A neighborhood-first and local-first art fair held outdoors in the middle of Dallas' Deep Ellum district.
Come shop 50+ local vendors, enjoy live djs, art installations and murals, and more.
Organized by Decent Collective in partnership with The Deep Ellum Foundation and several neighborhood businesses, the event exists to showcase local creators and pay homage to the spirit of artistic expression that has thrived in Deep Ellum for over 100 years and support the local businesses within the area.
- 2 days of shopping
- 50+ local creative vendors
- Art, crafts, handmade goods, apparel, and more!
- DJs & live music performances
- Mural wall & art installations
- Free and open to the public
- Family friendly
- People of all ages are welcome
- Well behaved pets are welcome (on-leash)
By shopping local and directly from the artists, your money goes directly into their pockets, with no middle men, brokers, extra fees, or shipping costs. You help them make a living as an artist and support the health of our creative community here in DFW.
Deep Ellum has been known for over 100 years as a hub of artistic expression in the South. In the early to mid 1900s, it served as one of the first black business and entertainment districts in Texas, and quickly became known as one of the top hubs of jazz and blues in the Southwest.
Later on in the 80s and 90s, the neighborhood became a hangout for alternative and punk as well as home to numerous artist studios.
Currently, the neighborhood is seeing a resurgence as the top entertainment district in the city, with over 20 music venues, and 40+ restaurants and bars. It's also a creative and entrepreneurial magnet, with hundreds of businesses and brands located there.
From the very beginning, Deep Ellum was a place where folk explored their own forms of expression, operating outside the mainstream and paving paths that would endure long after their creators had gone.
— Common Desk
We can't wait for you to come and shop from the works of local creatives at the market, but there is so much more that you can do to support Deep Ellum. While you are in the neighborhood, be sure to stop in for a delicious meal at the numerous restaurants, a drink at the bars, purchase gifts from the stores, browse art at galleries, or even get a tattoo if you are feeling adventurous!
We need lots of volunteers to help out before the event with creating decor and during the event with setup, load-in, creating and installing our art installations, supporting our vendors, and more. Please apply using this form.
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Creatively Beaut Goods
Elia DeLeon Leather Goods
Mother Earther Concepts and Designs
Pretty Things Makers
Thistle + Ore
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More To Be Announced!