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.

Mission: The Office of Arts and Culture works to enhance the vitality of the city and the quality of life for all Dallas residents by creating an equitable environment wherein artists as well as arts and cultural organizations thrive; people of all ages enjoy opportunities for creative expression; and all celebrate our multicultural heritage. Our mission is to support and grow a sustainable cultural ecosystem that ensures all residents and visitors have opportunities to experience arts and culture throughout the city.

Operating as usual

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01/23/2021

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It's great to have artwork on the walls of the Bath House Cultural Center's gallery once again! We have begun the installation of our popular annual show, El Corazón—curated with much love for over 26 years by Jose Vargas (pictured). Stay tuned for more details and for information on how to schedule a socially-distanced visit. www.bathhousecultural.com

By appointment ONLY, you can now visit the South Dallas Cultural Center for Playing In the Dark, a must-see exhibition b...
01/22/2021

By appointment ONLY, you can now visit the South Dallas Cultural Center for Playing In the Dark, a must-see exhibition by Talley Williams 🤩

Opening Friday January 22.

By Appointment Only 1-5p

@southdallasculturalcenter

check the link tree in bio for details. A must see exhibition by Talley Williams @williamstalley

Our Cultural Centers like to get creative and provide some well-needed humor once and a while 😂
01/22/2021

Our Cultural Centers like to get creative and provide some well-needed humor once and a while 😂

With Valentine's Day around the corner, we are going to have to get creative 🥰 Visit www.bit.ly/OACDIRECTORY for endless...
01/21/2021

With Valentine's Day around the corner, we are going to have to get creative 🥰
Visit www.bit.ly/OACDIRECTORY for endless personalized gift options for friends, family, romantic partners, and yourself!!! 💝

The Meadows Museum, SMU, is accepting applications now through March 1, 2021, for the Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Aw...
01/20/2021
Starve No More: Meadows Museum Is Giving Out a Grant to North Texas Artists

The Meadows Museum, SMU, is accepting applications now through March 1, 2021, for the Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award ✨
The award is given annually to an outstanding North Texas artist who has exhibited professionally for at least ten years and is an active advocate for the visual arts!

To enter, visit www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org/about-us/mosschumley-award/ to download an application.
For questions, contact Shelley DeMaria (214-768-4246; [email protected]).

Starving or not, North Texas artists may want to heed the call for entries to an award being offered by the Meadows Museum. The museum, located at Southern Methodist University, will take applications through Feb. 14 for its annual Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award, which is accompanied by a cas...

Oak Cliff Cultural Center
01/19/2021

Oak Cliff Cultural Center

Celebrate Laura Wheeler Waring's legacy with us! For information on how to participate, go to our events tab.

Growing up in the late 19th century, Laura Wheeler Waring didn't see any artists who looked like her. She didn't see any paintings of people who looked like her, either. As a young woman studying art in Paris, she found inspiration in the works of Matisse and Gaugin to paint the people she knew best. Back in Philadelphia, the Harmon Foundation commissioned her to paint portraits of accomplished African-Americans.

Her portraits still hang in Washington DC's National Portrait Gallery, where children of all races can admire the beautiful shades of brown she captured.
(Description of Beautiful Shades of Brown: The Art of Laura Wheeler Waring)

Artwork: Cover of 'Beautiful Shades of Brown: The Art of Laura Wheeler Waring'
#OC3 #DallasCulture #DallasArts

We wish you a peaceful, reflective MLK Jr. Day 💛 Today, we honor the life and accomplishments of Dr. King, an influentia...
01/18/2021

We wish you a peaceful, reflective MLK Jr. Day 💛 Today, we honor the life and accomplishments of Dr. King, an influential civil rights leader who fought for the civil rights of black and brown communities. May we remember to stay strong, resilient, and hopeful during these unprecedented times.

Dallas-based arts groups it's time to APPLY for the latest round of grants from the Moody Fund for the Arts! ✨The applic...
01/13/2021

Dallas-based arts groups it's time to APPLY for the latest round of grants from the Moody Fund for the Arts! ✨
The application is open until noon on JANUARY 29.

APPLY AT: https://www.moodyartsfund.org/

Join the @southdallasculturalcenter for ✨In the Studio✨ as they talk with artist, Talley Williams, on her inspiration, c...
01/12/2021

Join the @southdallasculturalcenter for ✨In the Studio✨ as they talk with artist, Talley Williams, on her inspiration, creative practice, and spirituality. Swipe to see some of her work! 👉✨👉
Visit @southdallasculturalcenter for the "In the Studio" link

Williams is a conceptual artist who creates sculptural pieces inspired by her dreams, visions, and premonitions; work that evokes both spirit and nature.

This week (and next!) join Vicki Meek virtually as she discusses her art and her exhibition "3 Decades of Social Comment...
01/12/2021

This week (and next!) join Vicki Meek virtually as she discusses her art and her exhibition "3 Decades of Social Commentary" currently on view at the African American Museum of Dallas ✨

Email [email protected] or call 214-565-9025 ext. 313 to receive the zoom link!

Good morning Dallas 💛
01/11/2021
Music That Moves From Despair To Hope

Good morning Dallas 💛

After an upsetting week in the U.S., we offer some music to cope, featuring David Bowie and Miriam Makeba, plus covers by Las Cafeteras and Los Cenzontles.

Prism Movement Theater has upcoming auditions on January 18 & 19 🎭 Check out their post and contact them for more info!
01/10/2021

Prism Movement Theater has upcoming auditions on January 18 & 19 🎭 Check out their post and contact them for more info!

IT’S OFFICIAL!!!! Lucha Teotl Auditions will happen on January 18 and 19. Visit our site prismco.org or our Prism Movement Theater page on FB to learn more! We’re looking for comentaristas and luchadors, so if you think you’re right for the part or know someone who is right for the part, sign up!

Talley Williams is a self-taught artist 🧑‍🎨 who creates sculptural pieces inspired by her dreams, visions, and premoniti...
01/08/2021

Talley Williams is a self-taught artist 🧑‍🎨 who creates sculptural pieces inspired by her dreams, visions, and premonitions; work that evokes both spirit and nature 🍃
On Wednesday the 13th, tune in HERE (https://youtu.be/dgZreXLq9G0) to the premiere of South Dallas Cultural Center's artist talk and dive into an in-depth discussion with Williams!

#supportlocalartists

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
01/07/2021

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

We're so excited to share that our current special exhibition, "The Fight for Civil Rights in the South," is now extended through May 31. Learn about an important time in history when you come visit the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum.

Included in general admission. Get your tickets now at DHHRM.org.

#dhhrm #gettickets #civilrights

Escape the stress of the day with these 4 innovative theater shows 🎭💛 You can support your local artists and take time t...
01/07/2021
These are the 4 can't-miss shows in Dallas-Fort Worth theater for January

Escape the stress of the day with these 4 innovative theater shows 🎭💛 You can support your local artists and take time to disengage all at once.

Thank you CultureMap Dallas for highlighting The Cube, a collaborative project co-funded by our Culture of Value micro-grant and the Latino Cultural Center!

A new year warrants fresh entertainment, and Dallas-area artists are more than happy to supply it. This month, three of the four productions are online. The one that's in-person is ...

The Office of Arts and Culture is ready for 2021! Are you? 👀
01/05/2021

The Office of Arts and Culture is ready for 2021! Are you? 👀

Stay tuned for the Bath House Cultural Center’s virtual and in-person art programs that are coming up in early 2021. Visit http://www.bathhousecultural.com for event news and special announcements. To see a list of virtual programs that our other Office of Arts and Culture venues and divisions are doing, visit https://dallasculture.org/oac-virtual-programs

What is your 2021 Resolution? ✨ To get more involved with your local arts scene✨ To submit your artwork for grants and o...
01/04/2021
City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture -

What is your 2021 Resolution?
✨ To get more involved with your local arts scene
✨ To submit your artwork for grants and other opportunities
✨ To connect with your community at local and virtual events

Go to our page and turn on your notifications so you never miss another Dallas Arts & Culture open call, community meeting, or event in 2021!

The City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture (OAC) fosters support, partnerships, and opportunities for Dallas residents, visitors, artists, and arts and cultural organizations.

Top 10 arts and entertainment headlines that enchanted Dallas in 2020
01/03/2021
Top 10 arts and entertainment headlines that enchanted Dallas in 2020

Top 10 arts and entertainment headlines that enchanted Dallas in 2020

Editor's note: The coronavirus pandemic devastated Dallas' arts and entertainment landscape this year. But, while we produced plenty of stories about event cancellations and closures, the headlines that our readers ...

Thank you for all the love in #2020. Here’s to a great start to #2021 ✨✨
01/03/2021

Thank you for all the love in #2020. Here’s to a great start to #2021 ✨✨

South Dallas Cultural Center has a new ✨dreamy✨ online exhibition for you! 🤩
01/02/2021
Current Exhibition

South Dallas Cultural Center has a new ✨dreamy✨ online exhibition for you! 🤩

ON VIEWARTHELLO BECK AND EMERGING ARTISTS GALLERY The South Dallas Cultural Center’s two visual art galleries feature innovative and thought-provoking exhibitions that address a range of social and cultural themes. Our exhibition program presents influential local, regional, and

From a virtual New Years Eve✨ to the DMA, here’s a few more things to do in #Dallas for one of the last holiday weekends...
12/31/2020
The 7 best things to do in Dallas over New Year's weekend

From a virtual New Years Eve✨ to the DMA, here’s a few more things to do in #Dallas for one of the last holiday weekends 💛

While many events in and around Dallas have either been postponed or canceled during the coronavirus pandemic, some organizations have pivoted to virtual or socially-distanced events to continue offering the ...

The Bath House Cultural Center's Virtual Art Mart closes TOMORROW, December 31st ⚠️  Don't miss out on beautiful last-mi...
12/30/2020

The Bath House Cultural Center's Virtual Art Mart closes TOMORROW, December 31st ⚠️ Don't miss out on beautiful last-minute holiday gifts that also support local Dallas artists!

Santa’s Secret Revealed! : The Virtual Art Mart has been extended to New Year’s Eve!

With 44 virtual booths and 47 local and regional visual artists, you will discover an awesome variety of arts and crafts.

The event site launched on December 5 and continues through December 31 at https://friendsofthebathhouse.org/artmart2020.

12/29/2020
South Dallas Cultural Center

✨DAY 4✨ of Kwanzaa, UJAMAA 💛

Learn more about celebrating Kwanzaa with the South Dallas Cultural Center Guide to Kwanzaa: https://bit.ly/2Ku9YKQ

It's day 4 of #Kwanzaa2020! We are celebrating UJAMAA today.

Dec. 29 (Day 4) = Cooperative Economics
May we build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses, and profit from them.

Learn more about celebrating Kwanzaa with our Guide to Kwanzaa: https://bit.ly/2Ku9YKQ

#BlackCultureCelebrated #nguzosaba

Last week, the Oak Cliff Cultural Center (OC3) & the Latino Cultural Center (LCC) had some wonderful holiday art kit dis...
12/28/2020

Last week, the Oak Cliff Cultural Center (OC3) & the Latino Cultural Center (LCC) had some wonderful holiday art kit distributions ❄️ With beautiful kits & two socially-distanced performances by Alegre Ballet and Jazz Becuzz, I’d say we definitely were blessed with a week full of holiday cheer ❤️✨

Catch the #Dallas Arts & Culture Highlight Reel and reminisce a bit before the end of #2020 🥺💛!! https://youtu.be/yo1dik...
12/28/2020
Dallas Arts and Culture 2020 Highlight

Catch the #Dallas Arts & Culture Highlight Reel and reminisce a bit before the end of #2020 🥺💛!!

https://youtu.be/yo1dikOL2nQ

How has quarantine impacted the Dallas Arts Scene this year? This video highlights the wildly creative 2020 programming that came from our innovative Dallas ...

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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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Thank ya'll, (Public Art), for restoring the Vickie Meek piece at Forest Lane Dart station! Looks really dope. #artlove