Dallas Arts Week
April 5 through April 13, 2014
Mayor Mike Rawlings and the City of Dallas Cultural Affairs Commission will kick-off the 2nd annual Dallas Arts Week at the Dallas City Hall on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at noon. Dallas Arts Week is April 5 through April 13, 2014. The week will feature more than 100 arts and cultural events in venues all over Dallas.
Mayor Rawlings along with Philip Kingston, Council Member and Chair of the Arts, Culture & Libraries Committee and John Paul Batiste, Chair of the Cultural Affairs Commission Cultural Affairs Commission Office of Cultural Affairs will start the week-long event that hopes to encourage residents and visitors to participate in Dallas’ arts and cultural experiences. Dallas Arts Week includes festivals, plays, concerts, exhibitions and literary events.
“Dallas Arts Week is a fantastic opportunity for the citizens and visitors of Dallas to experience the passion and vibrancy of the arts in our city,” Mayor Mike Rawlings said. “It allows people to experience the arts, engage in conversation about the arts and realize the power of the arts.”
Mayor Rawlings will moderate the Creative Conversation panel discussion at the Dallas City Performance Hall on April 8. The event, sponsored by the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, is free and open to the public.
Visual art exhibitions around Dallas will include
- Chrysalis fiber arts exhibition at the Texas Discovery Gardens in Fair Park
- David Bates at the Nasher Sculpture Center
- 11th Annual Hecho en Dallas at the Latino Cultural Center
- Tours of the Love Field Art Collection at Dallas Love Field Airport
About Dallas Arts Week
Dallas Arts Week is a week-long event designed to build awareness and appreciation for the cultural renaissance occurring in Dallas. The campaign encourages Dallas residents and visitors to document their encounters with the arts by taking photos and uploading them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the #DallasArtsWeek hashtag. Directed by Mayor Mike Rawlings and the Dallas Cultural Affairs Commission, Dallas Arts Week coincides with more than 100 arts and cultural offerings held across the city. For more information on Dallas Arts Week, please visit www.facebook.com/DallasArtsWeek.