Encore Park Dedication Weekend

Photo by Carol J. Adams

Celebrate the dedication of Encore Park with blues artist Larry Lampkin; the Stewpot Open Art Program artists; Bump City, an R&B band; Jazz Vespers; gardening workshops; and guided tours of the “Birth of the City,” a lost-wax bronze sculpture wall that features iconic and lesser-known stories unique to Dallas told across ten 6-foot by 4-foot bas relief panels by Brad Oldham International, Inc.

Encore Park will create an integrated social impact campus for downtown Dallas, combining core Stewpot services with innovative new channels to meet the growing needs of the people of Dallas. It will also set the culture and tone for the next phase of downtown development by preserving important, irreplaceable historic buildings and offering new venues and cultural attractions that will enhance the entire neighborhood.

Event Schedule

Friday, October 24
9:00 a.m.  Worship Service
10:00 a.m. Spoken Word Performers
3:30 p.m. Public unveiling of the Sculpture Wall, “The Birth of a City” Walk the Wall guided tours and 508 Park information Sidewalk Sale of Art Created by the Stewpot Open Art Program
4:30-6:00 p.m. Bringing the Blues Back to 508 Park with the Larry Lampkin Band

Saturday, October 25
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Master Gardeners’ Booth
10:30 a.m. Legacy Tree Planting at the Community Garden
11:00 a.m. Ruth Klein - Community Gardens & Growing in Small Places
12:00-1:00 p.m. Walk the Wall guided tours
1:00 p.m. Judy Meager - What Good are Bugs For

Sunday, October 26
12:15 p.m. Walk the Wall tours
12:30 p.m. Bump City
5:30 p.m. JazzVespers



Encore Park
508 Park Ave.
Dallas, TX 75201


Admission is free.
All events are subject to change due to weather or other concerns. Please check with the venue or organization to ensure an event is taking place as scheduled.
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