Dallas / Fort Worth Art GalleriesThese 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 GalleriesDallasArt Dealers Association - complete listing with maps
Fair Park / East Downtown DallasThere 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. Moving soon!
- Kirk Hopper Fine Art Gallery § www.kirkhopperfineart.com
- Ro2 § www.ro2art.com
Uptown Gallery DistrictThese 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 DistrictThis 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. Several 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.
- 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.
- Alan Simmons Art + Design § www.alansimmons.net
- Craighead-Green § www.craigheadgreen.com
1011 Dragon, 214-855-0779.
Hours: Tue - Fri 10-5:30, Sat 11-5.
Comments: Well established, large space showing contemporary art by mostly Texas artists.
- 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.
- 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.
Dallas Design District - South (Levee Street)
You will need to drive to these locations, located a few blocks South of S. Riverfront Blvd / Irving Blvd. in the Design District. Levee is now the hot, arty place to be! The Dallas Contemporary (161 Glass Street) and several galleries are located here. Enjoy the view of our new bridge and see some cool art.
- PDNB Gallery § www.pdnbgallery.com
154 Glass St #104, Dallas, TX, 75207, 214-969-1852
Hours: Tue - Sat 11-6.
Comments: New location! Formerly called Photographs Do Not Bend. PDNB shows contemporary photography by national and regional artists. They always have a good exhibit!
- Chris Worley Fine Arts § www.crisworley.com
1845 Levee St #110, Dallas, TX 75207, 214-745-1415
Hours: Wed - Sat 11-5.
Comments: Chris has new large location. One of my favorites, the contemporary art is usually excellent.
- Holly Johnson § www.hollyjohnsongallery.com
1845 Levee St #100, Dallas, TX 75207 214-369-0169
Hours: Tue - Sat 10-5.
Comments: New location, it's the same complex as Chris Worley. Contemporary art by Texas artists.
- Circuit 12 § www.circuit12.com
1811 E Levee Street, Dallas, TX 75207, 214-760-1212
Hours: Tue - Fri 11-5, Sat 12-5.
Comments: New location on Levee! Interesting space showing emerging contemporary artists. Their openings are usually open late and a good hang-out spot. Nice people too.
- LuminArte' § www.luminarte.com
1727 E. Levee Street, Dallas 75207; 214-914-4503
Hours: Tue - Fri 11-6, Sat Noon-6,
Comments: 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 photography and alternative printing methods by national artists. Great space, good art 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. The three galleries are next to each other and there is plenty of free parking.
- 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.
- Public Trust § www.trustthepublic.com
2271 Monitor St., 214-282-4866.
Hours: Thur - Fri 10-5, Sat Noon-6.
Comments: New location, features hip art in a great space. Brian Gibb, the owner, also designs and prints art publications.
- Liliana Bloch Gallery § www.lilianablochgallery.com
2271 Monitor Street, Dallas, TX, 75207, 214-991 5617.
Hours: Tue - Sat Fri 12-5.
Comments: New location, in the same complex as the Public Trust.
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
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
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
- 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.