The annual Fall Gallery Walk will be Saturday, Sept. 24, 2–8 p.m. and will feature over 35 of DADA’s member galleries, museums, and nonprofit art spaces. This FREE event allows art lovers to socialize and roam (in a car) from gallery to gallery all in one day. A new part of the DADA Gallery Walks is the DADA Docents program. Select DADA galleries will host high school and community college students who are trained as docents to help educate the public and hone the students’ public speaking skills.
Donation jars for the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund will be on hand. See www.dallasartdealers.org for a downloadable Gallery Guide and a Fall Gallery Walk flyer with exhibition listings.
Hours vary; please see individual listings. Call 214.914.1099 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Arts & Culture DFW is the media sponsor of the event.
As is customary, DADA will offer educational opportunities via its panel discussions for artists and art lovers on the morning of Fall Gallery Walk. This Fall the panels will focus on the history of Panel 1 will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon and is entitled Oak Cliff and its Visual Art History. Panel 2 will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and is entitled Today’s Oak Cliff Visual Arts. Panelists are to be announced.
Tickets ($10 per panel) can be purchased online at www.dallasartdealers.org or at the door. Proceeds benefit DADA’s Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund. The panel discussions will be held at Oak Cliff Cultural Center This year the Creative Arts Center is partnering with DADA to present these panels.
Funding is provided by Office of Cultural Affairs City of Dallas and Texas Commission on the Arts.
The MAC, 3120 McKinney Ave., will showcase the finalists for the Edith Baker Art Scholarship with a reception on Sept. 9, 6–8 pm. All of the proceeds benefit the student artists and DADA’s Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund. The gallery is located at 3120 McKinney Ave. The exhibition and reception are free. The exhibition continues through Sept. 11. Call 214-953-1212 for more information on the exhibition or visit http://www.the-mac.org.
The Dallas Art Dealers Association is an affiliation of established independent gallery owners and not-for-profit art organizations in the Dallas metropolitan area. DADA serves as a standard bearer for ethical practices in the art business, as an educational resource for the community at large, and as the facilitator of the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund, which provides funding for visual art students. The Dallas Art Dealers Association, organized in 1985 by June Mattingly of Mattingly Baker Gallery, is a 501(c)(6) organization.
Like the Art Dealers Association of America, membership in DADA is by invitation of the board of directors. In order to qualify for membership, a dealer or nonprofit space must have an established reputation for honesty, integrity, and professionalism among their peers, and must make a substantial contribution to the cultural life of the community by offering works of high aesthetic quality and presenting worthwhile exhibitions. DADA is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethical practice within the profession and to increasing public awareness of the role and responsibilities of reputable art dealers and nonprofit visual art spaces.