2020 Dates
April 16th - April 19th

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AboutThe Fair

In the heart of the downtown arts district, the Dallas Art Fair offers collectors, arts professionals, and the public the opportunity to engage with a rich selection of modern and contemporary artworks presented by leading national and international galleries. Thoughtfully curated exhibitions and innovative programming encourage lively conversations and close looking in a robust and rapidly growing arts community.

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Dates+ Times

2020 Fair Dates

April 16 - 19, 2020

Fashion Industry Gallery
1807 Ross Avenue,
Dallas, Texas 75201
fashionindustrygallery.com

LocationOf The Fair

The Dallas Art Fair is located at the Fashion Industry Gallery in the vibrant Dallas Arts District. The 68-acre district is home to many world-renowned performing and visual arts organizations and some of our city’s most significant cultural landmarks including; The Annette Strauss Artist Square, the Belo Mansion, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Theater Center/Arts District Theater, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Nasher Sculpture Center, Klyde Warren Park, the Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, and the Fashion Industry Gallery.

The exhibition space is a 74,000 square foot mid-century modern building with customized booths, polished concrete floors, natural lighting, and a spacious lobby and intimate lounge.

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About the Dallas Art Fair

The Dallas Art Fair Foundation’s mission is to promote the appreciation of the arts in Dallas, Texas. Through the annual Dallas Art Fair Preview Benefit we have raised over one million dollars since inception for the beneficiaries. This year the beneficiaries are the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and Dallas Contemporary.

In addition to working with these institutions, the Dallas Art Fair Foundation started the Dallas Art Fair Foundation + Dallas Museum of Art Acquisition Fund in 2016. What started with $50,000 in 2016, doubled to $100,000 in 2017. We are proud to announce that this year, the Fund will have $150,000 to acquire artworks with for the permanent collection at the Dallas Museum of Art from the Dallas Art Fair.

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PressOn the Fair

What Sold at the Dallas Art Fair - April 15, 2019

On Thursday afternoon during the Dallas Art Fair, a man in a 10-gallon hat walked into a hotel bar in downtown Dallas, ordered a glass of $300-a-bottle scotch with “one rock” (a single ice cube), and lifted his cell phone to his ear.

“Oh, don’t worry about it, honey,” I heard him say. “I’ll just send the plane to get ’ya.”Read More

Generations of Generous Patrons Collided at the Dallas Art Fair - April 14, 2019

On Friday, journalists and fair exhibitioners were coaxed away from the hustle and bustle of the main engine of the Dallas Art Fair and shepherded into the homes of major patrons and facilitators of the city’s art scene.Read More

The Collecting Couple Promoting Emerging, Diverse Art in Dallas - April 13, 2019

Last August, when the emergent art collecting couple Joe and Kristen Cole moved from Austin to Dallas, they wanted to find a home where they could showcase their developing collection. They are of a new generation of Texas art patrons and buy work by living artists who don’t necessarily have overwhelming market heat in New York and London. The artists they collect are often young women whose work might never end up on the walls of the more staid older guard of the city’s collecting class.Read More

What To See at the 11th Dallas Art Fair - April 12, 2019

Your de facto cheat sheet to this weekend's fair, which features nearly 100 galleries from across the world.Read More

Patronage without pretension abounds at the 2019 edition of the Dallas Art Fair - April 12, 2019

The 11th edition of the Texas fair boasts cats, cacti and a sense of community that has some dealers returning after a hiatus.

Dealers Explain the International Allure of Dallas’ Art Fair - April 12, 2019

Picture your typical metropolis skyline. The skyscraper to your left that demands your attention is intimidatingthere’s perhaps nothing more aesthetically contrary to the vulnerability of the human body than a towering edifice of glass and steel. Reflected in that glass, though, are slightly warped but nonetheless perfect mirror images of the buildings that stand opposite.Read More

Fresh Talent Takes a Front Seat at the Dallas Art Fair - April 12, 2019

Texas’s leading fair brings together nearly 100 exhibitors, and eyes were on the fresh talentRead More

10 Influential Texas Collectors Who Are Setting the Tone for the State’s Art Scene - April 12, 2019

These patrons come from across the Lone Star State, and their collecting interests vary widely.Read More

Dallas Art Fair Director Kelly Cornell On The Evolution Of Texas's Premier Art Fair - April 11, 2019

The Dallas Art Fair opens to the public on Friday, April 12, after a glamorous benefit preview on April 11. This year’s edition will take place at the Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.) in the Dallas Arts District through April 14. The Dallas Museum of Art also announced this morning the names of the artists whose works it will acquire as part of its $150,000 Dallas Art Fair acquisition fund: Sheila Hicks, Don Dudley, Arcmanoro Niles, Samuel Levi Jones, Nobutaka Aozaki, Emmanuel Van der Auwera, Maja Ruznic, and Dike Blair. Nearly 100 exhibitors from over 30 different cities across the globe will take part in the fair, including Carbon 12 (Dubai), Altman Siegel (San Francisco), Erin Cluley Gallery (Dallas), and Ghebaly Gallery (Los Angeles), will join newcomers Sadie Coles HQ (London), Lisson Gallery (London, New York), and Blain|Southern (London, Berlin). I quizzed Dallas Art Fair director Kelly Cornell about the 2019 edition of the Dallas Art Fair, its new year round exhibition space 214 Projects, and how it has evolved since she since she climbed the ranks as an assistant.Read More

Icelandic Trolls, Surveillance and Stetsons Open a New Cultural Hub in the Dallas Design District - April 11, 2019

Even before the crowds descend and the booths bearing prestigious gallery names from all over the world are declared open for business, the Dallas Art Fair had some grand gestures to make. On Wednesday evening, under an endless Texas sky that evoked the opening credits of Friday Night Lights, patrons, collectors and dealers congregated to celebrate the grand opening of River Bend, a new multipurpose cultural space in the city’s Design District. Already home to Erin Cluley GalleryAnd Now gallery, it also houses the Dallas Art Fair’s new exhibition space, 214 Projects, as well as the Dallas Art Fair offices. This hub, a project of real estate developer Brook Partners, is anticipating the growing popularity of the cultural center in which it resides, creating more space for both cultural and commercial ventures.Read More

The Dallas Museum of Art acquired works by Sheila Hicks, Don Dudley, and others at the Dallas Art Fair. - April 11, 2019

The Dallas Art Fair opened to VIPs Thursday morning, with nearly 100 galleries offering their wares to visiting collectors as waiters prepared lavish spreads of Texas delicacies such as macaroni and cheese topped with smoked brisket. And at a press conference that kicked things off, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) announced it had cherry-picked eight works at the fair for its permanent collection, courtesy a $150,000 grant provided by donors.Read More

Dallas Art Museum Adds Eight Works to Collection with Dallas Art Fair Acquisition Fund - April 11, 2019

As part of a $150,000 acquisition program coinciding with this week’s Dallas Art Fair, the Dallas Art Museum added eight artworks to its collection by artists showing at the fair. The selected works are by Sheila Hicks, Don Dudley, Arcmanoro Niles, Samuel Levi Jones, Nobutaka Aozaki, Emmanuel Van der Auwera, Maja Ruznic, and Dike Blair.Read More

Here’s What the DMA Bought From the 2019 Dallas Art Fair - April 11, 2019

The Dallas Art Fair is now in its eleventh year, and four years ago, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) launched an annual initiative to purchase works on display at the fair for its permanent collection. It’s called the Dallas Art Fair Foundation Acquisition Program, and its annual budget has grown from $50K in its first year to its current (and last year’s) budget of $150K. During a fair preview, the DMA’s curators/directors walk patrons around the fair to pick the works. The program is funded with a grant.Read More

Whitewaller Dallas 2019 Debuts for the Dallas Art Fair - April 9, 2019

This edition of Whitewaller Dallas celebrates the tenth edition of the Dallas Art Fair. It’s been incredible to follow the story of Dallas’s art scene over the past decade. Dallas is home to some of the top museums in the country—such as the Nasher Sculpture Centerand the Dallas Museum of Art—as well as some of the most prominent collectors of contemporary art—like Howard and Cindy Rachofsky.Read More

Dallas Art Fair Brings Texas and the World Together — the Ultimate Guide to the Art Bonanza - April 9, 2019

How Texas' First Art Fair Grew Up and Stayed True to its Hometown.Read More

Erykah Badu, Mario Sorrenti, and Francesco Clemente Attend the Dallas Contemporary Spring Gala - April 8, 2019

The Dallas Art Fair is Texas’s answer to Art Basel, with a four-day-long program of art openings, parties, and happenings. Of all the events on the calendar, the Dallas Contemporary museum’s Spring Gala is arguably the most glamorous and played host to a stylish crowd of art lovers this past Friday night. “There’s a really authentic connection between fashion and art in this town,” said Kristen Cole of Forty Five Ten, who cochaired the gala. “We actually dress many of the big art collectors who are here tonight.”Read More

Seeing the truth: How a legally blind Dallas artist came to produce astonishing works - April 5, 2019

Dallas' Stephen Lapthisophon has made an enormous contribution to his adopted city's creative scene as an artist, teacher and mentor. Now the Dallas Art Fair has named him its artist/educator honoree for 2019. Read More

The Boom in Pop-Up Galleries Is Only Just Getting Started - March 15, 2019

As collectors flocked to Manhattan’s west side for The Armory Show last week, a coterie of 32 galleries affected by the abrupt cancellation of the Volta satellite fair took over part of mega-dealer David Zwirner’s West 19th Street complex and a vacant space on West 21st Street. The upstart fair, dubbed Plan B, was born out of necessity. Zwirner, 1969 Gallery’s Quang Bao, artist payment platform RiSBE, members of the Volta team, and collector Peter Hort and the Rema Hort Mann Foundation banded together to find a solution to an extreme and unfortunate situation. But in doing so, Plan B’s organizers also demonstrated the flexibility, inventiveness, and cooperation that many smaller and mid-size galleries increasingly rely upon as they try to find creative ways of staying in business. Read More

Dallas Art Fair goes local and global with new project space in the Design District - March 14, 2019

The Dallas Art Fair is fast approaching its 11th birthday. But before it stages its 11th edition starting April 11, it's moving in an interesting new direction, opening its very own venue in the Dallas Design District. Read More

All the Design Events Happening This April - March 12, 2019

Dallas Art Fair

When: April 11–14

Where: Dallas

A range of local and international galleries—including New York’s Perrotin and CANADA—will show at the Dallas Art Fair, which is located in the midcentury Fashion Industry Gallery in the Dallas Arts DistrictRead More

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Dallas Art Fair Gets a Year-Round Space – As art fairs worldwide seek to differentiate themselves, the Texan art fair is opening a permanent space where invited dealers can exhibit work throughout the year. Called 214 Projects, the new enterprise will be housed in a 2,500-square-foot exhibition space in Dallas’s Design District. (ARTnews).Read More

The Dallas Art Fair Is Opening Its Own Gallery - February 20, 2019

The Dallas Art Fair may only last a few days, but its impact on the city certainly goes beyond one party-filled weekend. With the 11th edition on the horizon, the fair is establishing a permanent presence in town. This morning, the event’s organizers announced a new exhibition space and cultural venue called 214 Projects, set to open on Saturday, March 2 in the Design District.Read More

Dallas Art Fair to Open Permanent Exhibition Space - February 20, 2019

The Dallas Art Fair announced today that it will open a new 2,500-square-foot permanent exhibition space in Dallas’s Design District on Saturday, March 2. The venue will host artists and galleries, beginning with Belgium’s Harlan Levey Projects, which will mount the inaugural exhibition, “Emmanuel Van der Auwera: White Noise.” Called 214 Projects, the space will allow the organization to explore new programming possibilities that extend beyond Dallas Art Fair’s duration. “Dallas is a city with a rich cultural landscape,” the fair’s director, Kelly Cornell, said in a statement. “Our exhibitors and their artists can now become a much bigger part of it. Directing this space will strengthen our relationships with them and give them the platform to connect with the city on a deeper level.” Spearheaded by Dallas Art Fair chairman John Sughrue, 214 Projects is part of Brook Partners Inc.’s River Bend redevelopment of seventy thousand square feet of space along 2025 Irving Boulevard, which will soon welcome Erin Cluley Gallery, among other businesses. “It has been a decade of hard work to bring the fair to where it is now,” Sughrue said in a statement. “Now that we are in our eleventh year, it’s the right time for us to expand our ground and enter the next phase. We want to give our partners more space for artistic opportunities and at the same time give back to the city.” Read More

The Dallas Art Fair will open a permanent cultural space in the city’s Design District. - February 20, 2019

The Dallas Art Fair began as a fairly regional expo with 35 exhibitors, but it’s become an important and decidedly international affair, with nearly 100 galleries participating in its tenth edition in 2018. In April 2019, it will welcome three powerhouse London galleries exhibiting for the first time: Lisson Gallery, Sadie Coles HQ, and Blain | Southern.Read More

Art Industry News: Scientists May Have Finally Found Leonardo da Vinci’s Thumbprint + Other Stories - January 29, 2019

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Tuesday, January 29.Read More

Dallas Art Fair Names Exhibitors for Spring 2019 - January 28, 2019

The Dallas Art Fair, which will be held from April 11 to 14 at the Fashion Industry Gallery in the Dallas Arts District, has revealed the exhibitors participating in its 11th edition—nearly 100 in total, from 30 cities across North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.Read More

What Sold at Dallas Art Fair - April 15, 2018

Is everything bigger in Texas?

With 92 exhibitors per year and only a decade-long history, the Dallas Art Fair isn’t the grandest stop on the international art market circuit. But its 10th annual edition, which ends Sunday, showed how an increasingly prominent network of public institutions and private collections have turned the fair into a Texas institution, and an important fair for the country.Read More

Dallas Art Fair works to be part of DMA's permanent collection - April 15, 2018

The Dallas Museum of Art has acquired several works from the Dallas Art Fair.

For the third year in a row, the Dallas Art Fair Foundation Acquisition Program has selected works from artists exhibiting at the Fair for the museum's permanent collection. The grant, made possible with funding from the foundation as well as private donors, has tripled in size since 2016, from $50,000 to $150,000.Read More

Artists Reimagine The American Flag at The Dallas Art Fair - April 14, 2018

They say that everything is bigger in Texas, and that also includes pride for the United States of America. For a handful or so of the 100 art dealers that exhibited at the 10th edition of the Dallas Art Fair, which runs through April 15th at the Fashion Industry Gallery, the American flag also served as a works of art that carried a form of social commentary on the state of the Trump’s America.Read More

The Collector Who Helped Build Dallas's Texas-Sized Art Scene - April 13, 2018

A white wall interrupts the line of stately oversized McMansions on Preston Road in Dallas, behind which lies a home that looks like it was airdropped in from outer space: a box-like, ultramodern Richard Meier-designed home that belongs to Howard Rachofsky and his wife, Cindy, the collectors who have helped more than most to elevate this oil and gas kingdom to a hotbed of contemporary art.Read More

'Bring the Mountain to Muhammad': Dallas Makes a Compelling Case For the Enduring Value of the Regional Art Fair - April 13, 2018

A decade on, the Dallas Art Fair is holding its own and looking toward an even bigger future. Read More

As Dallas Art Fair Turns 10, the scene is bigger — and brasher — than ever. But can it last? - April 8, 2018

The Dallas Art Fair began inauspiciously. As co-founder Chris Byrne once said, it unfurled its sails in 2009, "three months after the world ended," referring to the Great Recession, the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.

Ten years later, the fair is on a roll, having inspired Dallas Arts Week and now Dallas Arts Month.Read More

tête-à-tête - February 1, 2018

Dallas-born Isaac Lyles and Olivia Smith discuss starting up their Manhattan galleries and exhibiting at Dallas Art Fair. Read More

Sarah Jaffe Will Collaborate With Artist Jen Ray at Dallas Art Fair - January 31, 2018

A work called Eyes as Bright as Diamonds commissioned by the classical music festival from Berlin/New York artist Jen Ray winds down the radial staircase of the Meyerson for the first time on April 11, during the Dallas Art Fair. It centers a woman who sings. That singer will be pop artist Sarah Jaffe, who got her start in Denton and Dallas and was just a presenter honoring Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson of the B-52s at the 2018 She Rocks Awards.Read More

Hot Talk: Two Power Women Take Center Stage in an Off Road Art Conversation - April 21, 2017

We count on Texas-founded Glasstire, one of America’s leading online sources for art world insiders — and those who want to be insiders — for hot type and incisive dialogue. Beginning in 2015, Glasstire morphed its annual fundraiser from an art auction format into something more lasting and impactful.Read More

Record-Breaking Fair Grips Dallas: $425,000 Piece of Pie Just the Tip of a Wild and Wacky Arts Month - April 19, 2017

The dust has settled and the figures are in, and Texas’ Super Bowl of Art, the Dallas Art Fair, has successfully wrapped year nine. Record attendance — 14,500 art aficionados including some of Artnews Top 200 Collectors in the World, a bounty of sales, a few gallery titans, impressive international dealers, and hometown exhibitors that did Dallas proud — all made the weekend and its buildup as exciting as the Big Game for the art set.Read More

Crocheted Cowboys, Nature Nudes, and Elmo Wind Chimes: 9 Highlights from the Dallas Art Fair - April 16, 2017

Everything's bigger there—or whatever—but the relatively intimate Texas art fair offered unparalleled access to local artists and global emerging creators.

Having spent a lot of time in mid-size American cities as of late, I posit the question: is there a corner of our United States where artists aren't fostering vibrant...Read More

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