TicketsFor 2018

General Admission

A General Admission ticket gives you access to the Art Fair April 13th - 15th 2018.

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Patron Pass

The Patron Pass is an all-access behind-the-scenes pass to the most exclusive events during the week of the fair, the 2018 Patron Pass includes;

  • Dallas Art Fair Kick-Off Party at Neiman Marcus
  • Exclusive access to the Dallas Art Fair online VIP preview on
  • Dallas Contemporary Members Opening Celebration: Sarah Rahbar;, Eric Fischl; Harry Nuriev
  • Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Art Festival: Eyes as Bright as Diamonds
  • The Power Station Exhibition Opening: Adam Gordon
  • Access to the Karpidas Collection curated exhibition
  • Dallas Art Fair Collector Preview
  • One hour early admission to the Dallas Art Fair Preview Benefit
  • The Goss-Michael Foundation Breakfast
  • One three-day pass to the Dallas Art Fair, access to all panel discussions, and an opportunity to join a private collector-led tour of the Dallas Art Fair
  • Priority seating for Nasher Sculpture Center 360 Lecture: Going Rogue: alternative Art Fairs
  • The Eye Ball in Celebration of the Dallas Art Fair
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Preview Benefit

The 2018 Preview Benefit marks the launch of the tenth annual Dallas Art Fair on Thursday, April 12, 2018. The Preview Benefit benefits the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and Dallas Contemporary, and offers art patrons and Dallas’ top collectors the opportunity to preview and purchase exhibited works prior to the public opening of the fair.

Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation, and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 23,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the nation’s largest arts district, the Museum acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations. Since the Museum’s return to free general admission in 2013, the DMA has welcomed more than two million visitors, and enrolled more than 100,000 people in DMA Friends, a free program available to anyone who wishes to join focused on active engagement with the Museum. For more information, visit The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Members and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

The Nasher Sculpture Center is one of the few institutions in the world devoted to the exhibition, study, and preservation of modern and contemporary sculpture. It is home to one of the finest sculpture collections in the world, the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, featuring more than 300 masterpieces by Calder, Giacometti, Matisse, Picasso, Rodin, and more. It is also the host of Nasher Prize, an annual international award given to a living artist in recognition of a significant body of work that has had an extraordinary impact on the understanding of sculpture.

Dallas Contemporary is a non-collecting art museum presenting new and fresh ideas from regional, national and international artists. Modeled after European art centers and located in an industrial building in the Design District, Dallas Contemporary is one of the only institutions of its kind in the United States, offering temporary exhibitions, important lectures and seminal learning programs.

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Thank you to our Preview Benefit Sponsors whose support of the 2018 Dallas Art Fair Preview Benefit underscores their commitment the arts and the greater Dallas community.

  • Bill & Leslie Cornog
  • Jackson Walker LLP
  • Stuart & Mignon Jones
  • Juliette & Mark Moussa
  • Christopher Wyatt
  • Piper & Mike Wyatt

Contact Marlene Sughrue for more information about becoming a Preview Benefit Ticket Sponsor.

Travel AndAccommodations


Turon Travel

The official travel agency for the Dallas Art Fair will help you find the perfect accommodation suited to your personal needs.
Visit or call 1.800.952.7646 to get started.

Dallas Love Field

Dallas Love Field (DAL) is a city-owned public airport 6 miles northwest of downtown Dallas, Texas. Dallas Love Field is the closest in proximity to the Dallas Art Fair.

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is the primary international airport serving the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.


The Joule

The Joule Hotel, named for the international unit of energy, is the stunning product of a revitalized 1920’s neo-gothic landmark Dallas building, three restored buildings of 1930’s vintage, and several new structures.

A visual masterpiece from award-winning designer Adam D. Tihany, the hotel creates a tasteful union of old world quality and contemporary design, while densely populated throughout by museum quality artwork from names including Tony Cragg, Tony Tasset, Andy Warhol and Richard Phillips.

In addition to spectacular multi-story penthouses and bespoke lobby experience, the property includes an impressive glass-fronted rooftop cantilevered pool, subterranean spa, rooftop terrace with glass pavilion, beautiful event spaces, first-class dining, vibrant cocktail destinations and one-of-a-kind shopping experiences.

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The Lumen

The Lumen is an intimate boutique hotel set across from Southern Methodist University in the heart of Highland Park just blocks away from Snider Plaza and Highland Park Village.

Comprised of 93 guest rooms, studios and premium suites, the mid-century inspired property includes a living room lobby lounge overlooking the courtyard pool, a rooftop terrace with Park Cities views, and modern American restaurant Front Room Tavern.

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CBD Provisions

CBD Provisions celebrates the culinary traditions of Texas with a contemporary point of view and a passion for making things in-house using expert technique and superb ingredients.


Weekend is a third-wave coffee house you must visit. Located in the lobby of The Joule, Weekend provides an experiential environment pairing great coffee with a playful atmosphere. People say the biscuits are worth getting out of bed for.

Midnight Rambler

With a touch of dark glamour and old-school rock ’n’ roll, Midnight Rambler is a subterranean bar offering neoclassic cocktails with bold and progressive interpretations.


Americano is a vibrant, casual Italian restaurant with a prime location on Main Street. The experience, full of whimsy, is an inviting atmosphere. Some of the menu features include hand-made pastas, neapolitan pizzas, and creative takes on classic Italian-Americano dishes.


As the name implies, Mirador boasts expansive views of downtown through 11-foot floor-to-cieling windows and a wrap-around terrace overlooking Tony Tasset’s outdoor sculpture Eye—perfect for a lingering lunch or late night cocktails in the adjacent lounge.


This all-day Italian cafe offers a seasonal menu with freshly made semolina pastas, signature wood-fired pizzas, house-cured meats, small plates, cocktails and Italian wine. Located in the Design District, Sassetta is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Design District gastropub Wheelhouse offers approachable lunch, dinner and brunch dishes with well-sourced ingredients along with craft cocktails and draught beer. Dine outside on a covered patio overlooking Daniel Arsham’s “Moving Figure” sculpture, or sit inside and enjoy an indoor-outdoor experience when the guillotine-style wall of floor-to-ceiling windows are raised.


Commissary is a cafe, butcher shop, bakery, gelateria, espresso bar and market - all in one. Located in the heart of downtown at Main Street and Field Street, the grab-and-go concept is housed in the five-story blue mosaic tiled building designed by artist Jorge Pardo.


Valet parking is available at the corner of Ross and Akard during fair hours for $20.

Self parking options are also available throughout the Dallas Arts District.

Dallas Art Fair Parking information

ScheduleFor 2018

2018 Schedule of Events

Tuesday, March 27

Dallas Art Fair Kick-Off Party honoring Joseph Havel

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Neiman Marcus, 1618 Main Street, Dallas, 75201

With a Patron Pass.

Saturday, April 7

Nasher Prize Gala

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora Street, Dallas, 75201

Celebrating the work of the 2018 Nasher Prize Laureate Theaster Gates, an artist whose work has
had an extraordinary impact on the understanding of sculpture.
For tickets, contact or call 214.242.5169.

Tuesday, April 10

Laura Owens: Private exhibition walkthrough and champagne reception hosted by Artsy

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N Harwood St, Dallas 75201

Artsy and the Dallas Museum of Art will host a private walkthrough and celebration of Laura Owens with Katherine Brodbeck, The Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art. Champagne and small bites will be served. This event is part of Artsy OnSite, Artsy’s global series of artist talks, curator tours, studio visits, performances, and film screenings. 
VIP / Invitation Only. RSVP: Limited space. RSVP required.


Tuesday, April 10

Young Collectors Cocktail

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The home of Flauren and Jason Bender

The Bender, Bruder + Fagadau families invite you to cocktails + conversation with young art patrons. VIP / Patron / Invitation only

Wednesday, April 11

SITE 131 Opening and Art Chat

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SITE 131, 131 Payne Street

Opening reception for FRAGMENTS and Art Chat with visiting guest artist Manuel Burgener from Switzerland, who will converse with Director|curator Joan Davidow about his work. As its first resident artist, SITE131 welcomes artist Burgener, who will build large-scaled, open constructions from found industrial materials. He’ll work in Dallas for a week gathering his resources and building his concepts that utilize the floors and hug the corners. Another international guest artist, Travis Lycar from Germany will show how his oversized paintings hold the walls: his jagged, halting painted marks fill rich, oversized canvases. Conceptual California artist Puppies Puppies joins the exhibition isolating the trigger apparatus from manufactured guns. Her haunting constructions dissect the destructive portion of the gun to focus on the key element doing so much harm in our society today. Rounding out the foursome is Texas/US artist Kelly Kroener, who imbeds hand-tooled stitches on fabric to pinpoint her delicate approach to mark making. 

Wednesday, April 11

Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Art Festival: Eyes as Bright as Diamonds

5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora Street, Dallas, 75201

Jen Ray, Sarah Jaffe, Dallas Art Fair, Booker T. Washington High School Tap Dancers; The Haltom
Drumline, The Haltom High School Color Guard, Musicians of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, SMU
This newly commissioned performance explores the dark glamour of American life, its history of
transformation and reinvention. A female singer and squads of women unite to create a sense of
pageantry, celebration and tension.

Wednesday, April 11

The Power Station Exhibition Opening

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Power Station: ADAM GORDON, 3816 Commerce Street, Dallas, 75226

Adam Gordon’s multi-disciplinary practice centers on the framing of personal experience. Shifting between totalizing installations, constructed encounters, video, and photo-realistic paintings, his work trains our attention toward everyday existence.  While the form is fluid, the effect remains uncanny: a dimly lit room clouded with crippled debris, painted snapshots of shadowy spaces, persons and places with specious identities.  These are the impressions of our own otherness, reality distilled out of itself.  Rather than tangible object, Gordon draws the viewer’s focus towards the void and its indistinct physicality. Constructed from the banal, these hollow space, become charged with a haunting density. 
Adam Gordon lives and works in New York, NY, and received his MFA from Yale University in 2011. He has had solo exhibitions at Chapter NY; Galleria Zero, Milan; Night Gallery, LA; and Hunter/Whitfield, London. Gordon’s work has been included in group exhibitions at Andrew Kreps, NY; National Exemplar, NY; and Boates Fine Arts, São Paulo. 

With a Patron Pass. 

Wednesday, April 11

Dallas Contemporary Members Opening Celebration

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass Street, Dallas, 75207
Thursday, April 12

Dallas Art Fair Collector Preview

11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fashion Industry Gallery, 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201

Sponsored by IPS Advisors.

With a Patron Pass. 

Thursday, April 12

The Karpidas Collection

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Karpidas Collection, 1532 Hi Line Drive, Dallas, 75207

Open house in partnership with CULTURED magazine and Heritage Auctions.

Begun by Pauline Karpidas in the 1970s, the Karpidas Family Collection is among the most renowned private holdings of art in the world. Curated by Brandon Kennedy, the current exhibition “The Anatomy of Disquiet” explores the ideas and writings of Carl Gustav Jung, including the collective unconscious, archetypes, dreams, alchemy and transference filtered through a psyche composed of images. Brandon Kennedy is an artist, curator, writer, and Director of Exhibitor Relations at Dallas Art Fair.
Artists include: Urs Fischer, Andy Warhol, John Baldessari, Nicole Eisenman, Ed Ruscha, Mark Grotjahn, George Condo, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Martin Kippenberger, Mike Kelley, Jim Shaw, Richard Prince, Barbara Kruger, Jonathan Meese, John Currin, Paul Thek, Anne Collier, Francesco Clemente, Lisa Yuskavage, Paul McCarthy, Malerie Marder, Nan Goldin, Douglas Gordon and others.

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Thursday, April 12

Live-painting Performance | MIWA KOMATSU: Spiritual Guardians

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fashion Industry Gallery park, 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201

Miwa Komatsu, an emerging Japanese artist, will be looking forward to her first ever live-painting performance in the United States. Introduced by the media as Chihiro Ogino, the protagonist from the cartoon film Spirited Away because of the resemblance of characters, the style of Komatsu can be traced back to her childhood: experiences of being present at the final moment of animals led the artist to form her unique view of life and death. Through depicting various spiritual animals, the artist manages to construct her distinct mystical Universe. Whitestone Gallery's booth wtill introduce Miwa Komatsu’s latest works and several significant creations, including her Guardian series. The artist will also be present at the booth throughout the fair to share her view with the audience and invite them into her vividly deep dynamism of spirituality. Whitestone Gallery cordially welcomes you to visit and experience.

Thursday, April 12

Dallas Art Fair Preview Benefit

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fashion Industry Gallery, 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201

The Preview Benefit, which benefits the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and Dallas
Contemporary, offers art patrons and Dallas’ top collectors the opportunity to preview and
purchase exhibited works prior to the public opening of the fair.
Preview Benefit tickets available for purchase here.

Entry at 6:00 pm with a Patron Pass

Friday, April 13

Goss-Michael Foundation Champagne Breakfast

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Goss-Michael Foundation, 1305 Wycliff Ave #120, Dallas, TX 75207

Selected Works from the Goss-Michael Foundation on view
VIP / Patron Pass


Friday, April 13

Marguerite Hoffman Collection visit

9:30 am - 11:00 am

The collection focuses on post war American and European art with concentrations of work by Johns, Twombly, Doig, Guston, Wool, Cornell and other 20th century masters.  There is also an increased emphasis on women artist from the 60’s forward as well as emerging artists from around the world.
For exhibitors only. RSVP required. 


Friday, April 13

Dallas Art Fair

11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fashion Industry Gallery, 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201

Located at the Fashion Industry Gallery – adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art in the revitalized
downtown arts district – the 2018 Dallas Art Fair will feature over 90 prominent national and
international art dealers and galleries representing painting, sculpture, works on paper,
photography, video, and installation by modern and contemporary artists.


Saturday, April 14

The Warehouse - Open House

9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Warehouse, 14105 Inwood Road, Farmers Branch, TX 75244

The Warehouse is a project initiated by Howard Rachofsky and Vernon Faulconer to make their
collections available to curators, scholars, critics and students, and to open new dialogues
about postwar Modern and contemporary art. At the heart of the project is an adapted
industrial building containing art storage facilities, an extensive library, and 18,000 square feet of
flexible exhibition space. Here, The Warehouse presents carefully considered, original exhibitions
of works from the Rachofsky collections, complemented by art acquired jointly
with the Dallas Museum of Art and works on loan from other significant institutions and private
For exhibitors only. RSVP required. Please RSVP to Caitlin Overton at

Saturday, April 14

Dallas Art Fair

11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fashion Industry Gallery, 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201

Located at the Fashion Industry Gallery – adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art in the revitalized
downtown arts district – the 2018 Dallas Art Fair will feature over 90 prominent national and
international art dealers and galleries representing painting, sculpture, works on paper,
photography, video, and installation by modern and contemporary artists.


Saturday, April 14

Panel Discussion: Reinventing the Museum

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Fashion Industry Gallery, 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201

How can we, artists, gallerists and arts professionals activate the dialogue about the interplay of the arts and social change? Historically, museums have been institutions that care for collections of artistic, cultural, historical and scientific importance and make them accessible for public viewing through exhibitions that may be permanent or temporary. Museums have varying aims, ranging from serving researchers and specialists to serving the public at large. With the digitization of collections, museums have never had a wider audience. According to The World Museum Community, there are more than 55,000 museums in 202 countries and at least 380 museums in Texas. What propels us to want and need museums? What is their role in our ever-changing society? Is it possible to reinvent the idea of the museum and why should we try? These are some of the questions we hope to address today. Why does the City of Dallas need The Museum of Street Culture at Encore Park?

Saturday, April 14

360: SPEAKER SERIES: Going Rogue: Alternative Art Fairs

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora Street, Dallas, 75201

Pop-ups, gallery weekends, and alternative art fairs are innovating the market and offering collectors new ways to discover and engage with artists. At a time when established fairs abound, we consider events that disrupt, enhance or even become the industry standard. 
FREE with admission. FREE for Members. Complimentary with Dallas Art Fair pass.

Saturday, April 14

The Nasher Sculpture Center’s The Circle Project: Launch of new ceramic plate edition, designed by artist Pierre Krause, in collaboration with the Nasher Store and Cerámica Suro, Guadalajara

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Nasher Sculpture Center, Nasher Store, 2001 Flora Street

The Circle Project is an initiative that seeks to highlight the talent of the artists who are part of the Nasher Sculpture Center’s Artist Circle, an affinity group for practicing artists in the north Texas area, through a design partnership with Cerámica Suro—an established ceramics studio based in Guadalajara, Mexico that is known for its frequent collaborations with artists. Each year, the Nasher will commission an artist from the Artist Circle to design a set of limited edition dinner plates that will be produced by Cerámica Suro and will debut at the Nasher Store in conjunction with the annual Dallas Art Fair in April. Proceeds from the sale of the plates will go towards enriching Nasher Sculpture Center’s exhibition and education programs, such as the Artist Circle. Dallas-based artist Pierre Krause has designed the first edition.

Saturday, April 14

Panel Discussion: The Art Scene - A Decade in Dallas

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Beck Imaginarium, 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201

Please join Gardere as we celebrate the Dallas Art Fair's 10th Anniversary with a cocktail reception, followed by a lively panel discussion about the evolution of the last ten years of Art in Dallas. Panel Moderator: Dallas Art Fair Founder - John Sughrue.

VIP / Patron Pass. RSVP to

Saturday, April 14

Opening Reception and Docent Tours

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Museum of Street Culture at Encore Park, 1822 Young Street, Dallas, TX, 75201

“Tiny’s Family Life, 2003-2005,” The third installation in the incremental and progressive exhibition “Looking for Home: A Yearlong Focus on the Work of Mary Ellen Mark”

 “Photography and Social Justice,” photographs by teenagers in the education program developed by The Museum of Street Culture in association with The Stewpot Junior and Venturing Crews


Saturday, April 14

The Eye Ball in Celebration of the Dallas Art Fair (Invite Only)

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Eye at The Joule, 1605 Main Street, Dallas, 75201

Invitation included with Patron Pass purchased before April 10. RSVP is required, entry is strictly subject to capacity and not guaranteed. 

Sunday, April 15

Texas Tour of the Dallas Cowboys Art Collection at AT&T Stadium

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
AT&T Stadium, One AT&T Way, Arlington, 76011

Gene and Jerry Jones, owners of the Dallas Cowboys, have assembled a world-class collection of museum quality contemporary art at AT&T Stadium with the help of some of the region’s foremost collectors, museum curators and a professional art advisor. Collectively at AT&T Stadium in Arlington and The Star in Frisco the collection consists of 86 works of art by 56 artists, including 18 site-specific commissions, by established and emerging contemporary artists. All of them have pieces in permanent collections of prestigious museums across the country and around the world.

With a VIP / Patron Pass. Please RSVP to to secure your reser­vation. 


Sunday, April 15

Tour of NorthPark Center

10:00 am - 11:00 am
NorthPark Center, NorthPark Center, meeting in SouthCourt, Level One between Neiman Marcus and Dillard’s.

Join for a guided tour and discussion of NorthPark Center’s internationally acclaimed 20th and 21st century art collection, which features major works by renowned artists including Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Joel Shapiro, Jim Dine, Jonathan Borofsky, James Rosenquist, Antony Gormley, Barry Flanagan and Beverly Pepper, among others.

VIP / Patron Pass / Exhibitor. RSVP required. Space is limited. RSVP to with Subject Line “Dallas Art Fair Tour.”

Sunday, April 15

Dallas Art Fair

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fashion Industry Gallery, 1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, 75201

Located at the Fashion Industry Gallery – adjacent to the Dallas Museum of Art in the revitalized
downtown arts district – the 2018 Dallas Art Fair will feature over 90 prominent national and
international art dealers and galleries representing painting, sculpture, works on paper,
photography, video, and installation by modern and contemporary artists.

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Dallas Art Fair V.I.P Access


VIP credentials grant visitors access to a variety of exclusive programming including receptions and private collector tours.

Contact Sarah Blagden (VIP Relations) to learn more: