Decorating mavens and art lovers rejoice! It’s May in North Texas and along with it come a multitude of home tours and art festivals sure to get your creative juices flowing
Grab some design ideas from real homes in real neighborhoods. What’s more fun than stepping through the doors of Dallas’ exceptional homes to motivate your design muse?
Be inspired by exceptional art. From bronze sculpture to colorful textiles to multi-media, dimensional wall décor, festivals showcase the work of local, national and internationally acclaimed artists. Mix in distinctive entertainment, culinary delights and fantastic weather and the weekend couldn’t be better.
Swiss Avenue Tour of Homes
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Swiss Avenue historic district is known for its tree-lined streets and restored homes representing an eclectic mix of architectural styles. An annual event, this year’s tour features 6 homes as well as the Munger Place Church. Air-conditioned mini coaches and horse-drawn carriages will shuttle visitors between the homes. At Savage Park snacks and beverages will be available along with a Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday. The tour runs Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Visit http://www.sahd.org/hometour/for additional information.
Fairmont Historic District Tour of Homes
The Southwest’s largest historic district will play host to 1500 visitors this weekend. Located just south of downtown Ft. Worth and bounded by Magnolia Avenue, Jessamine Street, Hemphill Street and Eighth Avenue, the area illustrates a rich collection of turn-of-the-century residences. The event will include 5 residential and commercial properties and runs Saturday and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $18 at the door. For more information visit http://www.historicfairmount.com/. Tour booklets are available at 1001 W. Magnolia Avenue, Ft. Worth
Cottonwood Art Festival
It’s hard to find a more remarkable event featuring distinguished art. One of the top-ranked festivals in the country, this juried fair showcases a broad collection of eclectic art in a variety of media. Categories include 2D mixed media, 3D mixed media, ceramics, digital works, drawings/pastels, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metalwork, painting, photography, sculpture and wood. The free outdoor festival is set in lush Cottonwood Park where little ones can feed ducks along Cottonwood Creek or try their hands at sculpting while mom and dad are touring the art and listening to performances by local and regional bands. A shaded courtyard by the creek provides a relaxing spot to listen to music and grab lunch and a beverage. The festival is open Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information visit http://www.cottonwoodartfestival.com/.
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