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The Dallas Region is home to two major art districts. The Dallas Arts District, anchored by the Dallas Museum of ArtMorton H. Meyerson Symphony CenterNasher Sculpture Center, and AT&T Performing Arts Center, is nearly 70 acres — the largest urban arts district in the country. Here, you can catch a performance of Texas Ballet Theater, a Broadway touring production, classical or local musicians, a night of live storytelling, TED talks, movies and music under the stars, festivals, exhibits, and so much more. We’d be willing to bet you could spend every weekend here and never run out of new things to do and discover. What’s more: The Fort Worth Cultural District claims five internationally recognized museums, including the Kimbell Art Museum, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and The Modern.

Beyond our fantastic cultural centers, the Dallas Region has hundreds of smaller museums and public galleries, scores of professional and community theaters, dozens of local symphony and chamber orchestras, dance troupes, and opera associations. It’s no wonder that the artistic community contributes almost $900 million to the economy annually. No matter your artistic pursuit, you can find it here.

Ways to get plugged into the arts community:

  • ARTSonepass | This free smartphone app/website allows you to discover, share and enjoy art events around you.
  • Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Dallas | The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA), a division of the City Manager’s Office, fosters support, partnerships, and opportunities for Dallas citizens, visitors, artists, and arts and cultural organizations.

Cultural Hotspots

> Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Arts District

> Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Arts District

> Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas Arts District

> Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Arts District

> AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas Arts District

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas Arts District

> Kimbell Art Museum
, Fort Worth Cultural District

> Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth Cultural District

> Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort. Worth Cultural District

> Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth Cultural District