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 at the City of Dallas

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 commu

nity. 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.

The City of Dallas is thrilled to invite you to the 5th Annual Equity Indicators Symposium on Friday, January 12, 2024. ...
01/08/2024

The City of Dallas is thrilled to invite you to the 5th Annual Equity Indicators Symposium on Friday, January 12, 2024. This year's symposium will bring national, state, and local leaders together to delve into topics such as the Racial Equity Plan, housing policy, and equity frameworks. We will also explore the updated 2023 Equity Indicators Report, now inclusive of the sixth added theme – Environmental Justice.

When: Friday, January 12, 2024 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Paul Quinn College
3837 Simpson Stuart Rd
Dallas, TX 75241

To secure your spot, RSVP at bit.ly/2024EquityIndicatorsSymposium

Vidal Vox en ConciertoCuando:  6 de enero del 2024 de 8:15-10:00 p.m.Donde: Bath House Cultural Center                52...
01/05/2024

Vidal Vox en Concierto

Cuando: 6 de enero del 2024 de 8:15-10:00 p.m.
Donde: Bath House Cultural Center
521 East Lawther Dr.
Dallas, TX 75218

Estacionamiento Gratis

Boletos en https://ow.ly/VlUn50QonOM

📱📸 Workshop 📸📱55+ Club: Phone Photography 101 with Alex CelyLearn the techniques and tips for capturing the perfect phot...
01/05/2024

📱📸 Workshop 📸📱
55+ Club: Phone Photography 101 with Alex Cely

Learn the techniques and tips for capturing the perfect photo using your phone.
Register today at https://ow.ly/uiLF50QocHK

When: Monday, January 8, 2024 from 10-11 a.m.
Where: White Rock Hills Branch Library
9150 Ferguson Rd.
Dallas, TX 75228

Meet Community Artist Program (CAP) recipient Sorany Gutierrez.  For more than 12 years, Sorany has been involved in pro...
01/04/2024

Meet Community Artist Program (CAP) recipient Sorany Gutierrez.

For more than 12 years, Sorany has been involved in professional theater and film productions, working as an actress, designer, producer, and Art director with companies in Colombia, Spain, and the United States.

She offers workshops like "Here I Am/Aqui Estoy." This workshop allows participants to find narrative tools to express and reaffirm their presence in space. Through theatrical games, this workshop provides reaffirmation and recognition of individual wealth and the significant contribution each individual can make to their environment.

Request Sorany Gutierrez and other artists today at https://ow.ly/TMEa50Q8V3a

Community Arts Pop-Up Cultural Center

📢 ArtsActivate 2024 Round 3 starting TODAY, January 3, 2024! For more information, visit: https://bit.ly/3SeG2QY📢 ¡ArtsA...
01/03/2024

📢 ArtsActivate 2024 Round 3 starting TODAY, January 3, 2024!
For more information, visit: https://bit.ly/3SeG2QY

📢 ¡ArtsActivate 2024 Rounda 3 a partir de HOY el 3 de enero de 2024! Para obtener más información, visite: https://bit.ly/3I2isEW

Asiste a la celebración de una de las tradiciones más bonitas - Dia de Los Tres Reyes Magos. Este es un evento familiar ...
01/03/2024

Asiste a la celebración de una de las tradiciones más bonitas - Dia de Los Tres Reyes Magos. Este es un evento familiar - Gratis y abierto al público.

Tendremos manualidades, pinta-caritas y merienda para los niños (mientras duren). Contamos con un bello show del Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folcórico junto al Payaso Moñoño. En el vestibulo tendremos artistas invitados, una exhibición de nacimientos & artesanias. Tambien nos visitarán los Tres Reyes Magos. Traiga a sus niños para que se diviertan y se tomen fotos con los Reyes Magos.

Free Family Event Open to Everyone!
Favor de registrarse en el siguiente link:
https://forms.gle/1iCijabfe1FeMK7v9

Sponsored in part by the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture, Latino Cultural Center, AARP Texas, and the Asociación Puertorriqueña de DFW

Public Art Tuesday🐘🐘 Two Elephants Greeting by Busby 🐘🐘The sculpture shows two larger-than-life African elephants with i...
01/02/2024

Public Art Tuesday
🐘🐘 Two Elephants Greeting by Busby 🐘🐘

The sculpture shows two larger-than-life African elephants with intertwined trunks – a symbol of a solid, loving bond and a greeting often seen expressed by elephants. The elephants stand on a berm surrounded by drought-tolerant native grasses and plants at the entrance of the Dallas Zoo. It greets visitors who monumentally come to the Zoo.

Where: corner of Marsalis Ave. and the I-35E frontage road

Jose Vargas new exhibiton "Retro-Matico Tres"Spanning five decades, Retro-Matico Tres features six unique bodies of artw...
01/02/2024

Jose Vargas new exhibiton "Retro-Matico Tres"

Spanning five decades, Retro-Matico Tres features six unique bodies of artwork by Vargas, highlighting his commitment to art-making in various 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.

When: Exhibition through Jan. 12, 2024
Hours: Tues.-Sat. from 12- 6 p.m.
Where:
223 W. Jefferson Blvd.

The City of Dallas extends a Happy Holiday Season to all. For a full list of City facility closures in recognition of wi...
01/01/2024

The City of Dallas extends a Happy Holiday Season to all. For a full list of City facility closures in recognition of winter holidays, visit: bit.ly/CODHoliday.

La Ciudad de Dallas les desea una feliz temporada navideña a todos. Para ver una lista completa de los cierres de instalaciones de la Ciudad durante los días festivos, visite: bit.ly/CODHoliday.

👓Because Reading is What? FUNdamental!📖Join South Dallas Culture Center and their new BOOK CLUB!  This January 2024, SDC...
12/29/2023

👓Because Reading is What? FUNdamental!📖

Join South Dallas Culture Center and their new BOOK CLUB! This January 2024, SDCC has selected the book "Black Cake" by Charmaine Wilkerson. We encourage open and respectful discussions that welcome diverse perspectives and thoughtful conversation. Join SDCC to discover new worlds through the magic of literature!

Visit link for more information http://dal.city/VC0Q50QmF97

South Dallas Cultural Center Oak Cliff Cultural Center Dallas Public Library

Laughter is the Best MedicineFTC Comedy Presents a night of standup comedy celebrating the City of Dallas and the city's...
12/29/2023

Laughter is the Best Medicine

FTC Comedy Presents a night of standup comedy celebrating the City of Dallas and the city's rising Latin talent featuring Chris Tellez, Lilli Lopez, and Dante Martinez.

When: Friday, January 19, 2024 at 7 p.m.
Where: Latino Cultural Center
2600 Live Oak St.
Dallas, TX 75204

Plan to attend future FTC Comedy Shows visit https://ow.ly/UcOK50QmBcL

Latino Cultural Center Oak Cliff Cultural Center

Coming 2024 at the Oak Cliff Cultural CenterSaxon Martinez’ new exhibition “Memoires”Oak Cliff native Saxon Martinez exp...
12/28/2023

Coming 2024 at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center
Saxon Martinez’ new exhibition “Memoires”

Oak Cliff native Saxon Martinez explores his identity through the lens of social constructs, focusing on expectations and perceptions of family, culture, memory, and violence. Using the piñata’s “celebratory and destructive history,” Martinez constructs narratives that go beyond preconceived expectations of ethnicity, resulting in works that are once familiar and enigmatic.

Opening reception: Sat, Jan 20, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Exhibition from Jan 20, 2024 - Feb 16, 2024
Where: 223 Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208

Visit the link for more information about the exhibition at: https://ow.ly/7AlB50QmpEy

Saxon Martinez

12/27/2023

We have a special celebration happening and YOU are invited to join us. . . .
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Meet Community Artist Program (CAP) recipient Gloria Agudelo.Gloria offers a variety of workshops, such as dance, theate...
12/27/2023

Meet Community Artist Program (CAP) recipient Gloria Agudelo.

Gloria offers a variety of workshops, such as dance, theater/acting, and visual arts. The dancing workshop offers Colombian folklore that will express the extraordinary dances of the various Colombian regions to contribute to the dissemination and preservation of native dances.

Through the Body Awakening workshop, participants will explore body awareness as a fundamental tool for interacting with the world through theatrical games and body expression.

Request Gloria Agudelo and other artists today at https://ow.ly/TMEa50Q8V3a

Happy Kwanzaa to all who celebrate! Kwanzaa is a seven-day festival that celebrates family, community, and culture. Clic...
12/26/2023

Happy Kwanzaa to all who celebrate! Kwanzaa is a seven-day festival that celebrates family, community, and culture.
Click the link to learn more about the holiday. https://nmaahc.si.edu/kwanzaa

Public Art TuesdayMirror Image by Barrett C DeBuskThree bent I-beams are bolted to a triangle to which two identical n**...
12/26/2023

Public Art Tuesday
Mirror Image by Barrett C DeBusk

Three bent I-beams are bolted to a triangle to which two identical n**e female torsos are attached. One torso is set upright in the triangle, while the other hangs upside down, creating a mirror image effect.

Where: 6200 East Grand Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75201
GET INVOLVED with PUBLIC ART - https://dallasculture.org/publicart/

The City of Dallas extends a Happy Holidays to all! 🎄🎅City of Dallas offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 25, 2023.For a ...
12/24/2023

The City of Dallas extends a Happy Holidays to all! 🎄🎅City of Dallas offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 25, 2023.

For a full list of facility closures in recognition of the holiday, visit: https://ow.ly/yi5z50QasyZ
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¡La Ciudad de Dallas extiende Felices Fiestas! Las oficinas de la Ciudad de Dallas estarán cerradas el lunes 25 de diceembre de 2023.

Para obtener una lista completa de cierres de instalaciones en reconocimiento de las vacaciones, visite: https://ow.ly/yi5z50QasyZ

12/23/2023
Who's ready for a laugh? Tim Dillon is a comedian and podcaster who hosts the wildly popular Tim Dillon Show, which regu...
12/22/2023

Who's ready for a laugh?

Tim Dillon is a comedian and podcaster who hosts the wildly popular Tim Dillon Show, which regularly attracts over one million viewers and listeners weekly. He has comedy specials on Netflix and Comedy Central and tours the world doing stand-up comedy.
He’s been featured in Rolling Stone, The NY Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications worldwide. He’s a regular on some of the top podcasts, including The Joe Rogan Experience. He has a new book coming out in the Fall of 2023 called “Death By Boomers.” His unique cultural commentary and satire brand has established him as one of the nation's top comedic voices.

When: Jan. 26, 2024 doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Majestic Theatre
1925 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75201

Get your tickets today at https://ow.ly/zelq50QlwIF

LAST WEEK FOR TotomochtliA Solo Exhibition By Tina MedinaThe exhibition Totomochtli features installation works by Tina ...
12/21/2023

LAST WEEK FOR Totomochtli
A Solo Exhibition By Tina Medina

The exhibition Totomochtli features installation works by Tina Blasa Medina, a Xicana Dallas artist. She focuses on the life of her father’s family as farmworkers in the U.S. during the 1950s. Reconnecting to her indigenous roots, she uses the ephemeral dried cornhusk as art installation material.
The cornhusk itself is laden with meaning hearkening back to Mayan culture and origin beliefs of humans, as well as connections to historically significant foods in many regions of North and South America. In these works, Medina is juxtaposing cultural roots and familial history while contemplating the current state of labor issues in the United States food industry.

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday from 12-6 p.m.
When: Exhibition through December 23, 2023
Where: Bath House Cultural Center
521 E Lawther Dr.
Dallas, TX 75218

📢📢CALL FOR ENTRIES📢📢ART214The City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture announces a call for entries for the 5th ART214 ...
12/20/2023

📢📢CALL FOR ENTRIES📢📢
ART214

The City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture announces a call for entries for the 5th ART214 juried exhibition (now a Biennial), which will be presented during Dallas Arts Month in 2024. Visual artists who live in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Greater North Texas region are eligible to apply.

The centers participating in ART214 are the Latino Cultural Center, the Bath House Cultural Center, the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Moody Performance Hall, and the South Dallas Cultural Center.

For more information, visit https://ow.ly/vg8o50QkOPB

Meet Community Artist Program (CAP) recipient Maria Demus.Matoya performs music of Black American composers with a groun...
12/20/2023

Meet Community Artist Program (CAP) recipient Maria Demus.

Matoya performs music of Black American composers with a grounded approach. These performances diversify the expectations of a string quartet and spotlight the black string players and composers of Dallas. Performances include classical, jazz/blues, and contemporary music styles.

Request Maria Demus and other artists today at https://ow.ly/TMEa50Q8V3a

Community Arts Pop-Up Cultural Center

Public Art TuesdayTejas Warrior by  Allie Victoria TennantTennant's best-known work is the nine-foot-high gilded-gold le...
12/19/2023

Public Art Tuesday
Tejas Warrior by Allie Victoria Tennant

Tennant's best-known work is the nine-foot-high gilded-gold leafed bronze Tejas Warrior (1936) placed over the entrance doorway of the Texas Centennial Hall of State building in Dallas. The smoothly modeled contours of the Indian warrior evidence the impact of the Art Deco movement and of sculptor Paul Howard Manship's archaism on Tennant's style.

Where: Fair Park Dallas, 1200 Second Ave. Dallas, TX 75210
GET INVOLVED with PUBLIC ART - https://dallasculture.org/publicart/

ELF - Screening at The Majestic! 20th anniversary!"The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hea...
12/18/2023

ELF - Screening at The Majestic! 20th anniversary!

"The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear." – Buddy
Come and join the Majestic Theatre for this wonderful classic Christmas movie.

When: Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: 1925 Elm St., Dallas, TX 75201

La Peña en UN CONTINENTE UN IDIOMA.La Peña is an event that fusions Latina American music from different countries. It i...
12/15/2023

La Peña en UN CONTINENTE UN IDIOMA.

La Peña is an event that fusions Latina American music from different countries. It is integrated by a community of artists of different nationalities, Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Colombia and Costa Rica; they are La Peña. This is for you if you like original music and our most iconic Covers in an intimate environment.

When: Today, December 15, 2023 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Latino Cultural Center
2600 Live Oak St., Dallas, TX 75204

Únase al Centro Cultural Latino para celebrar la Posada, una tradición navideña en México y otros países de América Lati...
12/14/2023

Únase al Centro Cultural Latino para celebrar la Posada, una tradición navideña en México y otros países de América Latina que conmemora la búsqueda de José y María de un refugio seguro en Belén antes del nacimiento de Jesús. Todos están invitados a unirse a una procesión tradicional de la Posada alrededor del edificio dirigida por la banda La Rondalla Romántica de Dallas. Después de la procesión, los invitados disfrutarán de pan dulce y chocolate caliente. Habrá actuaciones en la plaza, incluyendo bailarines folclóricos y matachines y música de mariachi.
Cuándo: Domingo, 17 de diciembre de 2023, de 3 a 6 p.m.
Dónde: 2600 Live Oak St, Dallas, TX 75204
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Join the Latino Cultural Center to celebrate Posada, a Christmas tradition in Mexico and other Latin American countries that commemorates Joseph and Mary’s search for safe refuge in Bethlehem before the birth of Jesus. All are invited to join in a traditional Posada procession around the building led by the band La Rondalla Romantica de Dallas. Following the procession, guests will be treated to pan dulce and hot chocolate. There’ll be performances on the plaza, including folklorico and matachines dancers and mariachi music.
When: Sunday, December 17, 2023, from 3-6 p.m.
Where: 2600 Live Oak St, Dallas, TX 75204

Meet Community Artist Program (CAP) recipient Wendi Ruth Valladares.Wendis' art practice aims to recall, question, and r...
12/13/2023

Meet Community Artist Program (CAP) recipient Wendi Ruth Valladares.

Wendis' art practice aims to recall, question, and redefine how dual cultural identity can reveal individual and social similarities and differences that enhance our understanding of ourselves and others.

She offers a variety of workshops, for example, "Framed Works," in which participants will learn to construct a framed artwork from sketches of cultural memories, found objects or subjects of interest. Moving from drawings to assembling their own handmade paper frames, participants will learn the craft of preserving and presenting memories and culture.

Request Wendi Ruth Valladares and other artists today at https://ow.ly/TMEa50Q8V3a

More about Wendi at https://wendivalladares.com/

Address

1925 Elm Street, Fl 4th
Dallas, TX
75201

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

+12146703687

Website

https://linktr.ee/dallasculture

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