(Featured photo: Artworks by featured artists.)*
Artscape at the Dallas Arboretum, a juried fine art and fine craft show and sale, takes places on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30. The 16th annual outdoor arts festival features close to 100 juried artists who will display their unique and one-of-a-kind creations throughout the Jonsson Color Garden and Lakeside Exhibit Area. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days (member early hours begin at 7 a.m.), and entrance is included with paid garden admission. Timed tickets are required and can be purchased online or by calling 214-515-6615 during the week.
Will McDaniel, Dallas Arboretum board chair, said, “The Dallas Arboretum provides the perfect backdrop for these creative artists to showcase their works. We invite you to join us in seeing their creative artwork and supporting them.”
Artscape features some new artists and a variety of mediums including metal, 2D and 3D mixed media, painting, ceramics, fiber, glass, drawing/pastel, photography, sculpture, wood and jewelry.
To learn more or see a list of artists, visit https://www.dallasarboretum.org/events-activities/artscape/
Special thanks to Brett Dyer, M.F.A., B.F.A., Professor at North Lake Campus of Dallas College; Nicole Foran, Chair, Department of Studio Art, University of North Texas; and Will Heron, Visual Artist and Meow Wolf Artist Liaison, who served as the Artscape Jury Committee. The group remarked that this show features high quality art that can’t be missed.
In addition to the art, there is also music, fine wine and craft beer and concessions, which include Herb House Coffee, Greenville Avenue Pizza Co., Bondi Bowls, Fletcher’s Corny Dogs and Gil’s Elegant Catering.
In the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, families and individuals are invited to explore the fascinating eight-acre garden dedicated to science and fun becoming one with interactive labs and hands-on activities.
Walne Family Discovery Lab – Exploration Center
10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Lab: Energy Snap Circuits Lab
OmniGlobe – Exploration Center
Daily at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Learn about planets, earth patterns and more with the six-foot-tall OmniGlobe.
Program: The Heat is On
Little Adventurers – The Glade
10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Puppet Show: Purpose of Pollinating
STEM Stops – Habitats
12 p.m. Turnin’ Turbines
1:30 p.m. Recycled Art
3:30 p.m. ECO-Planting
About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The garden is also home of the nationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. It is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Daytime admission is $20 for adults, $16 for seniors 65 and older, $12 for children 2-12, and free for Arboretum members and children under two. Parking is $11 purchased 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, Channel 8 is an official media sponsor for the Dallas Arboretum. Timed tickets are required and can be purchased online at www.dallasarboretum.org or by calling 214-515-6615.
*Photo of artworks courtesy Dallas Arboretum
(This Philanthropy Lifestyles eBuzz courtesy the Dallas Arboretum.)