There’s a lot of art to enjoy this fall with a lineup of festivals and fairs scheduled for October and November. From performances to exhibits, the Dallas Arts District will celebrate art throughout October, and collectors will have their fill with two great shows for art and antiques. Check out these upcoming events and feel the art in the air.
Art in October
Throughout the month of October
Multiple venues in Dallas Arts District
Art in October is a month-long celebration of the Dallas Arts District. As the city presents a new season of performances, exhibitions and programs, the Arts District will host several events throughout October. Street performances, art activities, and many exciting experiences will spotlight different organizations of the Arts District. Organizations include the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Meyerson Symphony Hall, and the AT&T Performing Arts Center and Winspear Opera House. Check the official website for updates on the schedule of events.
Heart of Texas Show for Arts & Crafts
Friday, October 7, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 8, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway
Adults $5.00, Kids 12 and under are FREE
Artsy and crafty types (or those looking for that perfect, unique gift), this is an event you can’t miss. This two-day show features the best in arts, crafts, antiques, collectibles, home décor and more. And because a panel of jurors selects the vendors for the show, you can be sure to expect an interesting (and fun!) shopping experience.
In this annual celebration of the migration of the Monarch butterfly, colorful butterflies will take over Grapevine with butterfly exhibits, interactive butterfly arts and crafts, and the must-see event—the live butterfly releases. There’s also a butterfly costume parade down Main Street so be sure to take your camera to visually document brightly colored wings, and kids (and pets) in costume.
Dallas International Art, Antique and Jewelry Show
Wednesday – Sunday, November 2 – 6
Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
Wed 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. (by invitation only)
Thurs – Sat 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sun 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
$15 daily, $25 for a 4-day pass, catalog included
Art lovers, art collectors and art browsers, don’t miss this show at the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas. Over 100 international exhibitors will be showcasing art and antiques, furniture, porcelain, ceramics and pottery, paintings, sculptures, carpets, fine jewelry, watches and clocks and objets d’art. Whether you’re a novice or serious collector, you’re sure to find something you’ll love and treasure for years to come. A private preview party will be held on the opening day, November 2.
AIA Dallas 2011 Tour of Homes
November 5 – 6, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Dallas Center for Architecture
1909 Woodall Rodgers Frwy, Suite 100
Now in its fifth year, the Tour of Homes organized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Dallas, will highlight the best residential architecture in the Dallas areas, as designed by Texas architects. This self-guided tour will give participants the opportunity to see and learn more about the cutting-edge, modern design of many residential dwellings, and get a glimpse of the vast architecture talent in the area.