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Called "a go-to art spot for families” by City’s Best, Oil and Cotton and its experienced instructors provide technical and creative guidance for students young and old to paint, sculpt, and weave their ways toward aesthetic fulfillment. Oil and Cotton's single-day art camps for ages 5–teens concentrate on a variety of skills, including painting, fabric printing, and bookbinding, and trimming their Dalí-esque mustache. Class focuses change each week—take a look at the calendar online for a glimpse of daily offerings.

837 W 7th St
Dallas,
TX
US

Established: The museum has been free since [it was established in] 1978

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Pro Tip: Check out our murals on the side of the building and out around Dallas.

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What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?

Dallas Contemporary is the only museum in Dallas with a street-art focus, commissioning over 10 murals throughout the Dallas area.

What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?

Dallas Contemporary exhibits international, national, and regional artists in one space.

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Our memberships give Dallas Contemporary supporters priority seating at all Dallas Contemporary programs, discounted tickets for special events, discounts at local businesses, a subscription to the "dc dish"?the museum's monthly newsletter?and entry into our new member-only opening exhibition celebrations, and more.

161 Glass St
Dallas,
TX
US

Situated in the heart of Dallas’ Design District, E Gallery Studios is a workspace for local artists as well as a creative facility where aspiring painters can attend workshops. E Gallery looks every inch the modern art studio, with large works of local art adorning the chocolate-hued walls. In addition to BYOB painting classes, the studio also hosts private painting parties for up to 45 participants. Visit the onsite frame shop for a custom frame for your masterpiece.

1330 Motor Cir
Dallas,
TX
US

On a single day in the middle of World War II, actions in three isolated incidents represent an ethical lesson taught to this day at the Dallas Holocaust Museum. On that day—April 19, 1943—three Belgian men attacked a train destined for Auschwitz, freeing its passengers; the occupants of the Warsaw Ghetto united in revolt; and at the Bermuda Conference, officials from the British and American governments declined to take action against ongoing atrocities in Europe. The Dallas Holocaust Museum’s main exhibit locates a crucial distinction in presenting these three events: the difference between "bystanders" and what the museum calls "Upstanders." The exhibit was created in the hopes that every visitor would become an "Upstander," moved not only to remember a horrific past but also to take action when faced with modern threats to human rights.

A self-guided audio tour relates the heroism of those who stood up on that date in 1943 as museum guests explore artifacts, photographs, and a full-size boxcar. Special exhibits that often focus on photography supplement the permanent installation, and testimonies from volunteer survivors and liberators provide a firsthand perspective on the historical tragedy and its lessons. Along with exposing more than 30,000 students and 22,000 walk-in visitors to its messages annually, the museum advocates engagement with the world through educational programs designed for everyone from educators to law-enforcement officials.

211 N Record Street
Dallas,
TX
US

The diverse group of open-minded thespians in the Level Ground Arts troupe caters to local theater hounds with daring renditions of contemporary and classic plays and musicals. Watch as the stage morphs into a dystopian realm of skyscrapers and line-dancing robots in a staged adaptation of Fritz Lang’s silent expressionist film Metropolis, performed with no dialogue and with an original live score. The Drowsy Chaperone, a hit Broadway show that debuted 1998, will impress spectators in the mood for musicals with a loving homage to the jazz-age spectacles of the 1920s. A Samurai Nosferatu aims to engage the audience with action-packed sword duels that take place inside a cramped coffin, and Requiem for a Heavyweight tells the intense tale of a boxer who may be one punch away from death or brain damage.

2600 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas,
TX
US

Located in the vibrant Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) ranks among the leading art institutions in the country and is distinguished by its innovative exhibitions and groundbreaking educational programs.

1717 N Harwood St
Dallas,
TX
US