News About the Festival


"Festival Expansion"

“The artists that come to Deep Ellum are a collection of some of the hippest coolest artists you’re going to see.” – WFAA8 

“The annual Deep Ellum Arts Festival shouldn't be missed…” - CultureMap Dallas 

“This celebration of visual and other kinds of art is all about local and Texas.” - Worth Star-Telegram 

“Deep Ellum’s biggest block party of the year…” - GenPink 

 “Deep Ellum Arts Festival is a great way to start off the festival season!” - Tex Traveler 

“The festival will offer a bevy of beats from more than 100 musical artists for those who hunger for sounds that will stir the soul.” – Texas Tripper 

“Deep Ellum Arts Festival kicks off today and you’ll need to create an itinerary for eating with everything that’s available.” – D Magazine 

“This weekend Deep Ellum will shut down for the giant street party. The Deep Ellum Arts Festival will include art, music, food, alcohol, pets and other things that make people happy.” – Dallas Observer 

“Six blocks of Main Street in the Deep Ellum entertainment district have been blocked off and transformed into one giant street festival / party featuring 200 top-notch decorative and visual artists, 100 original bands and singer/songwriters performing on four stages, a huge variety of foods and drinks, and the annual Pet Parade.”

“Chris Watts and Petropolitan took the annual Pooch Parade from Lee Park to Deep Ellum this year, successfully transitioning the Easter tradition to a new location.” – Dallas Voice

2015 Pooch Parade And Deep Ellum Arts Festival · Chuck Marcelo was on hand to capture the event in photos for dallas. - 3D Drawing Ideas

The five winning artists (or teams) must be present at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival on April 2nd 2016 to paint the dumpsters between 7am and 5pm. - Green Dallas

They worked with the Deep Ellum Community Association (DECA) to make it part of the Deep Ellum Arts Festival, a 3-day festival that takes place April 1-3, 2016. - CultureMap Dallas

Please contact the Festival PR director, Amber LaFrance at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (469) 877-1533
for further information and press inquiries.


2018 Sponsors:

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