Oak Cliff Cultural Center

Oak Cliff Cultural Center A multi-purpose arts and culture facility owned and operated by the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture. In August of 2010 the Oak Cliff Cultural Center opened its doors, officially replacing the Ice House Cultural Center, which closed in September of 2009.

For over a decade, the Ice House provided Oak Cliff and the surrounding communities with diverse art and cultural experiences. The newly renovated Oak Cliff Cultural Center, owned and operated by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs with its art gallery and multi-purpose studio, continues in this tradition of cultural service and has ushered in a new era of artistic and cultural opportuni

For over a decade, the Ice House provided Oak Cliff and the surrounding communities with diverse art and cultural experiences. The newly renovated Oak Cliff Cultural Center, owned and operated by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs with its art gallery and multi-purpose studio, continues in this tradition of cultural service and has ushered in a new era of artistic and cultural opportuni

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Lotería Night is tonight!!Who’s ready to play Lotería, win some dope prizes, and have some fun?! We’ll be at Oak Cliff B...
11/09/2021

Lotería Night is tonight!!

Who’s ready to play Lotería, win some dope prizes, and have some fun?! We’ll be at Oak Cliff Brewing Co starting at 7 PM. Come on out and enjoy your Tuesday night with friends.

This is a family-friendly event. All are welcome.

Don’t speak Spanish? No worries! All cards are projected as they are called.

“After months of struggling with a crippling arthritis, a former mechanic attempts to regain his identity as a working m...
11/08/2021

“After months of struggling with a crippling arthritis, a former mechanic attempts to regain his identity as a working man with purpose.”

Manos de Oro is a short film with a story based in Oak Cliff by an Oak Cliff native. Tune in to Frequencies to learn about Merced’s process and what it took to create Manos de Oro.

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6ihoaqGT7PoIfhxCHIOfl1?si=7nmVSs-IQH-3_fFxJDwvGg

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/n3d3i7z4DH6oJpCM9

Manos de Oro has been a part of the following film festivals:

LA Shorts International Film Festival | OFFICIAL SELECTION | 2021

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) | OFFICIAL SELECTION | 2021

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (Hosted by The Academy) | OFFICIAL SELECTION | 2021

HBO Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today Program | BEST SHORT FILM WINNER | 2021

36th Annual Imagen Awards | NOMINEE FOR BEST SHORT FILM | 2021

Young Director Award at Cannes Lions | OFFICIAL SHORTLIST | 2021

USA Film Festival | BEST TEXAS SHORT AWARD WINNER | 2021

CineFestival | OFFICIAL SELECTION | 2021

CineOdyssey Film Festival | OFFICIAL SELECTION | 2021

Deep in the Heart Film Festival | SPECIAL JURY AWARD | 2021

Philadelphia Latino Film Festival | OFFICIAL SELECTION | 2021

Lone Star Film Festival | OFFICIAL SELECTION | 2021

Accolade Global Film Competition | AWARD OF MERIT - LATIN/HISPANIC | 2020

Official Latino Film & Arts Festival | BEST DRAMA FILM WINNER | 2020

“After months of struggling with a crippling arthritis, a former mechanic attempts to regain his identity as a working man with purpose.”

Manos de Oro is a short film with a story based in Oak Cliff by an Oak Cliff native. Tune in to Frequencies to learn about Merced’s process and what it took to create Manos de Oro.

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6ihoaqGT7PoIfhxCHIOfl1?si=7nmVSs-IQH-3_fFxJDwvGg

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/n3d3i7z4DH6oJpCM9

Manos de Oro has been a part of the following film festivals:

LA Shorts International Film Festival | OFFICIAL SELECTION | 2021

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) | OFFICIAL SELECTION | 2021

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (Hosted by The Academy) | OFFICIAL SELECTION | 2021

HBO Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today Program | BEST SHORT FILM WINNER | 2021

36th Annual Imagen Awards | NOMINEE FOR BEST SHORT FILM | 2021

Young Director Award at Cannes Lions | OFFICIAL SHORTLIST | 2021

USA Film Festival | BEST TEXAS SHORT AWARD WINNER | 2021

CineFestival | OFFICIAL SELECTION | 2021

CineOdyssey Film Festival | OFFICIAL SELECTION | 2021

Deep in the Heart Film Festival | SPECIAL JURY AWARD | 2021

Philadelphia Latino Film Festival | OFFICIAL SELECTION | 2021

Lone Star Film Festival | OFFICIAL SELECTION | 2021

Accolade Global Film Competition | AWARD OF MERIT - LATIN/HISPANIC | 2020

Official Latino Film & Arts Festival | BEST DRAMA FILM WINNER | 2020

GHOST STUDIOStop by to check out the Ghost Studio portraits.Gallery hours: Open Tuesday - Saturday from 12 PM - 6 PM
11/06/2021

GHOST STUDIO

Stop by to check out the Ghost Studio portraits.

Gallery hours: Open Tuesday - Saturday from 12 PM - 6 PM

GHOST STUDIO

Stop by to check out the Ghost Studio portraits.

Gallery hours: Open Tuesday - Saturday from 12 PM - 6 PM

11/06/2021

Paint by Number • Community Mural

Join us for some fun, painting, and live! Be a part of this community mural by stopping by between 10 AM - 2 PM at Hampton-Illinois Branch Library. JazzBecuzz will join us at 12 PM.

Shout out to CAP (Community Artist Program) for helping make this project possible.

11/04/2021
The Process - Mural at Alebrijes Cafe

#throwback to April with our friends Alebrijes Cafe 💚

Take a look at what the process for the community mural was like. Over 50 pairs of hands helped paint this mural! It was tons of fun and amazing to watch it come together. A huge shout out to EvaAzul for helping out being a part of this amazing project!

Join us for the next community mural taking place this Saturday at the Hampton-Illinois Branch Library from 10 AM - 2 PM!

Click on our events tab for more details.

So many memories made at Día de Los Mu***os Oak Cliff 2021 🧡Thank you to everyone that come out to celebrate with us and...
11/03/2021

So many memories made at Día de Los Mu***os Oak Cliff 2021 🧡

Thank you to everyone that come out to celebrate with us and our friends CocoAndre Chocolatier. It’s always so much fun and this year was not the exception!

City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture Alegre Ballet Folklorico Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble Mariachi Lone Star Four Corners Brewing Co. Cara Mia Theatre

10/30/2021
Learn about Día de Los Mu***os and the influences that made the celebration what it is today 🌼“Catholicism has a knack f...
10/28/2021
Here’s the story behind Día de Mu***os altars — and how you can build one

Learn about Día de Los Mu***os and the influences that made the celebration what it is today 🌼

“Catholicism has a knack for absorbing holidays into its liturgical calendar — it’s how we ended up with Saturnalia trees at Christmas and rabbits and eggs at Easter — and something like that happened in Mexico with this holiday. Día de Mu***os falls on Nov. 1 and 2 — which, not coincidentally, are All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day in Catholicism.

…the version that we are familiar with …like many things in Mexico, it’s a mixture of Indigenous traditions and also of Catholic Church traditions,” said Lalo Alcaraz, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-nominated political cartoonist who served as a consultant for the Oscar-winning Pixar film “Coco.”

Día de los Mu***os (Day of the Dead) is Nov. 1 and 2, 2021. Here's what goes into building an ofrenda, or altar, for a deceased loved one.

Join our community altar!All are invited to be a part of the OC3 community altar. Bring a photocopy and non-perishable i...
10/26/2021

Join our community altar!

All are invited to be a part of the OC3 community altar. Bring a photocopy and non-perishable items to adorn the altar and commemorate loved ones that have passed 💜

Click on the link below for more details.

https://occc.dallasculture.org/tickets-info/oc3gallery/

Join our community altar!

All are invited to be a part of the OC3 community altar. Bring a photocopy and non-perishable items to adorn the altar and commemorate loved ones that have passed 💜

Click on the link below for more details.

https://occc.dallasculture.org/tickets-info/oc3gallery/

10/23/2021

Passport Oak Cliff + Friends of Oak Cliff Cultural Center at OC3

Catrinas workshop #2 is TONIGHT at 6:00 pm! Tickets run out quick so make it out early! Ticket distribution will start at 5:00 pm.

See y’all 👋🏽👋🏽

A sneak peek 👀 at next week’s Día de Los Mu***os workshop with EvaAzul!Mini Árbol de la VidaFriday, October 296:30 PMAre...
10/22/2021

A sneak peek 👀 at next week’s Día de Los Mu***os workshop with EvaAzul!

Mini Árbol de la Vida
Friday, October 29
6:30 PM

Aren’t these so beautiful 😍

A sneak peek 👀 at next week’s Día de Los Mu***os workshop with EvaAzul!

Mini Árbol de la Vida
Friday, October 29
6:30 PM

Aren’t these so beautiful 😍

#throwback to Día de Los Mu***os 2019!Who’s ready to celebrate? Make sure to click our events tab to find out about our ...
10/22/2021

#throwback to Día de Los Mu***os 2019!

Who’s ready to celebrate? Make sure to click our events tab to find out about our workshops and events or click on the link below to find out more. Bring a friend and celebrate with us 🌼

https://occc.dallasculture.org/dia-de-los-muertos-2021/

🚨 High School students, Cry Havoc Theater Company is holding auditions! 🚨Students may audition in-person or via video su...
10/21/2021
Auditions — Cry Havoc Theater Company

🚨 High School students, Cry Havoc Theater Company is holding auditions! 🚨

Students may audition in-person or via video submission. Click on the link for more information. All teen actors are paid.

We are looking for current high school students to round out our ensemble and to be part of the creation of three new shows. Teens are asked to perform a memorized one - minute CONTEMPORARY monologue. For those submitting via video, you can record on your phone, we**am, or whatever else is most conv...

“Beauty pageants aren’t all created equal.”“…some like the Miss Navajo pageant, are helping to keep ancient traditions a...
10/20/2021
The Miss Navajo Nation Pageant Helps Bring Lost Traditions Back To Life

“Beauty pageants aren’t all created equal.”

“…some like the Miss Navajo pageant, are helping to keep ancient traditions alive when they’re at risk of being lost to modern society. There is no bathing suit or evening gown competition, and the contestants aren’t held to impossible and unrealistic beauty standards. Instead, the decades-long tradition focuses on Navajo culture, womanhood, and leadership.”

This pageant is 50% in English and 50% in the Navajo language and tests participants on their knowledge of Navajo culture and heritage. Read the article to find out more about the Miss Navajo pageant!

The Miss Navajo Nation pageant is unlike any other and that's exactly why it's so special. Here's how it's helping keep a community alive.

"This behaviour is universal, it's across cultures and across economic groups. It's like breathing or singing or dancing...
10/19/2021
From Da Vinci to Churchill: What our doodles can mean

"This behaviour is universal, it's across cultures and across economic groups. It's like breathing or singing or dancing and is natural to human beings.

Doodling has been shown to reduce stress, improve short term memory and feel rewarding. "Doodling has this liberating quality for many people…It's a spontaneous act of just letting yourself be who you are." But perhaps one of its biggest functions is as a way to unlock unconscious creativity. "You're not prescribing the outcome and you're not striving for a goal…and that is a very sweet spot for getting unconscious information to become available."

According to the article, everyone has a signature doodle! What are you doodling today? ✍🏽

As a new exhibition shows, doodles can be a powerful form of creative expression, writes Clare Thorp.

“Jimmy Nelson has gone all over the earth to photograph native peoples at their proudest moments and to show you their s...
10/15/2021
Photo gallery: Stunning images of Indigenous peoples in their traditional splendor

“Jimmy Nelson has gone all over the earth to photograph native peoples at their proudest moments and to show you their soul.

“This is us at our best” — that’s the caption that could hover over these images from Dutch photographer Jimmy Nelson (TED talk: Gorgeous portraits of the world’s vanishing people), who works to put the world’s peoples and their rich traditions front and center in his pictures.”

Click on the link to see the beautiful pictures and to learn about the tribes and their traditions.

Jimmy Nelson has gone all over the earth to photograph native peoples at their proudest moments and to show you their soul.

🐚 Conchas in a gallery? That’s what’s on view at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio!Sabor a San Antonio includes works ...
10/14/2021
Art exhibit showcases Latino culture and food

🐚 Conchas in a gallery? That’s what’s on view at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio!

Sabor a San Antonio includes works by various artists that highlight different foods found throughout San Antonio.

Who’s stopping by to check it out next time they’re in SA? 👋🏽

An art exhibit in San Antonio, Texas, showcases the talent of Hispanic artists through food. Mireya Villarreal shares more.

The Office of Arts and Culture is hiring!Check out this post for an Electronic Technician (Stage Tech) over at Latino Cu...
10/12/2021
Open Positions | City of Dallas Job Opportunities

The Office of Arts and Culture is hiring!

Check out this post for an Electronic Technician (Stage Tech) over at Latino Cultural Center. Click on the link for more information.

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“If you see white embroidered dresses with men in white, you can be certain that style of Folklorico is from Veracruz, h...
10/12/2021
Baile Folklórico Is Rich In Color And Influenced From Other Countries Around The World

“If you see white embroidered dresses with men in white, you can be certain that style of Folklorico is from Veracruz, heavily influenced by Africa. One of the most famous dances from Veracruz is “La Bruja” consisting of only female dancers wearing white dresses, a black apron, and balancing a candle on their head in a dimly lit room. This is usually performed during Dia de Los Mu***os. “

#FunFact

At mitú we celebrate our Latinx culture every single day. This month we partnered with Amtrak to highlight the legacy of our past and where it’s taking us in the future. Dresses spinning in colors, the guitar strumming a tune, and the sound of shoes hitting the ground. This is baile Folklorico, o

“Posada’s drawing of La Catrina was intended to mock the romanticization of the European upper class in Mexico at the ti...
10/09/2021
Catrina Makeup Was Originally Satirizing Eurocentric Colonization But It Evolved To Celebrate Our Ancestors

“Posada’s drawing of La Catrina was intended to mock the romanticization of the European upper class in Mexico at the time which eventually lead to the revolt against President Porfirio Diaz.”

Things changed when “..in the mid-1940s, renowned artist Diego Rivera created his interpretation of a catrina catapulting the figure into a pop-culture legacy.”

Click on the link to learn more! 🌼

At mitú we celebrate our Latinx culture every single day. This month we partnered with Amtrak to highlight the legacy of our past and where it’s taking us in the future. During Día de los Mu***os, one of the most standout elements is the makeup catrinas wear. The vibrant designs and colors are a...

Saturday, October 2nd we held a Hand Lettering workshop, complimenting the exhibition MARINE PARK by Raul Rodriguez.Chec...
10/08/2021

Saturday, October 2nd we held a Hand Lettering workshop, complimenting the exhibition MARINE PARK by Raul Rodriguez.

Check out the pictures to see what participants created on their skate decks with the help of Artwork of Sarah Ayala 🛹

PS You have until October 15 to check out MARINE PARK so don’t miss out!

This Sunday from 5 pm - 6 pm!
10/08/2021

This Sunday from 5 pm - 6 pm!

Councilmember Omar Narvaez invites you to the Third Annual Indigenous Peoples Day in the City of Dallas

📅 Sunday, October 10, 2021
🕔 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
🌉 Felix H. Lozada Gateway Plaza West (Continental Bridge)
3118 Gulden Ln. Dallas, TX 75212

Join local American Indian Speakers, organizations & enjoy cultural activities.

10/07/2021

Welcome to MARINE PARK by Raul Rodriguez

MARINE PARK by Raul Rodriguez“Over the last two years I have returned to this place to document, take part and capture t...
10/06/2021

MARINE PARK by Raul Rodriguez

“Over the last two years I have returned to this place to document, take part and capture the beauty found at Marine Park, the idiosyncrasies of skateboarding culture and the visual language it speaks through a group of people that have embraced its lifestyle.” -Raul Rodriguez, 2021

Check it out before it closes on October 15th!

P.S. Listen to the artist talk on your way home by visiting https://occc.dallasculture.org/episode-3-raul-rodriguez/

MARINE PARK by Raul Rodriguez

“Over the last two years I have returned to this place to document, take part and capture the beauty found at Marine Park, the idiosyncrasies of skateboarding culture and the visual language it speaks through a group of people that have embraced its lifestyle.” -Raul Rodriguez, 2021

Check it out before it closes on October 15th!

P.S. Listen to the artist talk on your way home by visiting https://occc.dallasculture.org/episode-3-raul-rodriguez/

10/04/2021
D-FW is fastest-growing metro area in the country for immigrants, study says

“A love letter to the City of Dallas”

Have you met Jin-Ya Huang? Watch this clip to learn about her and about Break Bread, Break Borders.

We have been lucky to have Jin-Ya join us as a part of our 2021 Spring Break camp and for a Dumpling workshop, and we’re so excited to see this piece showcasing her work in Dallas!

Check it out!

Texas traditions with a twist! Such a cool mum, for sure!“Originally, Uribe said she was just going to make her mum whit...
10/02/2021
Arlington ISD senior honors Mexican heritage with creative homecoming mum

Texas traditions with a twist! Such a cool mum, for sure!

“Originally, Uribe said she was just going to make her mum white, purple, and sparkly. But her mother encouraged her to “do something special.”

After a couple of trips to an Oak Cliff store, Uribe’s Texas tradition came to life: Her beautifully created mum honors her Mexican heritage.”

What do y’all think?

'Whenever I look at my mum, I just see Mexico, because it's just so colorful and that's how Mexico is,' Senior Jainil Uribe said.

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223 W Jefferson Blvd
Dallas, TX
75208

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm

Telephone

(214) 670-3777

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Having a blast on Loteria night!!! Have it more often!
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July 16: The Labyrinth Walk Coffee House (LWCH) presents its Summer Fair from 3-6 pm at the UU Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas, TX. ~~~ Admission and browsing are free. ~~~ $20 per 15 minute session; some providers may require a double session. ~~~ Vendors display a wide variety of arts/crafts. ~~~ The LWCH is a non-profit operated entirely by volunteers. Information will be updated at http://www.labyrinthwalkcoffeehouse.com/psychicfairs.html.