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Arts Month

Makes plans for a weekend getaway to enjoy the arts scene.

Events in Arts Month

From spectacular shows from all the major performances companies that call Dallas home, to an impressive line up of events throughout the month and breathtaking only-in-Dallas exhibits, there's something for everyone. Start with a walk through the Dallas Arts District to get the lay of the land before diving into each of the events featured this month. Need some ideas? Check out our Arts Itinerary or our Arts Guides

Nasher Prize Dialogues: Laureate Lecture (Virtual Event with Michael Rakowitz)
Fri - Apr 16

Nasher Prize Dialogues: Laureate Lecture (Virtual Event with Michael Rakowitz)

Join Nasher Prize Laureate Michael Rakowitz as he delivers a dynamic, virtual lecture in which he will consider the meanings of places and objects in and around his home in Chicago as well as...

Virtual

Changing Perspectives: A Celebration of Dallas Artists
Fri - Apr 16

Changing Perspectives: A Celebration of Dallas Artists

Dallas Arts District presents Changing Perspectives Block Party, a Celebration of Dallas Artists.   This reimagined signature event will spotlight ten Dallas companies in the beautiful...

Annette Strauss Square

Community Artist Showcase
Fri - Apr 16

Community Artist Showcase

As part of Dallas Arts Month, reserve your spot ASAP for "The Community Artist Showcase". This three-day outdoor event will highlight artists currently on the Community Artist Program (CAP) Roster...

Fair Park Band Shell

Natalie Sirett: Kevin, Wishes & Charms
Sat - Apr 17

Natalie Sirett: Kevin, Wishes & Charms

Ro2 Art is proud to present Kevin, Wishes & Charms, a solo exhibition featuring new works by artist Natalie Sirett. The show will run from April 1 through May 15, 2021. The exhibition will...

Daily between Apr 17 and May 15

Ro2 Art at the Cedars

Krista Chalkley: a thin place
Sat - Apr 17

Krista Chalkley: a thin place

Ro2 Art is proud to present a thin place, a solo exhibition featuring new works by artist Krista Chalkley. The show will run from April 17 through May 15, 2021. The exhibition will open with a...

Daily between Apr 17 and May 15

Ro2 Art at the Cedars

Canvas Spring Market
Sat - Apr 17

Canvas Spring Market

This spring, in celebration of the many creative small businesses in the Dallas-area, CANVAS Hotel Dallas will host a market, bringing together local brands and artisans of all kinds. Art by The...

Canvas Hotel Dallas

¡Soltar!
Sat - Apr 17

¡Soltar!

Join us for Cara Mía Theatre and Teatro Dallas' first co-production in the two companies' history! ¡Soltar! is an interactive pageant and procession, marking the spring equinox and a...

Every Sat between Apr 17 and Apr 24

EXALL RECREATION CENTER

Backyard Summer Social
Sat - Apr 17

Backyard Summer Social

Join us for a coming home artist showcase from Greenhouse Studios hosted by How to be Social. We're going back to our good ole party roots; Food Painting Beer Pong Backyard bands Musicians...

Jeff Parrott: Psyexpression Performance
Sat - Apr 17

Jeff Parrott: Psyexpression Performance

Join us at Ro2 Art Downtown for a live music performance by the artist Jeff Parrott. Parrott first learned violin at the age of 4. He created his own musical genre, dubbed Psyexpression, a form of...

Ro2 Art Downtown

Meridian: Sara Cardona and Elisa Lendvay
Mon - Apr 19

Meridian: Sara Cardona and Elisa Lendvay

This exhibition is a multi-dimensional conversation between two artists whose work explores the paths traced by meridians. These invisible lines delineate energy; in geography (encircling the...

Daily between Apr 19 and May 25

University of Dallas

Virtual Artist Conversation: Tansill Stough Anthony
Thu - Apr 22

Virtual Artist Conversation: Tansill Stough Anthony

Tansill Stough Anthony, an artist in Hot Springs, Arkansas, was in the second grade in 1963. Leading up to the fiftieth anniversary of the Kennedy assassination in 2013, she created a series of...

Daily between Apr 22 and May 9

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

In Conversation with M*Knight
Thu - Apr 22

In Conversation with M*Knight

Locals are encouraged to join DFW-based artist, photographer, and DJ, M*Knight for an exhibition celebration on Thursday, April 22 from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Start the night off by enjoying a...

The Beeman Hotel

Creative Conversation: Arts and Justice
Mon - Apr 26

Creative Conversation: Arts and Justice

Creative Conversation is an annual panel first launched in 2013. Each year, Creative Conversation brings together a diverse panel for a dialogue on relevant matters in Dallas' arts and culture...

Online/Virtual Event

The Dallas Arboretum Presents the Return of ZimSculpt
Sat - May 01

The Dallas Arboretum Presents the Return of ZimSculpt

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden presents the return of the international blockbuster exhibit ZimSculpt, a world-renowned collection of hand-selected, modern Zimbabwean stone sculptures....

Daily between May 1 and Aug 8

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Dallas Arboretum Presents Black Heritage Celebration
Sat - May 01

Dallas Arboretum Presents Black Heritage Celebration

To celebrate the Summer of Sculpture exhibition opening with the return of ZimSculpt, a display of Zimbabwean sculpture, the Dallas Arboretum hosts its first ever Black Heritage Celebration on...

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

5X5 Art Show
Wed - May 05

5X5 Art Show

The 5X5 Art Show helps raise funds for the North Texas Office of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. We will feature a variety of 5-inch-square art from institutes and...

Every May 5 ongoing

McKinney & Olive

ArtCultivation Variety Show by Artstillery
Fri - May 07

ArtCultivation Variety Show by Artstillery

Live performance art in the spirit of safety! Join us at our outdoor event space on 723 Fort Worth Avenue on Friday, April 2nd at 8pm for a night of entertainment under the stars. ArtCultivation...

The First Fri of every Month ongoing

Artstillery

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