Deep Ellum Art Company: Dallas’ new culture hub

The Deep Ellum Art Company’s grand opening party this Friday, Oct. 20, from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Along with food trucks, the night will exhibit talents from the likes of Larry g(ee), Sam Lao and Lev. Tickets are available for $20 (in advance) or $25 (at the door).

Deep Ellum Art Company looks to bring all of what makes Dallas noteworthy to one place.

“Deep Ellum Art Co. represents as full a spectrum of the arts as our local artists bring to us. The goal is to promote all of the arts be it music, culinary, sculpture, 2D, 3D, digital and more,” John LaRue, entrepreneur and creative advocate of the Art Co., said.

Located on 3200 Commerce St., the venue used to house a service center in the 1950s. Now, the 5,000-square-foot indoor space will host music, art and a 60-foot bar. The 10,000-square-foot outdoor space will be used as a music venue and outdoor art gallery.

According to the Dallas Observer, “Jam bands, Americana and bluegrass are on the top of LaRue’s list for the type of live music he wants for the locale.” For a list of upcoming shows, see the schedule here.

The art will be just as eclectic. La Rue told D Magazine, “The art yard is something that will take on a life of its own, constantly evolving. You’ll be able to come here on a Tuesday and see something completely different on a Wednesday.” It will be seen as a “platform” for artists to display and sell their art.

As for food? Its website is currently rotating food trucks from 50 Shades of Green, Ruthie’s, Asada and So-Cal Tacos (which La Rue also owns).

Ultimately, La Rue says, “It’s our goal to continue to create a space that showcases local artists, a place where they can come together and work as a community and grow in their craft.”

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