Crave Guide to Deep Ellum Arts Festival

The 17th annual Deep Ellum Arts Festival rolls out the biggest party of the year. Six blocks of Main Street in the Deep Ellum entertainment district will be transformed into one enormous street festival featuring, 130 top-notch juried decorative and visual artists, 80 original bands, singer/songwriters and performance artists performing from 5 different stages, the renowned Pet Parade, and copious food and drink. 130 decorative and visual artists from around the country will have their distinctive one-of-a-kind works on display. Festival attendees can stroll through displays of cutting-edge decorative arts and admire, commission, and purchase the art of sculptors, muralists, jewelers, painters, and fine artists; some of whom will be creating pieces on the spot.

Free Concerts – More than 75 bands and singer/songwriters will perform all original music from five separate open-air stages, reflecting the ever-evolving music scene in North Texas. All stages will be rocking simultaneously with an eclectic mix of genres, including Texas Blues, Rockabilly, Jazz, Funk, Rock and “genre-breaking” bands.

The ArtLoveMagic Artists Alley will feature live painting platforms, acoustic musicians, spoken word poetry and an interactive arts area where festival attendees are invited to roll up their sleeves and join in the creativity.

Featured Artists Jashua, Jerod and Issac Davies, known collectively as the Davies Brothers, invite you to view a large body of their work and experience their creative vision at the festival’s “Art Bar” (2821 Main Street), an eclectic adult-oriented performance space featuring murals, live art, body painting, spoken word, acoustic performance, dance, and more.

Street Performers by the Circus Freaks are an engaging and exciting variety of performers who entertain with a mix of theatricality, daredevil foolishness and big top talent. You will find their jugglers, stilt walkers and other whimsical characters roaming the festival throughout the weekend.

New this year: Taste of Deep Ellum!

2011 Festival Dates & Times:
 Friday, April 1, 2011 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, April 2, 2011 11:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday, April 3, 2011 11:00am to 7:00pm
Admittance to the festival is free.



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2 responses to “Crave Guide to Deep Ellum Arts Festival

  1. Cane Rosso will have our mobile oven out for the weekend!

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