The Dallas Art Fair – 2014!

The sixth annual Dallas Art Fair launches this weekend! Again, this year the Art Fair is located at the Fashion Industry Gallery at 1807 Ross Avenue.  With almost 70,000 square feet the Gallery is hosting over 90 prominent galleries and dealers, both national and international, all showcasing the finest modern and contemporary works from their artists and collections.

There is a Preview Gala Benefit, which starts on Thursday, April 10, benefiting the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and Dallas Contemporary. Those who opt for the Preview Gala get the early bird opportunity to preview and purchase exhibited works prior to the public opening of the fair.

The Dallas Art Fair, with everything from paintings, prints, sculpture, photography, video and installations by modern and contemporary artists, is not the only thing happening in the Dallas Arts District this week – and this is no accident. Last year Mayor Mike Rawlings instituted the Dallas Arts Week (which started on the 5th and runs until the 13th) to fall on the same week every year, making this the second year for the citywide celebration of Dallas arts.  The week, “is designed to build awareness and appreciation for the cultural renaissance occurring in our city. The campaign will coincide with the ARTsPARK, Dallas Art Fair, DJAM (Dallas Jazz Appreciation Month) and Target Second Saturday, allowing the entire city to participate” according to their mission statement. Mayor Mike Rawlings is even scheduled to moderate a panel discussion on state of the Dallas Arts Scene on Tuesday the 8th.

There is so much to do in Dallas this week! Go for the sixth annual Dallas Art Fair and stay for Kylde Warren Park and the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Crow Collection of Asian Art and everything going on in Dallas Arts Week and…Ok, there might be too much going on this week to catch it all, so make your choices ahead of time. You can visit the Art & Seek website for a list of events to choose from.

Regular hours for the Dallas Art Fair start on Friday, April 11th.  The Fair will be open from 11am – 7pm on Friday and Saturday, and from Noon – 6pm on Sunday.  Day passes start at $25 and can be purchased at

This has been one of the best and most anticipated local contemporary shows of the year, don’t miss it!

-M.P. Callender

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