Today, July 23, from 12-8PM is the fifth annual Dallas Gallery Day! Founded in 2011 by Brian Gibb of The Public Trust as “East Dallas Gallery Day,” the event later went on to become “Design District Gallery Day” before eventually succumbing to encompass the entire city. The event will include open hours at the 30 participating galleries along with a chance to get free goodies—the first fifteen visitors to each participating gallery will receive a bag with a Dallas Gallery Day T-shirt produced by Trust Printshop. One of the 450 bags given out will include a “golden ticket” that is good for $1,000 towards purchasing artwork at any of the participating galleries.
Some spaces are hosting special programs to go along with today’s festivities—at 1PM, Galleri Urbane will host a Q&A session with Dallas-based artists Danny Rose and Cat Rigdon, and at 6PM, Circuit 12 Contemporary will host a conversation with Mathew Zefeldt, Philip Kremer, Paul Winker, Mikel Galicia, Saybrea, & Karlo Ramos.
In Houston today there are no $1000 art chances, but there is still an opportunity to see some good art: University of Houston MFAs and undergrads are hosting a free-flowing conversation session and critique featuring works by some of the school’s students. During the event, Houston artists, curators and gallerists will come through to give the students feedback—and you can too! More info here.