Category Archives: DART Art

DART Through Your Lens

Photography has the ability to tell stories and inspire people. It has changed the way we see the world. Tomorrow is World Photo Day, a day to embrace your love of photography. Whether you see yourself as an amateur, hobbyist … Continue reading

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Riding the Rails: See portraits of DART riders at the Eisemann Center

Local artist Merry Fuhrer used her travels DART Rail as the inspiration behind a gallery called Portraits along the DART Rail: A diverse city on the move. Fuhrer’s portraits of passengers at dozens of different rail stations can be seen … Continue reading

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DART station artist Vicki Meek to retire

Vicki Meek, the manager of the South Dallas Cultural Center and local “artful advocate,” is retiring after decades of experience in the Dallas-area arts scene. DART passengers traveling on the Red, Orange and Green Lines know Meek’s artwork more than … Continue reading

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DART Art: Irving Convention Center Station symbolic of nearby convention center

Playing off the design of the nearby Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, the station’s columns use an interlocking pattern of oxidized red-brown copper – much like the exterior skin of the convention center – and split-faced limestone. The tongue-and-groove … Continue reading

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Featured Photo: Easter Eggs at DART Stations

Thanks for the photo, @shawkilla! Each DART Station was designed to give subtle nods to the area it surrounds. In this case, LBJ/Central Station included circuit boards as a tip of the hat to the nearby Texas Instruments headquarters. Built … Continue reading

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DART Art: Farmers Branch Station designed as an urban landscape

Artist Lisa Ehrich designed Farmers Branch Station to be an urban landscape that honors the history and foundation of the community with an eye toward tomorrow. The windscreens layer modern photographs of Farmers Branch over historical ones. The resulting composites … Continue reading

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DART Art: Fair Park Station departs DART’s traditional station design

Built for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition, the grand exhibit halls and esplanade of Fair Park constitute the only intact and unaltered pre-1950s world fair site in the United States. Until 1956, trolleys served the fairgrounds with a stop at … Continue reading

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DART Art: Royal Lane Station pays homage to area’s Asian culture

Royal Lane Station is located near the Asian Trade District, home to 21 shopping centers and more than 300 specialty shops. Multi-Asian culture has defined the area, with a blend of influences. It is a trading hub unlike any other … Continue reading

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DART Art: White Rock Station pays respect to a beloved park

White Rock Lake, more than a century old, is one of the gems of the Dallas parks system and includes a 1930 boathouse, museum and other amenities built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, a federal program funded during the Great … Continue reading

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DART Art: 8th and Corinth Station reclaims Dallas’ historic roots

8th and Corinth Station is located on the edge of the oldest African American community in Dallas. Settled by freed slaves in the late 1880s, the neighborhood is part of the Tenth Street Historic District. Station pavers acknowledge the African … Continue reading

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