Dallas Arts Week Grows into Dallas Arts Month

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said local artists and businesses need support from their community, touting the diverse array of works being shown.

When your artistic canvas’ content becomes too big to fit into a week, just stretch it into a month.

That’s what the city of Dallas has done, renaming what had been known as Dallas Arts Week into Dallas Arts Month, kicking off on April 1, and running through the entire month.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said that because there is a bounty of artistic activity in Dallas, there should be more than one week dedicated to it.

“We realized we needed much more than a week to do it all justice. So for the 30 days of April, it’s all about the arts.”
Mayor Mike Rawlings

“There is so much going on artistically in Dallas, and we see all types of art being created and experienced in every corner of the city: theatre, music, dance, sculpture, literature, painting, and more,” Rawlings said in an announcement. “We realized we needed much more than a week to do it all justice. So for the 30 days of April, it’s all about the arts.”

Rawlings said local artists and businesses need support from their community, and along with other city leaders, are encouraging art lovers and those alike to explore the diverse array of works being shown.

This year, the city’s Office of Cultural Affairs is working closely with key arts to engage more locals and tourists.

Dallas Art Month will begin with an event on April 1 at the Nasher Sculpture Center, celebrating Pierre Huyghe, the second recipient of the Nasher Prize for Sculpture.

For a full list of events and ticket information, visit the Dallas Arts Month website here


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