Dallas / Fort Worth Art Galleries

These the private contemporary art galleries in the Metroplex area that I visit. I list serious, full-time, CONTEMPORARY galleries with monthly rotating exhibits. There are other art galleries with imported oils, old masters and such. I don't list them because I just don't visit often. You can find them via the art dealers association links.

The DF/W gallery scene is strong. Many galleries have moved to the Dragon Street / Design District. The galleries are free, but of course they would not mind if you buy art! The work on the walls is for sale. Unless noted, the gallery has free parking available in a lot or on the street.

Hours change with the seasons and exhibits, so it's always a good idea to call and verify.

Dallas Art Galleries

  • DallasArt Dealers Association - complete listing with maps

    Fair Park / East Downtown Dallas

    There are some other small, Saturday-only galleries in the area that come and go.

    • 500X   §   www.500x.org
        500 Exposition, 214-828-1111.

        Sat-Sun noon-5. Free parking on the street.

        Comments: Texas' oldest Co-op gallery showing contemporary art by local artists.Located just North of Fair Park in a great old building.

    • Barry Whistler   §   www.barrywhistlergallery.com
        2909-B Canton, 214-939-0242. Small free parking lot.

        Hours: Thur - Sat noon-5.

        Comments: Contemporary art by mostly Texas artists.

    • Cohn Drennan Contemporary   §   wwww.cohndrennancontemporary.com
        4118 Commerce, Dallas, TX 75226; 214-708-8051.

        Hours: call.

        Comments: New location for the contemporary art gallery.

    • Kirk Hopper Fine Art Gallery   §   www.kirkhopperfineart.com
        3008 Commerce St., 214-760-9230. Parking on the street (free through the week).

        Hours: Tue - Sat noon-6.

        Comments: New gallery with Contemporary art.

    • Public Trust   §   www.trustthepublic.com/
        2919-C Commerce St., 214-760-7170.

        Hours: Tue - Sat Noon-6. Parking on the street (free through the week).

        Comments: Formerly called Art Prostitute it features hip art in a good gallery space. They also design and print art publications.

    • Ro2   §   www.ro2art.com
        110 North Akard Street (downtown Dallas), 214-803-9575. Check the web site for hours and parking.

        Comments: Ro2 also operates in pop-up galleries around town. They show regional artists.

      Uptown Gallery District

      These galleries are all within easy walking distance. There are also many places to eat and shop in the area near the Crescent. The MAC and major Dallas museums are an easy drive as well. Uptown was hot, but most of the galleries have moved to the design district. The few that remain are excellent and worth the trip.

    • Afterimage   §   www.afterimagegallery.com
        2828 Routh, Suite 115 (in the Quadrangle), 214-871-9140. Mon - Sat 10-5:30.

        Comments: Outstanding photography by regional and national artists. One of the oldest photo galleries in the the country!

    • David Dike   §   www.daviddikefineart.com
        2613 Fairmont, 214-720-4044.

        Hours: Tue - Fri 10-5:00, Sat 11-5.

        Comments: Features 19th and early 20th Century Regional artists. Exhibits some great early Texas artists. David Dike is an expert in early Texas art.

    • uptowndallas.net - Galleries and other business in the district

      Dallas Design District

      This is where many interior decorator showrooms are located. It's now the hot spot for art galleries! Located off Oak Lawn just south of I-30. Many galleries are located on Dragon Street. A few are located just west of the area. All have plenty of free parking on the street.

      The www.dragonstreetdallas.com site has a complete list of galleries and a map. They galleries usually coordinates openings to the same evening, so you can see a lot of art in a few hours.

    • Alan Simmons Art + Design   §   www.alansimmons.net
        1415 Slocum, #105, 214-745-2526

        Hours: Thur - Sat 11-5.

        Comments: New gallery next door to Chris Worley (listed below). Alan is an interior designer and the space shows contemporary art by local artists.

    • Chris Worley Fine Arts   §   www.crisworley.com
        1415 Slocum, #104, 214-745-1415

        Hours: Wed - Sat 11-5.

        Comments: Chris was the director of Pan American, now closed. This is a new location with plenty of parking. It's a few blocks North of Dragon Street. The show is usually excellent.

    • Craighead-Green   §   www.craigheadgreen.com
        1011 Dragon, 214-855-0779.

        Hours: Tue - Fri 10-5:30, Sat 11-5.

        Comments: A large space showing contemporary art by mostly Texas artists.

    • Conduit   §   www.conduitgallery.com
        1626-C Hi Line, 214-939-0064

        Hours: Wed - Sat 11:30-5:30.

        Comments: Large gallery space located just North of Dragon. Contemporary art.

    • Gallery @ 1300   §   www.galleryat1300.com
        1300 Dragon, 214-761-1762.

        Hours: Open during Design District Art Walks 5-9 pm or by appointment.

        Comments: Nice gallery showing local contemporary artists. It's owned by successful commercial food photography Rusty Hill. They recently expanded the gallery space.

    • Holly Johnson   §   www.hollyjohnsongallery.com
        1411 Dragon, 214-369-0169

        Hours: Tue - Sat 10-5.

        Comments: Contemporary art by Texas artists.

    • Mary Tomas Gallery   §   www.marytomasgallery.com/
        1110 Dragon, 214-727-5101

        Hours: Mon - Fri 10-5, Sat noon-5.

        Comments: Great space and nice people. They show contemporary art by Texas artists.

    • PDNB Gallery   §   www.pdnbgallery.com
        1202 Dragon Street, Suite 103, 214-969-1852.

        Hours: Tue - Sat 11-6.

        Comments: Formerly called Photographs Do Not Bend. PDNB shows contemporary photography by national and regional artists. They always have a good exhibit!

      Dallas Design District - South

      You will need to drive to these locations, located a few blocks South of S. Riverfront Blvd / Irving Blvd. in the Design District. The Dallas Contemporary (161 Glass Street) and several galleries are located here. Enjoy the view of our new bridge and see some cool art.

    • LuminArte'   §   www.luminarte.com
        1727 E. Levee Street, Dallas 75207; 214-914-4503

        Hours: Tue - Fri 11-6, Sat Noon-6,

        Comments: There is a lot happening on Levee Street! Contemporary art by regional and international artists.

    • Sun to Moon   §   www.suntomoon.com
        1515 Levee Street, Dallas. 214-745-1199.

        Hours: Thur - Sat 11-5.

        Comments: They show mostly traditional landscape photography and alternative printing methods by national artists. Great space and nice people.

      Dallas Design District - West

      You will need to drive to this location, located a few blocks west of Oak Lawn in the Design District.

    • Galleri Urbane   §   www.galleriurbane.com
        2277 Monitor Street, 432-386-0590.

        Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10-3 Sat. 12-5.

        Comments: This is perhaps my favorite Dallas gallery. The show excellent contemporary work. They also have a gallery in Marfa, Texas.

      Bishop arts district


      The Bishop arts district is in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas,south of I-30 and west of I-35. In addition to the galleries, there areseveral good restaurants, antique shops and other attractions.

    • Mighty Fine Arts (MFA)   §   www.mfagallery.com
        419 N. Tyler (just south of Davis), 214-942-5241.

        Hours: Sat - Sun 12-6.

        Comments: Contemporary art.

      Other Dallas Locations

    • Talley Dunn Gallery   §   www.talleydunn.com
        5020 Tracy, 214-521-9898.

        Hours: Tue - Sat 11-5.

        Comments:Formerly the Dunn & Brown Contemporary. Talley shows Texas contemporary artists. A little difficultto find the first time, just north of the hot Knox street area. It's worth the trip!

    • Valley House   §   www.valleyhouse.com
        6616 Spring Valley, 972-239-2441.

        Hours: Mon - Sat 10-5.

        Comments: Located in North Dallas in a beautiful location with great art.

    Arlington Art Galleries

    • The UpStairs Gallery   §   www.upstairsartgallery.com
        1038 W. Abram St. 817-277-6961.

        Hours: Tue - Sat 11 - 5.

        Comments: Mostly contemporary art with some traditional landscape. They also teach art classes and workshops in a studio building. Founded in 1968, it's one of the oldest galleries in the Metroplex. Located about two miles West of the Arlington Museum of Art and UTA gallery.

    Fort Worth Art Galleries

    • Fort Worth Art Dealers Association - complete listing

    • Art Space 111   §   www.artspace111.com
        111 Hampton Street, 817-877-4920.

        Hours: Call, by appointment or by chance.

        Comments: Gallery and studio of Daniel Blagg, Dennis Blagg, Nancy Lamb and others.

    • Gallery 414   §   www.gallery414.org
        414 Templeton, 817-556-6595.

        Hours: Sat - Sun Noon-5.

        Comments: Contemporary art by local artists. They have some very interesting exhibits. Near the museum district.

    • Rebecca Low Gallery   §   www.rebeccalow.com
        7608 Camp Bowie West., 817-244-1151. Wed-Fri 10-5, Sat 11-4.

        Comments: Rebecca's fun sculpture and works by others.

    • William Campbell Contemporary Art   §   www.williamcampbellcontemporaryart.com
        4935 Byers (Just off Camp Bowie Blvd.), 817-737-9566. Tue-Fri 10-5, Sat 11-4.

        Comments: Contemporary art by primarily Texas artists.

    Other Locations

    • Webb Gallery   §   www.webbartgallery.com
        209 W. Franklin, Waxahachie, Texas, 972-938-8085. Sat-Sun 1-5.

        Comments: Folk art by local artists. It's worth the drive. Thereare antique and other interesting stores in downtown Waxahachie.