We found the future, guys! And it’s in our own Design District! If you want to see some digital magic, come check out the Dallas Design District’s latest business, 3D Desktop Labs. We were absolutely blown away by not only what you can make out of 3D printing, but by the incredible forms of art that can be created with 3D technology.
The company recently moved to 1107 Dragon Street, and CEO Kevin Page’s business offers business-class, full-color and white powder 3D printing services for individuals, companies and organizations throughout DFW. But the location also hosts an art gallery that shows off the amazing mediums that can be created using 3D printing technology.
On Monday, July 27 at 1:00 pm, the MakerBot CEO will be at 3D Desktop Labs to give a presentation on the future of the 3D printing industry, which is looking pretty bright. While in the past, 3D printing was outrageously expensive, it is now much more accessible, easy-to-use and inexpensive
From the presentation’s summary: 3D Printing is going to shake up the way we think, design, invent, manufacture and interact with the world of physical things.
Really guys. This is a really neat business to hit our neighborhood and only contributes to the DDD’s artistic, future-thinking vibe!
Reply to the Facebook event here and check out 3D Desktop Printing here.
Happy Fourth of July and Happy opening for Noble Rey Brewery! Come celebrate at Noble Rey from Noon to 10 PM. Obviously beer will be served, for $5 a pour, but the event will also feature food and music! Specifically, America’s favorite food, BBQ from Not Just Q Food Truck and performances by Dagars, Quentin Moore and more! (ha!)
If you need something to do on America’s birthday, come check out a great new Design District brewery and a fabulous party!
Zhulong Gallery is hosting a new exhibition- Phantom Eye: Jimmy Baker + Matthew Hillock. This show will feature multi-media works on canvas by Jimmy Baker; and GIFs, screen-printed silks, and prints on Dibond by Matthew Hillock. The artist reception will be Thursday June 25th from 6-9 pm. Zhulong Gallery is a Design District favorite that continuously is hosting unique exhibitions featuring artists working with multi-media mediums.
The artist talk will be Friday June 26th from 12-1:30 pm.
The exhibition will show from June 25-August 8.
Come check out this Here is a link to the exhibition page.
The MADI Movement was founded by Carmelo Arden Quinn in August of 1945 with his MADI Manifesto. In his work, he began experimenting with curved wood, alternating convex and concave forms [“form galbee”], and irregular shapes.
The MADI Museum was formed by Dorothy and Bill Masterson almost 12 years ago, lifelong supporters of the arts. They have travelled the world collecting MADI art pieces, even staying with founder Carmelo Arden Quinn. When Bill Masterson’s firm moved to Dallas, the first floor was turned into the museum, styled after the movement.
During the event there was a performance by Elisa Jimenez, the Gala’s Honorary Chair, and whom has been a contestant on Project Runway. Her ‘Three Graces’ walked the event in dresses created by the artist, representing Creativity, Charm, and Beauty.
A silent auction took place throughout the night, with bid sheets among the numerous art works on the walls. Available for bids came from artists such as Charles Harper, Morton Rachofsky, Alan Engisch, and many more.
We look forward to seeing more from the MADI Museum, and attending next year’s gala!
Join us as we attend a business luncheon to learn more about the status of the Trinity Parkway. Informed guest speakers, Craig Holcomb [Executive Director of Trinity Commons Foundation and former City Councilman], Michael Morris [Director of Transportation for North Texas Council of City Governments], Mary Suhm [former City Manager], and Scott Griggs [City councilman], will be there speaking about all things Trinity Parkway.
Monday, October 27, 2014 at 12 noon
Located in Season’s Gallery at the
Trade Plaza [Next to World Trade Center]
2000 N. Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 25207
Registration opens at 11:45 am and begin at 12 noon.
Design District Market is invading Community Beer Company once again, this time for a beach-themed indoor/outdoor market and summertime gathering.
From 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on July 12th, 30+ local vendors will be slinging handmade wares in the air-conditioned taproom and brewery, offering samples of homemade food, showcasing unique vintage pieces and giving attendees an opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind gifts in an unusual setting.
Community Beer Company (1530 Inspiration Drive, Dallas, TX 75207) will provide local craft beer for purchase, and give market-goers a look into their brewing process on rotating tours throughout the day.
When you’re not sipping beer or shopping, watch the World Cup on the big screen, lounge by our mini pools, challenge your friends to a water gun duel, or battle it out on the volleyball court.
Food trucks present include: Say Kimchi, BellaTrino’s Neapolitan Pizza, Texas Burrito Company, Gandolfo’s Deli, What’s Da Scoop, Aloha Shave Ice, and Mad Grill
Live music and jams from George Quartz and Moonbather.
The event is FREE to attendees, with beer available for purchase.
Mark your calendars for next Thursday, June 19th, when The Meddlesome Moth and Design District Market are teaming up to organize an outdoor movie, beer garden, and local marketplace on the 1900 block of Hi Line Drive from 6 to 10 p.m.
Playing on the big screen will be Stanley Kramer’s The Wild One, a 1953 classic starring Marlon Brando as the leader of the infamous “Black Rebels Motorcycle Club.” Visitors are encouraged to bring their own blankets for lounging on the lawn and to come early to secure a good spot.
In addition the movie, there will be beer, wine and food curated by the master sommeliers at Meddlesome Moth, as well as local artists, craftspeople, and designers lining Hi Line Drive. Vendors will include an artisan popsicle cart by Steel City Pops, clothing, housewares and prints from Dowdy Studio, handmade jewelry from f. is for frank, hand-woven blankets from Free Spirit Creations, clothing from The Hawaiiana airstream trailer, and many other local vendors.
This Saturday, Fashion Art Network is hosting a soirée celebrating the grand opening of their Design District gallery. Make sure to stop by for a chance to tour the gallery and studio, as well as network with creative professionals in the fashion and art industries. For more information on the event, click here. RSVP here.
Fashion Art Network
3001 Quebec St, Ste 102
7 to 10:30 PM
Also this Saturday, the galleries on Dragon Street and the surrounding area will be open after hours to give art lovers the chance to sip on a glass of wine and join them in their celebration of new art, artists, and exhibits. Here’s our list of galleries for you to stop by and check out some of the newest art in the Design District.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, Caroline Wright, author of Twenty-Dollar, Twenty-Minute Meals (who’s credentials include being a trained cook and influential food writer, as well as studying in Paris and working as a food editor for Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food magazine) presents a bake sale at CityCraft: Modern Fabric to benefit Café Momentum (check it out, here) this Saturday, May 10 from 10 AM to 2 PM. The Dallas-based restaurant and training facility provides an opportunity for the community’s most at-risk youth to receive intensive culinary, job, and life-skill training, as well as mentoring and support. Not that we need an excuse to treat ourselves to something sweet, but there’s nothing like indulging for a good cause. Whether you’re scrambling to get a gift, starting the festivities early, or just find yourself with a sweet tooth, stop by CityCraft: Modern Fabric and satisfy your craving for some sweet confections all while supporting a worthy cause. Plus, now you have a reason to eat that second piece of cake.
CityCraft: Modern Fabric
2104 Irving Blvd
Dallas, TX 75207
Thrift Studio is one of the events I look forward to most every year; it’s a great way to infuse some designer pieces into your home decor at a fraction of their retail price, all while supporting a great cause.
This year, Thrift Studio will take place at the International on Turtle Creek Design Center: 15o Turtle Creek Blvd., Suite 204. The preview party is this Thursday, April 10th, from 6 to 9 p.m., and the studio will open to the public the next morning. Thereafter, the pop up store will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., until May 10th. All proceeds benefit Dwell With Dignity, an organization that helps families escape poverty and homelessness through design.
A few of the designers that will have vignettes at the pop-up include Jan Showers, Culp Associates, Mecox, Robert Allen Design, SWOON, and David Sutherland Showrooms.