This week is the Dallas Art Fair, and the launch of the 2017 edition of Whitewaller Dallas. We’re there to guide you through the must-see and be-seen-at spots around town as well as the top exhibitions, restaurants, shops, and more to check out. This week we’ll share the “Insider Tips” from those in-the-know on what to see, do, and consume in Dallas during the fair. Next up is Muriel Quancard, curator of the SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival.
WHERE TO EAT AND SIP
Stephan Pyles’s Stampede 66 offers a modern and whimsical interpretation of Texan cuisine. Depending on my mood, lunch can consist of Mexico City–style street tacos at Taqueria La Ventana or a Snob Salad at the lavish Grange Hall. My go-to restaurant in the Arts District is Tei-An.
WHERE TO SEE ART
I regularly visit SOLUNA’s partner institutions: the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Contemporary, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Crow Collection of Asian Art. I appreciate the variety of collections and galleries bringing singular perspectives, such as The Warehouse, The Power Station, and The Box Company, Erin Cluley Gallery, or Cydonia Gallery. NorthPark Center and AT&T Stadium both host museum-quality artworks commissioned for public spaces.
WHERE TO HAVE FUN AND RELAX
The Joule Hotel is an all-in-one stop: morning coffee at Weekend, lunch in the patio of Americano, dinner at CBD Provisions, and drinks at Midnight Rambler, not to mention downtime at their exquisite spa. Other relaxing spots are the Nasher Sculpture Center’s garden and Klyde Warren Park.