About The Venue

Mission

The South Dallas Cultural Center’s mission is to provide instruction and enrichment in the performing, literary, media and visual arts with emphasis on the African contribution to world culture.

The South Dallas Cultural Center seeks to educate and inspire through the visual, media, literary, and performing arts by offering a wide variety of programs inspired by the vibrancy and diversity of the African Diaspora.

The South Dallas Cultural Center became a reality through the efforts of key individuals in the African-American community, who encouraged the City of Dallas to develop a multi-purpose arts facility in South Dallas. Under the leadership of City officials and Park Board members, funds were allocated through the 1982 bond program to construct a $1.5 million, 24,000 square-foot facility, located across from Fair Park.

 

In 2007, South Dallas Cultural Center’s facility received a total renovation and expansion adding 10,000 square feet and featuring a 120-seat black box theater; a visual arts gallery; studios for dance; two-dimensional arts; fiber; media arts; printmaking; and photography. The Center also has a full service digital recording studio.

The South Dallas Cultural Center is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, a member of the Dallas Art Dealers Association and a partner in the National Performance Network. The DADA Fall Gallery Walk takes place each fall.