Last Tuesday, area thinkers and leaders assessed two key Dallas neighborhoods in panel discussions just across the street from one another: a Dallas Architecture Forum panel entitled “The Elephant in South Dallas’ Living Room: What Do We Do With Fair Park?” and a State of the Arts discussion at the Dallas Museum of Art about what’s next for the Arts District.
Encouraging testament to momentum in Dallas, right? Sure, but the talks overlapped, and even with such great proximity, it was impossible to attend both and maintain lecture etiquette. (Believe us, we tried.)
If you went to the DAF event and missed Veletta Forsythe Lill, outgoing executive director of the Dallas Arts District, tell KERA’s Jeff Whittington how she sees the Arts District sort of like a newly 21-year-old city sector who needs alcohol, food and coffee to really get going, fret not: you can hear her assessment of the neighborhood on Think today at noon before she steps down on November 1. And a bonus for those who did attend the DMA panel: Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Ann Margolin, Council Member for District 13 and Chair of the City’s Arts, Culture and Libraries Committee, will also join the discussion with host Krys Boyd.