Where Denton Artist Gracie Piper Finds Inspiration
shops, galleries and getaways that spark the local mom's creativity
Published October 2019
Updated September 27, 2019
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FOR ART OF ALL KINDS

“Denton has Arts & Jazz Festival each year. We like going to it; there’s always great music. And then we always stop by the UNT Clay Guild and buy a piece—it’s a family tradition, so each year we get something ceramic from that.”

Denton Arts & Jazz Fest // 321 E. McKinney St., Denton; dentonjazzfest.com 

FOR A FINE ARTS FIX

“I like the Dallas Museum of Art, I like the Nasher Sculpture CenterThe Modern in Fort Worth, 500X and Galleri Urbane. I just went to Galleri Urbane for the first time, and they had a great contemporary selection. I’ll definitely go back there.”

Dallas Museum of Art // 1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas; 214/922-1200; dma.org
Nasher Sculpture Center // 2001 Flora St., Dallas; 214/242-5100; nashersculpturecenter.org
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth // 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth; 817/738-9215; themodern.org
500X Gallery // 500 Exposition Ave., Dallas; 214/828-1111; 500x.org
Galleri Urbane // 2277 Monitor St., Dallas; 325/226-8015; galleriurbane.com

FOR AN INSPIRING GETAWAY

“The Belmont Hotel is a 1940s boutique hotel that’s been restored, and it always makes for an inspiring getaway. Their garden and bungalow rooms with exterior access are the way to go, and it’s just 10 minutes from the DMA and many other great Dallas attractions.”

The Belmont Hotel // 901 Fort Worth Ave., Dallas; 214/393-2300; belmontdallas.com

FOR GIFTS 

“I could get lost in Recycled Books. Love it there. And then the DIME Store also has some great, local handmade things that I can appreciate.”

Recycled Books, Records & CDs // 200 N. Locust St., Denton; 940/566-5688; recycledbooks.com
DIME Store // 118 E. McKinney St., Denton; 940/381-2324; dimehandmade.com 

 Image courtesy of Nick Prendergast.