Arlington is home to a thriving arts and music scene, and Downtown Arlington is at the heart of it all. In Downtown, locals and visitors alike can immerse themselves in year-round headliners, a blossoming local music scene, top-notch theatrical productions, and compelling visual arts exhibitions. Event venues, exhibition spaces, arenas and theatres throughout the district --- including those at the University of Texas at Arlington -- attract hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.

Not only is Downtown home to UTA and all of the City’s long-standing cultural institutions, but it has also been named the Arlington Cultural District by the Texas Commission on the Arts. It is attracting a new generation of artists including muralists, sculpturists, photographers, recording artists and other “artrepreneurs” who are bringing new forms of creativity and expression to Arlington’s downtown core. As a result, Downtown’s public art scene is flourishing with new installations of murals and outdoor sculptures.