Profiling spots around Dallas that will leave you and your date inspired
Take a deep breath and your date’s hand for a relaxing stroll around the wooded paths of this sculpture-garden oasis designed by renowned architect Clarence Roy. The garden currently features expressive bronze figures from Charles Umlauf, painted steel wielded by David Hayes and other monumental works like a wooden Totem Pole that springs from the earth by Texas-based artist Mike Cunningham, whose works have also stood around town at the Anatole Hotel, Cistercian Chapel and Grapevine’s Liberty Plaza.
Step inside the Vogel family’s 1950’s home-turned-gallery and view the work of contemporary and 19th-20th century artists. Currently on view through July 3, the creamy landscapes of commonplace middle-America from artist Brian Cobble.
After you’ve had your fill of art, drive a few miles down the road and have your fill of unique, handcrafted Southwestern fare at Blue Mesa Grill in the Village on the Parkway in Addison.
Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Saturday.