Painting the Town: The Dallas Art Scene Block-by-Block

May 5, 2017 8:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Dallas is a vibrant city with an amazing art sceneWhile artists live and work all across the DFW area, Dallas has a few neighborhoods centered around creating and displaying art.

The Arts District on the north end of downtown and the Design District to the west of town are meccas for artists from around the world, while the Bishop Arts District and Expo Park are on the rise.

We’ve put together a neighborhood guide that define the Dallas art scene.

Dallas Arts District

Home to dozens of museums, performing arts centers, restaurants, and a park on top of a highway, the Arts District rivals any neighborhood Manhattan has to offer.

The Dallas Museum of Art has over 24,000 pieces in its collection, from sculpture to paintings to room installations. This is a world class museum worth a visit (or three, if you want to see the whole thing).

If you’re more into performance, the AT&T Performing Arts Center has world-class ballet, opera, and theatre productions.

Home to:

  • Meyerson Symphony Center
  • Nasher Sculpture Center
  • AT&T Performing Arts Center
  • Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Design District

DFW has a thriving arts and music community,The Design District, just across I-35E from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSWMC), is the newest player in the Dallas arts scene.

Like the Arts District, there are galleries and restaurants galore here, but you’ll also find antique shops and, coming soon, the Virgin Hotel (one of only eight planned for the U.S.) and one of the hippest hotels anywhere.

If your looking to fill up your apartment with some of the coolest stuff around, head to Lula B’s for anything from furniture to clothing to a cardboard cutout of the Hamburgler.

Feel like getting interactive? Head over to Dallas Glass Art and sit in on one of their workshops.

Home to:

  • Dallas Contemporary
  • Circuit 12
  • Rodeo Goat

Bishop Arts District

In North Oak Cliff (which is actually in south Dallas), Bishop Arts District is the latest addition to the Dallas neighborhood art scene.

Full of locally owned shops, galleries, and restaurants, this quirky neighborhood is full of history and hipsters.

Bishop Arts District offers a little something for everyone.

Off the Beaten (Central)Trak

If you want to be ahead of the trends, Expo Park is the place to go. Hidden between Fair Park to the south and Deep Ellum to the north, Expo Park is the type of place that makes the Dallas arts scene so great.

CentralTrak in Expo Park might be the best art gallery no one has ever heard of. Literally home to visiting artists in residence and some of the most innovative art being created anywhere, this gallery is a must see.

Get Out and See It

North, south, east, and west – Dallas is a city surrounded in art. Downtown Dallas has an artwalk. Northpark Mall has an Andy Warhol collection. Dallas Area Rapid Transit even supports the arts with many pieces on display at their terminals and stops.

Dallas is a city deeply involved in the arts. You just have to know where to look! A good place to start: TwentySeven27 Apartments puts you right in the middle of the thriving DFW art and music scenes. Read more of our blog to find out all of the other amazing Dallas amenities afforded to you by our amazing location.

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