Archive for January, 2013

Now Hiring for Hostess, Design Intern and Showroom Manager Jobs in the Design District

Posted by    |    January 31st, 2013 at 11:00 am

Now Hiring: Find Job Opportunities in the Dallas Design District on LowerOakLawn.comGet your resumes ready! I’ve got three brand spakin’ new job openings just for you! See below for all the details.

Interior Design Internship, Schlosser Design Group

Schlosser Design Group is seeking a highly motivated and creative individual to fill our Interior Design & Marketing Student Internship opening. Dallas based residential and commercial interior design firm seeking student intern with coursework in marketing, communications, interior design, graphic design, art history, architecture or visual arts.


Swine & Dine Tuesdays at FT33 start next week

Posted by    |    January 31st, 2013 at 10:57 am

Starting February 5th, FT33 will host “Swine & Dine Tuesdays” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m at the bar. The happy hour is exactly what it sounds like, with an assortment of pork-related appetizers and drink specials.

The specials include their regular happy hour pricing — $2 Lonestars, $3 Texas beers, and $5 wines — plus $6 Texas Cosmos, a version made from Tito’s vodka, cranberry juice and lime.

With the start of Ascension Coffee’s $5 wine and cheese happy hour, and the ever-popular Meddlesome Moth daily beer specials, Ft33′s Swine & Dine will be a welcome addition to the Design District’s after hours scene. Plus, there’s nothing like a little pig & discounted alcohol to get you through the beginning of the week!

FT33 is located at 1617 Hi Line Drive, Suite 250.

Photo from FT33′s Facebook page.


Just in time for Valentine’s Day: Piazza Valentina

Posted by    |    January 29th, 2013 at 10:57 am

Heads up Design Districters, we’re two and a half weeks away from everyone’s favorite Hallmark-holiday and I hope you’re ready because Valentine’s Day hits us February 14th. Fortunately for those who want to celebrate a little early, or at least for those in need of a few sentimental gifts, the Design District Market is coming to the neighborhood a few days early.

Last fall Brandon Castillo, mastermind behind the successful Deep Ellum Outdoor Market and Monica Diodati of Jim Lake Companies, launched the inaugural Design District Market. Thanks to the popularity and success of last year’s event, they’re bringing it back for round two and this time the market takes place Saturday, February 9.

“Piazza Valentina” will bring a taste of Europe to the neighborhood with roaming musicians, puppeteers plus everything we experienced and loved about Design District Market number one.

Local artisans, foodies and clothiers will all be on hand to help you find the perfect gift for that special someone, or if you’re so inclined, yourself. Vendors will be from throughout the city not just the neighborhood, providing a great opportunity for artists and artisans to mix and mingle alongside attendees themselves.

Food trucks, beer and wine will be on the scene as well as live music to provide a festival-like atmosphere to the market.

All of the action takes place at 960 Dragon Street and will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more details or to see pictures from the last Design District Market, check out the official website here.

Piazza Valentina: A Day of Romance in the Design District

Posted by    |    January 28th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

piazza valentinaOn February 9th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the second Design District Market will take over the 960 Dragon Street courtyard, combining all the characteristics of last Fall’s market (the vendors, beer, wine, food trucks, music) with the charm and romance of Valentine’s Day.

“Piazza Valentina,” modeled after a European Piazza, will feature roaming musicians, a puppeteer, a pop-up cafe, local beer and wine, a kissing photo booth, and plenty of DFW artisans, vintage clothiers and jewelry makers to make your quest for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift a little easier. We will also be raffling off a Valentine’s dinner for two at Oak restaurant! As Pegasus News put it, “it’s one part romantic stroll, two parts block party.”


The Goss-Michael Foundation Annual Student Art Contest is here

Posted by    |    January 25th, 2013 at 10:47 am

A central tenet of the Goss-Michael Foundation’s mission is education and their annual student art contest is an important part of the Foundation’s commitment to educating the younger generation concerning the importance of contemporary art and creativity.

Each year the Foundation chooses a theme for the contest that inspires thought and creativity concerning issues central to most  young people’s lives. Past years have featured themes such as abstinence, first love and identity.

This year the contest again provokes some intense thought and introspection with the theme of Conflict and Resolution.

Having seen some of the work and winners from previous years, it is clear the students have and will, as contemporary art dictates, spend a sizable amount of time in internal debate concerning the topic set before them before creating work in a variety of different mediums ranging from film to painting.

Guidelines are brief and you must be a registered high school student to be eligible for entry. Entries are judged and one winner and two runners-up are chosen. A cash prize is awarded and winners are also featured in the Goss-Michael Foundation’s newsletter as well as on their website.

The Dallas’ art scene is instrumental in the education of the next generation of artists and few galleries take that as personally as the Goss-Michael Foundation. For that they should be applauded.

The deadline for applications is March 2. For more information on the Foundation’s education programs or the annual art contest, visit their website at

Restaurateur Jack Perkins Takes on Barbecue with Slow Bone

Posted by    |    January 24th, 2013 at 1:32 pm


Maple & Motor’s Jack Perkins is switching from burgers to barbecue with Slow Bone, slated to open in late February at 2234 Irving Blvd., across the street from Off Site Kitchen.

The restaurant will serve brisket, pulled pork, ribs and sausage, and will offer a variety of draft and packaged beer to either drink there or take with you, according to a story in Culture Map Dallas. For the non-meat eaters, they will also serve up a number of vegetarian-friendly sides.


Party Animals: Brad Oldham’s Introduces the Bipartisan Collection

Posted by    |    January 23rd, 2013 at 9:28 am

Brad Oldham, a Dallas-based sculptor whose studio is in the Dallas Design District, is passionate in his belief that our political leaders must to work together to lead our country in a positive direction.

“I’m not very political, but something about this past election season inspired me in a way that I haven’t been before,” says Oldham.

He channeled this inspiration into his preferred medium of expression, sculpture, resulting in the advent of the playfully patriotic Bipartisan Collection.

The Bipartisan Collection features six sculptures — three playful pachyderm and three adorable donkeys — representing the Republican and Democratic parties. Named Uno, Slide and Giggles, the sculptures signify three characteristics it takes to be bipartisan: balance, compromise and a sense of humor.


This weekend CADD is letting you gallery hop by bus

Posted by    |    January 18th, 2013 at 10:19 am

It’s always nice to let someone else do the driving for a change, and that is exactly what the Contemporary Art Dealers  of Dallas (CADD) intend to do this Saturday as they kick off 2013 with, of all things, a bus tour.

This Saturday cancel your plans because CADD has made them for you by offering an art bus tour that will introduce you to some galleries on the East side of town including Barry Whistler Gallery and the Reading Room. The action might travel elsewhere, but the tour kicks off right here in the Design District at our very own PDNB Gallery.


Lucrecia Waggoner to Debut Expressions of Nature

Posted by    |    January 17th, 2013 at 5:17 pm

[Dallas, Texas – January 17, 2013]—Dallas-based artist Lucrecia Waggoner is gearing up to unveil her latest exhibition at Samuel Lynne Galleries. Entitled Expressions of Nature, the show will kick off with a premier artist reception on Saturday, February 23rd from 5 to 9 p.m. This will be Lucrecia’s third exhibit at Samuel Lynne Galleries, following two nearly sold-out shows in 2011 and 2012.

lucrecia waggoner expressions of natureIn her most recent collection of work, viewers will be able to see her perceptions of the world captured and translated through the unique medium of porcelain. Lucrecia integrates elements of nature in both large-scale and small installation pieces inspired by global cultures, the scenic landscapes of Texas and Mexico, and the celestial atmosphere of the night sky.  From her conceptual installations that conjure up images of roadside wildflowers, to the contemporary exploration of shapes and color in her organic forms, Lucrecia’s art continues to evolve.


New & Notable in the Design District: Introducing Community Beer Company

Posted by    |    January 16th, 2013 at 10:53 am

Community Brewing Company in the Dallas Design District

Design District restaurant The Meddlesome Moth recently tied for Best Beer Place of 2012 and neighborhood brewery Peticolas won a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver, Colorado. The Design District isn’t just Dallas’ premiere destination for Design, but, as it seems, beer too! The district gets even more beer-ific this week as Community Beer Company officially opens its doors and starts pouring its brews.