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DCFA and Arts District Launch Architecture Walking Tours

DCFA and Arts District Launch Architecture Walking Tours

The Dallas Arts District and the Dallas Center for Architecture are proud to present an architecture walking tour of the largest urban arts district in the United States.

The Arts District has been a thirty year plan in the making and now boasts buildings by four Pritzker Prize-winning architects within a span of several blocks.  The district’s architectural richness extends beyond that, however, with examples of significant buildings erected as far back as the late 1880’s, just 40 years after Dallas’ founding.  We will explore the history of the buildings and the culture of one of Dallas’ most interesting neighborhoods.

Our 90-minute architecture walking tour is led by a trained tour guide and will examine buildings from the 1890’s to the present day.  You will explore the architectural detail of the District as well as the institutions, individuals and visionaries who are a part of this fascinating story.

Tours are held on the first and third Saturdays of each month, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the ceremonial entrance to the Dallas Museum of Art (Flora and Harwood).  The tour is held rain or shine.

The tour lasts approximately one and a half hours. You may park either at the Dallas Museum of Art Parking Garage or at the Trammell Crow Center Parking Garage (entrance on Olive Street on weekends and pay the guard at the desk on the ground floor before you leave) or at a nearby surface lot or meter. This is an outdoor tour and includes both historical and architectural information about the venues and organizations in the Dallas Arts District. The tour does not include the interior of any of the buildings in the Dallas Arts District.

To make reservations, please register through PayPal at this link or e-mail artstour@downtowndallas.org if you would like to submit payment in the form of cash or check.  Reservations and payment must be made in advance.  Due to the necessity of scheduling docents, we are unfortunately unable to accommodate walk-ups.
 
Cost: • $10.00 for adults
• $8.00 for Dallas Arts District and AIA Dallas members
• $5.00 for seniors 65 and over and students with valid ID’s
• Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult

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