On April 27 and April 28, the Dallas Arboretum presents Artscape, a juried fine art and fine craft show and sale, where more than 90 outstanding artists from around the country showcase their art in the garden.
This year, Artscape features 46 new artists and a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, glass and more. The layout for the art fair is architect-designed for maximum visibility of artists and audience flow. Named by Architectural Digest as one of the "15 Most Breathtaking Botanical Gardens to Visit This Season,” the Dallas Arboretum is a perfect complement to the beautiful artwork selected for the show.
The Artscape co-chairs are Dallas Arboretum volunteers and community leaders, Sharon Ballew and Mari Epperson. Ballew said, “With the garden in bloom for spring, Artscape has become one of the best art festivals to attend in the area with some of the finest artists showcasing their work.”
Artscape has something for everyone:
92 Artists & 12 Mediums:
Watercolor, 2D Mixed Media, Painting, Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Drawing/Pastel, 3D Mixed Media, Photography, Sculpture, Wood and Jewelry.
Afterimage, Alan Barnes, Dian Malouf, David Dike, Riddell Rare Maps, Southwest Gallery, Samuel Lynn and Dutch Art Gallery.
Saturday, April 27
9-11 a.m.-Tomas Sclar
12-2 p.m.-Hello Shannon
3-5 p.m.-Mountain Natives
Sunday, April 28
9-11 a.m.-Dallas Unity String Orchestra
12-2 p.m.-The Gibbonses
3-5 p.m.-Bridge the Gap
Dallas County Community College District Art Department Demonstrations and Sale:
Saturday, April 27: North Lake, Cedar Valley and El Centro
Sunday, April 28: North Lake
A Children’s Art Escape: This booth features hands-on art activities for the young to make and take, overseen by retired DISD art teachers.
Saturday, April 27, 12-4 p.m.: Austin East Ciders, Bishop Cider, Texas Ale Project
Sunday, April 28, 12-4 p.m.: Celestial Beer Works, Pegasus City Beer
Concessions: Smoky Rose, Ziziki’s, Empanada Cookhouse, Chick-fil-A, Fletch Concessions, Gils Bar, Greenville Ave Pizza Co.
Local Bites: Baldo’s Ice Cream, Pajama Sweets, North Texas Wildflower Honey, One Day Bakery, Steel City Pops, Snow Baby Ice, White Rock Granola
See a full list of artists attending. To learn more, visit the Artscape website. Artscape is free with paid garden admission.
2019 Artscape Sponsors:
BNSF, Boulevard Sponsor
Mary Spencer, Boulevard Sponsor
Mari and Don Epperson, Picnic Area Sponsor
Graff Chevrolet, Automobile Sponsor
JHP Architecture and Urban Design, Entertainment Stage Sponsor
Accurate Signs, Entertainment Sponsor
Olmsted-Taylor Foundation, Children’s Art Escape
Joe Buskuhl, Artist Concierge Tent
RLG Consulting Engineers, Street Sponsor
Sharon and Maurice Ballew
In addition to Artscape, guests will be able to enjoy the newest summer exhibit, “Celebrate the Children,” created by acclaimed sculptor Gary Lee Price, which is on display through October 15. The exhibit features more than 25 different, hand-produced, bronze sculptures of children playfully interacting. The exhibit, presented by Reliant, is a part of Summer at the Arboretum.
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 2-12 and free for Arboretum members and children under two. There is an additional cost of $3 per person for entrance into the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden. On-site parking is $15; pre-purchased online parking is $9. The Dallas Morning News is the principal partner of the Dallas Arboretum. The Arboretum is supported, in part, by funds from the Dallas Park and Recreation Department. WFAA is an official media sponsor for the Dallas Arboretum. For more information, call 214.515.6500 or visit www.dallasarboretum.org.