Deep Ellum Art Co. Announces Initial Event Lineup

The new mixed-use creative venue won't have a "singular identity," art-wise, says Founder John LaRue. Expect to see a range of artists featured from singers to chefs.

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A new mixed-use creative venue is debuting Friday in Deep Ellum. 

Deep Ellum Art Co., housed in a former printing press repair shop, has both indoor and outdoor galleries and a stage for live music where creatives can gather and feature their work. 

The venue’s founder, John LaRue, said he didn’t want the space to have a “singular identity,” art-wise. 

“The goal is to promote all of the arts, be it music, culinary, sculpture, 2D, 3D, digital, and more.” 
John LaRue

“Deep Ellum Art Co. will represent as full a spectrum of the arts as our local artists bring to us,” he said in a release. “The goal is to promote all of the arts be it music, culinary, sculpture, 2D, 3D, digital, and more.”

The facility will soft open Friday with the eclectic style of Forgotten Space, a Texas-based Grateful Dead tribute band. The band fuses a mix of styles from psychedelia and modal jazz to country and reggae. 

On Saturday, visitors can “embark on a visual parade of the sexy, dark, and whimsical images,” in Deep Ellum Art Co.’s first gallery show, “Inhabitants,” according to the venue. 

The Labor Day weekend continues with musical acts such Arkansauce and Dallas native, Zach Witness. 

See a full lineup of artists being featured at upcoming events on the venue’s website


Photos: Jessica Waffles via Deep Ellum Art Co.

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Artist Preston Pannek

Artist Chase Fleischman

Artist Joe Skilz

Artist Lauren Walker

Artists Jeff Thornton and Erika Bauer

Artist Avery Peyton

Artist Jerod Dtox Davies

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