Cultural Affairs Commission

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    The Arts Need Money, Part 6,757

    When the budget ax falls at City Hall, the Office of Cultural Affairs is an easy target, because no matter how much economic impact the arts claim to generate, trimming grants to niche cultural groups is a lot easier than firing police and firefighters. The department is designed to cope with this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Man Who Will Turn Cotton Bowl Facade into Public Art Likes Glass. And Light

    Much has been written about the now-certain $25 million renovation and expansion of the Cotton Bowl and the subsequent announcement that the stadium will host the annual cross-border skirmish between  the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma (and their football teams) through at l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Your First Look Inside City Performance Hall, Which, Again, Could Really Use Some Rentals

    Photos by Anna MerlanCouncil members and others took their first tour of the City Performance Hall yesterday, beginning in the lobby​Yesterday afternoon the Arts Culture and Libraries Committee took its quick tour of the construction site that will soon be the City Performance Hall, which they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Artists Explain Themselves Before City Makes Its Call On Ross Ave. Underpass Proposals

    Photos by Patrick MichelsJoe O'Connell and Blessing Hancock with a model of their proposal for the Ross Ave. Underpass.​After the comments began streaming in on yesterday's preview of the public art proposals for the Ross Avenue Underpass, there was no way we'd miss a chance to hear direct from t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Give the Three Ross Ave. Underpass Proposals One Final Once-Over Before Tonight's Meeting

    One of the three Ross Avenue underpass finalists, this one from Koryn Rolstad​For as long as I can recall, the city's been talking about making the Ross Avenue underpass at Central Expressway in the Arts District an art project all on its own. Tonight, it inches closer to reality: On your way home ... More >>

  • News

    September 23, 1999

    Rules are for suckers

    When it came time to hire an architect at city Hall, bureaucrats Robert Troy and Jan Adams made one unforgivable mistake. They were honest.

  • News

    February 20, 1997

    Anything else?

    Council hopeful Brenda Reyes already leads the pack in controversy

  • News

    July 18, 1996

    Picture Imperfect

    A struggling arts foundation gives kids a chance to see South Dallas through a camera lens