Arts District, Dallas

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Dallas Arts District
Dallas, Texas map - Arts District.svg
Location in Dallas
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Dallas
City Dallas
Area Downtown
  Total 0.11 sq mi (0.28 km2)
  Land 0.11 sq mi (0.28 km2)
  Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)  0%
Elevation 459 ft (140 m)
ZIP code75201, 75202
Area code(s) 214, 469, 972

The Arts District is a performing and visual arts district in Downtown Dallas, Texas.

Downtown Dallas Place in Texas, United States

Downtown Dallas is the Central Business District (CBD) of Dallas, Texas USA, located in the geographic center of the city. The area termed "Downtown" has traditionally been defined as bounded by the downtown freeway loop: bounded on the east by I-345 (although known and signed as the northern terminus of I-45 and the southern terminus of US 75, on the west by I-35E, on the south by I-30, and on the north by Spur 366. The square miles, population and density figures in the adjacent table represent the data for this traditional definition.

Texas State of the United States of America

Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas shares borders with the U.S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, while the Gulf of Mexico is to the southeast.


It is located south of State Thomas; southeast of Uptown; north of the City Center District; west of Bryan Place; and east of the West End Historic District. It is bounded by St. Paul Street, Ross Avenue, Spur 366 (Woodall Rodgers Freeway), and the US 75/I-45 (unsigned I-345) elevated freeway (Central Expressway). (Previously the district extended east only to Routh Street, but a 9 March 2005 Dallas City Council approval extended it east to I-345.) [1] The Arts District is the founder and member of the Global Cultural Districts Network.

Texas State Highway Spur 366 highway in Texas

Spur 366, also named Woodall Rodgers Freeway, is a highway that connects Beckley Avenue and Singleton Avenue in West Dallas to Interstate 35E and U.S. Highway 75 in central Dallas, Texas. The highway, as part of the downtown freeway loop, also serves as a dividing line between downtown Dallas on the south and the Uptown and Victory Park neighborhoods on the north.

Central Expressway is a north–south highway in Dallas, Texas (USA) and surrounding areas. The best-known section is the North Central Expressway, a name for a freeway section of U.S. Highway 75 between downtown Dallas and McKinney, Texas. The southern terminus is at an intersection with "hidden" Interstate 345 and Woodall Rodgers Expressway. From south of Main Street and its crossing under the Interstate 45 overhead in downtown Dallas, Central Expressway became the South Central Expressway, renamed César Chávez Boulevard on April 9, 2010.

The Global Cultural Districts Network (GCDN) is a federation of global centers of arts and culture. Its members represent cities, cultural districts, and cultural institutions from around the world, including Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, China, and Singapore.[14]

The district is 68  acres  (0.28 km²) large and is home to some of Dallas’ most significant cultural landmarks including facilities for visual, performing, and developing arts. [ citation needed ]

Acre unit of area

The acre is a unit of land area used in the imperial and US customary systems. It is traditionally defined as the area of one chain by one furlong, which is exactly equal to 10 square chains, ​1640 of a square mile, or 43,560 square feet, and approximately 4,047 m2, or about 40% of a hectare. Based upon the International yard and pound agreement of 1959, an acre may be declared as exactly 4,046.8564224 square metres. The acre is a statute measure in the United States and was formerly one in the United Kingdom and almost all countries of the former British Empire, although informal use continues.

Arts District Venues

Pictured in the foreground is the Winspear Opera House with its reflecting pool and the Meyerson Symphony Center, both located within the Dallas Arts District. Downtown Dallas Arts District.jpg
Pictured in the foreground is the Winspear Opera House with its reflecting pool and the Meyerson Symphony Center, both located within the Dallas Arts District.

The Arts District is home to 13 facilities and organizations including The Annette Strauss Artist Square, the Belo Mansion/Dallas Bar Association, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Theater Center, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Nasher Sculpture Center, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Fellowship Church, Trammell Crow Center, and the Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art.

In addition, multiple other organizations perform in the District on an ongoing basis. This includes everything from concerts to outdoor festivals, to lectures, youth education programs, and more.

AT&T Performing Arts Center performing arts center in Dallas, Texas

The AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, Texas, preliminarily referred to as the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts, is a $354-million multi-venue center in the Dallas Arts District for performances of opera, musical theater, classic and experimental theater, ballet and other forms of dance. It opened with a dedication by city leaders on October 12, 2009.

Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre theater in Dallas, Texas

The Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre is a theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA). It is one of four venues that comprise the AT&T Performing Arts Center and was dedicated October 12, 2009. The 80,300-square-footbuilding is twelve stories and holds about 600 people, depending upon the stage configuration. It is the new venue for the Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico.

Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House opera house in Dallas, Texas

The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House is an opera house located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA).

Other Structures

The Dallas Bar Association or DBA is a professional organization providing resources for attorneys and the public in the city of Dallas, Texas. Founded in 1873, the DBA is a voluntary professional association of 10,000+ lawyers. It is dedicated to the continuing education of its members, as well as community programs.

Fellowship Church Church in Texas, United States

Fellowship Church (FC) is an evangelical Christian megachurch located in Grapevine, Texas, a suburb of Fort Worth, that is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. FC's pastor is Ed Young, since its opening in 1989.

Trammell Crow Center skyscraper

Trammell Crow Center is a 50-story postmodern skyscraper at 2001 Ross Avenue in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas. With a structural height of 708 ft (216 m), and 686 ft (209 m) to the roof, it is the sixth-tallest building in Dallas and the 18th-tallest in the state. The tower was designed by the architecture firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, and has a polished and flamed granite façade, with 1,200,000 sq ft (110,000 m2) of office space. It was originally built as the new headquarters of LTV (Ling-Temco-Vought) which had outgrown its previous headquarters at 1600 Pacific Tower.



Light Rail


  • McKinney Avenue Transit Authority M-Line runs from McKinney Avenue south down St. Paul Street to Federal Street, east along Federal to Olive Street, and north on Olive back up to McKinney. [2]



Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.jpg
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts

The Arts District is served by the Dallas Independent School District.

One school, the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, is located in the Arts District.

Residents of the Arts District north and east of Akard Street are zoned to Sam Houston Elementary School. Residents south and west of Akard are zoned to Hope Medrano Elementary School. All Arts District residents are zoned to Thomas J. Rusk Middle School and North Dallas High School. [3]

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  1. The Dallas Morning News - 9 March 2005. "Council approves Arts District expansion Archived 2011-07-08 at the Wayback Machine ." by Emily Ramshaw. (Original Location of article.) Retrieved 1 January 2007.
  2. "Trolley, McKinney Avenue Transit Authority, M-Line, Dallas, TX Schedules & Route Map". Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  3. Dallas ISD - 2006 School Feeder Patterns Archived 2007-04-09 at the Wayback Machine . - North Dallas High School Archived 2007-02-05 at the Wayback Machine .. (Maps: ES: Houston Archived June 20, 2007, at the Wayback Machine ., Medrano Archived 2007-06-20 at the Wayback Machine .; MS: Rusk Archived 2007-06-20 at the Wayback Machine .; HS: North Dallas Archived 2007-06-20 at the Wayback Machine ..) Retrieved 31 December 2006.

Coordinates: 32°47′21.57″N96°47′53.88″W / 32.7893250°N 96.7983000°W / 32.7893250; -96.7983000