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 Justine Ludwig, Director of Exhibitions/Senior Curator at Dallas Contemporary.
WHERE TO EAT AND SIP
I am a regular at Local Press + Brew. I am hooked on their iced matcha almond lattes and swear by their charcoal lemonade, playfully called The Day After. I am a big fan of Tacos Mariachi in Trinity Groves. Whenever friends come from out of town I bring them there. Mirador, the restaurant in the new Forty Five Ten, occupies a beautiful space, a perfect place for a long, leisurely lunch.
WHERE TO SEE AR T
I am drawn to the more alternative art spaces in Dallas. Beefhaus, The Reading Room, and the Box Company are among my favorites. I enjoy journeying out to the Kimbell in Fort Worth to see stunning historical works heralding from all around the world and across time periods. Michelangelo’s The Torment of Saint Anthony alone is worth the trip.
WHERE TO HAVE FUN AND RELAX
The Spa at The Joule is gorgeous. There is no better place to relax in the city. Alternatively, Dallas has a stunning arboretum. I love going for walks there, and they change the park according to the seasons. The Texas Theatre is a great place to see film and music.
This article appears in Whitewaller Dallas 2017.