Sacred Spaces of the Arts District Tour

Thursday, October 25, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m

COST: Tickets $10. Free for 17 and under and  anyone with a student id.

The Dallas Arts District is a neighborhood with a long and rich history. The one constant throughout the years has been our houses of worship. Among our city’s oldest churches, the stories of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, St. Paul United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church, reflect the stories of our great city and its people. Come learn about the history and the architecture of these sacred spaces. Historians, architects and volunteers await visitors at each church. Come enjoy.

Mark Doty, Author of “Lost Dallas” and Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Dallas will be a special guest for the evening and will make a short presentation at each church. The book will be on sale at First United Methodist Church for $22 (cash or check only) and the author will be on hand to sign copies.

Photographer and artist Carolyn Brown will also have a small exhibition of architectural photos of the Arts District at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

This event is produced in collaboration with the Dallas Center for Architecture. Promotional support provided by Preservation Dallas and the Dallas Historical Society.


This is a self-directed tour.  Attendees may begin the tour at any church and walk or take the free Art Cart to the next church. The Art Cart will be available on Flora St. to transport tour guests from location to location. Dallas Arts District volunteers will check registrants in at each church. Registrants will be given a ticket with images of each church at the first stop, along with a map of the District.

Parking is available at various locations in the district and at various prices. Parking information 


Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe / 2215 Ross Ave. /

St. Paul United Methodist Church /  1816 Routh St. /

First United Methodist Church / 1928 Ross Ave. /


Craig Melde, Architexas – Cathedral

Vel Hawes – First United Methodist Church

Xavier Spence, Good Fulton Farrell – St. Paul United Methodist Church


Stephen  Landregan- Cathedral

Kelvin Meyers – First United Methodist Church

Lareatha Clay – St. Paul United Methodist Church


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Thu Oct 25, 2012


6:00 pm


Dallas Arts District


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