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Local Art Dallas | Where to Buy Fine Art in Dallas

Dallas Art Scene

Dallas has a large art scene that is only growing with the influx of people moving to the state. Art lovers are often pleasantly surprised by the number of talented artists that call Texas home.

Contemporary Art in Dallas

Exhibit at the Green Family Art Foundation.

Contemporary art is especially popular in Dallas. In fact, the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas (CADD), is dedicated to presenting and promoting contemporary art in the community. CADD even offers bus tours for those interested in exploring contemporary gallery works. 

 

The Goss-Michael Foundation (G-MF), which was started by the late musician George Michael and his partner Kenny Goss, also supports Dallas based artists by providing studio space and hosting exhibitions via their artist-in-residence program. 

 

Lastly, the Green Family Art Foundation has a vast collection of contemporary artworks that are curated into three group shows per year. They often showcase works from emerging artists. Learn more here

Dallas Art Galleries

Art galleries in Dallas are clustered in a couple of sections of town. The Dallas Design District is located west of downtown Dallas while the Dallas Arts District is located in the north part of downtown. Below is a list of Dallas art galleries. Visit the website of each gallery to find out what artworks and artists are currently on display.

Dallas Design District

Sculptural wall art by Andreas Nottebohm featured at Laura Rathe Fine Art gallery in the Dallas Design District.

  • Barry Whistler Gallery displays contemporary works in a variety of mediums. Learn more here.

  • Beaudry features contemporary artwork and framing services. Learn more here.

  • Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art are art advisors and consultants who place 2D and 3D pieces in public and private locations. Learn more about their services here.

  • Christopher Martin Gallery features mainly abstract artwork by Christopher Martin and others. Learn more here.

  • Cinq Gallery represents a diverse group of international and regional contemporary artists. Learn more here.

  • Conduit Gallery has abstract works with a minimalist feeling. Learn more here.

  • Craighead Green Gallery features art in a variety of styles and media. Craighead Green Gallery is also known for its annual New Texas Talent group exhibition. Learn more here.

  • Cris Worley Fine Arts promotes the work of abstract artists at various stages of their careers. Learn more here.

  • Daisha Board Gallery features paintings by emerging artists, with a special emphasis on BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and those with disabilities. Learn more here

  • Erin Cluley Gallery exhibits contemporary artwork from emerging and mid-career artists based in Dallas and the East Coast. Learn more here.

  • Ferrari Gallery focuses on established artists working in a variety of media. Learn more here.

  • Galleri Urbane features emerging and mid-career artists pushing the boundaries of traditional art forms. Learn more here.

  • Gallery 12.26 was started by the Fagadau sisters and shows work from emerging and mid-career artists from around the country. Learn more here.

  • Holly Johnson Gallery features contemporary works by mid-career and internationally acclaimed artists, hosting eight exhibitions per year. Learn more here.

  • Joel Cooner Gallery primarily features African, Asian, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian artworks. Learn more here.

  • Laura Rathe Fine Art features colorful works by world-renowned international and local artists. Learn more here.

  • LMB Glass has beautiful hand-blown glass art and jewelry. Learn more here.

  • Markowicz Fine Art features 2D and 3D abstract art by modern and established artists. Learn more here.

  • Mary Tomás focuses on abstract expressionism in her eponymous gallery. Visit her site here.

  • Meliksetian | Briggs focuses on abstract paintings and sculpture. They have a sister location in Los Angeles. Learn more here.

  • NuuMuse provides art consultation and arranges commissioned artwork for clients. Learn more here.

  • Patrick Jones Gallery hosts many events in their dynamic space, which features painting, sculpture, and installation artworks. Learn more here.

  • PDNB Gallery stands for Photographs Do Not Bend. This art gallery specializes in 20th century and contemporary photography. Learn more here.

  • Samuel Lynn Galleries features black and white photographs by David Yarrow and sculptural oil paintings by J.D. Miller, among a wide range of other artworks. Learn more here.

Dallas Arts District

  • Blue Print Gallery brings established and emerging abstract artists to Texas. Learn more here.

  • Ron Hall Gallery features impressionist, modern and contemporary artwork. Learn more here.

North Dallas Art Galleries

The Collective is an interior design studio and art gallery located in Lakewood, Dallas.

  • Cerulean Gallery features contemporary artists using a variety of styles and mediums. Learn more here.

  • Talley Dunn Gallery has year-round exhibitions featuring emerging to blue chip artists. Learn more here.

  • The Collective Dallas combines interior design and custom furniture with art placement, making them a one-stop shop. Their carefully curated light color palette brings a sophisticated feminine sensibility to homes. Learn more here.

  • Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden exhibits 19th and 20th century artists along with contemporary artists from Texas and beyond. Learn more here.

Local Dallas Artists

Eclipse 5 painting by Dallas based artist Nikita Coulombe.

There are many artists that reside in Dallas. From young, emerging artists to established blue chip artists, these artists have found their place in Dallas’ thriving art scene. 

 

Many of these artists operate in or around the Tin District and Bishop Arts District, both of which are just south of the Design District. You will find links to their websites and Instagram profiles below:

Art Museums in Dallas and Fort Worth

Frederic Remington painting.

A Dash for the Timber painting by Frederic Remington on display at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth (image source).

There are a variety of art museums in Dallas and Fort Worth that are sure to satisfy the tastes of all art lovers.

  • Amon Carter Museum will take you back in time to the wild west. Visitors can expect to learn more about the history of the American West through paintings by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, among others. Learn more about their permanent collection and temporary exhibits here. Admission is free to the public. 

  • Crow Museum of Asian Art will take you on a journey to the far east. The museum houses the extensive art collection of Trammell and Margaret Crow and focuses on education around the arts and cultures of Asia, specifically China, Japan, India, and Korea. Learn more here. Admission is free to the public. 

  • Dallas Art Museum (DMA) contains over 25,000 works from all cultures over the last 5,000 years. Learn more here. Admission is free to the public.

  • Dallas Contemporary focuses on the most cutting edge contemporary art and art installation. Exhibition themes usually revolve around current events. Learn more here. Admission is free to the public.

  • Kimbell Art Museum houses historical and contemporary paintings and sculptures. Learn more here.

  • Nasher Sculpture Center features indoor and outdoor sculptures from Willem de Kooning to Jasper Johns, from Auguste Rodin to Richard Serra. Learn more here.

Art Fairs and Festivals in Dallas and Fort Worth

The Dallas Art Fair presents contemporary artwork by leading art galleries from around the world.

The Dallas Art Fair takes place annually in spring and attracts both local and international artists as well as art galleries from around the world. The fair also hosts art tours of the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection in Northpark Mall periodically throughout the year (access a virtual tour here). You can find more information about the fair and related events here

Patron Magazine will also keep you updated on the latest happenings in the Dallas and Fort Worth art scene. Subscribe to their newsletter here or check out their Instagram here.


 

In sum, art enthusiasts and seasoned collectors alike will not be disappointed by what the art scene in Dallas has to offer. The city is quickly becoming a premier art destination. From painting to sculpture to photography, you are sure to find a range of artwork and ongoing exhibitions.

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