We’re so excited for the Dallas Art Fair to come to town this weekend, Friday, April 11 – Sunday, April 13! In only it’s third year, 2014 will feature over 100 galleries from around the world, ranging from lesser-known art spaces to major names. As far as the fair itself goes, we’re particularly looking forward to seeing what The Journal Gallery (Brooklyn), OHWOW (Los Angeles), Brand New Gallery (Milan), Luis de Jesus (Los Angeles) & Klemens Gasser and Tanja Grunert (New York) present. But! With every big art event, there are 10,000 other awesome things to do. Here’s a quick list of what we’ll be checking out:
THURSDAY, APRIL 10
We’ll be hosting a Jasmin Shokrian FW14 trunk show this Thursday from 4-7 PM! Clients who purchase $200+ will receive free art-inspired nail art by VANITY PROJECTS NYC on-site. Complimentary valet parking will be available & light refreshments will be served. You’ll also be out just in time to attend…
The Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala
1807 Ross Ave
From 7-10 PM, preview the wonderful work at the art fair before it opens to the public! Major bonus: Tickets benefit the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and Dallas Contemporary. Get your tickets here.
FRIDAY, APRIL 11
Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora Street
Bettina Pousttchi’s Sightings, a collection of photo, video and sculpture works that explore the construction and fluidity of memory, will be opening at Nasher Sculpture Center from 6 – 8 PM. (Also definitely come back during the day; there’s no better hangover cure/lovely day with the fam than a stroll through a sculpture garden!)
161 Glass Street
Richard Phillips’ Negation of the Universe & Julian Schnabel’s An Artist Has A Past (Puffy Clouds and Strong Cocktails): 15 Paintings Over The Last Decade will BOTH be opening from 9 PM – 12 AM.
SATURDAY, APRIL 12
14105 Inwood Road
From 9 – 11 AM, The Warehouse, a project conceived by Dallas collectors Howard Rachofsky and Vernon Faulconer to make their collections more available to the public, will host an open house. Their collections include a wide array of media, and this newly constructed space is built specifically for research and education. On view will be a show of Rachofsky & Faulconer’s collections in conversation with works on loan from other major Dallas institutions.
Fashion Industry Gallery (F.I.G.)
1807 Ross Avenue
Go on a performative walking tour of Dallas’s Arts District with f.i.g.’s Louise Hervé and Chloé Maillet during A Fête in Dallas (Fêtes révolutionnaires and utopia, science fiction and architecture, ant trails and gila monsters), which obviously must be attended if only to experience something named that. The hour-long tour starts at 1 PM.
Party @ The Eyeball!
Across from The Joule Hotel
*Note: A lot of these events require RSVPs or special passes! Please consult Dallas Art Fair’s Events Page.