The Dallas Arts District is a 17-block, 68-acre neighborhood in the northeast part of downtown Dallas that was inaugurated in 1984. Already home to some of Dallas’ most storied buildings, the Arts District welcomed the new facilities established for the Dallas Museum of Art and the Dallas Symphony in the late eighties/early nineties. Those edifices have in fact become the anchors for a blossoming, architecturally distinctive community destination that is still growing. The vision for the AT&T Performing Arts Center transcends a mere accumulation of remarkable buildings. It calls for a unified community of venues, linked by both proximity and philosophy, expressing a common commitment to excellence.
The AT&T Performing Arts Center is among the finest performing arts centers in the world. Two of the world's foremost architectural firms created buildings that establish the Center as the "cultural signature" of Dallas and the region. The Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre features state-of-the-art facilities providing new production space for local arts organizations and attracts to Dallas the world's most renowned performing artists. Sammons Park and Annette Strauss Square provide a civic gathering place for citizens and visitors seeking entertainment and cultural experiences in a vibrant urban setting.
The Arts District is home to the following organizations/facilities: