What Makes Dallas’ Arts District a Cultural Hub



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Dallas has long been a hub of business and affluence, professional competition, and a buzz of activity. But the most exciting part of downtown Dallas is the cultural hub of the Arts District.

A Center of Culture and Beauty

Touted as “the largest contiguous arts district in the United States,” the Dallas Arts District is far more than restaurants and art venues; it has become an unmatched cultural destination. And the growth of the Trammell Crow Center promises only to add to its allure.

Visual Arts

Just shy of 115 years old, the Dallas Museum of Art is among the leading museums in the United States. It boasts more than 20,000 pieces of global historical significance. At the DMA, locals and visitors can visually connect not only with the art of this country, but gain a deep cultural appreciation for arts of countries such as Africa, the early Americas, South Asia, and Europe. And with free general admission, anyone can enjoy it.


The cultural focus of the visual arts in Dallas’ Arts District continue to impress with the internationally recognized Nasher Sculpture Center, and the Crow Collection of Asian Art that is devoted to works from China, India, Japan, Korea and parts of Asia.

Performing Arts

The performing arts venues in the district include expansive halls and houses designed to share their passion of both national and international performance in Opera, Theater, Black Theater, Symphony, Dance, Orchestra, and concerts from a wide variety of genres. These platforms share a goal: to open a “window to the world” from the middle of Dallas. The Texas International Theatrical Art Society (TITAS) achieves this goal by celebrating groups that range from classical, to American dance, to “ethnic troupes rich in the history of other cultures.”


Walkable Parks and Greenspace

The outdoor beauty and walkability of the district further promotes the connection of residents and professionals to each other and to the city itself. Seasonal concert series, public celebrations, fitness events in the park, and ethnic food festivals are only a few of the ways the Arts District utilizes the beauty and accessibility of Klyde Warren Park, with its lush green space, beautiful gardens, activity fields, fountains and boardwalks to bring people together and enhance a sense of community.

Good Taste

Your taste buds are sure to excite as you experiment with all the Arts District has to offer. Enjoy your favorite foods elevated to the next level, or try an exciting ethnic food in the diverse restaurant scene. Stop by one of the many cafes or bistros for that perfect coffee creation on your walk to work, or meet colleagues to indulge in a unique specialty cocktail after a long day in the office. Dine casually in the park at Savor, or dine elegantly in the Winspear Opera House.


Looking Forward: The Trammell Crow Center and 2000 Ross

With the renovation and reimagining of Trammell Crow Center, and the new 2000 Ross development across the street taking mixed-use convenience and amenities to the next level, the Arts District will continue to be a hub for Dallas professionals and residents for years.


With the addition of 3:1000 parking, expansive conference and patio retail spaces, a new 9000 sq. ft. top of the line athletic club, outdoor gathering space, the renovated Trammell Crow Center will continue to draw professionals who desire to both live and work in the hub of Dallas’ cultural center.


Transforming an entire city block into a pristine mixed-use development sure to turn the spotlight is 2000 Ross. Located across the street from the DMA in the Arts District, 2000 Ross will feature a luxury boutique hotel, 400 residential high-rise units, 26,000 sq. ft. of retail, world class restaurants, and a 9 story parking garage.


Residents will be able to walk to the office while enjoying all that 2000 Ross, Trammell Crow Center, and the Arts District have to offer the business professional. And after work, they will be surrounded by a cultural buzz of energy, activity, and art just steps from their front door.


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