Centraltrak: The UT Dallas Artists Residency
Centraltrak is in the historic and newly renovated Fair Park Station Post Office Building in Deep Ellum, a revitalizing neighborhood and hip alembic chamber for creativity and artistic happenings. The name Centraltrak comes from the rich history of Deep Ellum. Because of the proximity of the Houston and Texas Centraltraks, the neighborhood was also known as "Centraltrak." In choosing this name, we pay homage to the cultural history of the area – the fact that Deep Ellum was an area settled as a "freedmens' town" by former slaves after the Civil War and that it was an entertainment, retail, and industrial hub. Centraltrak is a multi-purpose arts building, with four live-work loft spaces for artists, eight studios for U.T. Dallas MFA students, and a gallery. We host four visiting artists, three international or national artists from outside of Texas and one Texan. Artists are selected by a committee of senior faculty of the School of Arts and Humanities at U.T. Dallas and members of the curatorial and educational staffs of the Dallas Museum of Art. The artists carry out projects in the space of Centraltrak and public realm of DFW, exhibit their work, and give public lectures for periods varying from two weeks to twelve months.
HoursOpen Wednesday- Saturday 12:00pm - 5:00pm with an appointment.
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