The Dallas Arts District is the largest arts district in the nation, spanning 68 acres and 19 contiguous blocks.
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On January 26, 2009, Dallas Arts District was created. Operating under the umbrella of Downtown Dallas, Inc., a nonprofit organization that serves as an advocate for downtown Dallas, Dallas Arts District acts as an advocate, steward and representative on behalf of the Dallas Arts District.
In addition to serving the needs of those in the neighborhood, Dallas Arts District also assumed the responsibilities of the former Arts District Alliance (created in 1984 as the Arts District Friends) – educating the larger community about the benefits and resources of the district.
Dallas Arts District is dedicated to stimulating the economic and cultural life of the region through the development and promotion of the district.
The mission of Dallas Arts District is to serve the community by providing leadership in:
- Determining priority issues for the district as a whole.
- Convening stakeholders and interested parties to identify opportunities to improve delivery of services and quality of life in the district.
- Increase awareness and access to the Dallas Arts District.
Dallas Arts District is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and is funded by grants, voluntary membership dues, sponsorships and donations.