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

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

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Making plans for the weekend? Join us at the FREE Majestic Centennial celebration for performances, tours, and screening...
09/13/2021

Making plans for the weekend? Join us at the FREE Majestic Centennial celebration for performances, tours, and screenings!

09/10/2021
Fair Park Cultural District

Yesterday, the Texas Commission on the Arts announced the official designation of the Fair Park Cultural District! This is the third state-designated cultural district in Dallas, in addition to the Dallas Arts District and Deep Ellum.
The Fair Park Cultural District includes Fair Park, the South Dallas Cultural Center, Juanita J. Craft Civil Rights House, the Forest Theater, Ash Studios and many surrounding South Dallas neighborhoods.

08/31/2021
10 Years of arts, culture, and OC3!

We had a great time celebrating the Oak Cliff Cultural Center’s 10th birthday this weekend. Watch this video and come visit to keep the celebration going all year long!

Great turnout for Constance Y. White’s Her Ephemeral Self exhibition at the South Dallas Cultural Center and also the ce...
08/28/2021

Great turnout for Constance Y. White’s Her Ephemeral Self exhibition at the South Dallas Cultural Center and also the center’s Music Lounge Series. For more details, please visit sdcc.dallasculture.org

The Office of Arts and Culture very own Oak Cliff Cultural Center is celebrating over 10 years of arts, culture, and OC3...
08/27/2021

The Office of Arts and Culture very own Oak Cliff Cultural Center is celebrating over 10 years of arts, culture, and OC3!

Put on your dancing shoes and join us in celebrating this milestone 🎉 We can’t wait to see y’all there 👋🏽

Check out the program! There’s some surprises we have up our sleeve 😉 so don’t miss out!

Come out and celebrate over 10 years of arts, culture, and Oak Cliff Cultural Center with us starting at 3:00 PM tomorrow.

Tag your friends, mark your calendars, and get ready for tons of FREE fun, art, and culture this Saturday, August 28th!

City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture
Alegre Ballet Folklorico
Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble
Prism Movement Theater
Verse & Rhythm
Texas Theatre

Did you know that in 1936 the Hall of Negro Life was a 1-year exhibition during the Texas Centennial at Fair Park? The O...
08/23/2021
Rising Sizzle Final V2.mp4

Did you know that in 1936 the Hall of Negro Life was a 1-year exhibition during the Texas Centennial at Fair Park? The OAC and Southroad Pictures are working together to document and share this important history - watch the sizzle reel for the upcoming documentary here!
https://vimeo.com/578568423

This is "Rising Sizzle Final V2.mp4" by Southroad Pictures on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Join the OAC team!
08/20/2021

Join the OAC team!

Check out this amazing editorial on Juanita Craft and the Office of Arts & Culture's efforts to permanently honor Ms. Cr...
08/16/2021
Juanita Craft was a Dallas civil rights giant. Her home should reflect that importance.

Check out this amazing editorial on Juanita Craft and the Office of Arts & Culture's efforts to permanently honor Ms. Craft's legacy:
https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/2021/08/16/juanita-craft-was-a-dallas-civil-rights-giant-her-home-should-reflect-that-importance/

The flooding that damaged the historic home of civil rights icon Juanita Craft in South Dallas three years ago was a catastrophe that disheartened...

The Boston Globe gives Dallas Black Dance a glowing review. 🤩🤩🤩"Given the continuing scarcity, on many concert dance sta...
08/11/2021
Dallas Black Dance Theatre brings meaning and mood to its Jacob’s Pillow debut - The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe gives Dallas Black Dance a glowing review. 🤩🤩🤩

"Given the continuing scarcity, on many concert dance stages, of Black and brown dancers, the importance of this company cannot be overstated. But not to be mistaken for the reason this company is excellent."

Hyper-flexible hijinks and tactile precision meet in the contemporary modern dance company's delightful program.

08/08/2021

Look at that! We’re having a photo contest for shots of our name in lights on the Omni Hotel tonight! They’ll be up until 1 am! Footage from above with no obstruction is a big plus.

Stop by our booth tomorrow at the Frontiers Of Flight Museum from 10 am - 2 pm. Learn more about OAC and all our offerin...
08/07/2021
TurnUp! with Dallas City of Learning at the Frontiers of Flight Museum

Stop by our booth tomorrow at the Frontiers Of Flight Museum from 10 am - 2 pm. Learn more about OAC and all our offerings, from open calls and other artist opportunities to amazing upcoming events and programs at our Cultural Venues 🤩💕

TurnUp with Dallas City of Learning at the Frontiers of Flight Museum

✨🎉🎈 HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY TO WRR 101 ✨🎉🎈Today, WRR is giving the radio debut of the "March of the Day," written especiall...
08/05/2021
March of the Day (David Lovrien) - for the 100th birthday of WRR Radio

✨🎉🎈 HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY TO WRR 101 ✨🎉🎈
Today, WRR is giving the radio debut of the "March of the Day," written especially for the occasion by David Lovrien. Tune in today at 4:30 pm to hear the march on Classical 101.1 WRR!

Check out the video below 📽 of the world premiere last July given by Dallas Winds. This video also features 3 amazing singers from the Turtle Creek Chorale.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBGD2yF51qw

WRR (FM 101.1), the oldest radio station in Texas and 2nd oldest in the United States, celebrates its 100th birthday this year! For the past 25+ years WRR ha...

When the Olympics Gave Out Medals for Art
08/04/2021
When the Olympics Gave Out Medals for Art

When the Olympics Gave Out Medals for Art

In the modern Olympics’ early days, painters, sculptors, writers and musicians battled for gold, silver and bronze

Welcome to the newest member of our OAC Family! Visit the Bath House Cultural Center and say hi to new BHCC Cultural Pro...
08/02/2021

Welcome to the newest member of our OAC Family! Visit the Bath House Cultural Center and say hi to new BHCC Cultural Programs Coordinator, Anne Kogan 🥰

The staff of the Bath House Cultural Center is thrilled to welcome our new Cultural Programs Coordinator, Anne Kogan! We are very happy that she is bringing her unique perspective and multiple talents to our team. Get to know a bit more about Anne here: https://www.annekogan.com

"Factory Settings" is currently on display at The Power Station ⚡️ This exhibition features 15 Asian-American artists an...
08/01/2021
Art collective Swim Club brings showcase of Asian American artists to the Power Station

"Factory Settings" is currently on display at The Power Station ⚡️ This exhibition features 15 Asian-American artists and examines the stereotypes of being American. Appointments are available through August 21st. Book your appointment now!

Learn more: https://www.dallasnews.com/arts-entertainment/visual-arts/2021/07/27/art-collective-swim-club-brings-showcase-of-asian-american-artists-to-the-power-station/

SooMi Han and Gregory Ruppe make prints to document art that largely exists online.

The WRR 101 Centennial exhibit is on the road again! 🚙💨After successful runs at NorthPark Center, The Hall of State and ...
07/30/2021
WRR Centennial Exhibition – August

The WRR 101 Centennial exhibit is on the road again! 🚙💨
After successful runs at NorthPark Center, The Hall of State and Dallas Love Field, it’s on display at our scenic Bath House Cultural Center on White Rock Lake 🌅
Visit the Bath House starting July 31st and through August 28th to view this collection of historical images telling WRR's story as the first licensed radio station in Texas!

Learn more: https://bathhouse.dallasculture.org/news-3/

Exhibition: TEXAS’ FIRST RADIO STATION: WRR RADIO CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONJULY 31 - AUGUST 28, 2021As part of the centennial celebration as the first licensed radio station in Texas (and second in the country), WRR is celebrating a century of service to North Texas listeners with a

Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico is holding auditions for new members with dance experience to join their ANMBF Famil...
07/29/2021

Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico is holding auditions for new members with dance experience to join their ANMBF Family 🤩. Please use the link below to sign up, come 15 min before your audition time, and bring black practice clothes and Folklorico shoes. You don’t need to prepare a piece! 👇👇👇

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwcKcQ1yY_cu9GEZ7clLtWivGykIWmW3BOZ13JhBM07IBs5A/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1Iup019Udgxj4BclihwbDxqQ0rFQ1cQ9CNnmu7q_WRK-BBMKbaAqx4n8c

Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico is holding auditions for new members with dance experience to join their ANMBF Family 🤩. Please use the link below to sign up, come 15 min before your audition time, and bring black practice clothes and Folklorico shoes. You don’t need to prepare a piece! 👇👇👇

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwcKcQ1yY_cu9GEZ7clLtWivGykIWmW3BOZ13JhBM07IBs5A/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1Iup019Udgxj4BclihwbDxqQ0rFQ1cQ9CNnmu7q_WRK-BBMKbaAqx4n8c

A native of Dallas, Alexandria Morris is currently a dance educator for Dallas ISD and co- founder of MELAmoves 💃Tune in...
07/29/2021
Black Art Matters- Alexandria Morris

A native of Dallas, Alexandria Morris is currently a dance educator for Dallas ISD and co- founder of MELAmoves 💃

Tune in to the newest video from Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) digital series, ✨Black Art Matters✨, where Black artists engage in a conversation with Devon Miller, DSM's Director of Education & Community Partnerships, on the experience of being a Black artist and how their art is crafted and shaped by their identity.

WATCH NOW: https://youtu.be/4Lu5976JJRs

A native of Dallas, Tx, Alexandria Morris is currently a dance educator for Dallas ISD and co- founder of MELAmoves. Alexandria started her dancing career at...

Call for Entries! ✨✨✨ The Bath House Cultural Center will present the 35th annual Day of the Dead art exhibition in its ...
07/28/2021

Call for Entries! ✨✨✨ The Bath House Cultural Center will present the 35th annual Day of the Dead art exhibition in its gallery spaces, October 16-November 6, 2021, and is seeking entries.
Deadline: Saturday, September 18, 2021.
Learn More: https://bathhouse.dallasculture.org/muertos/

After hosting the show online in 2020, the Bath House Cultural Center will present the 35th annual Day of the Dead art exhibition in its gallery spaces, October 16-November 6, 2021. The center is seeking entries for this year’s Día de los Mu***os: The Everlasting Bond exhibition. The deadline for submissions is Saturday, September 18, 2021. Learn more at https://bathhouse.dallasculture.org/muertos/

Octavio Medellín: Spirit and Form is coming to the Dallas Museum of Art in February 2022! Did you know Medellin‘s fused ...
07/27/2021

Octavio Medellín: Spirit and Form is coming to the Dallas Museum of Art in February 2022!
Did you know Medellin‘s fused glass window is part of the City of Dallas Public Art Collection and can be seen at the Ticketing Hall at Dallas Love Field and Moody Performance Hall? 🤩

✨ Explore the Public Art Map: https://dallasculture.org/publicartmap/

✨ Learn about the exhibition: https://dma.org/art/exhibitions/octavio-medellin-spirit-and-form?fbclid=IwAR10DnT6E5yAYZXB-Lc5kBBdPybOidx8D0dhsFxDi7RmH4MhpVTridkDWQM

Octavio Medellín: Spirit and Form is coming to the Dallas Museum of Art in February 2022!
Did you know Medellin‘s fused glass window is part of the City of Dallas Public Art Collection and can be seen at the Ticketing Hall at Dallas Love Field and Moody Performance Hall? 🤩

✨ Explore the Public Art Map: https://dallasculture.org/publicartmap/

✨ Learn about the exhibition: https://dma.org/art/exhibitions/octavio-medellin-spirit-and-form?fbclid=IwAR10DnT6E5yAYZXB-Lc5kBBdPybOidx8D0dhsFxDi7RmH4MhpVTridkDWQM

Call for Art!Deadline to Submit: September 3, 2021MaricónX, a cultural program of Arttitude, is teaming up with San Anto...
07/27/2021

Call for Art!
Deadline to Submit: September 3, 2021

MaricónX, a cultural program of Arttitude, is teaming up with San Antonio-based artist Jose Villalobos in the curation of Across.
MaricónX wants Latinx artists within the DFW, San Antonio/Austin, & Houston region to submit their writings: fiction, poetry, drama and personal essays and works of art!

Learn More: https://arttitude.org/mariconx?fbclid=IwAR3V81wageVRXsaD5N24VOAlsjtdNLizwMg2OJM214iVMKpfffIDtYVpOOg

Call for Art!
Deadline to Submit: September 3, 2021

MaricónX, a cultural program of Arttitude, is teaming up with San Antonio-based artist Jose Villalobos in the curation of Across.
MaricónX wants Latinx artists within the DFW, San Antonio/Austin, & Houston region to submit their writings: fiction, poetry, drama and personal essays and works of art!

Learn More: https://arttitude.org/mariconx?fbclid=IwAR3V81wageVRXsaD5N24VOAlsjtdNLizwMg2OJM214iVMKpfffIDtYVpOOg

Our wonderful Oak Cliff Cultural Center is celebrating 10 years 🤩✨ Follow their page and turn on your notifications so y...
07/23/2021

Our wonderful Oak Cliff Cultural Center is celebrating 10 years 🤩✨ Follow their page and turn on your notifications so you don't miss out on special announcements, events, and stories celebrating their anniversary!

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has announced their 21/22 season 🤩  View the lineup at: https://www.dallassymphony.org/sea...
07/20/2021

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has announced their 21/22 season 🤩 View the lineup at: https://www.dallassymphony.org/season-at-a-glance/

The moment we’ve all been waiting for… Our full concert lineup is on sale now – we can’t wait to see you! dallassymphony.org

The final performance for the SOY! Summer camp at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center ✨🤩✨ Check out some of the pictures from ...
07/20/2021

The final performance for the SOY! Summer camp at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center ✨🤩✨ Check out some of the pictures from the final performance and rehearsal at the Texas Theatre.
More pictures can be found on the Oak Cliff Cultural Center instagram.

Happy Friday ✨🌷✨ Sharing this wonderful post from our Bath House Cultural Center where instructors Kelli and Julio (from...
07/16/2021

Happy Friday ✨🌷✨ Sharing this wonderful post from our Bath House Cultural Center where instructors Kelli and Julio (from Laughter League) are helping camp students practice their aerial silk and juggling skills.

https://www.facebook.com/BathHouseCulturalCenter/posts/4601043679930239

Day two of the Circo Metropolis Caravan summer camp at the Bath House. The instructors Kelli and Julio (from Laughter League) are helping the students to practice their aerial silk and juggling skills.

A new, one-time $10,000 award is available to artists living in the northeast quadrant of Texas. In honor of Marty Zewic...
07/15/2021
Marty Award | Van Zandt Arts & Cultural District

A new, one-time $10,000 award is available to artists living in the northeast quadrant of Texas. In honor of Marty Zewick and her legacy, this award will be given to an artist who has demonstrated their creative ability and professional career in the arts ✨

APPLY HERE: http://www.vanzandtacd.com/marty-award/

Marty Zewick was an accomplished and impassioned artist who died this past year. She was one of the founders of the Edom Craft Community and the Edom Art Festival, now in its 49th year. To honor her legacy, a one-time award will be given to an artist in the Upper East Side of Texas who has demonstra...

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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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