Dallas Art Scene has exploded with an array of creative events, marking the beginning of 2016 Dallas Art Fair. The whole month of April is marked with the demonstrations of artistic spirit and celebrations of talent throughout the Dallas community. The series of Art Fair events started with a kick-off party at the historic Neiman Marcus in Downtown Dallas on March 31, followed by the annual international Nasher Prize award presentation by the Nasher Sculpture Center on April 2nd.
The eighth edition of the annual Art Fair is taking place at the Fashion Industry Gallery (F.I.G.) from April 14th through April 17th. “Each year, the Dallas Art Fair has presented an increasingly diverse roster of talents,” says Dallas Art Fair Co-Founder, Chris Byrne. “This continues in 2016 with the participation of galleries from Dubai, Belgium, and Colombia. With such expansion, the fair’s growth and dynamism enters a new chapter, further solidifying Dallas’ position as an art hub.”
“We are excited to once again be partnering to raise funds for the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Contemporary, and the Nasher Sculpture Center,” says
Dallas Art Fair co-founder John Sughrue. “The mayor has again officially decreed this Dallas Arts Week, bringing light to some of the city’s principal art organizations with a sharp series of exhibition openings and arts-related events.”
This year Dallas Arts Week is hosting an array of amazing exhibits and appearances for everyone to enjoy: a solo exhibition featuring the work of Irving Penn opens at the Dallas Museum of Art, Karl Holmqvist opens at The Power Station, both Ann Veronica Janssens and Mai-Thu Perret’s solo exhibitions will be on view at the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Dallas Contemporary will celebrate the openings of Dan Colen, Helmut Lang, and Paola Pivi, while the Goss-Michael Foundation will host an exhibition featuring the work of Paula Crown.
The goal of the Fair organizers has always been to bring the most exciting contemporary talents to our vibrant city. In 2016 The Dallas Art Fair returns with 97 galleries from 17 different countries. To learn more visit www.dallasartfair.com