Artscape Highlights Artists From 15 Different States

Artscape returns to Dallas Arboretum
Art by April Murphy photo courtesy Dallas Arboretum

Artscape, the juried fine art and fine craft show and sale, returns to Dallas Arboretum April 30-May 1. Now in its 15th year, Artscape features more than 110 juried artists who display their unique creations throughout the Jonsson Color Garden and Lakeside Exhibit Area. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, with member early hours starting at 7 a.m. Entrance is included with paid garden admission; timed tickets can be purchased online or by calling 214-515-6615 during the week.

Mary Brinegar, Dallas Arboretum president and CEO, said, “It is fitting that it’s our 15th year, and we have artists represented from 15 different states including Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wyoming and, of course, Texas. Travel+Leisure just published that our ‘Texas Flower Festival May be the Most Beautiful Springtime Destination in the U.S.’ We agree and think the outdoor garden is the perfect backdrop for Artscape and the talented artists showing their creative work.”

Artscape Artists

Artscape features some new artists and a variety of mediums including metal, 2D and 3D mixed media, painting, ceramics, fiber, glass, drawing/pastel, photography, sculpture, wood and jewelry. Brett Dyer, M.F.A., B.F.A., Professor at North Lake Campus of Dallas College; Nicole Foran, Chair, Department of Studio Art, University of North Texas; and Jo Hopper served as the Artscape Jury Committee.

Artscape returns
Angie Spears Artwork photo courtesy Dallas Arboretum

Music, fine wine and craft beer and concessions are also featured along with the art. Vendors include El Chifrijo, Fletcher’s Corny Dogs, Gil’s Elegant Catering, Greenville Avenue Pizza Co., The Butcher’s Son, and Wetzel Pretzel.

The Rory Meyers Children’s Garden has planned several special events, labs and programs tied into Artscape with the fitting theme, Art-astic.

For more information about Dallas Arboretum, Artscape, or for ticket reservations, please visit

Black Heritage Celebration (BHC), presented by Bank of America, is coming to Dallas Arboretum May 14 and 15. The spotlight will be on the unique talents, art and businesses from the local black community that weekend. The event is open to the public and is included in the general admission to the Dallas Arboretum.

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Jo Ann Holt
Jo Ann Holt is an award-winning journalist with 40+ years of experience as a writer and editor. She loves live performances, from country music concerts to Broadway musicals to community theatre productions. Holt also enjoys art and cultural festivals, and good food and wine. She’s toured Amsterdam, London, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and various cities in Mexico but looks forward to visiting even more countries. She has traveled by boat, plane, and train, but especially likes taking long road trips across the U.S. with her husband, retired history professor Durhl Caussey. They enjoy meeting friendly people, learning about different cultures, and visiting historic sites wherever they go.