OCA On The Go – Launching in April

City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture

City of Dallas, Office of Cultural Affairs announces new “OCA On The Go” events to meet artists in their communities

The launch of OCA On the Go in Dallas Arts Month aims to increase artist access to resources

As part of its work to increase support for artists in Dallas, the City of Dallas’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) will begin “office hours” around Dallas starting in April.  While OCA staff are available to answer questions via phone, email, and in-person at their headquarters in the Majestic Theatre and at the four Cultural Centers, they understand that it’s not always easy or convenient for artists to visit during business hours.  As a new Dallas Cultural Plan initiative starting in April (Dallas Arts Month), OCA On The Go will have OCA staff travel to different locations around Dallas on three separate dates to meet artists where they live, work, and convene.  Artists are welcome to come and share their thoughts, ask questions, muse on the power of art, and help the OCA learn more at these free walk-in events!

The times and locations of the April OCA On The Go open sessions are:

Thursday, April 4th from 1pm – 4pm at Goldmark Cultural Center | 13999 Goldmark Dr, Dallas, TX 75240 (Facebook Event linked here)

Monday, April 15th from 5pm – 8pm at Cedars Union | 1219 S. Ervay Street, Dallas, Texas 75215 (Facebook Event linked here)

*In English and Spanish!* Saturday, April 20th from 10am – 1pm at Oak Cliff Cultural Center | 223 W Jefferson Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75208 (Facebook Event linked here)


Monthly events will be updated on Facebook and on OCA’s website at: https://dallasculture.org/On-The-Go


Public Transit Information: please see the DART website for more information and to help you plan your route.  Local routes and suggested information is provided below for your convenience; please refer to the DART website for the latest schedules.

The Goldmark Cultural Center is accessible via the DART Rail Red Line – Parker Road Station, with a connection to the 463 bus line towards Addison Transit Cntr Via Spring Valley STA.  The nearest bus stop is Spring Valley @ Weatherred, and the Goldmark Cultural Center located ~0.2 miles from this stop at 13999 Goldmark Drive

The Cedars Union is accessible via the DART Rail Red and Blue Lines – Cedars Station, with the location ~0.4 miles from this station at 1219 South Ervay Street.
Alternative route information: The Cedars Union can also be accessed via bus from the DART West Transfer Station by taking the 002 bus line towards 2 Culver.  The nearest bus stop is St Paul @ Griffin, and The Cedars Union is ~0.1 miles away at 1219 South Ervay Street.

The Oak Cliff Cultural Center is accessible via the DART 011 bus or the DART 082 bus.  The nearest stop on the 011 bus route is Jefferson @ Madison, and the Oak Cliff Cultural Center is ~171 feet away.  The nearest stop on the 082 bus route is Beckley @ Jefferson, and the Oak Cliff Cultural Center is ~0.2 miles away.  The nearest DART Rail station is on the Red line at Tyler Vernon Station, from which the 444 bus route towards Ledbetter Station takes you in the vicinity of the Oak Cliff Cultural Center to Llewellyn @ Jefferson, located ~0.4 miles away from the Oak Cliff Cultural Center at 223 W Jefferson Boulevard.