Top 5 must see events during Dallas Arts Month
If you’re all about exploring Dallas’ cultural scene, you’re in luck, Dallas Arts Month is kicking off in April! Dallas Arts Month offers a glimpse at the many ways art is expressed in every part of the city. It originally began as Dallas Arts Week, but became so popular it was expanded into a month-long celebration of the arts in Dallas. We spoke to event organizers who recommended a few signature events they say you don’t want to miss:
- Nasher Prize Dialogues: Laureate Town Hall – Theaster Gates is the latest winner of the Nasher Prize. His work with clay and tar radically reengineers landscapes of urban neighborhoods into reimagined vessels of opportunity. He’ll speak on the intertwining of artistic philosophy and sculptural practice.
- Dallas Cultural Plan: Working Together for A Creative City – It’s an incredible opportunity for Dallasites to get an update on input given to city officials about the type of art they want to see. Featuring Mayor Mike Rawlings, this creative conversation is moderated by Michael Granberry of the Dallas Morning News.
- Dallas Jazz Appreciation – April is also national jazz appreciation month. Visit Moody Performance Hall to sample a bit of what’s seen as one of the few original musical styles started purely in the United States.
- Changing Perspectives Block Party – Dallas Arts District is closing several city streets for a FREE block party featuring Australia’s Strange Fruit, a troupe of beautifully costumed dancers gracefully dipping and bowing above the crowd.
- The Dallas Poetry Project – Closeout Dallas Arts Month with thought-provoking spoken word performances with two-time National Poetry slam winner Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre and former Dallas Slam Champion Awaji Johnson at the Texas Theatre.
Dallas Arts Month builds awareness and appreciation for the work of Dallas artists and organizations and fosters creative learning and activity throughout the city.