Texas’ oldest artist-run collective was originally founded by teacher Will Hipps and local painter Richard Childers to provide locals with an exhibition venue free of dealer restrictions. In its 35-year history, 500X has helped to nurture boldface names Frances Bagley, Nic Nicosia, Tom Orr and Frank X. Tolbert, to name but a few.
LuminArtè is an art and design gallery conveniently located in the Dallas Design District. The gallery represents over fifty artists from twenty-four countries, both emerging and established, working with a variety of media, styles and techniques.
CentralTrak also provides several studios for external artists to use as a workshop, making it a public and accessible space where young artists thrive on the exchange of ideas and practices. CentralTrak’s gallery, also located in the Deep Ellum building, is the place where this amazing amount of creative energy comes together. The gallery is open to all art forms, music included, in the Ex Mus (‘Experimental Music’) series.
Conduit Gallery represents almost 40 contemporary artists whose work is at the forefront of current art practices. The list includes the dreamlike, photographic compositions of Susan Kae Grant, the bright, imaginative collages of San Francisco’s acclaimed artist Rex Ray; and the monochromatic, large-scale paintings of Johnny Robertson.
Gallery Circuit 12 is located in the very centre of the Design District, and stands out as one of the best galleries in the neighborhood. Husband and wife Dustin and Gina Orlando, the founders of the gallery, present some of the boldest, smartest and most original contemporary art shows in Dallas.
Dallas Contemporary is a not-profit, non-collecting space wholeheartedly dedicated to public engagement through exhibitions of emerging and established, local and international contemporary artists. The gallery, situated in a former warehouse, clearly gets a kick out of urban, non-institutionalized art and aims to show it in a way that completely absorbs the viewer.
Founded in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art is one of the biggest and most reputable places to see art in the Texan city. Next to its program of rotating exhibitions, the museum offers its visitors a varied and international range of permanent art collections.