April 27,28: Dallas Arboretum Hosts Artscape Fine Art and Craft Show and Sale

Artwork by Niki Gulley

On April 27 and April 28, the Dallas Arboretum presents Artscape, a
juried fine art and fine craft show and sale, where more than 90 outstanding artists from around the country showcase their art. 

This year, Artscape features 46 new artists and a variety of mediums
including painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, glass, and more.
The layout for the art fair is architect-designed for maximum visibility of artists and audience flow. Named by Architectural Digest as one of the
“15 Most Breathtaking Botanical Gardens to Visit This Season,” the
Arboretum is a perfect complement to the beautiful artwork selected for
the show. 

The Artscape co-chairs are Dallas Arboretum volunteers and community
leaders, Sharon Ballew and Mari Epperson. Ballew said, “With the
garden in bloom for spring, Artscape has become one of the best art
festivals to attend in the area with some of the finest artists showcasing
their work.” 

Artscape has something for everyone: 92 Artists & 12 Mediums:
Watercolor, 2D Mixed Media, Painting, Ceramics, Fiber, Glass,
Drawing/Pastel, 3D Mixed Media, Photography, Sculpture, Wood, Jewelry.

Galleries Represented: Afterimage, Alan Barnes, Dian Malouf,
David Dike, Riddell Rare Maps, Southwest Gallery, Samuel Lynn,
Dutch Art Gallery.

Live Music:

Saturday, April 27, 9-11 a.m.
Tomas Sclar 12-2 p.m.
Hello Shannon 3-5 p.m.
Mountain Natives

Sunday, April 28, 9-11 a.m.
Dallas Unity String Orchestra 12-2 p.m.
The Gibbonses 3-5 p.m.
Bridge the Gap

Dallas County Community College District Art Department
Demonstrations and Sale:
Saturday, April 27: North Lake, Cedar Valley and El Centro.
Sunday, April 28: North Lake. 

A Children’s Art Escape: featuring hands-on art activities for the young
tmake and take, overseen by retired DISD art teachers.

Craft Beers:
Saturday, April 27, 12-4 p.m.: Austin East CidersBishop CiderTexas Ale Project.
Sunday, April 28, 12-4 p.m.: Celestial Beer Works,Pegasus City Beer.

Concessions: Smoky Rose, Ziziki, Empanada Cookhouse, Chick-Fil-a,
Fletcher Corn Dogs, Gils Bar, Greenville Ave Pizza Co. 

Local Bites: Baldo’s Ice Cream, Pajama Sweets, North Texas Wildflower
Honey, One Day Bakery, Steel City Pops, Snow Baby Ice, White Rock
Granola See a full list of artists attending. To learn more, visit the
Artscape website. Artscape is free with paid garden admission. 

2019 Artscape Sponsors:
Graff Chevrolet – Automobile Sponsor
BNSF – Boulevard Sponsor,
Mari Epperson – Picnic Area Sponsor
Sharon Ballew, JHP Architecture and Design – Stage Sponsor
Accurate Signs – Saturday Entertainment Sponsor
Olmsted-Taylor Foundation – Children’s Art Tent Sponsor  

In addition to Artscape, guests will be able to enjoy the newest summer
exhibit, “Celebrate the Children,” created by acclaimed sculptor Gary Lee Price, which is on display through October 15. The exhibit features more than 25 different, hand-produced, bronze sculptures of children
playfully interacting. The exhibit, presented by Reliant, is a part of
Summer at the Arboretum.
About The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. 
The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed
Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. The Arboretum is open daily
from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 3-12 and free for Arboretum members and
children under two. On-site parking is $15 or $9, if purchased in advance online. The Dallas Morning News is the principal partner of the Dallas Arboretum. The Arboretum is supported, in part, by funds from the
Dallas Park and Recreation Department. WFAA is an official media
sponsor for the Dallas Arboretum. 


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