Arts & Culture

Stay Inside, Support Local Businesses

Here's a few ways you can support local businesses from the comfort of your couch.

Paola Arias
Posted on Apr 3, 2020

There's no doubt we are living in unprecedent times, and with the news constantly changing it can be hard not to feel helpless or want to find ways to help the community. One way to help is by supporting local businesses (and staying home!) Whether you miss your favorite local dining spot, are itching to find something to do, or simply looking to spruce up your wardrobe, there are plenty of options to consider.

Eat Local
Not only can you still enjoy some of your favorite restaurants at home (see our full list here), but you can also shop at local grocery stores. Local favorite Eatzi's is still open for take-out and offering a special Passover and Easter menu. Other local groceries still open include Jimmy's Food Store if you're craving Italian, or Ann's Health Food Center in Dallas and Cox Farms Market at Sylvan Thirty for organic options.

Take the gym to your living room
Missing your gym or just want to get a quick workout in? Several local studios are offering online classes.

Donation-based studio Black Swan Yoga is going live on Instagram with several yoga classes a day and Caulfield's Dance Fitness helps you channel your inner dancing queen with several classes posted on YouTube. Other Dallas studio offering workout classes include:

  • Class Studios has unlimited online classes for $39/ week.
  • Design District's Grit Fitness is offering a virtual monthly membership with live workouts and on-demand videos.

Spruce up your wardrobe  
Spring is here, making it the perfect time to spruce up your wardrobe! Bishop Arts' Mod + Jo is a great place to start your online shopping. In addition to supporting the local jewelry shop, 10% of your online purchase will go to Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization.

Tell us how you feel with a t-shirt from Bullzerk. The witty Dallas shop has plenty of new tees to choose from, including one special design of which all proceeds go to Truck Yard Dallas staff. Another Greenville Avenue favorite, Kathy Fielder Boutique, has several new spring styles online and is donating a portion of their sales to the North Texas Food Bank. Commerce Goods + Supply inside the Adolphus in Downtown Dallas is offering free shipping and 20% off online purchases.

Read a new book and support visual arts
Reading is the perfect distraction during this time. Support local bookstores like Interabang Books and The Wild Detectives by browsing for a new book to read in their online shops. If you'd rather listen to your favorite book, head to Every audio book download supports Interabang Books. 

Art connoisseurs won't have to wait until October for Dallas Art Fair. You can still support participating galleries in the meantime with Dallas Art Fair Online. Collectors can browse and shop online for their favorite pieces from April 14 – 23.  Participating galleries will be announced on April 7. For more ways to support the arts or bring Dallas museums to your home, visit here