Over the last two decades, Dallas has been gradually gaining (much-deserved) respect and recognition for having a sophisticated arts-and-culture scene. A team of city planners, corporations and private citizens had the foresight and conviction to invest billions, along with personal blood, sweat and tears, toward ensuring new world-class facilities would attract world-renowned artists, musicians, performers and exhibits here for our enjoyment and education. And attract they have.
The realization of their goal has encouraged other artrepreneurs to dream big, and several organic offshoots have sprung up over the last few years. One of those is the Dallas Art Fair. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is proud to support this premier collectors’ market, now in its eighth year.
The event was originally the brainchild of Dallas developer John Sughrue and art dealer Chris Byrne. And over its relatively short lifespan, it has helped stoke a growing citywide appreciation for visual arts. Nearly 100 exhibitors will be making their way to Dallas this week from as far away as Sao Paolo, Dubai and Antwerp, bringing with them paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photography, video and installations by modern and contemporary artists. Thirty galleries participated in the inaugural version, so it’s easy to see with tripled numbers, that this city now has an insatiable appetite for art!
The Dallas Art Fair festivities began March 31 with a private Kick-Off Party and will conclude this week with a Preview Gala Thursday, April 14, and the public fair at the Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.) in the Dallas Arts District, Friday through Sunday, April 15-17. For ticket information, click here. There’s also an app for previewing/purchasing art you can download before you go.