10:00 AM until 04:00 PM
LocationDallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden View map
8525 Garland Road,
Dallas, TX, 75218
- Website: http://www.dallasarboretum.org/events-activities/black-heritage-celebration
- Line/Box Office Phone: 214/515-6615
Free with regular garden admission: $16 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 2–12, and free for Arboretum members and children under two. Parking is $11 purchased online.
- Ages: All ages
The Dallas Arboretum hosts its second annual Black Heritage Celebration (BHC), presented by Bank of America, on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15. The weekend will place the spotlight on the unique talents, art and businesses from the local black community. This event is open to the public and is included in the general admission to the Dallas Arboretum.
The BHC will feature an array of exciting highlights for the entire family to enjoy. A highly anticipated “Art of Fashion” show will showcase the works of local black designers including Donna Rose, Aundrea Love and Pink Lucy, among others. Guests will also be entertained by lively performances from the award-winning Dallas Black Dance Theatre and the Bishop Arts Theater Center as well as by musical selections from Don Diego Band and Clover the Violinist.
Additionally, both days will feature cooking demonstrations by renowned chefs, a vendor exhibit with more than 40 Black-owned businesses and the opportunity to explore the Dallas Arboretum’s many gardens and exhibits.
New this year, is an art exhibit coordinated by the South Dallas Cultural Center that will feature a curated collection of art from local African American galleries showcasing their artwork in the DeGolyer House. Artists include Emmanuel Gillespie of Pencil on Paper Gallery, Barbara and James Mason of Msanii House Gallery, Natasha Johnson of South Dallas Cultural Center and Sharidyn Barnes, Jennifer Monet Cowley and Kumiko Johnson of Daisha Board Gallery.
On Sunday, there will be a designer and entrepreneur showcase. Themed The Power of Black Heritage: The Elegance of Black Hair, here are the two panel discussions:
12pm Part 1: The CROWN Act: A conversation with Tashara Parker, Emmy-award winning journalist, and Texas State Rep. Rhetta Bowers (District 113).
1pm. Part 2: A Black Heritage Gardenside Chat with Mahisha Dellinger, CEO and founder of CURLS, moderated by Parker.
Tickets to attend the event are included in the admission to the garden and must be pre-purchased online at dallasarboretum.org or by calling 214/515-6615. For more information and to view the complete list of weekend activities, entertainment, and vendors, please click here.
About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The garden is also home of the nationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden.
Find more family fun events every day of the week at dfwchild.com/calendar.