Artscape at the Arboretum

Artscape, a juried fine art show and sale, features the nature-inspired masterpieces of 75 national and local artists, with the Arboretum’s floral finest as the backdrop. Artscape artists employ a variety of mediums, including paint, sculpture, photography and 2-D and 3-D mixed-media, all available for sale.

New this year is a members-only “sneak preview,” which takes place April 25 from 6PM to 8PM. If you’re an Arboretum member, you get a first look at the Artscape display and can purchase beverages while shopping the private event. 

Thanks to the Creative Arts Center of Dallas, guests are not only able to view and buy fantastic works of art, but are also able to watch the art being created. Artists Annie Foster, Art Wells, Brett Dyer, Cynthia Chartier, Dave Kramer and Rebecca Collins are on deck to demo their work during Artscape. If you’re interested in learning about sculpture, mosaics, jewelry making, printmaking or painting up close and personal, stick around and watch the process unfold.

Dallas Arboretum supports the local art community, and Artscape is an outreach program in support of its artist-in-residence initiative. Officials at the Arboretum pick deserving artists to work onsite for a two-month period and create pieces based on what they see and experience in the gardens. Artists who are interested in interpreting their love of nature through art can email for information. The residency program’s finished products are on display in the Artists’ Garden, which features artwork, community activities and talks. 

Featured artists at Artscape 2014 are:

Allison Jardine, Anne Vogt, Brad Spencer, Britt Coalson, Bruce Taylor, Caroline Crawford, Cathy Crain, Corky Storer, Dan and Linda Baker, David Bolin, Diane Antheunisse, Eric Hanse, Fred Prescott, Gary Bachers, Liping Jackson, Jan Leachman, Jane Dedecker, Jeff Potter, Jen Hicks, Jill Kettler, Jimmy Lange, John Gibson, John Sewell, Josiah Sawyer, Kathleen Martin, Kathy Steckel, Ken Carpenter, Kerri Norman, Kevin Bassett, Kimberly Merck-Moore, Lee Reams, Liana Yarckin, Liv Colbert, Lorie Lawrence, Lyn Foley, Lynn Armstrong, Maja McFaul, Marilyn Moore Endres, Mark Majewski, Martin Pothier, Meg Harper, Mike Grafa, Mimi Smith, Nancy Medina, Pascala Pryor, Raymond Rains, Rebecca Swann, Rick Steckel, Robert Pocklington, Ron Colbert, Sally Wade, Sean Klinksick, Sona Knox, Todd Adams, Tom Beach, Tony Holman, Valery Guignon, Victor Blakey, Warren Slocum, William Kaufmann, Erika Bell, Daryoush Ababaf, Paula Whatley, Andrea Smith, Brenda Brannon and Clara Johnson.

Kathleen Martin of Terrell (Booth #29) and Caroline Crawford of Garland (Booth #60) are Artscape’s featured local artists. 

For more information on Artscape and to buy tickets, click here. The Artscape exhibit is free for paid Arboretum visitors and for Arboretum members.



Welcome to a new year at the Dallas Arboretum!

It’s a new year, and we’ve resolved to branch out and bring you a brand-new blog to keep you updated on the latest happenings at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.

Though we’re in the middle of the coldest part of the year here in Big D, we’d be hard-pressed to refer to it as the dead of winter. There’s still plenty happening on our 66-acre garden grounds, and allium, hyacinth, saucer magnolia, alyssum, Iceland poppy, snowbells, viola and winter honeysuckle are still in bloom.

Even if the holiday decorations have been taken down, and Santa has come and gone, you can still enjoy a seasonal treat with our Friendship Tea, served through February 21 at Restaurant DeGolyer. To make reservations, call 214-515-6511 or email

And we’re already gearing up for our annual Dallas Blooms Festival, which runs February 22 through April 6. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the event, which features more than 500,000 blooming spring bulbs, including tulips and daffodils, as well as thousands of annuals and perennials and, of course, our world-famous cherry blossom trees and azaleas.

Not to get ahead of ourselves, but talking about spring at the Arboretum, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention our Cool Thursdays Concert Series. Pack your picnic basket and blanket and settle in for performances by national cover bands, including The Official Blues Brothers Revue, produced by Judy Belushi Pisano and Dan Akyroyd, and more. Plus, enjoy culinary offerings from the area’s best food trucks.

Artscape, our annual juried fine art and craft show, is another must-see. There will be plenty to spy and buy, as well as demonstrations, workshops and, naturally, food.

Obviously, there are many good reasons to turn over a new leaf and visit or join the Dallas Arboretum this year. So welcome, visitor, and stay tuned for much more coming soon!