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 this year's outstanding 2017 Visual Artists!
J.J. Reichert, Fiber S. Corner, Sculpture E. Bushee, Other M. Mallia, Wood J. Charney, Ceramics
R. Karg, Glass M. Aden, Jewelry R. Guy, Mixed Media W. Wilkerson, Painting C. Wright, Painting
T. Styczynski, Photography E. Curry, Drawing G. Arth, Mixed Media R. Rankin, Digital Art
Deep Ellum Texas 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 T-shirt shop with 18 all new hand printed designs from 18 Deep Ellum artists or grab a bite at the Deep Ellum Food Court which showcases a selection of local restaurants, along with locally brewed craft beer from Deep Ellum Brewing Company. Have your picture taken at the Photo Van, the Chalk My Bus or in front of the Deep Ellum, Texas neon sign.
The “Handcrafted in Deep Ellum” section highlights the artists and “makers” in Deep Ellum, including local mural artists Frank Campagna and Steve Reves whose mural works have been printed onto large canvases along with art from Taboo Tattoo and Tiggers Body Art Gallery. In the booths you will find hand crafted art and photography featuring the works of Dan Colcer, Artists Till Death Studio, Artistic Encounter, The One with Wanderlust, Todd Bot, Weekend with Wednesday and Lotusspire and work from Deep Ellum “makers” Nickle-Esque jewelry, BREDA watches and Deep Soaps. For a first this year the Deep Ellum Community Association is hosting the “active artists and performers area” right in the middle of the Village where you can watch as artists create art and performers perform all day, every day. Next to that area is the “Marbling” booth where you can get your hands or arms “marbled” with a one of a kind design. And don’t miss Friday’s “Art 4 Dumpsters” as four local artists compete for total prize money of almost $10,000 as they “live-paint” four recycling dumpsters from 11am to 11pm with the winner selected by Festival goer’s balloting on Saturday between 11am and 4:30pm with the winner introduced on the stage at 6pm. The Deep Ellum Village is brought to you by the Deep Ellum Community Association, with support from the Deep Ellum Foundation, the Deep Ellum Arts Festival, Space Lighting, the City of Dallas Sanitation Department, Life in Deep Ellum and Shag Carpet.