City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture

During the month of March, we celebrate women and the contributions and achievements they have made throughout history, culture, arts, and society. The Office of Arts and Culture offers a list of events celebrating strong women all over Dallas, from our cultural centers and our partners!

A message from the Director:
March marks Women’s History Month, a time to honor and celebrate the remarkable achievements of women throughout history. This month provides us with an opportunity to recognize the diverse contributions of women who have shaped our city, challenged norms, and paved the way for future generations.

I invite each of you to engage in our Women’s History Month events and initiatives, where we will celebrate the accomplishments, resilience, and leadership of women within our city and beyond. Let’s use this month to amplify women’s voices, champion equality, and acknowledge the invaluable impact they have on our community. Your support makes a difference in fostering an inclusive and empowering environment.

Thank you for joining OAC as we honor the extraordinary women who have shaped our city’s history and continue to inspire us today.

With Gratitude,


  • Tiara Unique Francois Exhibition “learning to be T.U.F.”
    • Oak Cliff Cultural Center (223 W. Jefferson Blvd.)
    • Exhibition through – March 29, 2024
    • The exhibition title, learning to be T.U.F., directly references her lived experience from childhood to adulthood. T.U.F. is an acronym for Tiara Unique Francois and though it relates to developing that thick skin that life requires, it is also about being wise and knowing oneself. Curator Ciara Elle Bryant shares, “Tiara Unique Francois doesn’t shy away from exploration. Learning to be T.U.F. is a direct musing of this soul journey. From journal entries to soul portraits Francois has offered the viewer a glimpse into her new practice of learning herself.”
  • Juanita J. Craft Civil Rights House Tour
    • The Juanita J. Craft Civil Rights House is one of only three house museums in the nation honoring major female figures in the modern civil rights movement. Craft, a leading civil rights and social justice reformer, lived in this 1920 Craftsman bungalow for 35 years. She organized 185 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) branches and dozens of youth councils across Texas, and helped lead efforts to desegregate the University of Texas School of Law, North Texas State University (now University of North Texas) and the State Fair of Texas.
    • Docent Guided Tour Registration

  • Stitching HerStory with Designer Chelita Lenice
    • South Dallas Cultural Center (3400 S Fitzhugh Ave.)
    • Every Saturday in March from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    • Discover the power of creativity and embark on a transformative journey with the “Stitching HerStory” sewing program at the South Dallas Cultural Center. This 5-week program is a celebration of the incredible accomplishments of women throughout history, showcasing their unique and innovative contributions to the world of art and design.
  • Maya Piata, Lakefront Live! Concert
    • Bath House Cultural Center (521 E Lawther Dr.)
    • Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
    • Maya Piata is a singer/songwriter who uses her eclectic background to mold her own, unique style by pulling inspiration from her hometown, New Orleans, alongside the rich culture of her New Zealand roots. Piata describes her sound as “Sunshine Soul”, mirroring her bubbly personality and endless list of musical influences, ranging from Ms. Lauryn Hill to Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder to Prince, from Sam Cooke to Michael Jackson and beyond.
  • Women’s History month movie: Barbie (2023)
    • Pleasant Grove Branch Library (7310 Lake June Rd.)
    • Sunday, March 10, 2024 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans. Rated PG-13.
  • Sketchbook Club Led by Stephanie Sanz aka SM.SANZ
    • Bath House Cultural Center (521 E Lawther Dr.)
    • Wednesday, March 13, 2024 from 7:30-9:00 p.m.
    • SM SANZ is Stephanie Sanz, an illustrator and muralist from Panama, based in Dallas, Texas. The main theme of her work is women and nature. There is a strong feminist undertone to her work, with sexual positivity and liberation expressed through portraits of strong women. Her preferred mediums range from acrylics, ink, spray paint and graphite over a variety of surfaces that can range between large walls, wood panels, paper. etc. SM Sanz has painted murals across the US and Latin America, and has participated in art shows in USA, Panama and Australia. More information about SM SANZ here.
  • Women’s History Month Celebration: African Textiles workshop with Dallas artist Renee Jones
    • Oak Lawn Branch Library (4100 Cedar Springs Rd.)
    • Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • This workshop marks the inaugural program of a 3-part series celebrating Women’s History Month at the Oak Lawn Branch Library. During this session, we honor and highlight the significant contributions of women to the preservation and advancement of African textile traditions. Ms. Jones brings not only expertise but also a profound understanding of the cultural significance of these textiles, making her a vital contributor to the ongoing narrative of women’s history.

  • Wall Art Paddles Workshop
    • Audelia Road Branch Library (10045 Audelia Rd)
    • Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Celebrate International Women’s History Month! Discover the art of crafting stunning wall art paddles in this engaging workshop at the library. Designed for adults, this hands-on session, taught by Nelson Cruhigger of Boriken Creativo, offers an opportunity to explore various techniques for decorating wooden paddles, resulting in personalized pieces of art that reflect your individual style and taste.
  • The Women’s Chorus of Dallas Presents – Voices of Women IX: IGNITE
    • Moody Performance Hall (2520 Flora St.)
    • Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
    • The Women’s Chorus of Dallas is proud to present our signature Voices of Women 9: Ignite, featuring music of composer Katerina Gimon, an event you won’t want to miss! Join the chorus at Moody Performance Hall where Artistic Director Melinda Imthurn will lead a concert of music composed and arranged by women. The Women’s Chorus of Dallas will be joined by the Texas Woman’s University Concert Choir and student singers from Dallas ISD.

  • Shattered: Women Breaking Barriers
    • J. Erik Jonsson Central Library (1515 Young St)
    • Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • “Shattered: Women Breaking Barriers” is more than an event; it’s a celebration of resilience, triumph, and the unyielding spirit of women who have defied expectations. Be part of this empowering experience. Reserve your spot today and become a part of a movement that recognizes and celebrates the power of women breaking barriers!
  • Respira con Jess (Breathe with Jess)
    • Oak Cliff Cultural Center (223 W. Jefferson Blvd.)
    • Every Saturday for the month of March 
    • Yoga & Meditation Sessions, hosted by Jessica Muñoz. We invite you to join this safe space where you can destress your body and mind. These sessions are open to anyone ages 7 & up. Please feel free to invite your friends and family for a healthy break in your regular routine. Yoga sessions will be lead in Spanish. No registration is required.

  • Women’s History Month Celebration: Faces of Frida Kahlo Paper Craft
    • Oak Lawn Branch Library (4100 Cedar Springs Rd.)
    • Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Celebrate Women’s History Month with a special program honoring the iconic artist Frida Kahlo! Discover the life and legacy of this pioneering woman in the art world as you craft your own version of Frida Kahlo using paper flowers and other cutouts inspired by her self-portraits. Learn about Kahlo’s significance as an artist, her unique style, and her contributions to shaping the cultural landscape.