City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture

City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture The Office of Arts and Culture (OAC) is a division of the City Manager's office and fosters support, partnerships, and opportunities for Dallas citizens, visitors, artists, and arts and cultural organizations.

Get more info at dallasculture.org The City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture is the custodian of 19 city-owned cultural facilities, where a wide variety of arts and cultural programs are offered for citizens and visitors. These facilities consist of many of our community's most important cultural venues, and when combined, represent more than 1.5 million square feet of space dedicated to arts and cultural functions in our community. The OCA operates five of these facilities directly, referring to them as "cultural centers". The Cultural Centers are as follows: Bath House Cultural Center, Latino Cultural Center, Meyerson Symphony Center, South Dallas Cultural Center, and Oak Cliff Cultural Center. Additionally, the OCA directly manages the historic Majestic theater and other cultural facilities through private/public partnerships with nonprofit arts and cultural organizations with long-term management or operation agreements approved by City Council.

Operating as usual

REMINDER! Cinco De Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day, which falls on September 16. It’s a day to commemorate the Batt...
05/05/2021
Thoughtful Ways to Celebrate Cinco De Mayo in Dallas - D Magazine

REMINDER! Cinco De Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day, which falls on September 16. It’s a day to commemorate the Battle of Puebla, Mexico’s victory over the French, in 1862 🇲🇽

Here are a few thoughtful ways to celebrate #cincodemayo!

The Latino Cultural Center hopes the community will treat May 5 as a day to learn about Mexican history and culture.

An art therapy moment 🎨💙 Rhonda P. is an RN at Medical City Green Oaks Hospital in Dallas. Six months ago she introduced...
05/05/2021

An art therapy moment 🎨💙 Rhonda P. is an RN at Medical City Green Oaks Hospital in Dallas.
Six months ago she introduced an art therapy program to the adolescents in the psychiatric unit. This has been a very successful and rewarding program, providing moments of pride and joy, for Rhonda and the patients involved 🙏

At Medical City Green Oaks Hospital, Rhonda P, RN and artist provides moments of both pride and joy as a part of the patient experience for adolescents by providing the supplies and time for creative expression. Their works are proudly displayed! #PXWeek2021

05/04/2021

Yay 🤩 After almost 14 long months, the doors of Dallas Public Library Library are again open! 📚
(Two locations - Bookmarks and Renner Frankford - are still not open)

05/03/2021
Creative Conversation: Art & Justice

Video premiere of Creative Conversation: Art & Justice.

Creative Conversation is an annual panel first launched in 2013.
​Each year, Creative Conversation brings together a diverse panel for a dialogue on relevant matters in Dallas’ arts and culture scene. This year’s Creative Conversation will share insights from the 2020 social issues that impacted our nation. There is no doubt social justice movements, the pandemic, and the economic downturn have had a disparate impact on communities of color. The arts are a powerful means of healing and a resource, at an individual and community level. Improving the quality of life means transforming the way in which we build a flourishing culture, neighborhood, and society. Proactive alternatives need to be considered through partnerships that offer creative solutions. This means partnering with groups that build projects or practices of work (design, real estate, academic) that marry arts and cultural activities. The panel will discuss what creative, proactive solutions look like for community building, healing, justice, and an overall better quality of life.

Moderated by Catherine Cuellar, Director of Communications, Marketing, and Outreach for the City of Dallas

Panelists:
-John Creuzot, Dallas County Criminal District Attorney
-Dr. Christine Drennon, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Trinity University
-Sydnee Freeman, Director of Real Estate Development for Designing Justice + Designing Spaces
-Carine Rice, Junior Players Program Director
-Byron Sanders, President and CEO of Big Thought

The South Dallas Cultural Center's Juanita J. Craft House Artist Residency 2021-2022 application is NOW OPEN!✨Apply here...
05/03/2021
Juanita J Craft Artist Residency

The South Dallas Cultural Center's Juanita J. Craft House Artist Residency 2021-2022 application is NOW OPEN!
✨Apply here: https://sdcc.dallasculture.org/juanita-j-craft-artist-residency/

Don’t forget to check out current resident Nitashia Johnson's work, The Beauty of South Dallas. https://www.thebeautyofsouthdallas.com/

The South Dallas Cultural Center is pleased to announce the inaugural Juanita J. Craft Artist Residency pilot project The Beauty of South Dallas created by artist Nitashia Johnson. The project documents the neighborhood of South Dallas and several of its residence, business owners, and community

Art makers and community leaders! 🌼It's May and I know you're looking for the next place for your small, outdoor, social...
05/02/2021

Art makers and community leaders! 🌼It's May and I know you're looking for the next place for your small, outdoor, socially distant event. Safely share your art around Dallas by finding your next spot with https://www.spacefinderdallas.com/

Art makers and community leaders! 🌼It's May and I know you're looking for the next place for your small, outdoor, socially distant event. Safely share your art around Dallas by finding your next spot with https://www.spacefinderdallas.com/

Bruce Wood Dance is back With “In-Person Performances” at Moody Performance Hall! UNITE performances are Friday and Satu...
05/01/2021

Bruce Wood Dance is back With “In-Person Performances” at Moody Performance Hall! UNITE performances are Friday and Saturday, June 4+5 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, June 6 at 2:00 pm. Mark your calendars because tickets go on sale May 10th and space is limited!

Bruce Wood Dance is back With “In-Person Performances” at Moody Performance Hall! UNITE performances are Friday and Saturday, June 4+5 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, June 6 at 2:00 pm. Mark your calendars because tickets go on sale May 10th and space is limited!

Meet Du Chau ✨ Visual Artist, Art Lecturer & Scientist. Du Chau has exhibited at our South Dallas Cultural Center, Bath ...
04/30/2021
Meet Du Chau | Visual Artist, Art Lecturer & Scientist

Meet Du Chau ✨ Visual Artist, Art Lecturer & Scientist. Du Chau has exhibited at our South Dallas Cultural Center, Bath House Cultural Center, and Latino Cultural Center as well as curated a past ART214 exhibition!

We had the good fortune of connecting with Du Chau and we've shared our conversation below. Hi Du, what are you inspired by? As a visual artist, art lecturer, and scientist, I find my inspiration through traveling. I always see something beautiful on the sidewalk, in the street, or in the

04/30/2021

Looking for adult art classes? 🎨🦋 REGISTER TODAY with the Latino Cultural Center!
With this 3-week workshop you will make a butterfly using cartonería: the Mexican art of papier mache, taught by local artist, Lourdes Osorio.

Visit their page for more information or contact Jessica Trevizo at [email protected]

#DallasArtsMonth isn't over yet ✨Announcing our interactive Public Art Map ✨ Access it from your phone or computer. Crea...
04/29/2021

#DallasArtsMonth isn't over yet ✨Announcing our interactive Public Art Map ✨
Access it from your phone or computer. Create your own outdoor art walk or explore virtually from your home.
Get started: https://dallasculture.org/2021/04/publicartinteractivemap/

#DallasArtsMonth isn't over yet ✨Announcing our interactive Public Art Map ✨
Access it from your phone or computer. Create your own outdoor art walk or explore virtually from your home.
Get started: https://dallasculture.org/2021/04/publicartinteractivemap/

Last chance to sign up for this virtual show and talkback, happening TOMORROW, April 29th at 5:30PM.✨This powerful, comm...
04/28/2021

Last chance to sign up for this virtual show and talkback, happening TOMORROW, April 29th at 5:30PM.
✨This powerful, commissioned film screening is a collaboration between Dallas Children's Theater and DC's Imagination Stage and is the result of real conversations between young people of color and police officers.

Three days left to sign up for the free 10 SECONDS virtual show and talkback! A collaboration between DCT and DC’s Imagination Stage (@I_Stage). Ages 13 and up... Learn more: https://bit.ly/TellMeAbout10Seconds Sign up: https://bit.ly/RegisterFor10Seconds Join us!

Did you miss last night's virtual Creative Conversation? Our recorded discussion will premiere Monday, May 3 at 6 PM on ...
04/27/2021

Did you miss last night's virtual Creative Conversation?
Our recorded discussion will premiere Monday, May 3 at 6 PM on our Facebook and YouTube Channel! Subscribe to our pages now so you don't miss it again 😉

#DallasArtsMonth

Did you miss last night's virtual Creative Conversation?
Our recorded discussion will premiere Monday, May 3 at 6 PM on our Facebook and YouTube Channel! Subscribe to our pages now so you don't miss it again 😉

#DallasArtsMonth

This big virtual Drumline Fest was one of our ArtsActivate 2021 projects! ✨🥁✨ Despite the challenges of the pandemic, 4 ...
04/27/2021
OCA Big D Virtual Drumline Fest

This big virtual Drumline Fest was one of our ArtsActivate 2021 projects! ✨🥁✨

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, 4 Dallas ISD Drumlines were resilient and worked hard to produce energetic shows featuring their drumlines: Justin F. Kimball High School, Skyline High School, Wilmer-Hutchins High School, and Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center.

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, four Dallas ISD Drumlines were resilient and worked hard to produce energetic shows featuring their drumlines:Justin ...

OPEN CALL FOR DALLAS ARTISTS 🚨🚨🚨The Deep Ellum Foundation is looking for artists interested in participating in a commun...
04/27/2021

OPEN CALL FOR DALLAS ARTISTS 🚨🚨🚨
The Deep Ellum Foundation is looking for artists interested in participating in a community muraling project to bring Deep Ellum’s Blues Alley on Clover Street to life!
⭐ Deadline to Submit: May 1, 2021 ⭐

View the application HERE: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5c5c53a6b2cf79e57c2a3164/t/6082170c7a3a920b64ff95bd/1619138316623/Call+for+Artists_+Blues+Alley+Phase+1.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2frPh9o9VtWduqnA1Sf7wsHGYM2dNJeRZEggVWQkL2JdTwwJtyKbVMTZA

OPEN CALL FOR DALLAS ARTISTS 🚨🚨🚨
The Deep Ellum Foundation is looking for artists interested in participating in a community muraling project to bring Deep Ellum’s Blues Alley on Clover Street to life!
⭐ Deadline to Submit: May 1, 2021 ⭐

View the application HERE: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5c5c53a6b2cf79e57c2a3164/t/6082170c7a3a920b64ff95bd/1619138316623/Call+for+Artists_+Blues+Alley+Phase+1.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2frPh9o9VtWduqnA1Sf7wsHGYM2dNJeRZEggVWQkL2JdTwwJtyKbVMTZA

Creative Conversation is TONIGHT (April 26th) at 6:30 PM ✨ Registration is required to attend! http://www.dallasartsmont...
04/26/2021
Arts And Justice Is The Topic For City Of Dallas’ Annual Creative Conversation | Art&Seek

Creative Conversation is TONIGHT (April 26th) at 6:30 PM ✨ Registration is required to attend!

http://www.dallasartsmonth.com/creative-conversation.html

It's Dallas Arts Month, and in addition to the all the arts and culture events happening around town right now, the city is also hosting its annual Creative Conversation. First launched in 2013 to coincide with Dallas Arts Month, every year the city brings together a panel of experts to take a deepe...

04/22/2021
Music Lounge: DAMOYEE

Join South Dallas Cultural Center for their next edition of 🎼Music Lounge🎼 with DAMOYEE, award-winning multi-hyphenate music artist from #Dallas!

✨Premieres this Friday, April 30 at Noon CST on SDCC's YouTube!

HAPPY #EarthDay2021 🌍🌏🌎What better way to celebrate than by checking out BLOOM today at 6:30 PM as part of the EarthxFil...
04/22/2021
EarthXR - Bloom at Klyde Warren Park

HAPPY #EarthDay2021 🌍🌏🌎
What better way to celebrate than by checking out BLOOM today at 6:30 PM as part of the EarthxFilm Festival?
Bloom 🌷 is an Interactive projection that visualizes the energy that is transferred from water to plants during a storm.

Learn more: https://earthx.org/event/earthxr-bloom-at-klyde-warren-park/

BLOOM is an interactive projection installation that visualizes the energy that is transferred from water to plants during a storm.

04/22/2021

Now streaming thru April 25 - LIBERATION LABORATORY, Volume 1: A NEW OPPRESSION, presented in partnership with Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts!

Tickets are $5-$10 and can be purchased at www.showtix4u.com/event-details/51009

Tune in to experience art through a social justice lens created by dynamic young BIPOC artists and students.

10 SECONDS explores a world where deeply rooted biases and misperceptions easily take hold. Ray and Jimi are Washington,...
04/22/2021

10 SECONDS explores a world where deeply rooted biases and misperceptions easily take hold. Ray and Jimi are Washington, DC high school students who navigate their young adult worlds and what it means to be young Black men in the city. Ray tells the story of a day — and “ten seconds” inside that day — that he and Jimi will never forget, sharing not only their perspectives, but also the views of the police they encounter. Through audience engagement and interactive moments, the film provides opportunities for reflection and discussion.

This is a collaboration between Dallas Children's Theater and Imagination Stage and is the result of real conversations between young people of color and police officers.

A collaboration between DCT and DC’s Imagination Stage (@I_Stage): 10 Seconds. Free Screening and Talkback for ages 13 and up... Learn more: http://bit.ly/TellMeAbout10Seconds Sign up: https://bit.ly/RegisterFor10Seconds Join us!

04/21/2021
Re:Imagine Vacancy Info Session

Re:Imagine Vacancy is part of a pilot program that will beautify empty lots across the city of Dallas.

Join us for this info session where we explain the project scope, guidelines, and let you know how you can submit your proposals for an outdoor art park!

This Sunday, enjoy the arts and spring weather with Theater on the Lawn: A Community Artist Showcase! 🎭 Guess what? Park...
04/21/2021

This Sunday, enjoy the arts and spring weather with Theater on the Lawn: A Community Artist Showcase! 🎭
Guess what? Parking is FREE too! 🚗💨

WHAT: Theater on the Lawn, an afternoon of free family fun, skits, and local theater!
WHEN: Sunday, April 25 at 1:00 PM
WHERE: AT&T Performing Arts Center ‘s Annette Strauss Square
✨RSVP: https://fb.me/e/1xO9CkVG6

#DallasArtsMonth

Introducing our Creative Conversation: Arts & Justice Panel!✨John, Creuzot, Dallas County Criminal District Attorney✨Dr....
04/20/2021

Introducing our Creative Conversation: Arts & Justice Panel!
✨John, Creuzot, Dallas County Criminal District Attorney
✨Dr. Christine Drennon, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Trinity University
✨Sydnee Freeman, Director of Real Estate Development for Designing Justice + Designing Spaces
✨Carine Rice, Junior Players Program Director
✨Byron Sanders, President and CEO of Big Thought

This panel discussion will be moderated by Catherine Cuellar, City of Dallas - City Hall's Director of Communications, Marketing, and Outreach.

Don't miss out on this important discussion!
RSVP HERE: https://bit.ly/CreativeConversation2021

#DallasArtsMonth

Introducing our Creative Conversation: Arts & Justice Panel!
✨John, Creuzot, Dallas County Criminal District Attorney
✨Dr. Christine Drennon, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Trinity University
✨Sydnee Freeman, Director of Real Estate Development for Designing Justice + Designing Spaces
✨Carine Rice, Junior Players Program Director
✨Byron Sanders, President and CEO of Big Thought

This panel discussion will be moderated by Catherine Cuellar, City of Dallas - City Hall's Director of Communications, Marketing, and Outreach.

Don't miss out on this important discussion!
RSVP HERE: https://bit.ly/CreativeConversation2021

#DallasArtsMonth

#mondaymood
04/19/2021

#mondaymood

"Artwork doesn’t define the answers, but provokes us to answer our own questions"
-Unknown

#ART214 Juried Exhibition🎨
April 3-May 29, 2021
Book appointment today: https://form.jotform.com/210816840926155
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Calling all Dallas Visual Artists ✨ OAC requests the submission of your qualifications to design a commercial-style movi...
04/19/2021

Calling all Dallas Visual Artists ✨ OAC requests the submission of your qualifications to design a commercial-style movie poster for the Dallas Majestic Theatre Centennial celebration 🤩

Learn more about the Centennial and submit your qualifications HERE: https://bit.ly/MAJESTICCENTENNIAL

Calling all Dallas Visual Artists ✨ OAC requests the submission of your qualifications to design a commercial-style movie poster for the Dallas Majestic Theatre Centennial celebration 🤩

Learn more about the Centennial and submit your qualifications HERE: https://bit.ly/MAJESTICCENTENNIAL

It's HERE!!!!! View our "Facebook Story" all weekend for some LIVE and behind-the-scenes looks at the Community Artist S...
04/17/2021

It's HERE!!!!! View our "Facebook Story" all weekend for some LIVE and behind-the-scenes looks at the Community Artist Showcase!

This weekend, Saturday at 7 PM and Sunday at 3 PM!
Learn more or RSVP at www.bit.ly/FairParkShowcase and we'll see you there 🥰

Book your ART214 appointment today! 😍#DallasArtsMonth
04/16/2021

Book your ART214 appointment today! 😍

#DallasArtsMonth

Have you made an appointment to see Art214? For more info and gallery hours visit lcc.dallasculture.org

Oak Cliff Cultural Center's open call for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month closes TOMORROW, April 16th...
04/15/2021

Oak Cliff Cultural Center's open call for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month closes TOMORROW, April 16th.
Help spread the word!
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www.occc.dallasculture.org/open-call-aapi-heritage-month

The Oak Cliff Cultural Center is looking for artists who would like to create and teach an art workshop that highlights and celebrates AAPI arts and culture. Although preference will be given to local AAPI artists, everybody is welcome to apply. Deadline: April 16, 2021. https://occc.dallasculture.org/open-call-aapi-heritage-month/

Looking for how to celebrate #DallasArtsMonth this weekend?  Here's how ✨👇✨
04/15/2021

Looking for how to celebrate #DallasArtsMonth this weekend? Here's how ✨👇✨

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1925 Elm St, Fl 4th
Dallas, TX
75201

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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(214) 670-3687

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The City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture is the custodian of 19 city-owned cultural facilities, where a wide variety of arts and cultural programs are offered for citizens and visitors. These facilities consist of many of our community's most important cultural venues, and when combined, represent more than 1.5 million square feet of space dedicated to arts and cultural functions in our community. The OAC operates five of these facilities directly, referring to them as "cultural centers". The Cultural Centers are as follows: Bath House Cultural Center, Latino Cultural Center, Meyerson Symphony Center, South Dallas Cultural Center, and Oak Cliff Cultural Center. Additionally, the OAC directly manages the historic Majestic theater and other cultural facilities through private/public partnerships with nonprofit arts and cultural organizations with long-term management or operation agreements approved by City Council.

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FREE EVENT!!!!! THE HISTORY & HUES OF DEEP ELLUM BLUES Tuesday April 27th at 7:30 at POP UP DFW 3409 Main Street, Suite B-DEEP ELLUM After the slave liberation in Texas, (JUNETEENTH), many slaves from Texas and nearby states built their houses and cropped their land in the future Deep Ellum, which was one of the largest African-American communities. This community holds the most history in the Dallas area. Join Liz Mikel and Linny Nance as they pay tribute to the legacy of the people, music and times of Dallas' most diverse and artistic area, DEEP ELLUM! *Made possible by the CITY OF DALLAS- OFFICE OF ARTS AND CULTURE
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