Dallas has seen so many new and exciting additions to its art scene in the past five years that it would be a wonder if it weren't considered a top destination for art lovers. ArtPlace, a group of foundations, agencies and banks committed to the betterment of the arts, confirmed that fact this week when it named Dallas one of the top 12 ArtPlaces for 2013.
The group's decision was based mostly on the greatness that is the Dallas Arts District, a neighborhood that includes the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Crow Collection of Asian Art, Meyerson Symphony Center, Winspear Opera House, Wyly Theatre and Dallas City Performance Hall. But ArtPlace also cited Deep Ellum and Exposition Park as playing a part in their choice, as they feature "an authentic and organic grassroots arts scene."
America’s Top 12 ArtPlaces for 2013 (in alphabetical order)
- Brooklyn, NY / The intersection of downtown, Fort Greene, Gowanus, Park Slope and Prospect Heights
- Dallas, TX / The Dallas Arts District, with parts of Deep Ellum and Exposition Park
- Los Angeles, CA / Central Hollywood
- Miami Beach, FL / South Beach
- Milwaukee, WI / East Town and a portion of the Lower East Side
- New York, NY / Manhattan Valley
- Oakland, CA / Downtown, including Chinatown, Old Oakland and Jack London Square
- Philadelphia, PA / Old City
- Portland, OR / The Pearl District and a portion of downtown
- San Francisco, CA / The Mission District
- Seattle, WA / The Pike-Pine Corridor
- Washington, D.C. / The intersection of Adams Morgan, U Street, and Dupont Circle