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Dallas Arts District
Location in Dallas
Location in Dallas
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Dallas
City Dallas
Area Downtown
 • Total 0.11 sq mi (0.28 km2)
 • Land 0.11 sq mi (0.28 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)  0%
459 ft (140 m)
ZIP code
75201, 75202
Area codes 214, 469, 972

The Arts District is a performing and visual arts district in downtown Dallas, Texas.

It is located south of State Thomas; southeast of Uptown; north of the City Center District; west of Bryan Place; and east of the West End Historic District. It is bounded by St. Paul Street, Ross Avenue, Spur 366 (Woodall Rodgers Freeway), and the US 75/I-45 (unsigned I-345) elevated freeway (Central Expressway). (Previously the district extended east only to Routh Street, but a 9 March 2005 Dallas City Council approval extended it east to I-345.) The Arts District is the founder and member of the Global Cultural Districts Network.

The district is 68 acres (0.28 km²) large and is home to some of Dallas’ most significant cultural landmarks including facilities for visual, performing, and developing arts.

Arts District Venues

Downtown Dallas Arts District
Pictured in the foreground is the Winspear Opera House with its reflecting pool and the Meyerson Symphony Center, both located within the Dallas Arts District.

The Arts District is home to 13 facilities and organizations including The Annette Strauss Artist Square, the Belo Mansion/Dallas Bar Association, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Theater Center, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Nasher Sculpture Center, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Fellowship Church, Trammell Crow Center, and the Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art.

In addition, multiple other organizations perform in the District on an ongoing basis. This includes everything from concerts to outdoor festivals, to lectures, youth education programs and more.

Other Structures



Light rail


  • McKinney Avenue Transit Authority M-Line runs from McKinney Avenue south down St. Paul Street to Federal Street, east along Federal to Olive Street, and north on Olive back up to McKinney.


  • Texas Spur 366.svg Spur 366 (Woodall Rodgers Freeway)
  • US 75.svg US 75 Central Expressway/I-45.svg I-45 connection (unsigned I-345.svg I-345)




Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts

The Arts District is served by the Dallas Independent School District.

One school, the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, is located in the Arts District.

Residents of the Arts District north and east of Akard Street are zoned to Sam Houston Elementary School. Residents south and west of Akard are zoned to Hope Medrano Elementary School. All Arts District residents are zoned to Thomas J. Rusk Middle School and North Dallas High School.

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Distrito de Artes de Dallas para niños

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