Dallas Arts District Pride Block Party 
June 16th, 6:00 p.m. – midnight

In celebration of national LGBTQ+ Pride Month, the Dallas Arts District will partner with its three museums; the Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas Museum of Art, and Nasher Sculpture Center to create a night filled with Dallas artists, gourmet food-fare, a community mural, family-friendly activities, and more! The museums will host programming in their spaces that will feature a variety of events, concerts, films, informational tables, and guided tours. Don’t miss this in-person opportunity to uplift and celebrate Pride, through the lens of the arts, for the entire community with our Pride Block Party!

Schedule of Events – Pride 2023

Join us for programming from the Dallas Arts District, Crow Collection, Dallas Museum of Art, and Nasher Sculpture Center! We will be updating this page weekly with more detailed information from each organization.

Dallas Arts District/Outside Activities
Crow Museum of Asian Art
Dallas Museum of Art
Nasher Sculpture Center 

(Late Night at the DMA is free with an admission ticket; reserve yours now! Special exhibitions may required a paid ticket.)
*** The Dallas Museum of Art will close at 11:30 p.m. The Galleries on Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4 will close at 11:00 p.m., and special exhibition tickets will be available until 10:00 p.m.***

Dallas Arts District
Featured Performances: June 16, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Dallas Arts District Community Stage:
6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Jess Garland
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Ebony Lewis – Community Muralist
7:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Uptown Players
8:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. | Abounding Prosperity/Dallas Southern Pride: Shemar Garcon Dupree and Stasha Sanchez
9:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Dezi 5 Entertainment
9:45 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. | Bandan Koro
10:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. | Drag Queen Fashion Finale

Crow Museum of Asian Art
On view in the Lotus Lobby | Crow Museum of Asian Art | 2010 Flora Street
An exhibition by Michael H. Dewberry, with the Pride Museum of Texas, in collaboration with The Dallas Way and Dallas Voice that commemorates half a century of Pride in Dallas. The exhibition, 50 Years of Pride Parades, will be installed in the Lotus Lobby of the Crow Museum of Asian Art.

Dallas Museum of Art
Arttitude Presents: Women’s Art Culture Juneteenth Edition  7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium  Arttitude presents a showcase of African American LGBTQ women poets, visual artists, and dancers. The works given will speak to issues on identity, culture, and social climate while highlighting their work and honoring Juneteenth.

Music in the Galleries: Zalefsky 7:30 p.m., Level 3 Drop into a deep house daydream with Zalefsky who will create a warm atmosphere filled with rolling basslines and seductive rhythms that will make it easy to get lost in the magic of our galleries.

Sketch For Your Life Drawing 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., Level 4 Don’t just stand there, let’s get to it. Learn to figure draw, there’s nothing to it! Celebrate the human form in all its beauty and diversity in this guided figure drawing lesson featuring live LGBTQ+ models.

Out of the Closet and Into the Archive: Selections from the UNT Texas Fashion Collection 9:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium Presented by The Dallas Way LGBTQ+ designers have always shaped the world of high fashion, and tonight The Dallas Way celebrates their creativity!  Join dress historians Annette Becker and Kendel Bolton in exploring the careers of Dallas-based dressmaker Lilli Wolff, kings of camp Patrick Kelly and Todd Oldham, and Dallas-based drag artist Richard Curtin.

Kiki Ball Presented by United Black Ellument  9:30–11:00 p.m., Hamon Atrium  Watch a unique and amazing display of dancing that features vogue and other elements from the mainstream ballroom scene. A Kiki Ball is a unique and amazing display of dancing and performance that features Vogueing, Runway, and other elements from the Kiki ballroom scene. Come watch the experts, and there may be a chance for you to walk the runway too!

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Testing Unit All night, Outside the Hamon Entrance Stop by and get free HIV testing with staff from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

Nasher Sculpture Center
Til Midnight at the Nasher: 6:00 p.m. – midnight

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | DJ Zach Witness
7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Zach Witness Full Band Live
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Pride after Dark Dance Party with Bleach
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | DJ NaturalHiiigh
10:00 p.m. | Movie: The Greatest Showman

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Family-Friendly Art Activities
Photobooth and Tours

Food & Beverage:
6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. | Nasher Cafe Open
6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. | Bars Serving Beer, Wine, and Cocktails

Other Programming:
Kick off the Dallas Arts District Pride Block Party with HRC (Human Right Campaign) by attending their June Pride HRC Social at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum from 6-8pm. More info and FREE tickets are available here. This will be the last weekend to tour the current special exhibit: Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement. Rise Up highlights the events that led to the Stonewall Inn riots, over 50 years ago, and how they energized the fight for LGBTQ rights. This exhibit is a MUST see.