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Artwork by Mimi Smith

The Dallas Arboretum will host Artscape, a juried fine art and fine craft show on April 26 and 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Artscape will feature 75 national and local artists and their nature-inspired artwork on display and for sale including paintings, sculpture, 2-D and 3-D mixed media pieces, photography and more. On both days, artists from the Creative Arts Center of Dallas will demonstrate a variety of art mediums, while acoustic music fills the garden with sounds of spring.

Dallas resident and local favorite Mimi Smith will feature her works of bright colors and lively florals in Booth #65. Over time and through her life experiences, Smith says her unique style has evolved, but her paintings continue to reflect her enjoyment of the drawing process in their realistic composition, if not always in literal color choices.

“Artscape will transform the Arboretum into a unique gallery of artistic creations, set amidst an explosion of spring color that is nature's own canvas,” said Larry Waisanen, Artscape committee chair.  “In the splendor of our gardens, Artscape offers our guests the opportunity to both view and acquire beautiful works of art."

A members-only preview will take place on April 25 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Members will have a chance to preview and shop at a sneak peek, which includes music and beverages for purchase, before Artscape opens to the public on Saturday, April 26. To attend, members will show their membership cards at the ticket booth for complimentary admission.

Artscape will feature 11 additional artists from Dallas: Clara Johnson (Booth #62), Dan and Linda Baker (Booth #16), Jan Leachman (Booth #40), Josiah Sawyer (Booth #54), Liana Yarckin (Booth #57), Lynn Armstrong (Booth #44), Maja McFaul (Booth #10), Pascale Pryor (Booth #3), Rebecca Swan (Booth #19) and Valery Guignon (Booth #27); Kevin Bassett (Booth #13)  from Richardson and Lorie Lawrence (Booth #31) from Cedar Hill.

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