It’s a Big Weekend for Arts, Music in North Texas Cities

If you're a lover of the arts or music, you'll have plenty to see this weekend.


From Fort Worth to Richardson to downtown Dallas, North Texas has plenty of events featuring local arts and music to inspire art lovers, innovators and Dallas-area creatives.


Fort Worth

Fort Worth’s Near Southside will transform itself into a one-day art experience — from its sidewalks to it businesses — to celebrate ArtsGoggle. The event is celebrating its 15th year. The Near Southside is an eclectic neighborhood mixing historic elegance and urbanism. ArtsGoggle is free to the public, offering live music, artistic displays, food, drink, and fun, according to Fort

Get in the mood on Instagram: #artsgoogle.

Fall Open Studios

Downtown Dallas

Fall Open Studios, Arts Incubator of Richardson, and Near Southside Inc. are all hosting their own events featuring local artists. 

The 2017 Fall Open Studios is showcasing over 50 local artists across 61,000 square feet of space in the historic Continental Gin Building, 3309 Elm St. in Dallas. 

“Fall Open Studios is a great opportunity to experience and explore our historic building built in 1888. It’s interesting to be able to see the inside of 34 working artist studios on three floors. Every year it gets more popular,” resident artist Julie Brown said on the Continental Gin Building website.

Participating artists have donated artwork to raise funds for hurricane relief. Each 12×12 painting on the 2nd Floor will be sold for $250 each and donations will be made directly on the CERF+ website. CERF+  is an organization that offers services to protect and sustain the livelihoods of studio artists.



Ricochet17 is providing ways for local talent to showcase their abilities this weekend across the city of Richardson.

The third annual Ricochet “arts happening” showcases in one day various types of local creativity across several venues. The free event will kick off at 10 a.m. and involves visual arts, poetry, drama, and music at such venues as the Richardson Public Library, Heights Village Shopping Center, CityLine Plaza, and Four Bullets Brewery.

CityLine Plaza will host Ricochet’s new “Art Chairs on Parade,” an art chair contest and exhibit. The chairs will be displayed from noon-9 p.m. 

Ricochet17 is presented by nonprofit Arts Incubator of Richardson to offer opportunities for artists and creatives to show their talent and create greater awareness of the arts and creative community in Richardson. You’ll find the schedule here.


2017 Fall Open Studios

When: 6-10 p.m. Oct. 20 and 2-8 p.m. Oct. 21

Where: Continental Gin Building 3309 Elm St. in Dallas



When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Oct. 21

Where: Sites range from the Richardson Public Library to Richardson Heights Shopping Center, and from Gallatin Commons to Four Bullets Brewery, as well as points in between.



When: Noon-10 p.m. Oct 21 

Where: The Near Southside Magnolia Avenue (8th Avenue to St. Louis Avenue) Fort Worth

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