Work is beginning on a new music and art venue in Deep Ellum that will have two stages, a bar, and a food truck park.
Deep Ellum Art Co. is scheduled to open this summer, according to a report in GuideLive.
The venue also will host a monthly art bazaar, according to the article.
“This part of Dallas is worth preserving with its identity. For, of, and by the community.”
Owner John LaRue told GuideLive that the “outdoor street art gallery” is a place exclusively for local vendors. LaRue also is the owner of Grapevine’s So Cal Tacos.
LaRue bought the building in 2015 along with three surrounding lots.
His idea was a multifaceted venue dedicated to the local music and art communities.
“This part of Dallas is worth preserving with its identity,” LaRue said. “For, of, and by the community.”
The venue will have 5,000 square feet of space inside and will have an expected capacity of 400 to 500 people, the report said. A 46-foot bar and 30 beer taps and a stage also will be featured in the building.
LaRue said that outside, it will have two lots — a back lot will become a pavilion with an outdoor stage, and the side lot will accommodate up to four food trucks.