Calling all fans of The Office: enjoy the Dunder Whiplin pop-up at The Whippersnapper from now through February 15th on Henderson Avenue! Enjoy your favorite decor and characters from The Office — as well as beverage specials and more. Check our events page to see an array of events the bar is holding throughout the week – including live music, DJs, and specials. Costumes are encouraged!
Tecovas has opened its largest retail space to date on Henderson Avenue in Dallas on October 4th. As CultureMap Austin shared, “It is also a homecoming of sorts for Tecovas founder and CEO Paul Hedrick, who is a Dallas native.” It is the brand’s first Dallas store and flagship location and is 4,000 square feet.
“Having grown up in Dallas, this is a particularly special opening for me, and one we’ve been looking forward to for a while,” Hedrick shared with CultureMap Austin. “It took time find the right place, but we’re thrilled to open our largest store on Henderson Avenue, and bring our high bar for customer experience to physical retail in a fantastic new city.”
At the store, customers can try on goods and further customize them through embossing services on leather goods and more. There are complimentary beverages and a myriad of in-store events planned for customers. Products can be purchased in-store or shipped to the customer.
Visit Tecovas, 3010 North Henderson Avenue, Dallas, TX 75206
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm
Sculpture artist Laura Walters was part of the 2019 Art On Henderson Collection. Her piece, Yellow Roses, won 2nd place this year. You can see Laura Walters sculpture on display along Henderson Avenue. We asked the artist a few questions.
How long have you been working as a sculptor/artist?
I discovered my love for sculpture in 1988 and have been attempting to work as an artist – sometimes successfully, sometimes not – ever since. I still feel like I have so much to learn & so many ways to grow as an artist and hope I can continue to create in some way all my life.
How long have you lived in Dallas? How does it inspire or challenge your work?
I’ve lived in Dallas for most of my life. I grew up in Garland, then earned my BBA in Finance & BA in Psychology at SMU. After that, I moved to New York for a few years where I felt encouraged to pursue art and began studying interior design and finally sculpture. Once I had the epiphany and realized working with 3D forms is what I felt I was meant to do, I wanted to return home to Dallas so I could have more open space and drive a truck to haul all my supplies around.
When I moved back in 1990 after living in New York, Dallas felt like a cultural void to me at the time. It really wasn’t – that was just my naive perception. But, wow, what a transformation Dallas has made since then and at such a pace! Perhaps it’s my age, but now it seems there is so much going on here culturally you can’t possibly keep up with it all.
Our ever-changing city challenges me to keep up, to try to stay relevant & to still just be me. Opportunity abounds here in Dallas, but for me the greatest challenge is finding the courage to climb out of my shell, seek out opportunities, use my resources, and keep creating.
How did the idea for the “Yellow Roses” come to be?
I have been on a flower kick for quite some time, and as long as that’s the case, I felt it necessary to pay homage to my Great State of Texas. And what better way than with the Yellow Rose of Texas? I originally created these to exhibit at the State Fair of Texas in 2018.
Other artists or art that has changed your life?
Louise Bourgeois, Henry Moore, Frank Stella, and Claes Oldenburg, are some big names whose work I admire a lot, but so many have probably influenced without me being aware or even remembering.
The artist who most influenced me was a co-worker at the School of Visual Arts in New York, Laurie Johenning, who made the coolest bronze sculptures by casting in the sand. After quizzing her endlessly about her work, she encouraged me to take my first sculpture class. Also instructor/sculptor Art Schade, who gave me positive words of encouragement as I poured my first little bronze sculptures. I am always in awe of others artwork & creativity, but the ones that encourage us to keep going and try are the ones that really change our lives.
Who or what is your greatest personal influence and inspiration – past and present?
Family & friends. I think the fact that my mom and dad empowered me with the sense that I can do anything I set my mind to, has been my biggest and strongest guiding force. I am so grateful for the positive faith in God and myself that they instilled in me. Friends like photographer Dasha Wright who twisted my arm in the first place to move to New York, friend & architect Doug Hildinger who taught me to see and look at architecture and art. George & Annie Davis, who gave masterful instruction in figurative sculpture at The Studio for so many years in such an incredibly fun environment with great comradery, encouragement, and endless laughs.
As to inspiration – that can come from so many places and I never know where or when it might strike, but it tends to begin from something organic in nature – sea forms, flowers in the wind, birds, butterflies, random rocks or other items I find on a walk – and the interesting way they interact in the environment around them. Though my favorite inspiration is the ocean and its endlessly mesmerizing creatures. Traveling to new places is always an inspiration because we tend to pay more attention when in a new place and seeing new things.
photo credit: Amy Gervenak
Sculpture artist Russ Connell’s piece “El Scorcho” is part of the 2019 Art On Henderson Collection that is now on display on and off of Henderson Avenue in Dallas, TX. “El Scorcho” won third place in the awards presentation. We asked the artist a few questions about the inspiration behind the work and more.…
Gemma Restaurant on Henderson Avenue was recently named one of the Best 100 Wine Restaurants in America by Wine Enthusiast!…
For our first sculpture artist spotlight for Henderson Avenue, we’re featuring Art On Henderson 2019 finalist Jennifer Wester. Wester’s piece View-quet is one of the installations currently on view along Henderson Avenue. We hope you enjoy learning more about the sculpture as well as the artist behind it!…
The finalists for the 2019 Art On Henderson competition have been announced. Congratulations to all of the finalists! The three winners will be announced on June 10, 2019.
Finalists above – clockwise from left to right:
MOUTY SHACKELFORD – SEW SELFIE, Big D
RUSS CONNELL – El Scorcho
LAURA WALTERS – Yellow Roses
JENNIFER WESTER – View-quet
ART GARCIA -Human Nature, Fig. No. 1
JIMMY DON SNOWDEN -8010 Dundee
DEWANE HUGHES – Samson, steel
Calling all Texas ARTISTS: through this weekend, enter the Art On Henderson 2019 call for submissions! Art On Henderson is a collaborative effort between business and the arts where all stakeholders prosper.
Texas artists are eligible to apply and applicants must be able to produce and install work that is appropriate for public display. The selected work will be on display for two years on Henderson Avenue and artists are responsible for the appropriate installation. This is a juried contest and all work is placed in a public space. The work must be able to safely endure the social environment.
7 artists selected as winners by a panel of Jurors with the top three winners receiving:
First Place: $3,500
Second Place: $2,500
Third Place: $1,500
All seven winners to receive a $650 installation stipend.
March 31, 2019
7 Finalists announced April 05, 2019
May 31, 2019
May 31: Due to weather, there maybe a delay in announcing the winners
June 10, 2019
This is Beauty Bar‘s last week in Dallas on Henderson Avenue! Join them for one last drink and dance. They’ll be open for regular hours until this Saturday (3/30/19) at 2am.
And, be sure to take one last selfie in front of the cherry mural. We’d love to see your memories over the year’s at Beauty Bar – be sure to tag @beautybardallas on your photos! To stay up-to-date with #LastDance festivities, be sure to check out @beautybardallas on Instagram.
Houndstooth Coffee have been named Coffee People of the Year by Imbibe Magazine. Congratulations to Houndstooth Coffee! We should all celebrate with a latte – right?
We are honored to share that two Henderson Avenue favorites have won Best of Big D 2018! D Magazine named Beau Bollinger Best Hair Stylist in Dallas. You can find him at Hair Story Studio Dallas on Henderson Avenue. And, Houndstooth Coffee, won best coffee! Visit them both right here on Henderson Avenue.
You don’t want to miss the latest events at High Fives off of Henderson Avenue, Dallas! Here’s what a week looks like when you spend it with High Fives.
Henderson Avenue is known for its art and its murals. We’ve pulled a few of our favorite murals from the Henderson Avenue neighborhood. What’s yours?
Shop at the new Art On Henderson Pop-Up for sculpture, art, and accessories. If you are familiar with Art On Henderson, you will love the mix of pieces ready for you to take home at the new pop-up on McMillan off of Henderson Avenue, right next to Houndstooth.
next to Housndstooth on Henderson Ave.
Sean and Paul Henry craft an elevated experience at coffee shops in Austin and Dallas… read the full article in the Statesman.
Your need to know about: Art On Henderson.
Art On Henderson is a collaborative effort between business and the arts where all stakeholders prosper. The founding idea being: our community benefits when the arts are supported and artists are able to pursue their passions. Art On Henderson specifically focuses on the Arts in Dallas. Eligible applicants are limited to Texas artists. All applicants must be able to produce and install work that is appropriate for public display. Selected work will be on display for two years on Henderson Avenue. Artists are responsible for appropriate installation. All work is placed in public spaces and must be able to safely endure the social environment. The ultimate juried show with over $12,000 in award money!