You never know what you’re likely to see at Late Nights Dallas Arts District but you’re definitely in for a fun evening! This FREE event happens every third Friday of each month from 6pm until midnight. It typically coincides with other FREE and amazing Dallas Arts District events ’til Midnight at the Nasher Sculpture Center and After Dark at the Crow Collection of Asian Art.
These thoughtfully organized events typically feature live music and/or spoken word performances, poetry, performance art, lectures and discussions, films, interactive art installations and hands-on art projects and guided tours of the museum.
The DMA’s Late Nights programming also includes family-friendly experiences for all ages from art making to kids yoga, from scavenger hunts to teen dance parties, and more. There truly is something fun for every age. I’ve gone several times with friends, with my teenager and her friends, and with my husband and son. I wouldn’t hesitate to bring the in-laws along when they’re in town for a visit.
I’m happy we happened to make it to the annual Late Night Summer Block party in June. This year the theme was superheroes, it was a blast! In addition to the excitement of running into Captain America, our tot had a chance to get creative coloring and making airplanes out of paper plates and watercoloring. We were able to watch professional artists paint, take a shot at screen printing, catch a Haiku Slam and check out a Teen Dance party in the garden. Food trucks lined the streets, there was something fun going on at every corner.
Whether it’s a date night, girls night out, or a good time with the family Late Nights on 3rd Fridays in the Dallas Arts District should definitely be on your radar!
Know Before You Go
- The underground museum parking fills up quickly, you may need to park a few blocks away. Metered street parking is free after 6pm. Parking is also available in nearby lots for around $8-10.
- Although the event is largely FREE, some tours are for museum members only and some special exhibitions require a ticket.
- Dining and Drinks are available at the DMA cafe with bar service until 11pm and at the Lounge @ Founders for small plates and drinks from 6 – 11pm. There are also usually food trucks in walking distance at nearby Klyde Warren Park.
- You can check out the upcoming month’s event schedules at the following links: Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art, ’til Midnight at the Nasher Sculpture Center, The Crow Collection After Dark. The Dallas Art’s District Calendar doesn’t always list all of the events.
How to get to the The Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201
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If you make it out to any of the Late Night events in the Dallas Arts District, let our readers know how it went in the comments below. We’d love to hear about date nights, girls nights and artist dates. If you go out with the fam, tell us about the age ranges of your brood and how they liked it or anything you think parents would want to know before they go. Thanks!