DADA and BFOC Bike Swarm, September 21st


DADA And Deep Ellum Community Association Join Forces For Fall Gallery Walk Sept. 21, 2013

Including Panel Discussion, Bike Swarm, DADA Docents, Dallas Love Project

In honor of International Peace Day, The Dallas Art Dealers Association and Deep Ellum Community Association are joining forces for Fall Gallery Walk on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, featuring thirty-five of DADA’s leading member galleries, museums, and nonprofit art spaces as well as xxx galleries in Deep Ellum. The event includes DADA Docents providing information at selected art spaces, and the DADA Bike Swarm bringing together the Bike Friendly groups from Oak Cliff, Design District, Deep Ellum and The Cedars.  Paintings from the Dallas Love Project also are on display at select members galleries. Two films in honor of International Peace Day will be screened at Samuel Lynne Galleries.  DADA’s Fall Panel Discussion on “Embracing Latin American Art” will be Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at Cathedral Guadalupe.  For more information, visit or call 214.914.1099.  Media Sponsors are Patron Magazine and

DADA Bike Swarm

Saturday, September 21st, 11:00 am – 5 pm

Several Bike Friendly groups will come together to ride in DADA’s Bike Swarm. Cyclists of all age levels and abilities are invited. Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, Bike Friendly Cedars, Bike Friendly Design District, and Bike Friendly Deep Ellum will work together to cover the neighborhoods of Oak Cliff, Deep Ellum and the Design District. Bike Swarm is part of the DADA Fall Gallery Walk on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Here are the group ride details:

Riders can start at any of the following stops:

  • 11 a.m. Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 West Jefferson Boulevard (ride from Oak Cliff to Deep Ellum for lunch at Burger Fest and a visit to area galleries);
  • 2 p.m. at Kettle Art Gallery, xxx (ride from Deep Ellum to Design District for a visit to area galleries);
  • 3 p.m. meet at Meddlesome Moth, 1621 Oak Lawn Ave. (ride from here for tour of Design District);
  • 5 p.m. return to Oak Cliff, or Deep Ellum or the Cedars.

The event is free and includes a self-guided tour of the art galleries located in the Design District as well as galleries in Deep Ellum.  RSVP HERE

*Ride is for people of all ages.  Please tune up your bicycle and follow all traffic laws

The Dallas Art Dealers Association is an affiliation of established

independent gallery owners and nonprofit art organizations in the Dallas
metropolitan area. As a professional and educational resource for the
community at large, DADA facilitates the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and
Artist Career Development Fund, which provides financial and career
support for visual art students through multiple programs. DADA also
presents the Spring Gallery Walk and Fall Gallery Walk. Organized in
1985 by June Mattingly of Mattingly Baker Gallery, the Dallas Art Dealers
Association is a 501(c)(6) organization.

Like the Art Dealers Association of America, membership in DADA is by
invitation of the board of directors. In order to qualify for membership,
a dealer or nonprofit space must have an established reputation for
honesty, integrity, and professionalism among its peers, and must make
a substantial contribution to the cultural life of the community by offering
works of high aesthetic quality and presenting worthwhile exhibitions.
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.

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 thirty years before retiring in 2004. Every
year, the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development
Fund, a 501(c)(3), financially benefits a student pursuing the study of
visual arts along with giving that student a gallery internship, a mentor,
and an artist studio visit. The scholarship also presents a career fair at
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts,
two juried exhibitions of Booker T and Dallas County Community College
students’ artwork, a docent-training program, biannual educational events,
and Art Chicas and Art Chicos at La Reunion TX.


  1. Is it OK to drink and ride?

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