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Cultural Arts are Alive in the American Dream City

"There's a reason why Arlington is called the American Dream City"


Arlington Cultural Arts District Video from Downtown Arlington on Vimeo.

"A Place Where Anyone Can Dare to Dream" 

In Arlington, Texas anyone can be a part of the American Dream. We love small businesses like Randy Ford's J. Gilligan's Bar & Grill. We welcome the vision of Super Chix entrepreneurs like Christophe Poirier and Nick Ouimet. We embrace our vast array of cultures and we are proud to be home to one of the most diverse universities in the country, The University of Texas at Arlington. 

Long before we were home to America's Pastime and America's Team, Arlington was home to cultural art greats like Theatre Arlington, Arlington Music Hall, and CATS (Creative Arts Theatre and School). These places, in addition to others like the Levitt Pavilion, are still here today. 

We know the American Dream City has a lot to offer tourists and citizens alike, so thats why DAMC worked with nonprofit and for-profit cultural arts partners to submit an application to the Texas Commission on the Arts to establish Arlington as a Cultural Arts District. The city’s wide variety of attractions, many of which reside in downtown, solidify our chance for the designation. Establishing a district shows our continued support for cultural arts, which helps generate our local economy. It’s also another marketable asset for the City of Arlington and Arlington Convention & Visitor's Bureau (formerly Experience Arlington) to bring in tourism. The application was submitted in June 2014 and we will hear about our success in the fall.