FESTIVALS!

It may not seem like it at the moment, dear readers, but Springtime in North Texas is just around the corner. The warmer weather in DFW can mean only one thing: Festivals! With the kids begging for summer vacation and the adults jonesing for time off work, there’s no better way to get out and enjoy the emerging warm weather than to grab a frosty beverage and some kettle corn and peruse one of the three major art festivals happening next month.

Deep Ellum Arts Festival

April 3-5, 2015

How long has it been since you’ve been to Deep Ellum? Maybe it’s time to embrace your inner 20-something and venture back down to Main St. for this free, three day celebration of cool. Offering much more than just art, this eclectic fĂȘte features over 100 musicians and performers on five main stages, from folk artists and songwriters to flourishing Blues greats and aspiring rock & roll legends. Along with the music, the Deep Ellum Arts Festival will also tempt patrons with sumptuous morsels from over 50 local restaurants, a myriad of wine and spirits, and even a pet parade for the animal lover in all of us. The event is adult-oriented, so plan accordingly and groove on down to the most original, and edgiest, festival in Dallas/Fort Worth. April 6-8, Main St., 214-855-1881, www.meifestivals.com

Dallas Art Fair

April 9-12, 2015

This acclaimed two-day festival highlights the talents of some of the best creative minds around, both regionally and globally. Featuring over 70 renowned contemporary and modern artists, with media ranging from photography and paintings to sculpture and prints, the Dallas Art Fair shines a light on the freshest voices and most unique visions in the industry. The fair has drawn tens of thousands of visitors, both near and far, since its inception in 2009 and caters to both collectors and art aficionados. Located in the rejuvenated downtown Arts District across from the Dallas Museum of Art, this distinctive bit of festivity should provide patrons with more than enough reason to get out and about and enjoy the season in the Big D. 1807 Ross Avenue, Suite 250, 214-220-1278, www.dallasartfair.com

Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival

April 9-12, 2015

Last, but in no way least, is the nation’s 3rd largest festival of its kind. Celebrating nearly three decades of originality and fun, the Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival is a four-day extravaganza featuring over 200+ artists and artisans showcasing everything from glassworks and sculpture, to photography, painting, and even jewelry. If mixed media and music is more your thing, then feast your eyes and your ears, because the arts festival is also one of the area’s largest free music festivals as well. Over 300 musicians, both burgeoning and established, perform an eclectic range of tunes, from rock and country to cultural and folk, on various stages. Since your eyes and your ears are taken care of, might as well include your stomach as well while enjoying a sampling of cuisine from hundreds of the regions most acclaimed eateries. Whether it’s with a friend, or the entire family, this Cowtown festival will leave none of your five senses un-awakened. 817-336-ARTS, www.mainstreetartsfest.org

Source: Where Magazine

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