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.
- Kirk Hopper Fine Art Gallery § www.kirkhopperfineart.com
- 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 has two downtown locations and often operates in pop-up galleries around town. They usually have an interesting exhibit.
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. There are a few other galleries not listed, as they do not show contemporary art. 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.
- 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. 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.
- 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. One of the better galleries.
- Cohn Drennan Contemporary § wwww.cohndrennancontemporary.com
- 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
- 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 - West
You will need to drive to these locations, located a few blocks west of Oak Lawn in the Design District. They are worth the trip!
- 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.
- Marty Walker § www.martywalkergallery.com
2135 Farrington St., 214-749-0066.
Hours: Tue - Fri 11-6, Sat Noon-5..
Comments: Located just West of Oak Lawn. Large space with contemporary art by Texas artists.
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. Thegalleries are showing contemporary art.
- 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.