2016 Deep Ellum Arts Festival
The Deep Ellum Arts Festival will celebrate its 22nd anniversary in 2016. The festival is expanding by shifting three blocks east to now begin at Malcolm X Blvd and end at Exposition Hall, outside the iconic Sons of Hermann Hall, which will also serve at the Festival’s new headquarters. The festival opens for lunch, offering downtown office workers a special opportunity to preview the festival during their lunch break.
With dozens of concessionaires and local restaurants, guests can enjoy a wide array of tasty local cuisines, beer, wine and cocktails while experiencing more than 200 juried fine artists. All artists will be displaying and selling their works, many of which will be created live. The exquisite collections showcased will include paintings, sculptures, murals, jewelry, and other original works of art. Various Deep Ellum musicians and artists will be creating and inspiring live, local art to happen as they keep the spirit of Dallas alive. Food fares from popular Deep Ellum restaurants will also be available for purchase in this area.
The adult-oriented three-day Festival, which will cover six city blocks of Main Street in Dallas’ Entertainment District, will also feature more than 100 performances including bands and solo musicians from all over the metroplex and beyond performing only original music representing a variety of genres on four outdoor stages and two new indoor stages inside the iconic Sons of Hermann Hall.
The festival will also feature street performers, jugglers and other whimsical characters throughout the weekend, along with Poetry Slam’s open mic and the Deep Ellum Speakers Corner, where each registered speaker will be given time to utilize their right to free speech on a topic of their choice, soap box-style.