallas will be hosting our second First Friday event on Friday, December 2nd and we are currently looking for artists to showcase their work! Also, if you know anyone else who might be interested, please forward them this information or tell them to contact me!

If interested, please register by filling out the form below-

If you’d like to see photos of our last event, check out the registration form above for a collage of pictures^

SPACES-Dallas is wanting to bring together everyone from local artists to students/faculty who all share a mutual love for the arts in their brand new building on McKinney Avenue.

On the evening of December 2nd, from 5pm-8pm  we will be hosting our second First Friday community art showcase and are looking for participants to showcase (and sell if you would like) their art.

  • There are no fees for showing your work
  • You may show as many items as you would like
  • You may sell your work at the event or just showcase it
  • You will need to bring presentation tools for your work (ex. easels, stands)

If you think this is something that you or any artists/art students you may know would be interested in, they can register here-


You can check out the inside of our McKinney Avenue location below-


A little more about us and the event-

Regus is the global leader of executive office suites and we are opening up a new brand in the US that we brought over from Europe called SPACES.

Spaces is where you take it the next level.  Where you’re surrounded by like-minded people whose minds are made up to make it.  The interaction here is as inspiring as the interior.  Each SPACES location is a dropped pin of possibilities, connecting you to listeners, challengers, influencers, prospects and partners.  It’s a true community, animated by a vigorous calendar of events that enables everyone to learn and connect.  With progressive Euro design SPACES emphasizes wide-open collaborative areas.

We are hoping that we can put together an awesome event that we can continue having every month at this location so your participation is very appreciated.

  • Date: Friday, December 2nd
  • Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm
    • Set-up time: 10:00am-3:00pm (any time in this window, please bring presentation tools)
  • Location: 1919 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201


Briana Mendoza

Field Marketing, North America


3000 locations, 900 cities, 120 countries

15305 Dallas Parkway, Suite 400

Addison, TX 75001

M 512-422-7651

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Etsy Dallas 2016 Jingle Bash coming Nov. 19


Etsy Dallas presents the


November 19, 2016 11am -5pm

South Side Event Center at Gilley’s Dallas, 1135 S. Lamar, Dallas TX 75215


Handmade items only!

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Art Mart – Art Sale and Silent Auction NOV. 18 – 20 at the Bath House


Art Mart at the Bath House Cultural Center

Shop for the Holidays early and support local artists

November 18-20, 2016


521 E. Lawther Drive • Dallas, Texas 75218

Presented by the Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center.

FRIDAY, November 18 – Preview Reception / Sale begins (7-9 PM)

SATURDAY, November 19 – Sale and auction (12-6 PM)

SUNDAY, November 20 – Sale and auction (12-6 PM) – Auction closes at 5 PM


The 2016 Art Mart and Silent Auction is a great place to get an early start on your holidays shopping while supporting local artists and the programs at the Bath House Cultural Center. More than fifty local and regional visual artists fill up the galleries, lobby, theater, and the studios in the lake level with a wonderful variety of paintings, photographs, pottery, sculpture, fiber arts, ceramics, jewelry and other one-of-a-kind wares.

Proceeds of the Bath House Art Mart and silent auction benefit the participating artists and the Friends of the Bath House, which support year-round visual and performing arts programs at the center. Purchases benefit everyone: patrons will take home one-of-a-kind artwork, while local artists and art lovers will be able to continue enjoying the arts at the neighborhood cultural center on White Rock Lake.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Sally Ackerman, Edna Arratia, Cynthia Bagwell, Marthalee Boles, Kathryn Boulet, Jan Byron, Pamela Cleveland, Dan Dudley, Lori Dudley, Angelika Ejtel, Eliza Epstein, Barbara Erickson, Brad Foster, Fred Gardner, Jay Gardner , Ann Gaspari, Essie Graham, Rebecca Guy, Janice Hamilton, Karen Harris, Warren Paul Harris, Patti Haskins, Linda Hernandez, Tricia Hicks, Deana Hinchcliff, Shelli Hoggarth, Kenya Jones, Amy Justice, Cindy Kelley, Andrew Kochie, Leslie Kregel, Audrey Legatowicz, Lilli Lehtonen, Caleb Red Massey, Velkys Mayfield, Marcela Mihaloglou, Jo Moncrief, Nancy Munger, Teri Muse, Dagan Newland, Teresa Parsons, Lisa Payne, Eva Pena, Erin Reeves, Beth Ritter-Perry, Gail Roberts, Elisabeth Schalij, Hans J. Schnitzler, Heidi Seymour, Tom Seymour, Michael Smith, Cat Tatsch, Hector Teran, Terri Thoman, Marilee Vergati-Haynes, Tauma Wiggins, Heidi Williams, Debra Worrell Hernandez, and Carlos Zuniga.

Parking and admission to the Art Mart is free and open to the public.


Visit our website for more information




Bath House Cultural Center • (214) 670-8749www.bathhousecultural.com

The Bath House Cultural Center is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. The center is dedicated to fostering the growth, development and quality of multi-cultural arts within the City of Dallas. The center emphasizes innovating visual and performing arts as well as other multi-discipline events throughout the year. Funding for the Bath House Cultural Center is provided by the City of Dallas, with additional support from the Texas Commission on the Arts.


The Bath House Cultural Center is located on the eastern shore of White Rock Lake at the end of Northcliff Dr. off of Buckner Blvd. at 521 E. Lawther, Dallas, TX 75218. Hours of operation are TuesdaySaturday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. The center is open until 10:00 PM on nights with theatre performances. For general information about cultural programs at the Bath House Cultural Center, please call (214) 670-8749 or visit the center’s website at http://www.bathhousecultural.com

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Fort Worth Art Collective: Opening Nov. 10 at Gallery 76102


Fort Worth Art Collective:
Opening Reception –

November 10th 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Exhibition: November 10 – December 17

Gallery 76102
UTA/Fort Worth Center
p 817.272.0365
e gallery76102@uta.edu

Innovative art in temporary space.

Premiering as a pop-up art gallery concept in 2013. the Fort Worth Art Collective combines raw space and raw talent creating a refined cultural experience for a limited time. The combination of contemporary work in wide-ranging mediums showcases a group of invited local artists.

The Fort Worth Art Collective is an innovative and temporary opportunity to enjoy a variety of work in an effort to encourage, promote and provide opportunities for local artists.


Bill Barter

Rachel Barnminski Bounds

Lou Chapman

Sherri Woodard Coffey

Lisa Cunningham

David Conn

Ariel Davis

Cynthia Lewis

Jesse Meraz

Vicki Owen

Stormie Parker

Jason Reynaga

Susan Sitzes

Pam Stern

Elaine Taylor

Bernardo Vallarin


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500X 2016 Member’s Show Opening Sept. 10th

500x 2016 members show

Opening Reception Saturday, September 10th 7-10pm
Showing September 10th – October 2nd
Sheryl Anaya
Kalee Appleton
Clint Bargers
Bernardo Cantu
Lynne Bowman Cravens
Steven Foutch
Julie Libersat
Lindsey Larsen
Seth Lorenz
Rachel Livedalen
Rachel Muldez
Valerie Powell
James Talambas
Justin Strickland Hoff
Ashley Whitt

500X is ready to kick off the new season with the annual members show. Welcoming the addition of it’s newest members, this group of emerging DFW artists will be showcasing a range of traditional and contemporary art. Works ranging from photography, printmaking, textile, installation, painting, video, performance, and conceptual works investigate a variety of content and formal concerns.

These 15 active artists have ties to and have collaborated with other artist groups such as Art Conspiracy, aphophenia underground, Deep Ellum Windows, Gallery Project in Detroit, Hatch Show Print, Performance SW, Oil and Cotton, and Wild Pony Editions, to name a few. They work in the community as educators, coaches, professionals, and mentors across the DFW area. They work and are involved with institutions such as UNT, Brookhaven College, UTA, Collin College, TCU, Dallas Public Library, and the Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth.

As the oldest artist run co-op in Texas, the idea of collaboration, finding fresh talent and building community is what this current group hopes to continue to foster. Come out and help us kick off the 2016 season!


500X Gallery, 500 Expositon Ave., Dallas, TX 75226 http://500x.org

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Four Expressions of Nature reception Sept. 10 at the Artists Showplace

four expressions of nature

Join us for a new exhibition! Refreshments will be served.
Reception from 1 PM to 5 PM, Saturday September 10th
Discover the journey of the Four Expressions of Nature.
Artists: Andy Bugh, Ray Queen, Kyle Wilson and Larry Maupin
Artists Showplace Gallery
SW Quadrant of Coit and Arapaho, 15615 Coit Rd.  #230, Dallas, TX 75248

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Discover NEW ARTISTS – The Discovery Show opens August 20 at MILAN


Milan Gallery’s 1st Juried Exhibition

August 20 – September 5, 2015

Milan Gallery put out a call for artists earlier in the summer and recieved an overwhelming response! Henrietta Milan and Ariel Davis reviewed the entries and selected artwork by the following Texas Artists:
Carol Acedo, Lawson Belcher, Trish Biddle, Tina Bohlman, Chris Brandley, Lynne Buchanan, Aimee Cardoso, Lynda Conley, Damon Cooper, Carol Devereaux, Laney Espenlaub, Jennie Franz, Lynn Freed, Jordan Garcia, Gale Gibbs, Niki Gulley, Ann Hightower, Mary Hodge, Julie Howard, Shelly Hubel, Kellie Hudson, John Irizarry, Sheri Jones, Julie Keller, Avery Kelly, Cynthia LaBuda, Lynn LaRose, Stacie Latreille, Kevin Luke, Chalda Maloff, Cam Marcus, Patty Marshall, Donald Matheson, Rebecca McWatters, DJ Naehritz, Harmony Poire, Andrew Reed, Richard Schaub, Melody Schotte, Jenny Tucker, UNO, Julie Wende, Aron Williams, Marie Williams,  and Kay Wyne.
Join us for the Opening Reception
Saturday, August 20th from 6-9pm 
We will announce the winners of our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes, take a vote for the VISITOR’S CHOICE AWARD, have live music, and refreshments!
Also, RSVP by phone:  817-338-4278 – or email: art@milangallery.com
for Your
Favorite Artist
Saturday, August 20th 6-9PM we will hold a vote for the
 Come vote for your favorite artwork, and
the artist whose artwork recieves the most votes will recieve gallery representation for 6 months!


Milan Gallery 
505 Houston Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
HOURS: M -TH. 10 – 7pm | Fri  -Sat. 10 – 9pm | Sun. 12 – 5pm

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Summer Solstice Show opens Aug. 5 at Gallery 3 in Bishop Arts

Gallery 3 – Bishop Arts

1319 W Davis St, Dallas, Texas 75208
Opening reception! All works will hang until August 28 th . All works are for sale by the artist . We are a gallery that supports local fine artist.

A competition show with some of Dallas’s best artists, established and up and coming, a visual delight to share in the romance of summer , come join us for wine , cheese and some fabulous artist . Also a great new opportunity to meet the galleries new crew . We promise Dallas a great and exciting lineup of events this year.

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Non Pixelated opens July 2 at the Bath House


Non Pixelated: The Persistence of Painting in the Digital Age


 July 2-30, 2016

 Reception with the Artists: Saturday, July 2, 2016 (7-9 PM)

Featuring the work of eighteen DFW painters, the Non Pixelated exhibition explores the unceasing relevance of the traditional medium of painting in the context of our contemporary digital age. The exhibition includes the work of artists who, for the most part, have chosen not to shift completely from their use of analogue painting techniques to the more widely accessible mass digital media.

Unlike other exhibitions where the art pieces adhere to a certain theme or stylistic direction, the Non Pixelated show focuses mainly on presenting a collection of highly imaginative artwork that serves as irrefutable evidence that painting remains an enduring, vibrant, and ever-present form of art in a world that seems to be inundated and enthralled by digital imagery. The art pieces in this exhibition make a determined and resounding statement that the contribution of painting to the world of art continues to be, and will continue to be for a long time to come, of utmost prominence.

Non Pixelated includes paintings by Rita Barnard, Sarah Barnett, Awadh Baryoum, Bernard Bortnick, S. Chuck McCarter, Justin Clumpner, Ray-Mel Cornelius, Steve Danner, Jacque Forsher, Gale Gibbs, Duke Horn, Karen Jacobi, Darrell Madis, Alexa Mason, Julia McLain, Ruben Miranda, Monica Moody, and Madelyn Sneed.

The exhibition was curated by Enrique Fernández Cervantes.

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Natural Impressions: Recent Artwork by Cecilia Thurman

Cecilia Thurman

Through October 1, 2016

Meet the Artist: Saturday, July 2, 2016(7-9 PM)

The White Rock Lake Museum, housed inside the Bath House Cultural Center, presents Natural Impressions, an exhibition of recent paintings by Cecilia Thurman.

Cecilia Thurman is a painter and a printmaker who lives in Dallas, near White Rock Lake. The acrylic on paper paintings featured in the Natural Impressions exhibition are the artist’s most recent body of work. The new series refers to Cecilia’s tremendous and abiding love of nature, which is unquestionably a constant theme that can be seen in many of her prints and paintings. The goal of the imagery, according to the artist, is to evoke the feeling of elements found in nature, and to express the poetry and mystery of the land that we all share.

Visit Cecilia’s website at www.ceciliathurman.blogspot.com

White Rock Lake Museum
The Bath House Cultural Center is the home of the White Rock Lake Museum. The museum’s mission is to preserve and present the human and natural history of White Rock Lake Park and its surrounding environment.

Visit our website for more information


Bath House Cultural Center • (214) 670-8749www.bathhousecultural.com

The Bath House Cultural Center is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. The center is dedicated to fostering the growth, development and quality of multi-cultural arts within the City of Dallas. The center emphasizes innovating visual and performing arts as well as other multi-discipline events throughout the year. Funding for the Bath House Cultural Center is provided by the City of Dallas, with additional support from the Texas Commission on the Arts.


The Bath House Cultural Center is located on the eastern shore of White Rock Lake at the end of Northcliff Dr. off of Buckner Blvd. at 521 E. Lawther, Dallas, TX 75218. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. The center is open until 10:00 PM on nights with theatre performances. For general information about cultural programs at the Bath House Cultural Center, please call (214) 670-8749 or visit the center’s website athttp://www.bathhousecultural.com


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500X presents Hot and Sweaty: The Open Show


Hot and Sweaty: The Open Show
Exhibition dates: June 11th – June 26th
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 11th, 7-10 pm
Pick up: June 26th 5-7pm; June 27th 6-8pm
Join us at the gallery for the 500X Hot and Sweaty 2016 Opening Reception this Saturday, 7-10 pm! We’ve received a ton of great work from artists around the area, so stop in, have a beer, and take a look for yourself!


500X Gallery, 500 Expositon Ave., Dallas, TX 75226

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HomeGrown Music and Arts Festival May 14


HomeGrown Music and Arts Festival

Dallas’ first ALL local music and arts outdoor festival, now expanded to include many great bands with ties to Texas, continues to prove itself an annual celebration of Homegrown music, art and fun. This year it will again feature 12 acts with ties to the state of Texas performing many genres and styles of music on two main stages. The 7th Annual Homegrown Festival will once again fill vibrant downtown Dallas with music and art at Main Street Garden Park on Saturday, May 14th. The lush lawns, gardens and fountains scream music festival especially if you throw in live art demonstrations, a dog park, and local vendors selling art, wares, food and beverages.


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The Deep Ellum Arts Festival April 1 – 3


The Deep Ellum Arts Festival is proud to celebrate its 22nd anniversary this year on from Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3. Voted “Best Festival in Dallas” by local polls and ranked by participating artists among the top 50 arts Festivals in the nation. The Festival is expanding this year by shifting three blocks east to now begin at Malcom X Blvd and end at Exposition Hall, outside the iconic Sons of Hermann Hall, which will also serve at the Festival’s new headquarters. The Festival opens for lunch on Friday at 11 a.m., offering downtown office workers a special opportunity to preview the Festival during their lunch break.

With dozens of concessionaires and local restaurants, guests can enjoy a wide array of tasty local cuisines, beer, wine and cocktails while experiencing more than 200 juried fine artists. All artists will be displaying and selling their works, many of which will be created live. The exquisite collections showcased will include paintings, sculptures, murals, jewelry and other original works of art. Various Deep Ellum musicians and artists will be creating and inspiring live, local art to happen as they keep the spirit of Dallas alive in the Deep Ellum, TX Village area at the open lot located at the corner of Mail and Malcolm X Blvd. Food fares from popular Deep Ellum restaurants will also be available for purchase in this area.

The adult-oriented three-day Festival, which will cover six city blocks of Main Street in Dallas’ Entertainment District, will also feature more than 100 performances including bands and solo musicians from all over the metroplex and beyond performing only original music representing a variety of genres from four outdoor stages and two new indoor stages inside the iconic Sons of Hermann Hall. Kicking off on April Fools’ Day, (inspiration for this years poster art) this year’s Festival will also feature street performers, jugglers and other whimsical characters throughout the weekend, along with Poetry Slam’s open mic, as well as The Deep Ellum Speakers Corner where each registered speaker will be given time to utilize their right to free speech on a topic of their choice, soap box-style!

The annual Deep Ellum Pet Parade will begin Sunday, April 3 at noon. For those looking to participate in the Pet Parade Awards Ceremony, registration begins at 11 a.m. at the dog park at Trunk and Commerce Street, with the parade starting at 12 p.m. and ending at he singer-songwriter stage at the corner of Hall and Main Street.

More information on http://www.deepellumartsfestival.com.

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13th Annual Hecho en Dallas deadline March 31


The Latino Cultural Center announces a Call for Artists

13th Annual Hecho en Dallas Juried Exhibition

NOTE: A copy of this prospectus (PDF format), including the official Entry Form, may be downloaded at http://dallasculture.org/latinoCulturalCenter/index.asp


Hecho en Dallas is an annual juried exhibition designed to showcase the recent work of professional artists who reside and are active in the artistic environment of the Dallas area. The exhibition was conceived by the Latino Cultural Center in recognition of the talented pool of artists whose creative endeavors give vitality to the cultural movement in DFW. There is no entry fee for this juried exhibition.

Exhibition Timeline

Submission deadline: Thursday, March 31, 2016 by 5 p.m.

Not a postmark deadline. Entries received after the deadline will be disqualified.

Notifications to artists: Saturday, April 16, 2016 via email

Delivery of artwork: Tuesday, April 19 – Saturday, April 30, 2016, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (During regular office hours)

Opening reception: Friday, May 13, 2016, 6 to 8 p.m.

Exhibition dates: May 13 – July 2, 2016

Pick-up artwork: Tuesday, July 5 – Saturday, July 12, 2016, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (During regular office hours)


• Artists must reside in the City of Dallas or within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex

• Art must have been created within the last three years to be eligible

• Any medium will be considered; however, artists who exhibit artwork that requires the use of special equipment (computers, projectors, multimedia devices, etc.) will be responsible for providing such equipment for the duration of the exhibition

• Size limit for 3D artwork will not exceed 15 feet (length + width + depth), with the longest side of the piece not exceeding 7 feet

• For 2D artwork, the longest side cannot exceed 7 feet

• There is no entry fee for this juried exhibition

How to Submit Entries
Please submit the following for consideration:

• Max of three images of artwork to be considered; files should be named using the last name of the artist, first initial of first name, and sequential numbers for every digital photograph submitted. Example: GonzalezC1.jpg

• Artist statement of 50 words or less

• Artist may submit up to three different artworks to be considered following the parameters defined above.

• Completed Artist Entry Form

• Entries may be submitted by email at hechoendallas@gmail.com or by mail or in person at the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St. Dallas, TX 75204

• Uncompleted submissions will not be considered


• Artists will be notified of selection Saturday, April 16, 2016 via email

• Works must be ready for display, including framing and a secure hanging device, if applicable. Artwork that is not suitable for hanging/displaying will not be included in the exhibition

Delivery of Entry Package

• Artwork must be delivered to the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak Street, Dallas, Texas 75204, from April 19-30, 2016, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Mailed entries should arrive at the LCC by the deadline.

• Hand-delivered entries may be turned in during LCC regular hours,TuesdaySaturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact Information

About Us

The Latino Cultural Center is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. Our mission is to serve as a regional catalyst for the preservation, development, and promotion of Latino and Hispanic arts and culture. The Center’s 27,000 sq. ft. facility was designed by renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta and features a 300-seat theater, two visual arts galleries, and an outdoor plaza. Its signature purple tower serves as a beacon to guide visitors to our East Dallas / Deep Ellum location.

The Latino Cultural Center is located at 2600 Live Oak, Dallas, Texas 75204. Located immediately east of downtown Dallas, the Center is less than 1 mile from the Dallas Arts District and conveniently located two blocks north of the DART Green Line Deep Ellum Station. Onsite free parking available. The Center is open Tuesdaythrough Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and in the evenings when performing arts events are scheduled. For additional information, call (214) 671-0045 or visit www.dallasculture.org/latinocc



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Funky Finds Spring Fling March 12 – 13


Shop Local • Shop Handmade • Shop Funky Finds

The 8th Annual Funky Finds Spring Flingwill be held March 12th & March 13th, 2016.

Preview the participating vendors on the event website & the Funky Finds Facebook page

SWAG (Stuff We All Get)

Funky Finds shoppers LOVE the charitable raffle we have at each event! All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of North Texas and CASA of Tarrant County, plus they have a chance to win awesome prizes donated by all our vendors!

The first 75 people EACH DAY to purchase 10 or more tickets receive a SWAG bag – a tote bag filled with freebies, samples & coupons.

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Shop Small Saturday Nov. 28


NOVEMBER 28, 2015


Patronize local artists and small businesses!

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M.A.D.E. Open House July 19


Stage West presents its 2nd M.A.D.E. Open House on Sunday, July 19 from 2-4pm.

On display (and for sale) will be works from 30 local artists, and there will also be music, eats and drinks from local artisans.  Tickets are Pay What You Can at the door.  We suggest $10 per person but ask $5 minimum for any card-based transactions.  http://www.stagewest.org/made-music-arts-drinks-eats

Participating artists include Dan Blagg, Nancy Lamb, Carol Ivey, Jay Wilkinson, Scott Prather, Jeremy Joel, Greg Rivera, Maggie Allyson, Scott Dykema, Roger Kaiser, Charla Marion Pavlik, David Tripp, Evy Baker, Catherine Snow, Dave Afflerbach, Safak Tulga, Caroline Strand, Aaron Roe, Michele Mayfield, Janet Grumbling, Suzanne Mcfadzean, Diane Pereira, Hillary Dohoney, Merlene Walker and more.

Images shown here are from Aaron Roe, David Tripp, and Catherine Snow.

Aaron Roe

catherine snow

David Tripp

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“Taste + See” Call for Art Extended through June 24!


From the gastronomical still-life to the visually lush abstract or relief sculpture, artwork has the capacity to recreate a sensory experience!

Submit your pieces to the Frisco Art Gallery BY JUNE 24 to be considered for participation in the “Taste + See” show, July 3-28. All mediums are eligible!

Email JPEGs of your work to Paige Prater, Exhibits Coordinator: pprater@friscoarts.org.

For guidelines and all forms, please see: http://www.friscodiscoverycenter.com/index.php/events/taste-see-art-exhibition/

A “Sip & See” reception and award will be on July 10, from 7-9PM.

Frisco Arts at the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034. Questions? Call 972-668-5180.

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Fantastic Realism opens May 25

Aurora Anima by Tina Spiro

Fantastic Realism, a captivating new exhibit showcasing provocative and imaginative artworks in a variety of media, opens at LuminArte Gallery on May 25, 2013. The international exhibition will run through June 29th, with an artist reception on May 25th. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

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