I know where I’ll be tomorrow: The Continental Gin Building, 3309 Elm St. in Deep Ellum, which hosts its spring open house from 6–10 p.m. today and 2–8 p.m. tomorrow.
Coming off the dizzying Dallas Art Fair last week, the CGB’s open house and Deep Ellum Art Walk will, hopefully, provide a rich contrast to the claustrophobic Art Fair.
But about the 125 year old CGB. It was originally built in 1888 by Robert S. Munger as a cotton processing factory. It closed in 1962, but somehow survived Dallas’ demolition derby spree through the 1970s and 80s. It was purchased and renovated by John Tatum in 1982. Even through the the highs and lows of Deep Ellum, it has continuously been a popular spot for artists, designers and all sorts of creatives to hone their practice.
The 30 participating artists will join special guest Stuart Burne, a Welsh landscape artist in town just for the event. Local folk–jazz music hybrid Felix Flores will play tonight on CGB’s second floor.
From noon–8 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday, April 18) stroll from the CGB to other galleries across Deep Ellum at the semiannual Deep Ellum Art Walk. Sponsored by the Deep Ellum Community Association and Kettle Art, is free and open to the public. A full list of hours and participating galleries is available on Facebook. Gallery hours vary.
For more information on the Gallery Walk, stop by 2650-B Main St., or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oh, I forgot: bring your wallets. All the work is for sale.