200 decorative and visual artists jury selected from around the country will have their distinctive one-of-a-kind works on display and for sale. Festival attendees can stroll through displays of cutting-edge decorative arts and admire, commission, and purchase the art of sculptors, muralists, jewelers, painters, wood workers, and other fine artists; some of whom will be creating pieces on the spot.
Selections from our outstanding 2016 Visual Artists!
M. Damrauer, Fiber C. Wright, Painting A. Davis, Photography K. Stringer, Glass M. Naftzger, Jewelry
D. Piper, Leather G. Lathrop, Ceramics M. Whitcomb, Mixed Media J. Welborn, Wood C. Bridges, Sculpture W. Armstrong, Drawing
Deep Ellum Village
The Deep Ellum Texas Village is a little slice of the local Deep Ellum community within the Festival, right in front of the Main Stage at Malcolm X and Main Street. Check out the Merchandise Tent for Festival clothing and souvenirs, with over 20 different designs hand printed by artists exhibiting at this year’s event. The Deep Ellum Food Court showcases a selection of local community restaurants, including 27, Bucky Moonshine, Cafe Salsera, Carnival Barker Ice Cream, Cold Beer Company, and Elbow Room Pizza, along with locally brewed craft beer from Deep Ellum Brewing Company. Have your picture taken at the Photo Van, or in front of the Deep Ellum, Texas neon sign.
The “Handcrafted in Deep Ellum” section highlights the “makers” in Deep Ellum, including locally crafted art, jewelry, furniture, soap, salsa, sauces, cycling bags and more. Be sure to check out the display from the Dallas Firefighters Museum with its antique fire engine. And don’t miss Saturday’s “Art for Dumpsters” competition, where five local artists will “live-paint” five recycling dumpsters in front of the Main Stage as they vie for nearly $15,000 in total prize money. The Village is brought to you by the Deep Ellum Community Association, with support from the Deep Ellum Foundation and the Deep Ellum Arts Festival.