FESTIVAL GUIDE

ATTENDANCE IS FREE!

Friday, April 1, 2022 – Sunday, April 3, 2022

Friday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm | Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm | Sunday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

This is an “adult-oriented” visual and performing arts festival; while supervised young children and teenagers are welcome during the day, there are no specifically planned activities for them. 

Novel Coronavirus (COVID- 19) Statement

Deep Ellum Arts Festival is ready to welcome our festival-goers back after being postponed in 2020! We understand the concerns about COVID-19 and we are cautiously following daily updates and public opinion that could again affect our upcoming production. Like yourselves we are navigating how to best coexist with this and get on with our lives. Alongside daily monitoring, we will be posting signage requesting that everyone, fully vaccinated or not, please respect others by wearing a mask. If you are displaying any symptoms do not attend. If you have concerns attending a large “outdoor” gathering do not attend. All festival activities, fine art and music stages are well-spaced over 6 city blocks. Attendance is fluid over the weekend with people coming and going throughout the day and early evening and rarely feels uncomfortable or over crowded. We remind everyone to “Mask up, Space Out, & Have Fun” without congregating in any one area. As a community service, the Festival will also host a portable clinic that will offer the public COVID-19 vaccinations Saturday and Sunday from 12-3PM. The CDC offers guidance on their website for vaccinated and unvaccinated people who attend large “outdoor gatherings” to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the latest outbreak of the Delta variant. 

-SM

 

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OFFICIAL HOTEL:

Stay in town at the Official Hotel of the Deep Ellum Arts Festival–Only Two blocks away
Home2 Suites by Hilton Dallas

Downtown at Baylor Scott & White
3301 Gaston Ave
Dallas, Texas 75246
Phone+1 214-765-2690

BOOK YOUR STAY BY CLICKING THIS LINK FOR A SPECIAL FESTIVAL RATE

Group Name: Deep Ellum Arts Festival Attendees

 

FESTIVAL LAYOUT

MAP TO FESTIVAL LOCATION:

2900-3600 MAIN STREET, DALLAS TX 75226

 

Security Statement:

While private Security and Dallas Police officers’ presence have always been involved in our Festival security, in keeping with the times, our procedures now include vehicle blockades, backpack restrictions, and security personnel monitoring Festival entrances. A See Something Say Something campaign will also be in place. The following security information and restrictions will be posted at the festival entrances:

 

Getting to the Festival:

Parking is always challenging in Deep Ellum and during the Festival, parking can be hard to find and expensive. Best to take DART Light Rail which stops one block from the Festival. There are four official Drop Off locations for taxi, Lyft, Uber, etc. – 3100 Commerce St. intersection with Hall St., and 3100 Elm St. at Hall St. which is near the center of the festival; and 3700 Elm St. at intersection with Exposition Ave. and 3700 Commerce St. at Exposition Ave which is near the main stage. This location is also ideal for bicycle and scooter parking.

If you must drive your car to the Festival you will find numerous public and private lots in and around Deep Ellum as well as limited metered spaces on Commerce and Main Street. Parking lot prices vary from $7.00 to $20.00++ and city lots $2-$5 and metered lots (pay by phone app available) $2 per hour.

 

DartDART to the Festival:

Take the DART Rain Green Line to the Baylor University Medical Center Station for the closest stop; the festival is just two blocks away. The Deep Ellum Station will drop you off six blocks west of the Festival entrance which is at Malcolm X and Main Sreet. Fares are available from the GoPass mobile ticketing app, at any DART Rail station from a ticketing vending machine, or from a bus operator. A $6 Local Day Pass is good for all-day service, or a $3 PM Pass if you will be travelling from noon on. Visit DART.org for trip planning, schedules, fares, and more.

Musical Artists:

Featuring over 100 original live performances from all over the metroplex and beyond performing music representing a variety of genres on four outdoor concert stages and two performance areas.

Follow this link to Performing Artist listings and schedule.

 

Visual Artists:

Over 200 juried Fine Artists from throughout the nation will be displaying and selling their original works at the Festival. The exquisite collections showcased will include paintings, sculptures, photography, jewelry, woodworking, ceramics, mixed media, leatherworks, fashion and other unique works of art and fine crafts.

Follow this link to Visual Artist listings by name, booth number and medium for the 2021 Festival.

 

The Deep Ellum Artists’ Village:

The Deep Ellum Artists’ Village will be located on the east end of the festival near the Texas Fantastic Stage and will feature visual artists from the Dallas area. This space will be solely devoted to local artists creating live masterpieces and showing local artwork. 

 

The all-new Sings and strings stage:

Located at Main Street and Trunk Street, this stage will be hosting Open Classical every day from 11 am to 2 pm, then again from 4 pm to 7 pm. In between their operettas, classical quartets, trios, and other professional classical musicians, they will be hosting their staple event, Open Classical, a scheduled showcase for classically-oriented musicians of varying skill levels. Aside from this great representation of classical music, there will be top-notch singer songwriters programmed by The Dallas Songwriters Association from 7 pm to 10:30 pm on Friday and Saturday nights!

 

Merchandise:

Official Festival Posters and various Festival and Deep Ellum souvenir T-Shirts are available at the merchandise booth on Hall Street near the Synergy Stage.

 

The Artists in Motion Walk & Pet Policy:

The Artists in Motion Walk sponsored by Westdale, The Case Building, The Hamilton, and Deep Ellum Lofts will kick off on Sunday at 12:00 pm, starting at The Texas Fantastic Stage at at Main Street and Exposition Ave and concluding 7 festival blocks later at The Deep Ellum Brewing Stage at Main Street and Malcolm X Boulevard. Local Deep Ellum groups and fans of the hood will be spreading good vibes and positive energy, inspiring smiles and high-five’s as they stroll down the festival site. All are welcome to join, and we encourage the wearing of fun, colorful, artistic costumes There will be marching music, colorful characters and of course, plenty of delightful surprises along the way. Well-trained, socialized pets and their owners are welcome to join the Artists in Motion Walk and art related costumes are encouraged for both.

We encourage pet owners to bring out their well-trained and socialized pets on Sunday only as we are better prepared for the additional needs of pets on Sunday due to the Art in Motion Walk. The Case Building has opened its grassy dog park for festival attendee’s pets with the entrance just off Main Street on the block between Hall and Trunk Street. Please pick up after your pet!

Please Note – Neither The Walk or the Festival are forums for political or cause-related activities and they will not be permitted on the festival site.

 

Food and Beverage Information:

Delicious International Festival Cuisine! Concessionaires will be serving a myriad of culinary delights throughout the festival including American funnel cakes, jumbo corn dogs, BBQ, and Cajun. Latino, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Italian, crepes and specialty desserts along with various health-foods. Beer, wine, and soft beverages will also be available for purchase. In restricted Festival Lounges cocktails can be purchased.

In support of festival vendors and permit regulations, no outside food or beverages may be brought into or consumed on the festival site.

IT IS FROM THE SALE OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE AND THE COMMISSION THE FESTIVAL RECEIVES FROM ITS PARTICIPATING CONCESSIONAIRES AND RESTAURANTS THAT THIS MAJOR FESTIVAL MAINTAINS ITSELF AS FREE TO ATTEND.

All food and beverage sales transactions are conducted by either using credit cards directly with the concessionaire or if using cash by first purchasing coupons from coupon sales booths conveniently located throughout the Festival. (Concessionaires are not permitted to accept cash at any time). Coupons may be purchased with either Cash or Credit Cards. Coupons are sold in strips of 9 for $10.00 and have a value of $1.00 each. Credit card transactions at the food or beverage booths will have a 4% “Festival Surcharge” added to the total. Additional individual coupons are available for $1.25 each but with cash only. Unredeemed coupons are non-refundable or transferable to another event and will be considered a contribution in supporting this annual Festival. An ATM is located at the Texas Brand Bank at Hall and Main street.

Follow this link for 2021 Festival Foods and Beverages.

 

Children at the Festival:

The Deep Ellum Entertainment district is an edgy adult-oriented area with bars, nightclubs, restaurants, and galleries. This visual and performing arts festival is also adult themed at times. While supervised young children and teenagers are welcome during the day, there are no activities specifically planned for them.

 

Weather:

The Festival will attempt to go on even if it rains (or snows, like it did in 2008). Short or light periods of rain will only delay the Festival but the show will stay on schedule. The weather savvy local audience dresses for the weather, ducks into local restaurants and bars, and comes right back out when the weather clears up. We maintain weather monitors at all times and will keep audiences posted if we foresee any severe problems.

 

Portable Restrooms:

Outdoor port-o-let restrooms are located at Walton, Hall, 2nd and Exposition cross streets.

 

Lost and Found:

If any personal item is lost or found please drop by the Festival Headquarters during festival hours.

 

Festival Office:

Phone: 214-855-1881 email: info@meifestivals.com