Art is what DFW does best. We’re home to some of the top art festivals in the world, and art festivals in Spring are innately part of the community’s culture and an entertaining way to experience some of the best events of the metroplex. Covering a wide spectrum of art forms from music to the visual arts, the DFW spring art festivals are more than just a sight to behold — they are an interactive and unforgettable experience.
South Side on Lamar
1409 S. Lamar St.
Dallas, TX 75215
ArtLoveMagic never fails to deliver when it comes to realizing undiscovered talent in the DFW arts realm. True to its mission and purpose, the ArtLoveMagic organization will be further promoting underground and independent artists in its highly anticipated event, Underground, set to be held at South Side on Lamar on May 18. Locally known as one of the largest live art events to hit the DFW metroplex, Underground is expected to bring in over 1,500 guests during this year’s 5th anniversary of the annual festival. From live interpretive art demonstrations to other visual artistry that will enhance one’s optic senses, Underground is likely to be one of the top art festivals for this spring.
Deep Ellum Arts Festival
Dallas, TX 75226
The Deep Ellum district of Dallas eats, sleeps and breathes everything reminiscent of art culture. It comes as no surprise that a festival being held at one of the breeding places of the Dallas arts community would take three days to truly give spectators only a glimpse into the diversity and talent of Dallas artists. From April 5 through April 7, over 100 musicians and more than 200 visual and individual art displays will totally take over the Deep Ellum district and transform it into one incredibly massive art gallery. Stroll for hours taking in the sights and sounds of some of Dallas’ best talent along with eats by some of Deep Ellum’s most notable restaurants and your Spring to-do list is complete.
Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival
Downtown Fort Worth
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Fort Worth comes alive like never before every year during the annual Main Street Arts Festival. Visual artistry, local and nationally known musicians and tantalizing culinary creations are only just a snippet of what this Fort Worth art festival will bring. From April 18 through April 21 thousands will come from all over to experience why this festival was ranked as the best festival in all of Texas. Featuring collections from both nationally recognized and world-renowned artists, the Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival has clearly separated its art festival apart from other local Spring festivals. The Main Street Arts Festival proudly boasts over $4 million in art sales during its festival and unsurprisingly its popularity continues to increase in growth every year.
Dallas Art Fair
Fashion Industry Gallery
1807 Ross Ave.
Dallas, TX 75201
From April 12 through April 14, the Fashion Industry Gallery will house the fifth annual Dallas Art Fair. Conveniently located in the Dallas arts district, the Dallas Art Fair will feature exhibitions and visual art from both national and international artists as well as photography and video art. Blending both contemporary and modern art forms under one roof, the Dallas Art Fair will be more than just a celebration of the arts in Dallas but also the introduction of the works of other artists who are well-known in other parts of the nation or world. Spanning over a space of 70,000 square feet and proudly noted as the location where famous celebrities Nicole Richie, Valentino and Francis Ford Coppola held their events, the Fashion Industry Gallery is the perfect setting for an event that is very essential to the Dallas cultural arts community.
Wildflower! Art & Music Festival
2351 Performance Drive
Richardson, TX 75082
Attracting more than 70,000 spectators over the course of three days, the 21st annual Wildflower! Art & Music Festival is a locally coveted festival that showcases both national and independent artists on six different performance stages. Along with the remarkable music line-up, the Wildflower festival also features an art guitar auction, an exclusive kids corner, student art contests and a battle of the bands. With so much to do, it is not a mystery as to why many choose to attend the festival all three days to become fully immersed in the Wildflower experience. Pack up the kids, venture down to Richardson and get ready to experience one of the top art and music festivals that Dallas has to offer. Check it out May 17 to May 19.
Leah Frazier is a freelance writer covering all things Dallas. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.