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Best Date Ideas For Art Lovers In DFW

April 7, 2014 7:00 AM

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For those who love art, Dallas offers a lot to enjoy. When it comes to art, bus tours, gallery walks, artist tours and international art fairs complement the museum offerings. Enjoy an educational, art-filled date with any of these options.

Dallas Art Fair
Fashion Industry Gallery
1807 Ross Ave.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 220-1278
www.dallasartfair.com

Dates: April 11-13, 2014

Now in its sixth year, the Dallas Art Fair brings galleries from all over the world to Dallas, offering the finest art for collectors. Special exhibit openings, a preview gala, a private exhibitor/patron dinner and a panel discussion on creating a corporate art collection are just a few of the scheduled events for this year’s Dallas Art Fair. You don’t have to be a collector to enjoy viewing art from internationally known artists.

Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 922-1200
www.dallasmuseumofart.orgEvery third Friday of the month, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is open until midnight. A wide variety of events take place at the museum. Film screenings, dance performances, poetry readings, music and family-friendly functions are all part of the monthly late-night events at the DMA. April’s events include art and culture inspired by Islamic art, a calligraphy demonstration and a Dabke dance performance by Firqet Bladi. Some events require a ticket.Related: Best Ceramics Classes For Adults In DFW
Dallas Art Dealers Association – Spring DADA Walk
923 Salmon Drive
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 914-1099
www.dallasartdealers.orgDate: April 26, 2014Saturday, April 26 is the date set for the Spring DADA walk. This year’s art walk through the Design District is in combination with the Deep Ellum Community Association. While it is called a walk, you will need a bike or car to get around. The dealers that participate in this huge one-day event are all over the city. From new to well-established galleries, there is a lot to see and plenty of artists and gallery owners to talk to during this eight-hour walk.

Deep Ellum Gallery Walk
2630 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75226
(972) 834-6964
www.deepellumtexas.com

Date: April 26, 2014

With 16 galleries participating in the Deep Ellum Gallery Walk, there will be plenty to see. Deep Ellum has a history of being an incubator of creativity and this event, April 26 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., will certainly showcase some of Texas’ most progressive and innovative artists.  For a map of the different galleries, visit the Deep Ellum Texas website.

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas – CADD Art Bus Tours
Craighead Green Gallery
1011 Dragon St.
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 369-0169
www.caddallas.net

Date: May 10, 2014

Four times a year, up to 30 art lovers jump on a bus in Dallas’ Design District and art hop to some of Texas’ finest galleries, artist studios, collectors’ homes and corporate collections. You don’t have to be an art connoisseur to participate. Art lovers of all ages and levels enjoy the tours that also include lunch or dinner, snacks, beverages and a goody bag. The most recent tour in March took participants to the Holly Johnson Gallery in the Design District, Kirk Hopper Gallery in Deep Ellum and the Webb Gallery in Waxahachie. The next tour is scheduled for May 10. There are many repeat participants because each tour is completely different. Grab your significant art lover for this fun art hop.Related: Best Art Supply Stores In DFW

Robin D. Everson is a native Chicagoan who resides in Dallas, Texas. Her appreciation for art, food, wine, people and places has helped her become a well-respected journalist. A life-long lover of education, Robin seeks to learn and enlighten others about culture. You can find her work at Examiner.com 
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