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 an
(81)

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 opportunity. Join our email list! // Únase a nuestra lista de correo electrónico: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/TXDALLAS/signup/22813

Save the date! Friday, January 19, 2024 at 8 PM join us at the Latino Cultural Center as FTC Comedy Presents a night of ...
12/02/2023

Save the date! Friday, January 19, 2024 at 8 PM join us at the Latino Cultural Center as FTC Comedy Presents a night of standup comedy celebrating the City of Dallas and the city's rising Latin talent. More details to come.

Save the date! On Saturday, January 13, 2024 from 12 noon-6PM join us the Zora Neale Hurston Festival. More details to c...
12/02/2023

Save the date! On Saturday, January 13, 2024 from 12 noon-6PM join us the Zora Neale Hurston Festival. More details to come.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qkLrsMziUMDid you miss Celebrating  : A Conversation with artist Jennifer Cowley and ph...
11/28/2023

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qkLrsMziUM

Did you miss Celebrating : A Conversation with artist Jennifer Cowley and photographer Carl Sidle? Watch it/listen to it here.

Jennifer Cowley and Carl Sidle in conversation on November 18, 2023 at 2 PM at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center.

The Oak Cliff Cultural Center will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24, 2023. El Centro Cultural de Oak Cliff ...
11/22/2023

The Oak Cliff Cultural Center will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24, 2023.

El Centro Cultural de Oak Cliff estará cerrado el jueves y viernes 23 y 24 de noviembre de 2023.

City of Dallas offices will close Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24 2023, For Thanksgiving. Please see below for a full list of department and facility closures. Dallas Public Libraries: All library locations are closing at 5 p.m. on Wednesday the 22nd, All locations will also be closed Thursday ....

The Oak Cliff Cultural Center is pleased to present artist Jose Vargas’ Retro-Matico Tres opening on Dec. 9 with a recep...
11/21/2023

The Oak Cliff Cultural Center is pleased to present artist Jose Vargas’ Retro-Matico Tres opening on Dec. 9 with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.

Spanning five decades, Retro-Matico Tres features six unique bodies of artwork by Vargas, highlighting his commitment to art making in a variety of media and the many influences on the style and content of his work. Encouraged to make art from a young age, Vargas’ pulls from everyday life experiences, musical influences, Mexican culture, and what he calls “mini visions” for his work. Vargas states, “Art, like music, can be healing. It is a luxury to create art, just for the fun of it. For the pure satisfaction of self-expression. If we do not create art, then in turn we are not being true to ourselves.” This sentiment is evident in the boundlessness of his artistic practice and the wide variety of artworks exhibited in Retro-Matico Tres.

From his “Twang” series featuring a skeletal character who embodies the life of a musician to his “Green Mask” series which explores the idea of hiding behind a mask, Vargas moves fluidly between series with often more than one piece in progress. Not just a skilled painter, Retro-Matico Tres will also feature his photographic work which is equally versatile in technique and content incorporating collage, digital editing, and vintage imagery from his personal life.

Vargas is an active visual artist who works in photography, prints, painting, and mixed media. Since 1992, he has participated in over 170 exhibitions in multiple art venues. As an artist and curator, Vargas has collaborated with numerous art organizations. In 2015 he started an art exchange program with La Galería de la Misión de Senecú, an art gallery and museum in El Paso, Texas. In addition to his art practice Jose Vargas has been curating art exhibitions for over thirty years in Dallas including the annual "El Corazón" and "La Virgen de Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe)” shows. Vargas served as the Gallery Coordinator at the Ice House Cultural Center in Oak Cliff. Presently, he provides gallery assistance at the Bath House Cultural Center and the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas, Texas.

One more night for Burning Woman 2023Come see the visual art (6-8pm)and participate in the drum circle (7pm)then stay fo...
11/18/2023

One more night for Burning Woman 2023
Come see the visual art (6-8pm)and participate in the drum circle (7pm)
then stay for the performances (8pm). Tickets for 8pm performances can be snagged at

This Friday and Saturday!
11/16/2023

This Friday and Saturday!

The Oak Cliff Cultural Center is proud to partner with Over the Bridge Arts in presenting and hosting Burning Woman, a full length curated visual and performing arts production that encompasses artists of all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, sexualities and ages in an inspiring multi-genre experience. The theme is Save The Planet, and the festival illuminates environmental concerns through the lens of performing and visual arts.

Burning Woman opens on
November 17- 18 with a reception from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The visual art exhibition, short films, and the 7:00 PM drum circle are free to attend. Ticketed performances begin at 8:00 PM on both nights. The visual art exhibition will be on view through December 15, 2023.

Burning Woman 2023 is directed by Lori Sundeen Soderbergh and features dance by Adam Rech, Annalise Boydston/Sarah Tran, and Alexandra Light; short films by Jessica Thomas, Camille Smith, and Lori Sundeen Soderbergh; spoken word by Tammy Melody Gomez, Tamitha Curiel, and KT Witten; music by 2b1world, and theater by Teatro Flor Candela.
In addition to performances, Five Windows, an exhibition curated by Iris Bechtol will feature art installations by Danielle Ellis, Doug Land, Eliana Miranda, Laura J. Lawson, and Narong Tintamusik.
Over the Bridge Arts is a multi-genre arts nonprofit founded in Oak Cliff in 2017 that provides a platform for inclusive creative expression, connection and community for new and evolving artists. Founded on the belief that our community needs diversity, inclusion, and unity, Over the Bridge Arts is an organization that opens its doors to everyone. Burning Woman was founded by director Lori Sundeen Soderbergh in 2018 as a female creative response to the movement. It has since expanded to include all genders.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. Tickets to the performances are $20 general admission and $10 for seniors.
Tickets can be purchased via the link in our bio or

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported Dia de Los Mu***os Oak Cliff - enjoy this brief photo recap courtesy of...
11/07/2023

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported Dia de Los Mu***os Oak Cliff - enjoy this brief photo recap courtesy of

Save the date! Friday, December 1, 2023 at 7 PM Day With(out) Art 2023: Everyone I Know Is SickOak Cliff Cultural Center...
11/01/2023

Save the date! Friday, December 1, 2023 at 7 PM

Day With(out) Art 2023: Everyone I Know Is Sick
Oak Cliff Cultural Center is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2023 by presenting Everyone I Know Is Sick, a program of five videos generating connections between HIV and other forms of illness and disability.

The program features newly commissioned work by Dorothy Cheung (Hong Kong) Heart Murmurs, 2023 , Hiura Fernandes & Lili Nascimento (Brazil), Aquela criança com AID$ (That Child with AID$), 2023, Beau Gomez (Canada/Philippines), This Bed I Made, 2023, Dolissa Medina & Ananias P. Soria (USA), Viejito/Enfermito/Grito (Old Man/Sick Man/Shout), 2023, and Kurt Weston (USA), Losing the Light, 2023.

Inspired by a statement from Cyrée Jarelle Johnson in the book Black Futures, Everyone I Know Is Sick examines how our society excludes disabled and sick people by upholding a false dichotomy of health and sickness. Inviting us to understand disability as a common experience rather than an exception to the norm, the program highlights a range of experiences spanning HIV, COVID, mental health, and aging. The commissioned artists foreground the knowledge and expertise of disabled and sick people in a world still grappling with multiple ongoing pandemics.

On Friday, December 1, 2023 at 7 PM at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Tamera Garrett (featured in Here We Are: Voices of Black Women Who Live with HIV of the Day With(out) Art 2022 film series Being and Belonging) will introduce the Day With(out) Art 2023 film series Everyone I Know is Sick, and a mobile STD testing station by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation will be in front of the Oak Cliff Cultural Center. Refreshments will be served.

Visual AIDS is a New York-based non-profit that utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.

Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 2 PM at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center in collaboration with the South Dallas Cultural Cen...
11/01/2023

Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 2 PM at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center in collaboration with the South Dallas Cultural Center , Celebrating : A Conversation with artist Jennifer Monet Cowley, Mae Beck, and Carl Sidle

The Oak Cliff Cultural Center is proud to partner with Over the Bridge Arts in presenting and hosting Burning Woman, a f...
10/24/2023

The Oak Cliff Cultural Center is proud to partner with Over the Bridge Arts in presenting and hosting Burning Woman, a full length curated visual and performing arts production that encompasses artists of all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, sexualities and ages in an inspiring multi-genre experience. The theme is Save The Planet, and the festival illuminates environmental concerns through the lens of performing and visual arts.

Burning Woman opens on
November 17- 18 with a reception from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The visual art exhibition, short films, and the 7:00 PM drum circle are free to attend. Ticketed performances begin at 8:00 PM on both nights. The visual art exhibition will be on view through December 15, 2023.

Burning Woman 2023 is directed by Lori Sundeen Soderbergh and features dance by Adam Rech, Annalise Boydston/Sarah Tran, and Alexandra Light; short films by Jessica Thomas, Camille Smith, and Lori Sundeen Soderbergh; spoken word by Tammy Melody Gomez, Tamitha Curiel, and KT Witten; music by 2b1world, and theater by Teatro Flor Candela.
In addition to performances, Five Windows, an exhibition curated by Iris Bechtol will feature art installations by Danielle Ellis, Doug Land, Eliana Miranda, Laura J. Lawson, and Narong Tintamusik.
Over the Bridge Arts is a multi-genre arts nonprofit founded in Oak Cliff in 2017 that provides a platform for inclusive creative expression, connection and community for new and evolving artists. Founded on the belief that our community needs diversity, inclusion, and unity, Over the Bridge Arts is an organization that opens its doors to everyone. Burning Woman was founded by director Lori Sundeen Soderbergh in 2018 as a female creative response to the movement. It has since expanded to include all genders.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. Tickets to the performances are $20 general admission and $10 for seniors.
Tickets can be purchased via the link in our bio or

Did you miss the 'Espiral' screening at the Texas Theatre followed by a conversation between Jorge Perez Solano, Writer ...
10/19/2023

Did you miss the 'Espiral' screening at the Texas Theatre followed by a conversation between Jorge Perez Solano, Writer and Director of 'Espiral' and Rafael Tamayo, Manager of the Oak Cliff Cultural Center ? Enjoy the recording of the conversation presented in Spanish.

Jorge Perez Solano, Writer & Director of Espiral & Rafael Tamayo, Manager of the Oak Cliff Cultural Center in conversation following the screening of Espiral...

Save the date! Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 2 PM at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center in collaboration with the South Dall...
10/18/2023

Save the date! Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 2 PM at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center in collaboration with the South Dallas Cultural Center , Celebrating : A Conversation With artist Jennifer Monet Cowley, Mae Beck, and Carl Sidle

Ruby Miller presents ‘Art in Motion.” An intimate inspirational experience combining music, art, and dance. Pillows and ...
10/18/2023

Ruby Miller presents ‘Art in Motion.” An intimate inspirational experience combining music, art, and dance. Pillows and blankets welcome. FREE and open to the public.

Tomorrow October 14, 2023 10 AM- noon at the Bath House Cultural Center  join us to celebrate the Annular Eclipse with a...
10/13/2023

Tomorrow October 14, 2023 10 AM- noon at the Bath House Cultural Center join us to celebrate the Annular Eclipse with a FREE solar glasses activity. Since the Moon never completely covers the Sun special glasses are needed to below the eclipse safely.

Ananse Journal Writing Project for Boys and Young Men presented by Patrick M. Oliver of Say it Loud! Saturday, October 1...
10/10/2023

Ananse Journal Writing Project for Boys and Young Men presented by Patrick M. Oliver of Say it Loud!
Saturday, October 14, 1-3pm
RSVP and INQUIRIES TO [email protected]

Get those applications in! ArtsActivate 2024 Round 2 is currently open and will close on October 16, 2023 at 11:59pm CST...
10/07/2023

Get those applications in! ArtsActivate 2024 Round 2 is currently open and will close on October 16, 2023 at 11:59pm CST.
Find out more about this funding opportunity for individual artists and arts organizations at our link in bio.

Thursday, October 5 at 7 PM, at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Carlos Montes, co-founder of the Brown Berets and Chicano...
10/03/2023

Thursday, October 5 at 7 PM, at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Carlos Montes, co-founder of the Brown Berets and Chicano Moratorium speaks about the history and ongoing struggle for Chicano self-determination. .dfw

Register here:  https://form.jotform.com/232705151569154Discover the art of Lumen and Cyanotype image making in our work...
09/28/2023

Register here:

https://form.jotform.com/232705151569154

Discover the art of Lumen and Cyanotype image making in our workshop, led by Ciara Elle Bryant, a visionary artist known for her captivating work in photography and new media. With Ciara's guidance, you'll harness the power of sunlight to create unique photographic gems. In the workshop you will learn how to make organic compositions that will create interesting images with just basic materials. No darkroom required—just your creativity and the sun.

Artist/Instructor: Ciara Elle Bryant

Ciara Elle Bryant is an interdisciplinary artist working with photography, new media, video, and installations. Bryant chooses to discuss Black culture and Blackness by focusing on how identity and heritage exist in the new millennium. Bryant approaches this task through her intensive research practice, which is integral to her process of furthering conversations surrounding Black culture in art as well as historical studies. Bryant is currently residing in Dallas, TX and holds a Masters of Fine Art from Southern Methodist University.

Class Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023, 1:30 - 3:30pm

Location: Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75208

To ensure access to the community, please register only if you are sure you can attend. Snacks will be provided.

Annular Eclipse Events at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center October 7 and the Bath House Cultural Center  October 14. No reg...
09/26/2023

Annular Eclipse Events at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center October 7 and the Bath House Cultural Center October 14. No registration required. More details to come. Graphic designed by Olivia Najera

Sober Fest! Saturday, October 7, 7:00 - 11:00 PM at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center Sobriety is not exclusive to substance...
09/22/2023

Sober Fest! Saturday, October 7, 7:00 - 11:00 PM at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center

Sobriety is not exclusive to substances. It’s about Mind, Body, & Soul. Come celebrate your victories and let your vibe attract more tribe!

Annular Eclipse Events at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center October 7 and the Bath House Cultural Center  October 14. No reg...
09/22/2023

Annular Eclipse Events at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center October 7 and the Bath House Cultural Center October 14. No registration required. More details to come.

Join us to celebrate World Cyanotype Day!Saturday, September 30, 2:00 - 3:30 PMClick our link in bio to register!Partici...
09/13/2023

Join us to celebrate World Cyanotype Day!

Saturday, September 30, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Click our link in bio to register!

Participants will explore the history of cyanotypes, a photography process using sunlight and paper coated with a photo sensitive solution to create one of kind prints with a variety of blue tones.

All materials are provided. Participants are welcome to bring small plant cuttings, botanical specimens, and small translucent objects to use in the process.

Did you miss the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture 50 Years of Hip Hop Celebration? Go to our YouTube channel to...
09/02/2023

Did you miss the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture 50 Years of Hip Hop Celebration? Go to our YouTube channel to catch some of the events you missed, including Eddie Murphy 's panel discussion with Percee P and DJSnake and The Journey of a Hip Hop Feminist with Rosa Clemente and Marta Maria Torres Trevino

Conversation recorded at Oak Cliff Cultural Center on August 17, 2023

Espiral Screening!$1 admission Friday, September 22, 2023 at 7 PM  at the Texas TheatreGet tickets here:https://texasthe...
08/30/2023

Espiral Screening!
$1 admission
Friday, September 22, 2023 at 7 PM at the Texas Theatre
Get tickets here:
https://texastheatre.easy-ware-ticketing.com/generaladmission/j03qW0qbgYKEQavEwtCSqQ

Mexican men leave their families to find work return to find things have changed.

Presented in Spanish with English subtitles. Immediately following the screening, Rafael Tamayo, manager of the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, will converse with the writer and director, Jorge Perez Solano. English translation will be available.
City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture Texas Theatre

mending gardens: the aged newa collaborative project by the black mari and abby bagbyCommunity is made up of collaborati...
08/28/2023

mending gardens: the aged new
a collaborative project by the black mari and abby bagby

Community is made up of collaboration and exchanging of ideas, of spending time together not only to share resources but to share joy and stories. In this, we build each other up and remind ourselves that this is how we are meant to exist. We believe in being in physical space together and putting our hands to the work, experiencing life through touch. We believe in breaking down hierarchies and celebrating collective engagement, using art to further those ideals.

mending gardens: the aged new is a collaboration between the Black Mari, Abby Bagby and residents of Dallas. Through organic creation and tactile activity, any who chose to participate added their skills and narrative to two textile-based works, thereby generating a conversation that takes the work far past what either individual artist could've created alone.

The artworks engage the longstanding historical arts of weaving and garment-making, disciplines widely known to be communal practices. Keeping true to anticapitalist and collectivist ideals, the participants aren't required or expected to display "talent" of any kind, instead to use their unique background and abilities to approach each piece in a way that feels natural to them. Every artist is equally credited for their contribution, each voice being as important as the next within the final product.

The Right 2 Write Poetry Slam Festival is a one day poetry festival in Dallas filled with writing workshops, documentary...
08/25/2023

The Right 2 Write Poetry Slam Festival is a one day poetry festival in Dallas filled with writing workshops, documentary film screening, a story slam, haiku battle, all culminating in one fun filled evening of a grand slam event and live afterparty. The events will occur in three separate venues in Oak Cliff. There will be 15 competitors battling it out for $1800 total in cash prize money.
1st Place- $1,000
2nd Place- $500
3rd Place- $100 Registration Returned
$150 prize for both the story slam and haiku battle winners!

ARTIST TALK Antonio Lechuga will talk about his exhibition “Structures of Softness” on Saturday, August 26 at 5:00 pm in...
08/17/2023

ARTIST TALK Antonio Lechuga will talk about his exhibition “Structures of Softness” on Saturday, August 26 at 5:00 pm in the OC3 Gallery. A Cobija Art workshop will immediately follow the talk. Seats for the workshop can be reserved via our link in bio.

08/17/2023

Journey of a Hip Hop Feminist a conversation with Rosa Clemente and Dr. Marta Torres.

Free and open to the public.The Journey of a Hip-Hop Feminist: A Conversation with Rosa Clemente  and Dr. Marta Torres  ...
08/17/2023

Free and open to the public.

The Journey of a Hip-Hop Feminist: A Conversation with Rosa Clemente and Dr. Marta Torres will be presented at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center on Thursday, August 17, 2023 starting at at 12 noon Central Time /1 PM Eastern Time/ 10 AM Pacific Time as part of our 50 Years of Hip-Hop celebration.

The conversation will be held both in person and virtually.


https://occc.dallasculture.org/celebrating-50-years-of-hip-hop/


The conversation will be recorded.


.nance

Liberation Forum! Friday August 25th from 4:30p.m. – 6p.m. Screening of the short film ‘In the Sky’s Wild Noise’ about W...
08/16/2023

Liberation Forum! Friday August 25th from 4:30p.m. – 6p.m. Screening of the short film ‘In the Sky’s Wild Noise’ about Walter Rodney author of the essential work ‘How Europe Underdeveloped Africa’ and a 15-minute post screening Q&A. Party for Socialism and Liberation Dallas/Ft Worth - PSL DFW

Ladies Rhythm Retreat! Free and open to the public…Saturday, September 16, 2023 from 10 AM -1 PMJoin Jennifer Gonzales a...
08/16/2023

Ladies Rhythm Retreat!

Free and open to the public…Saturday, September 16, 2023 from 10 AM -1 PM

Join Jennifer Gonzales at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center in a judgement free zone as she teaches us basic steps and choreographed dances of Bachata and Salsa culminating in a dance party to show off our new moves.

Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes in colors that celebrate Hispanic/Latin/Latino Heritage Month, Mexican Independence Day, and National Dance Day and shoes that allow sliding and gliding across the dance floor.

Learn more about Jennifer Gonzales' upcoming classes and events by joining her email list She Bout' It Community Arts Pop-Up Cultural Center City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture

08/16/2023
08/16/2023
Coming soon! “For Good or Bad”, artworks by Romulo Martinez. ℹ️Venezuelan born artist Romulo Martinez incorporates vario...
08/16/2023

Coming soon! “For Good or Bad”, artworks by Romulo Martinez.
ℹ️

Venezuelan born artist Romulo Martinez incorporates various mixed media techniques including painting, collage, and serigraphy to create two and three-dimensional artworks that represent human emotion through allegorical narratives with color playing a key conceptual role. Often playful and surreal, Martinez’ work seeks to connect the viewer to their own emotions and human experience thereby infusing the work with new narrative and conceptual content.

In For Good or Bad Martinez’ newest body of work continues his exploration into the complexity of human experience where emotion and thinking coincide to guide one’s personal narrative. While the objects and elements in his work are sourced from his own self-discovery, their existence in the everyday allows the viewer to connect through a collective narrative of human existence while offering a perspective different from their own.

Romulo Martinez is a Venezuelan artist residing in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Texas. Martinez has a degree in Fine Arts, Mention in Painting, from the University of Zulia and a Master’s in Artistic Production, Artistic Practice specialty, from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain.
He has several awards and artistic recognitions, and 12 solo exhibitions in leading museums, cultural institutions and private galleries, including the most recent Reflejos held at Daisha Board Gallery – Dallas. His work has been exhibited in more than 70 collective exhibitions, festivals, and art salons internationally including Maracaibo, Caracas, Valencia, Maracay, Barcelona, Trujillo and Ciudad Bolívar, Bogotá-Colombia, Valencia-Spain, Aruba, City of Singapore-Singapore, Lima-Peru, and within the United States in Miami, Dallas, Frisco, Coppell, Denton, Plano and Fort Worth.

Free and open to the public.The Journey of a Hip-Hop Feminist: A Conversation with Rosa Clemente and Marta Maria Torres ...
08/04/2023

Free and open to the public.

The Journey of a Hip-Hop Feminist: A Conversation with Rosa Clemente and Marta Maria Torres Trevino will be presented at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center on Thursday, August 17, 2023 starting at at 12 noon Central Time /1 PM Eastern Time/ 10 AM Pacific Time as part of our 50 Years of Hip-Hop celebration.

The conversation will be held both in person and virtually.

For the join link, click below and scroll to the bottom of the page:
https://occc.dallasculture.org/celebrating-50-years-of-hip-hop/

The conversation will be recorded.

South Dallas Cultural Center Bath House Cultural Center Latino Cultural Center City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture Top Ten Records Texas Theatre classinancephotography Dummy Fresh Eddie Murphy Too Fresh Productions Money Waters Mon Ey Waters

The gallery teeming with good energy!!!!The Oak Cliff Cultural Center is pleased to present artist Antonio Lechuga's “St...
08/02/2023

The gallery teeming with good energy!!!!

The Oak Cliff Cultural Center is pleased to present artist Antonio Lechuga's “Structures of Softness” opening on August 5 with a reception from 6 – 8 pm.

Lechuga uses a varied visual language of materials and processes to discuss and investigate his culture and existence; both his existence and experiences as a Tejano living in the 21st century and its constant battle with the erasure of that history. Antonio uses the current condition of today’s political climate to inform and guide his work. Through investigations, research and new technologies Antonio begins to piece together new narratives of a future for the Mexican-American of the Texas region while emphasizing and highlighting it’s rich, deep and turbulent past.

Structures of Softness is an immersive installation responding to the divisiveness of border walls. Tall fence like structures wrapped in cobijas/blankets transform the gallery, embodying comfort in opposition to the cold, hard structure that exists along the United States/Mexico border. The cobijas, warm and inviting, are lovingly wrapped around the fence, hugging it to encourage a sense of care and security. Lechuga's careful deconstruction of the cobijas and his consideration in the craft, composition, and reconstruction of them to hug the fence facilitates the comforting experience. Focused on healing, Lechuga's installation "challenges the future function of a border wall and the notion of security", altering the collective experience of walls and borders of all kinds.

Thank you to Sally Verrando KERA News for the write up about the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture celebration o...
08/01/2023

Thank you to Sally Verrando KERA News for the write up about the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture celebration of 50 years of Hip-Hop!

South Dallas Cultural Center Bath House Cultural Center Latino Cultural Center Top Ten Records Texas Theatre classinancephotography Dummy Fresh Eddie Murphy Too Fresh Productions Money Waters Mon Ey Waters

This August, Hip-hop turns 50. Local artists and pioneers to be celebrated at events in North Texas throughout the month.

Free and open to the public...no need to register, but seating will be "first come, first served."This event will be pre...
07/30/2023

Free and open to the public...no need to register, but seating will be "first come, first served."

This event will be presented at Top Ten Records on Saturday on August 12, 2023 at 5 PM as part of the 50 Years of Hip-Hop celebration in collaboration with the Oak Cliff Cultural Center.

Join DJ Storm at Top 10 Records for a Hip-Hop record lounge. .nance

Free and open to the public...no need to register, but seating will be extremely limited to this event and it will be "f...
07/29/2023

Free and open to the public...no need to register, but seating will be extremely limited to this event and it will be "first come, first served."

This show will be presented at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center on Saturday, August 12, 2023 starting at 8 PM as part of our 50 Years of Hip-Hop celebration. Doors open at 7 PM. There will be free refreshments while supplies last.

Come and get your "SALLAD"...Money Waters will be performing live with DJ Leo J on the 1s and 2s.
South Dallas Cultural Center Bath House Cultural Center Latino Cultural Center City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture Top Ten Records Texas Theatre classinancephotography Dummy Fresh Eddie Murphy Too Fresh Productions Mon Ey Waters Money Waters

Address

223 W Jefferson Boulevard
Dallas, TX
75208

Opening Hours

Tuesday 12pm - 6pm
Wednesday 12pm - 6pm
Thursday 12pm - 6pm
Friday 12pm - 6pm
Saturday 12pm - 6pm

Telephone

(214) 670-3777

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Oak Cliff Cultural Center posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Oak Cliff Cultural Center:

Videos

Share