Friends of DADA

Ro2 Art DowntownWhether in good times or bad, art rises above the quotidian day to day of our lives to express what it means to be a human being.

In Dallas besides our signature art spaces like the DMA and the Nasher Sculpture Center, one of the premier organizations promoting the appreciation of visual arts in our community is the non-profit Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA). DADA, made up of both galleries and non-profit art venues such as the MAC, the Latino Cultural Center and others, promotes awareness and understanding of art in our community through gallery walks, educational events and an annual scholarship.

Friends of DADA is designed to obtain broader community involvement from individuals and companies for DADA’s activities in support of Dallas’ art scene.

To become a Friend of DADA requires annual dues of:

  • Individual or couple level ($125/annually)
  • Non-profit level ($200/annually)
  • Business level ($250/annually)

Becoming a Friend of DADA entitles you annually to:

  • Half-price admission to DADA’s educational forums (for an individual level donation, the contributor and a friend; for a business level donation, up to four employees)
  • Up to four private group tours for up to 10 people of exhibits by DADA members (arranged with the individual gallery or non-profit art space)
  • Opportunity to host DADA membership meeting

Most importantly your participation as a Friend of DADA demonstrates your involvement in and commitment to fostering a vibrant Dallas arts community whose spirit and vision will pass from generation to generation and to help fund the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund.

Friends of DADA Application

If submitting your application via mail, please download the Friends of DADA Application linked below and mail to the below address.

PO Box 192314
Dallas, Texas 75219


Current Friends of DADA


Katrina Doran
Doran Studio
110 Cole St.
Dallas, TX 75207

James Lively
6170 Yorkshire Dr.
Dallas, TX 75230
j.lively@sbcglobal.netMartha Jan Parsley
101 N. Brookside Dr. #1304
Dallas, TX 75214

Melissa G. Watt
11705 Pine Forest Drive
Dallas, TX. 75230


Art Professionals of Texas (APT)
Box 720603
Dallas, TX 75732

Creative Arts Center
2360 Laughlin Dr.
Dallas, TX 75228

Visit Addison, Town of Addison
5100 Belt Line Rd., Ste. 400
Dallas, TX 75254

Art Businesses

Arts + Culture Texas Magazine

Ken Villalovos, Publisher
381 Casa Linda Plaza, Suite 363 Dallas, TX 75218


Bruce Wood Dance Project
Gayle Halperin

101-103 Howell Street I Dallas, Texas 75207


Shannon Bowers Designs
1430 Dragon St. #15
Dallas, TX 75207

Craters and Freighters
2220 Merritt Dr. Ste. 200
Garland, TX 75041

Fears Nachawati PLLC
4925 Greenville Ave. Ste. 715
Dallas, TX 75206

919 Dragon St.
Dallas, TX 75207

Lipscomb Insurance Group
2100 Ross Ave. Ste. 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

PegasusAblon Services LLC
1519 Hi Line Dr. Ste C
Dallas, TX 75207

Texas Security Bank
1212 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207

2G Art Services
PO Box 2685
Red Oak, TX 75154

Underwood Perkins P.C.
5420 LBJ Freeway, Ste. 1900
Dallas, TX 75240

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