The variety of arts festivals in Dallas and Texas area is truly unique. From paper crafting and low key craft shows to visual and performing artists who are among the most elite in the nation, the annual art festivals in Dallas have something for everyone.
Below are the six Dallas arts festivals we are most excited to see in 2019. As an added bonus, we encourage you to save the date on three major festivals to look forward to in the Spring of 2020, listed further down.
Grapevine Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Festival
This unique nation-wide art festival will once again arrive in Grapevine this summer. This is the perfect weekend for those with an interest in rubber stamping and paper crafting, scrapbooking, and card-making.
3rd Annual Garland Sidewalk Craft Fair
Further outside of Dallas, but worth the drive is the low-key annual Sidewalk Craft Fair. Local artists will display and sell their creations, including paintings, jewelry, candles, and other home décor, and be sure to stick around for the silent auction!
Turtle Creek Fine Arts Festival
The Fall fine arts festival, as well as the Spring festival in April, features approximately 125 painters, leather and metalworkers, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, crafters, and glass blowers. With its proximity to Dallas’ arts district, this is truly a must-attend weekend for art lovers.
50th Annual Cottonwood Art Festival
Located just 20 minutes outside of Dallas, the Cottonwood Art Festival dazzles visitors from around the country twice annually, May and October. Only 250 of the more than 1,400 submissions earn an exhibit spot during this prestigious festival that also features a children’s interactive area.
Dallas Festival of the Arts
The visual arts take center stage during this new Dallas arts festival. Modeled after the popular Turtle Creek Fine Arts Festival, the weekend will feature the works of more than 100 artists, as well as demonstrations, music, interactive activities, and plenty of food and drinks.
Wylie Arts Festival and Tree Lighting
A day of holiday cheer and the opportunity for some serious shopping comes to the town of Wylie each year for this dual event. The art festival starts the day and is accompanied by food and other family-friendly activities, and concludes with the annual tree lighting ceremony in the evening.
26th Annual Deep Ellum Arts Festival
Visual and performing arts come together in one of the Dallas area’s biggest festivals of the year. More than 200 decorative and visual artists will line the streets with their work, while the six stages will host a variety of music and entertainment. This Dallas arts festival is a real celebration that involves many activities.
Main Street Arts Festival
Four days of visual and culinary art and music take over the downtown Fort Worth area during this Top 3 juried Fine Arts Festival in the country. Only the best artists are represented at this event, which also features three performance stages, several food courts, and plenty of beer and wine.
Dallas Art Fair
It is only fitting that one of the most prestigious art festivals take place in the heart of the Dallas art district. The Dallas Art Fair features national and international artists displaying modern and contemporary work during four days of exciting programs and events.
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