If you've ever spent time in a city where the arts scene is really geographically concentrated, you can't help but be a little jealous. It's exhilarating to lose an entire day shuffling between giant public museums and tiny, edgy galleries, taking in everything from Renaissance-era paintings to Cubist sculpture to modern mixed media jumbles. As much as our fair city has to offer, and as much as the arts community has come together over the past decade to try and bring a bona fide arts district to Dallas, we are just not Washington, D.C., or New York or (thankfully) Los Angeles. But that's OK. There may be no single central gallery district to speak of, but there are quite a few outposts and clusters of burgeoning gallery scenes. And this means that though you're going to have to drive a little bit to see them all, you really get a truly diverse experience, complete with cutting-edge art, thoughtful curation and a cultural context you can't find within the confines of a singular "arts district." The Dallas Art Dealers Association invites you to experience what makes the Dallas gallery scene so unique during their DADA Fall Gallery Walk from 2 until 8 p.m. on Saturday. Start at any member gallery, pick up a map and then walk, bike or drive to the next location. Admission to all participating galleries is free. Visit dallasartdealers.org for more information, including a list of all member galleries and a schedule of panel discussions and receptions throughout the weekend.
Sat., Sept. 24, 2-8 p.m., 2011