Children and adults will love this collection. Rows and rows of antique fans are everywhere. Here you will see the first electric ceiling fan dated at about 1885. One display shows that rubber blades were once tried as an option to metal. The oldest fans in the museum come with a cast-iron base and motor housing covered with Art Deco. Perhaps the oddest fan on display consists of a tall metal bar with a thin crosspiece at the top and a paddle at the end of each crosspiece. The fan was to be placed in the center of the table at mealtime. As it revolved, it would assure flies did not bother you during your meal. This collection presents a great opportunity to show a little piece of oddball history to your children and is enjoyable to adults as well. Admission is free.
5020 Tracy Street Dallas, TX 75205 +1 214 521 9898
This wonderful contemporary art gallery draws crowds from the Dallas art scene. It is set in a former warehouse, which was previously home to interior designer and Dallas native Michael Lee. The gallery has about 1,400 square feet of formal display space with 10- and 12-foot walls, beautifully painted concrete floors, white beamed ceilings and a gated driveway. Admission is free.
6616 Spring Valley Road Dallas, TX 75254 +1 972 239 2441
Valley House Gallery, with its sculpture garden that spans 5 acres (20,234 square meters), is located in North Dallas far from the usual art district traffic. Bought by artist Donald Vogel and his wife, Margaret, in 1954, this beautiful area still evokes a feeling of solitude. Their son, Kevin, currently owns and operates the gallery. The exhibit hall is always full and often must enlist the aid of the Dallas police to coordinate parking for events and showings. Valley House was the first gallery in the Southwest to be invited to join the Art Dealers Association of America. Admission is free.
This exciting miniature golf facility is located in North Dallas and sports three challenging eighteen-hole courses. Each course provides different challenge levels for golfers of all ages. In addition to golf, visitors can take a shot at laser tag or put the accelerator to the floor in a competition go-cart. There are batting cages for aspiring home run hitters and an arcade area with state-of-the-art video games. Free Admission. There is a party room available for birthdays and celebrations. Call ahead for party rates.
Located inside the upscale Galleria Mall, this ice rink is a great place to spend the afternoon. Adults and children alike will enjoy burning excess energy here. While hockey is not allowed, skating lessons are available to the general public daily; it always helps to get a few pointers before sliding out there on your own! Open daily 10am onwards.
If you love glass art, be sure to enter Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass's magical wonderland of glass at the Village on the Parkway. You will find the works of over 300 exciting contemporary artists. These works include vases, bottles, plates, glasses and much, much more. If you're lucky, you might catch the entrants in the Annual Goblet invitational or the Annual Scent Bottle Invitational.
1626 Hi Line Drive Dallas, TX 75207 +1 214 939 0064
Whether you are looking for work by established contemporary artists or for experimental exhibitions by emerging artists, you can find it at the Conduit Gallery. The main gallery is devoted to 22 of today's artistic luminaries. The annex has shown work by Denton's Good/Bad Art Cooperative, as well as Rod Northcutt and Haley Bates. Established in Deep Ellum in 1984, the gallery is located on the second floor of a renovated warehouse overlooking shops and restaurants.
1231 Dragon Street Dallas, TX 75207 +1 214 352 1811
If you like high quality traditional and impressionistic art, be sure to check out Banks Fine Art, located in North Dallas. A wide variety of works are available - 19th and 20th century art, as well as works by current artists of local and national fame. Bob and Maloree Banks started the business in 1979. Bob Banks is a certified appraiser, and offers installation and curating services, as well as consultation and appraisal. They also commission artists to create original works of art. Clients include businesses, art galleries and individuals.
Let your children's imaginations run free by taking them to The Dallas Puppet Theater. Shows like 'The Magic Flute' and 'Sleeping Beauty' continue to delight viewers. Before and after the show, you can get some shopping done at many of the finest stores in Dallas that are a part of the Valley View Mall. After the performances, the puppets and puppeteers are often available to speak with the audience. Let your kids learn more about the special kind of imaginative thrills that exist beyond TV and computers. You will see a type of smile you rarely see on your child's face!
With 16,000 square feet of artwork and accessories, Southwest Gallery boasts one of the largest collections of original oils, graphics, antiques, sculptures and bronzes in the Southwest. The gallery also offers an extensive selection of American and European oils in a variety of styles, including contemporary, traditional, impressionistic, Western and Southwestern. W.A. Slaughter, Dan Lomahaftewa, L. Gordon, R.W. Hedge are just a few of the artists represented at the gallery.
Artist Square is an open air outdoor facility that lends
it space for the hosting of several events. The Annette Strauss Artist Square is a park cum staging venue that comes under the administration of The City of Dallas ...
This historic site sprawls over 227 acres (918,636 square meters)
and has one of the nation's largest collections of Art Deco buildings. Built in 1936, Fair Park is registered as a National Historic Landmark. It was built by the ...
Make it a point to visit the gallery if you
are an art lover. You will find works of different artists on display at this place. Mull over the strokes of Bill Reed, get a child's perspective from the ...