A Day Trip to the Dallas Arts District - A Feast for the Eyes!

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When searching for interesting things to do, the families in Devonshire don’t have to look very hard. They are everywhere!  

Just a few steps outside their homes, residents can enjoy so many top-flight amenities that a staycation is a great adventure. Plus, this master-planned community, located east of Dallas in the charming community of Forney, is surrounded by a ton of fun. 

Just 20-minutes away, in downtown Dallas, is one of the most diverse and fascinating Arts Districts in the Southwest. It’s a great day trip for the entire family and with so many places to see and things to do, this destination is good for MANY visits! 

Six Fun Things to Do in the Dallas Arts District 

Klyde Warren Park 

Have you ever strolled in an urban park that is built on top of a freeway? Most likely not, but you can when you head for Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas. In a short amount of time, this 5-acre park, built above Woodall Rodgers Freeway, has become one of the top attractions in the city. Whether you check out a book, magazine, or board game from the lending library, or order some gourmet cuisine from the dozens of food trucks, listen to live music, or just partake in some world-class people-watching. 

Nasher Sculpture Center 

Considered one of the best collections of sculpture in the world, the Nasher Sculpture Center features more than 300 modern sculptures from great artists like Gormley, Matisse, Miró, Picasso, and Rodin. It is renowned for its block-long outdoor sculpture garden. 

Crow Museum of Asian Art 

Aficionados of Asian art are fascinated by the Crow Museum of Asian ArtAccording to the museum’s website, “It is one of only a handful of museums in the country dedicated solely to the arts and cultures of Japan, China, India, and Southeast Asia. During your visit, you will see jade ornaments from China, delicate Japanese scrolls, and a rarely seen 2-by-28-foot sandstone façade of an 18th-century Indian residence.” 

Dallas Museum of Art 

A must-stop on any day trip to the Dallas Arts District is the world-famous Dallas Museum of Art. The museum has more than 22,000 pieces spanning the third millennium BC to the present day, including works from O'Keeffe, Pollock, Warhol, Monet, and a new exhibit from Jonas Wood. This is his first major solo exhibit that traces his fascination with psychology, memory, and the self. The price of admission is family-friendly. It’s free! 

AT&T Performing Arts Center 

One of the best-kept secrets of the Dallas Arts scene is the AT&T Performing Arts Center. It features a dazzling array of constantly changing performance arts - from music to stage performances. On its vibrant 10-acre downtown campus, the nonprofit Center operates three of the nation’s finest performance venues: the Winspear Opera House, Wyly Theatre, Strauss Square, and the welcoming public green space, Sammons Park. Click here for the current schedule of shows at this fabulous venue in downtown Dallas. 

Architecture Walking Tour 

Many believe the best way to explore this downtown neighborhood's fascinating history is on foot during a 90-minute Dallas Arts District Architecture Walking Tour. From museums to mansions trained, tour guides lead groups through the district to explore the architecture of buildings from 1890 to the present day. The tours are offered on the first and third Saturdays of the month. 

Location, Location, Location 

Easy access to adventure in DFW and all of East Texas is one of the best parts of living in Devonshire. From the best professional sports teams on the planet to water sports a few minutes away at the massive Lake Ray Hubbard, to culture and entertainment, Devonshire is in the middle of everything!  

When you’re ready to enjoy the quiet lifestyle of this master-planned community along with an eclectic menu of family-friendly excitement, click here to set a time to see what awaits you at Devonshire.