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The Future of the Dallas Arts District

About 35 years after the idea was born, and hundreds of millions of dollars in public and private investment later, it feels a little late to challenge the Dallas Arts District with the real question that needs to be asked of it: is the idea of an “arts district”—a place where we stick all of our city’s best arts institutions into one segregated area—even a good one for Dallas?

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Karen Blessen’s 29 Pieces Helps Students Bring Peace, Love, Art to Oak Cliff

For the past year, students in the program, under the direction of professional mosaic artists Nancy Pollack and Julie Richey, have been assembling swaths of mosaic tiles for Piece 24, a 17-foot brightly colored monument that’s slated for installation on Jefferson Boulevard in Oak Cliff.

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Rain Doesn’t Put a Damper on Fort Worth’s Main Street Arts Fest

Despite the gloomy weather, Fort Worth art lovers ventured downtown to Sundance Square this weekend to enjoy the Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival. The 208 participating artists tucked their exhibited booths under white tents that lined the streets from Thursday through Sunday. A wide range of work included everything from whimsical sculptures of dancers hanging above the crowds to dramatic skyline photographs.

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This Week’s Art Events: Dallas Art Fair Edition

From openings at the Power Station and the Dallas Contemporary to shows at Beefhaus, Shamrock Studios, and Culture Hole, for an art lover there’s no better week in this city for art ogling than the week of the Dallas Art Fair.

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