The Dallas Arts District announces today details of the signature event of the District’s Art in October month-long celebration – GLIMPSE 2012; a night of light, video, sound, interactive installations and free public art on October 19, 2012, 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. GLIMPSE 2012 is a one night, unique opportunity for the art community to preview Aurora 2013, featuring 10 of the 100+ artists expected to participate in next year’s event.
The AURORA Project showcases site-specific art installations of light, sound, performance, and video, interplaying with the buildings, streets and surfaces of the Dallas Arts District for an unforgettable one-night event. The result is a transformation of 68 acres/19 city blocks of downtown Dallas that energizes and excites the city through new artistic innovations.
“After last year’s success, not to mention hard work, we decided that we would move in the direction of a biennial. We want to keep the vision fresh, while simultaneously working on our fundraising prospects to encourage growth.” said co-creator Shane Pennington. “We want time to court several international artists to be a part of this very unique experience.”
For the evening of October 19, 2012, Flora Street in the Dallas Arts District will be closed to traffic between Routh and Jack Evans to become a pedestrian walk-way of art and food trucks. Art installations will also be located on the grounds of the Dallas City Performance Hall, the AT & T Performing Arts Center’s Winspear Opera House and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Attendees will be able to enter the event from any point in the District and chart their own path as they wander, explore and experience the art and events throughout the district
Glimpse is a preview for those years in-between the larger Aurora years.
2012 – Featured GLIMPSE artists include:
- Lizzy Wetzel
- Kyle Kondas
- JoMar Da Collective
- Joshua King (in cooperation with Muscle Nation),
- Shane Mecklenburger,
- Reid Robinson,
- Mary Benedicto,
- Brittany Ranson
- Booker T. Collective
- Water Falls
- Special performance by The New Texas Symphony Orchestra with visual collaboration with John Barker of Water Falls at 7:15.
ALSO on Oct. 19th, the Wyly Theatre, Dallas Theater Center presents their Pay-What-You-Can performance of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Divine Dvorak at the Meyerson Symphony Center. The activity continues at the other end of Flora St. with Crow Collection After Dark (FREE), ‘til Midnight at the Nasher (FREE) and Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art (general admission), each open until midnight. There will also be performances, tours, food trucks, a Pinterest Costume Contest and other activities.
Schedule of Activities
- 6 p.m. – 12 a.m. Crow Collection After Dark (FREE); Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art (general admission)
- 7:00 p.m. – 12 a.m. District After Dark (food trucks, street activity); The Dallas Arts District (FREE)
- 7:30 p.m. Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Divine Dvorak; Meyerson Symphony Center
- 8 p.m. Dallas Theater Center, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity; Wyly Theatre
- 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. ‘til Midnight at the Nasher Sculpture Center (FREE)
Arriving and Exploring the District
The location of multiple parking garages, paid lots and bicycle facilities are available for parking in and near the District visit http://www.thedallasartsdistrict.org/ visit/directions.
DART is the Dallas Arts District’s transportation provider of choice; for more information about accessing downtown via public transportation visit www.dart.org. Stop: Pearl/Arts District.
Food trucks will be available on Flora St. including: SSahm, Three Lions, Cajun Tail Gators, Easy Sliders, Jack’s Chowhound, Nammi, Crazy Fish, The Butcher’s Son and for those that love desserts, Trailercakes, Coolhaus and EntICEd will be on hand. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
About Art in October
Art in October features more than 170 events, many free or at a reduced price, during the month of October on Flora Street in Downtown Dallas. The month-long Art celebration of the Dallas Arts District spotlights the district’s organizations, venues, exhibitions and programs with a variety of events while raising the bar from last year’s successes. Art in October 2012 is a diverse mix of stunning district-wide exhibitions and community-oriented elements designed to entertain and engage audiences of all ages.
October is a significant time for the Dallas Arts District; it is the anniversary of the opening of the AT & T Performing Arts Center and the Nasher Sculpture Center, it is the start of the season for organizations like The Dallas Opera and new exhibitions at the Dallas Museum of Art are frequently previewed during the month. This year will mark the grand opening of Klyde Warren Park. October is also National Arts and Humanities Month, providing a national as well as a regional cause for celebration.
Art in October Spotlight Days throughout the month include: October 6 – FIRST SATURDAY; October 6 – ART IN MOTION; October 6 – DANCEAFRICA; October 7 – FIESTA LATINO AMERICANA!; October 14 – ONE ARTS PLAZA FALL BLOCK PARTY; October 19 – DISTRICT AFTER DARK, AURORA GLIMPSE; October 25 Sacred Spaces Tour; October 26 – DALLAS OPERA OPENING NIGHT AND PLAZA CAST; October 27-28 – KLYDE WARREN PARK GRAND OPENING
The Dallas Arts District organizations participating in this celebration include: The AT&T Performing Arts Center, Booker T. High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Dallas Center for Architecture, Dallas Film Society, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Opera, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Theater Center, Nasher Sculpture Center, and TITAS.
For a full schedule of activities, please visit ArtInOctober.com.
About The Dallas Arts District
The Dallas Arts District is the largest arts district in the nation, spanning 68 acres and 19 contiguous blocks in the heart of downtown. With stunning architecture, including four buildings designed by Pritzker Prize winning architects, world-class exhibits and exemplary cultural programming, the Dallas Arts District has become the landmark that defines the heart of the city of Dallas.
Established in 2009 as a private nonprofit 501(c)3 organization as the AT&T Performing Arts Center neared completion, today’s Dallas Arts District serves the residents and patrons of the district increasing awareness of and access to the arts and the Arts District. Operating under the umbrella of Downtown Dallas, Inc. as advocate, steward and representative, The Dallas Arts District serves participating organizations including the AT&T Performing Arts Center, Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Dallas Film Society, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Opera, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Theater Center, and the Nasher Sculpture Center, One Arts Plaza, Hall Financial, among others.
The Dallas Arts District is funded by grants, voluntary membership dues, sponsorships and donations. To learn more about how you can help support your Dallas Arts District visit www.thedallasartsdistrict.org.
For visitors who plan an overnight stay in the Arts District we recommend sampling the first class accommodations of one of our hotel partners. Each of these hotels offers the perfect combination of quality and accessibility – Fairmont Dallas, Dallas Marriott City Center, Rosewood Crescent Hotel Dallas and Sheraton Dallas. www.thedallasartsdistrict.org/visit/hotels.