September 17, 2014 § Leave a comment
Dallas Art Dealers Association presents
Saturday, September 20, noon – 8:00 p.m.
FEATURING OVER 35 ART SPACES
Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) will present its 29th annual Fall Gallery Walk on Saturday, September 20, 2014, from noon to 8 p.m. at over 35 art spaces all over North Texas, including Arlington, Irving, Denton, and around Dallas. Art lovers of every description will have the opportunity to socialize and tour a full spectrum of galleries and special exhibitions—all in one day, all for FREE, all in North Texas. Sadly, you can’t walk to all of them, but you can bike to many of them (see Bike Swarm below), and, of course, you can drive to them. Go online at http://www.dallasartdealers.org to print out a map. Hours at each gallery vary; please see individual listings. For more information, call 214.914.1099 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. A good place to start is The MAC, 3120 McKinney Avenue, in Uptown Dallas.
SPECIAL EVENTS DURING FALL GALLERY WALK
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Antèks Book Signing Event benefiting Edith Baker Art Scholarship
Meet Barry Friedman, six-time Emmy Award nominated writer and author of Still Chasing Rainbows: Collecting American Indian Trade & Camp Blankets Volume Two. Shop antique Navajo blankets, Antèks rustic home furnishings, and vintage Native American jewelry, pottery, and baskets presented by fifth-generation Indian trader Jed Foutz of Shiprock Santa Fe gallery. Saturday, September 20, beginning at 10 a.m. at Antèks, 1135 Dragon Street. Complimentary on-site appraisals of vintage Navajo blankets will be available. Cocktail reception 4 p.m. Cowboys & Indians Magazine is a proud partner of this unique event.
1:30 – 5 p.m.
DADA Bike Swarm
Cyclists of all age levels and abilities are invited to the Dallas Art Dealers Association, Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, and Bike Friendly Cedars Bike Swarm as part of the Fall Gallery Walk on Saturday, September 20, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 West Jefferson Boulevard. The event includes a self-guided tour of the art galleries located in the Design District. FREE! For more information, call 214.914.1099 or go to the Facebook event here.
2 – 8 p.m.
DADA Docents Program
High school students serve as exhibition hosts at select DADA galleries. FREE! For more information, call 214.914.1099.
The Dallas Art Dealers Association is an affiliation of established independent gallery owners and nonprofit art organizations in the Dallas metropolitan area. DADA is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethical practice within the profession and to increasing public awareness of the role and responsibilities of reputable art dealers and nonprofit visual art spaces.
About the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and
Artist Career Development Fund
To celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2005, DADA created a scholarship honoring a respected member of the Dallas art community and one
of its founding members, Edith Baker. Edith owned and directed The Edith Baker Gallery in Dallas for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2004. Every year, the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund, a 501(c)(3), financially benefits students pursuing the
study of visual arts, along with giving those students a gallery internship, a mentor, and an artist studio visit. For more information, visit
Saturday, September 13, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Business of Art: Public Art 101
Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA), Creative Arts Center (CAC), The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC), and now the Business Council for the Arts (BCA) and the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) are joining together to present The Business of Art: Public Art 101 on Saturday, September 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The MAC, 3120 McKinney Avenue. It will include public art basics and beyond, from finding the call for artists to the completion of projects. Participants will receive in-depth information and public art resource materials. Tickets are available in advance at http://www.eventbrite.com and benefit the Edith Baker Art Scholarship. The Bowdon Family Foundation, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and Texas Commission on the Arts have provided financial support for this event. Art News DFW is the media sponsor.
About Creative Arts Center
Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) provides a nurturing environment for people to discover, develop, and express their artistic visions. Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, CAC offers more than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, drawing, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking, and stone carving. CAC also offers free arts programming to disadvantaged children. Not only a visual arts school, CAC is also a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors. Visit CAC at 2360 Laughlin Drive in East Dallas or http://www.creativeartscenter.org.
About The Mckinney Avenue
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary
(The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom, offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art inall disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist’s role in society by providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming. Visit http://www.the-mac.org for more information.
About the Business Council for the Arts
The Business Council for the Arts (BCA) is a nonprofit organization made up of businesses and business professionals. It provides programs in employee engagement and retention, leadership development, creative thinking, diversity, and the development of new initiatives based in the arts. The BCA serves as a connector and convener between businesses, municipalities, and arts and cultural organizations, and is an advocate for business support of the arts. The BCA was founded in 1988 as an initiative of the Dallas Citizen’s Council by Raymond D. Nasher and a team of civic leaders who recognized that great communities depend on a vibrant cultural life. Visit http://www.ntbca.org for more information.
About the Office of Cultural Affairs
The Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) provides opportunities for all Dallas citizens and visitors to have access to the arts and the means of cultural expression. The Office of Cultural Affairs works with its citizen advisory board, the Cultural Affairs Commission, to foster the development of the cultural system in Dallas. The OCA provides a variety of programs and services, including the management and operations of seven cultural facilities, a public art program, cultural funding programs, and WRR Radio. More information on the Office of Cultural Affairs’ programs can be found on its website at www.DallasCulture.org.
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June 2, 2014 § 2 Comments
Bike Friendly Oak Cliff
Oak Cliff Film Festival
invite you to the first ever
Saturday, June 21
Inspired by Eadweard Muybridge’s galloping-horse photo studies, this modern-day ride is geared to gather a stop-motion historical view of Oak Cliff as seen through the eyes of cyclists.
Two teams, Team Muybridge and Team Lumiere, will each be given a Polaroid camera and a pack of film to capture images that create a narrative of our OC neighborhood. After all eight images are shot, each team will organize them and produce a 15-second “film” to be uploaded to Instagram and tagged #OCFF2014. Based on creative merit, winners will be announced and prizes distributed at the event’s ending.
A Polaroid camera (must be returned)
An 8-shot pack of Polaroid film (additional packs available for purchase in the T.T. lobby)
A bike and creative spirit
Arrive at 6:00 for instructions and team assignment
Depart at 6:30
Arrive and upload at The Jefferson Tower by 8:30
Stick around after the ride for an OCFF rooftop screening at the Jefferson Tower at 9.
The third annual Oak Cliff Film Festival will take place at the historic Texas Theatre, the Kessler Theater, the Bishop Arts Theater, Oil & Cotton, and other venues in North Oak Cliff, June 19–22, 2024.
For more information: http://oakclifffilmfestival.com/
May 17, 2014 § Leave a comment
You’re invited to join Bike Friendly Oak Cliff and cyclists from around the city to celebrate the grand opening of three new bike-friendly arrivals to the Trinity River corridor: Trinity Skyline Trail along the river, the Continental Avenue Bridge Park and West Dallas Gateway Plaza connecting to Trinity Groves, and the Sylvan Avenue Bridge that includes a bike lane!
The ride begins at the east end of the Continental Bridge at 2pm sharp, but the festivities go on all day! A gospel brunch, farmers market, driving range, 1930s danceathon, kids craft zone, playground, pachanga party, food trucks, vintage car show and more – there’s something for everyone.
Even a chance to win a new Phat Cycle Sea Wind Cruiser bicycle from Richardson Bike Mart! Register to ride your bike as part of this rolling ribbon cutting and your name will go into a drawing. Rsvps here, and get all the details for the day at trinityriverrevel.com
May 8, 2014 § Leave a comment
Thanks to a generous donation from the Cliff Temple Baptist Church, we’ll be handing out lights to all the kids who bike to Rosemont Elementary school next week!
We purchased over 800 special red and white LED bike light sets from Bike Texas. Each pair even includes some great tips for biking – in English & Spanish!
iBike Rosemont advocates for better bicycling infrastructure, bike safety resources for kids, and for more kids to bike to school on a regular basis. In the past, TxDOT has had a Safe Routes to School grant program, which BFOC and iBike Rosemont used to fund lights for the riders, but the fund no longer exists. Thanks to Cliff Temple Baptist BFOC will be able to provide lights to all the iBike Rosemont riders as well as to other kids in the neighborhood through local schools and BFOC kid-friendly bike rides like Kidical Mass.
April 16, 2014 § 1 Comment
There’s always an opportunity to ride a bicycle in our great city of Dallas, TX, but these two upcoming events are expecting a big bicycle crowd to take part!
First up, the Spring edition of Dallas Art Dealer’s Association or DADA will host another Bike Swarm in conjunction with their bi-annual gallery tour. Here are the details:
Date: April 26, 2014
Meet Up Time: 12:30 PM
Departure Time: 1:00 PM
Return Time: 5:00 PM
Meet Up Location: Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75208
Approximate Mileage: 8 – 12 miles
Next, Uptown is getting into the bicycle spirit by hosting it’s first Ciclovia, and only the second one to be held in Dallas since BFOC hosted the first back in 2012!
From their website UptownCiclovia.org:
Dallas’ first large scale Ciclovía will be held in Uptown from 10am – 3pm on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014! Together with the Metropolitan Dallas YMCA, Uptown will host a one-mile, car-free route to connect the Katy Trail to the Klyde Warren Park via Cedar Springs Road.
Ciclovías, translated as “bicycle path,” and also known as Open Streets in the United States, are one-of-a-kind, free events that bring a City together to enjoy all things outdoors- running, biking, roller-skating, strollers, etc.
Ciclovías have been successfully happening and gaining momentum for years in world-class cities around the country, including: Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin, Miami, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Oklahoma City, Denver, Durham, and Atlanta. It’s time for Dallas to host our own!
In these cities, those along Open Streets routes have enjoyed positive impacts on their businesses by participating in the family-friendly event. We invite you to join us as we create an open space that will connect people with their city in a fun, safe, and clean environment!
Date: May 26, 2014
Time: 10 AM – 3 PM
April 14, 2014 § 3 Comments
Spring has finally sprung. It felt like it was never going to make it, and yet, here we are. The key is to take advantage of it before Summer hits… With that in mind we’re hosting a spring picnic ride Saturday afternoon, April 26th to our beautiful Turtle Creek.
Here are some tips and must-haves for joining this year’s Seersucker Spring Picnic Ride.
Things you’ll need:
Bike I am going to make a pretty large assumption that you already have a bike. So, cross this one off of your list. If you don’t, I suggest hitting up craigslist or any local bike shop (more on this later).
Seersucker This one is key. Seer sucker is a light breezy fabric puckered fabric, usually with stripes, perfect for dressing up in balmy weather. Wearing seer sucker takes us back to the 20’s, when people still dressed up even in the heat (and no air conditioning!) According to Wiki, The fabric was originally worn by the poor in the U.S. until preppy undergraduate students began wearing it in the 1920s in an air of reverse snobbery. Perfect.
Because of the fabrication technique it can be pricey – though a bargain shopper might find seer sucker at a thrift store or outlet for much less. If you hurry there’s still time to get a nice seersucker dress/suit/short/skirt/jacket online and have it tailored. If you’re pressed for time, you could get away with just a bowtie.
Basket There are tons of options for a picnic basket depending on your personal style and the type of bike you ride. My personal favorite is this Front Basket by Wald. It’s inexpensive, easy to install, but only works with a few handlebar styles. If your bike needs a picnic basket, visit one of our friends at the following bike shops:
So now you’ve got your blanket in your basket on your bike, and you’re seersuckered up. What to pack? That’s simple enough, just pack any snacks you’d like to have, and maybe a little extra to share with your fellow seersuckered bike riding friends. If, however, you want to up your picnic game, here’s some things that will make for a fantastic spring picnic in the park.
Cheese, Sausage, Fruit (grapes, berries, apples, etc), Nuts & tasty dessert You must know that in case you’re pressed for time we’ll be stopping by the Eatzie’s on Oak Lawn along the way. Luckily it’s right near our destination at Robert E Lee Park!
Beverages (I should take this opportunity to say that a person caught consuming alcohol in Dallas city park can be fined up to $500, so you know, do what you will with that information.)
Cups Glass is fancy, but risky. There’s plenty of other alternatives available.
Forks, knives, spoons (as necessary) Whole Foods has bamboo ones that are pretty neat. I’ve seen some compostable plasticware that’s nice. Like the cups, disposable is convenient, reusable works too.
Water & Sunscreen
Yard games! We’ll have at least one set of croquet and bean bag toss – feel free to bring your own!