A signature event for the Dallas Arts District, the Block Party Series brings the crowds to the street for a free community extravaganza. In collaboration with Arts District partners, the festivities include food truck fare, local brews, family-friendly games, pop-up and featured performances by local and national artists, photo booth, community mural, art makers and artisans, and much more!
In April for Dallas Arts Month, Changing Perspectives Block Party supports the East end of Flora Street; in June, Summer Block Party supports the West end of Flora Street. The inaugural Changing Perspectives Block Party in 2017, activated and supported venues East of Pearl St. drawing audiences of more than 23,000 visitors. Dallas Arts District featured BANDALOOP Vertical Dance Company, in three breathtaking performances on the East Façade of HALL Arts and the East end of Flora St. with an incredible roster of local artists including Townview High School Drumline; Dallas Black Dance Theatre Senior Dance Ensemble; Bombshell Dance Project; Richmond Punch-the acoustic violist; Zhora + Friends and Ronnie Heart; Apt 4B; Alebrije Latin Band; and large sculptural bubbles for children. The 2018 Changing Perspectives Block Party included the company Australia’s Strange Fruit, performing unique, large-scale visual spectacles fusing theatre, dance and circus using the unique trademark sway-pole apparatus featuring local artists such as Booker T Washington HSPVA’s popular Gospel Choir, Skyline High School Red Raider Band, Lone Star Circus, Bandan Koro African Dance and Drummers, Jesse Frye and more.
Summer Block Party featured local artists like Mi Diva Loca, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Corrina Duvall + Friends, and one of Dallas’ favorites, Dezi 5; this event marked the first Pride Month celebration in the District. The event was so successful, the Summer Block Party celebration for National Pride Month will become an annual Dallas Arts District event! Block Party annual favorites include Michelle Gibson and Kickin’ Brass Band-New Orleans 2nd Line, Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Bandan Koro African drummers & dancers, and Artisans | Makers.
Enjoy art in the streets at the annual Block Party Series.