With museums, parks, performance venues, and arts organizations, the Dallas Arts District is the cultural and artistic hub of the city. Its unique architecture and thriving artist community help make it the largest urban arts district in the United States.
At 69 acres and 19 city blocks in size, it has a formidable presence in the city. It’s the site of Dallas’s dance, theater, classical music, and art scenes. With so many venues as well as an abundance of performing arts schools, concerts, festivals, lectures, and youth education classes are ongoing.
A few particular highlights include the Dallas Museum of Art, the AT&T Dallas Performing Arts Center, Meyerson Symphony Center, Nasher Sculpture Center, and trammel and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art. Parks, gardens, and plazas round out the public spaces. Year-round and seasonal events ensure there is always artistic activity bustling in the district.
The arts district can be found north of city center and east of the West End Historic District in the center of Dallas. It is largely walkable, with coffee shops and cafes throughout. To get there by car, take the Dallas North Tollway South, exiting on Harry Hines Blvd. Parking is readily available. It’s open year-round and 24 hours a day. For individual venues hours, it’s best to consult their website.