Art Walk West to Highlight Creative Movement in West Dallas
Fifth Annual Edition to be Held on Saturday, October 19
The WEST DALLAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE hosts the fifth annual edition of ART WALK WEST on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Participating artists, studios, artist-run spaces, galleries, arts organizations, and creative businesses will have their doors open for visitors from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to start at TRINITY GROVES, where maps and programs will be available. The event will end with a reception from 5 – 7 p.m. at ex ovo (414 Fabrication Street) and Sweet Pass Sculpture Park (402 Fabrication St). Art Walk West is free, open to the public and family-friendly.
ART WALK WEST celebrates the creative culture of West Dallas, including one of the city’s largest concentrations of artist studios, housed in the emerging Tin District. Visitors can embark on a self-guided tour of artist studios, galleries, exhibition spaces, outdoor sculptures, murals, dance classes, hands-on art activities and performances over the course of the afternoon. Creative businesses and restaurants will be open for a taste of local flavor.
In partnership with Art Walk West, WILD WEST MURAL FEST returns for its second year, presenting vibrant murals by artists –both local and visiting from around the world–on twelve West Dallas exteriors. Artists will produce murals over the course of the week leading up to Art Walk West.
Renowned Dallas gallerist and curator David Quadrini will curate a series of sculptures throughout historic buildings in the Tin District area.
Using the 150th anniversary of professional baseball as a point of entry, BUSH LEAGUE both celebrates and interrogates the history, industry and aesthetics of the sport by transforming Sweet Pass Sculpture Park into an impromptu sandlot. The baseball diamond becomes a stage set for a host of performances, sculptures, printed matter and film screenings. Presented by the San Antonio-based collective BUXTOOF and featuring Anthony Rundblade, Ryder Richards, Brock Caron, Lindsay Starr, Daedelus Hoffman, Brad Tucker, Hills Snyder, the Wheeler Bros, Danielle Georgiou Dance Group, Garrett T. Capps, Jack Sanders and the Texas Playboys Baseball Club along with other surprises and special guests!
ex ovo — a new project space and gallery emphasizing the vision of artists, facilitating relationships between peers, and educational programming— will present NEXT EXIT , an exhibition of photography and video by local artists: Trey Burns, Harris Chowdhary, Finn Jubak, and Jonathan Molina-Garcia. NEXT EXIT explores the artists’ research around Dallas’s myths, landscape, and the built environment through an interactive installation of viewing platforms and alcoves that visitors can explore to discover hidden artworks.
New to ART WALK WEST in 2019, the AT&T Performing Arts Center will present a variety of free, family-friendly community performances, dance classes and art-making activities. Highlights include The New Orleans Original Buckshop, a community dance class for all ages inspired by local choreographer Michelle Gibson’s “New Orleans Second Line Aesthetic” and accompanied live by the Big Easy Brass Band. Additionally, Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico will offer a series of family dance classes accompanied by a live Mariachi band. This programming is offered through the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s community outreach program, ArtsBridge – Powered by Toyota.
Little D Markets is curating a select group of vendors to pop-up at Trinity Groves during Art Walk West. Little D organizes markets around Dallas to spotlight the city’s makers, artisans and artists, activate underutilized spaces, and give shoppers an opportunity to support local.
In addition to their booth at Little D Markets, the La Bajada POP Garden (3016 Herbert St) will offer free art activities for families, including an opportunity to paint a still life of the garden’s bounty and harvest collages. Stay for farm-to-table refreshments like taco bites, and herb-infused water, and tours of the beautiful community garden. The POP garden at the Belmont Hotel will also be open for tours.
Additionally, there will be a chance drawing for a one-night stay in a suite at Hyatt House Dallas/Frisco as well as other exciting prizes.
ART WALK WEST is produced by the West Dallas Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Arts + Culture Magazine Texas Brooklyn Brewery, Blanks, Atmos Energy, Frost Bank, 3015 Trinity Grove, West Dallas Investments, Oaxaca LLC and Hyatt House Dallas/Frisco. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
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PARTICIPATING ARTISTS, GALLERIES, AND PERFORMANCES INCLUDE:
516 FABRICATION ST STUDIOS | 516 Fabrication St
VICTORIA J. BRILL
ex ovo | 414 Fabrication St
NEXT EXIT, an exhibition that takes Dallas as subject and object with work by lens-based artists TREY
BURNS, HARRIS CHOWDHARY, FINN JUBAK & JONATHAN MOLINA-GARCIA
516 BEDFORD STUDIOS | 516 Bedford
ELIZABETH R. WILSON
DEADBOLT STUDIO | 2609 Parvia Ave
PAUL WINKER hosts an exhibition of new work GREG MEZA & WYATT PEACOCK
SWEETPASS SCULPTURE PARK | 402 Fabrication St
BUSH LEAGUE, presented by the San Antonio – based collective BUXTOOF with performances
FABRICATION YARD | 621 Fabrication St
MICHELLE GIBSON & THE BIG EASY BRASS BAND offer a community dance class, THE NEW ORLEANS ORIGINAL BUCKSHOP
ANITA N. MARTINEZ BALLET FOLKLORICO
EXHIBITION CURATED BY DAVID QUADRINI | Various Locations
WILD WEST MURAL FEST ARTISTS:
ADRIAN LANDON BROOKS | 435 Singleton Blvd
AUGUSTIN CHAVEZ | 313 Singleton Blvd
BRENNEN BECHTOL | 515 Singleton Blvd
ERIC KARBELING | 660 Singleton Blvd
JILL STANTON | 519 Singleton Blvd
MARIEL POHL | 410 Fabrication St
NICKY DAVIS | 2120 Commerce St
STEPHANIE SANZ | 660 Singleton Blvd
TEX MOTON | 660 Singleton Blvd
DRIGO with students from SIDNEY LANIER EXPRESSIVE ARTS VANGUARD | 660 Ft. Worth Ave
JENNY LANE | 517 Singleton Blvd
SOUR GRAPES CREW | Belmont Hotel
TREY WILDER | 2720 Bataan St
MARIO SANCHEZ & MIKE TOWNSEND | 316 Singleton Blvd
PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS:
BELMONT HOTEL | 901 Ft. Worth Ave
LITTLE D MARKETS | @ Trinity Groves
UNITED STATES CENSUS
WEST DALLAS PUBLIC LIBRARY | 2332 Singleton Blvd
STEAM THEORY BREWERY | 340 Singleton Blvd
LA BAJADA POP GARDEN | 3106 Herbert St
SINGLETON TATTOO | 437 Singleton
GREAT SOUTHWEST FIRE & SAFETY
Originally incorporated in 1994, the mission of the West Dallas Chamber of Commerce is to advance and promote the economic environment for business in West Dallas. Since its formation, the Chamber has defined West Dallas as bordered by the Trinity River on the east and north, the Trinity’s West Fork on the west, and I-30 on the south. One of the few all-volunteer chambers of commerce in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, the West Dallas Chamber of Commerce is led by a 15-member board of directors.
ART WALK WEST Committee members: Victoria Brill, Trey Burns, Gerard Dillon, Autumn
Garrison, Terry Han, Will Heron, Justin Ford, Tamara Johnson, Allison Klion, Anne Kogan, Shontina Kuykendoll, Edie Lopez, Butch MacGregor, Nello Mua, and Davis Wells