Dallas Arts Month brings unique experiences to the area
Dallas Arts Month kicked off on Wednesday with a rousing a ceremony featuring Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico and Len Barnett & Percussion Things at City Hall. During his address, Mayor Mike Rawlings reflected on the growth of Dallas Arts Month from year to year.
“Since expanding Dallas Arts Week to Arts Month, we have been able to involve more artists, arts organizations and residents, and offer more events,” Mayor Rawlings said. “Last year, Arts Month saw a significant increase in both events and attendance – nearly 1,500 events with an attendance of over 358,000…I hope that art will not only be seen internationally as one of our hallmarks, but that art will be a stage where this city grows.”
Councilmember Sandy Greyson, chair of the Quality of Life, Arts and Culture Committee agreed. “Having a vibrant arts and culture scene is essential to enhancing the quality of life in our city,” Councilwoman Greyson said. “We also know that the arts are truly engines of the new economy. That is why the City Council adopted a new Cultural Plan last November to make sure that we as a City are making strategic investments to keep this arts engine firing.”
Dallas Arts Month offers opportunities for people to explore music, theatre, museums, and festivals during the month of April. Mayor Mike Rawlings first established it as Dallas Arts Week six years ago. Visit DallasArtsMonth.com to see a list of the activities taking place throughout the City.