Most Dallasites can't imagine that this festival is celebrating 20 years of rich art and culture that has grown resilient in Deep Ellum. There was a time in Deep Ellum's history when it went through a roller coaster of change and is sort of having a renaissance period as loft apartments spring up around the area for young college grads and hipsters. In it's 20th year, the Deep Ellum Arts Festival brings a bit of hipster to the masses with one of the best art related events in Dallas.
In addition to many exquisite collections of art such as painting, sculptures, murals, jewelry and other original works of art there are over 200 juried fine artists displaying and selling their major works. Mixed media artists like Aaron Coleman, painter and award winning tattoo artist Char McGaughey, painter Darrell Driver, installation artist Elizabeth Dunlop, muralist Frank Campagna, National Geographic photographer Greg Davis, painter Matt Esparza and photographer Richard J. Auger. Another artistic highlight will be live local art creation by the Just-Us League's freestyle art squad, 3 of 1 Art and the philanthropic art Group Thirsty Canvas. Your Festival Guide will include everything you need to know about the event with maps, schedules and more.
Food and Drink
The Deep Ellum Arts Festival will not only showcase art, but will also include a variety of culinary delights. Get your customary festival food such as corn dogs, BBQ, Mexican as well as international cuisine from Mexican, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Cajun, American and Italian. The Deep Ellum Texas Village will include our Deep Ellum favorites with samples from Alligator Cafe, BuzzBrews, Cane Rosso, Fuzzy's Taco Shop, Mama Faye's BBQ and Tanoshii. Food will be purchased with coupons that are purchased from booths on site at ten for $10. Not outside food may be brought in or consumed on site.
On Sunday morning. April 6th bring your pets for the Deep Ellum Pet Parade. With registration beginning at 11 a.m. the parade itself starts at noon at the Deep Ellum Dog Park. There will be contests where attendees can enter their pet to win "Best Costume," "Best Persoanlity" or "Best Trick." There will be water bowls, additional staff for clean up and treat giveaways. Donate to the Bark park and receive a free t-shirt and a doggie bag full of goodies for your pet.
Deep Ellum Entertainment District (2600- 3100 block of Main Street)
Between Good Latimer and Hall Street, Dallas, Texas 75226
Dates and Hours:
April 4 - 6, 2014
Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Detailed festival information, along with the festival guide can be found online at