• Visit Dallas Welcomes Spring with Dallas Arts Month Celebration

     
    POSTED April 5, 2019
     
  • Visit Dallas Welcomes Spring with Dallas Arts Month Celebration

     
    POSTED April 5, 2019
     
  • Visit Dallas Welcomes Spring with Dallas Arts Month Celebration

     
    POSTED April 5, 2019
     
  • Visit Dallas Welcomes Spring with Dallas Arts Month Celebration

     
    POSTED April 5, 2019
     

Every year, Dallas comes to life with the first taste of spring. And while spring is coloring the streets with its blossoming flowers and deep shades of green, Visit Dallas is adding some artwork of its own. 

Dallas Arts Month has been held annually in the month of April after it was launched by Mayor Mike Rawlings in 2013 as Dallas Arts Week. In 2017, the artful week grew into an entire month of celebrating the city's vibrant and dynamic cultural scene.

The celebration, which is for Dallas residents and visitors of all ages, includes festivals, plays, concerts, exhibitions and literary events. In addition to ticketed events, there are several community events that are free and open to the public.

Phillip Jones, Visit Dallas president and CEO, says Dallas Arts Month is great for groups visiting Dallas for business. With a plethora of galleries and museums, Jones says there's always a special exhibit or concert to check out after a meeting. Business travelers are also encouraged to extend their stay to participate in various weekend celebrations.

"Dallas Arts Month is designed to foser creative learning and activity throughout the city while building awareness and appreciation for the work of Dallas artists and organizations, " Jones says. "The month-long celebration gives a chance for the city's talented artists to showcase their work and is an opportunity for Dallas residents to discover new art experiences."

As the spread of the novel coronavirus continues to put immense pressure on the U.S. health care system and the people who keep it running, the American Hotel and Lodging Association is working to connect hotels with health workers who are struggling to find housing.

 

With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, most people are working from home. Many are social distancing or quarantining with their children, who have transitioned to online classes. Restaurants, bars, coffee shops, offices, stores and so much more have been temporarily shut down in many states, affecting daily life in the most unexpected of ways.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday recommended that all gatherings of more than 50 people be cancelled or postponed for the next eight weeks, in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The recommendation covers events like parades, concerts, festivals, conferences, sporting events, weddings and more.