Sunset Art Studios is a non-profit arts organization focused in social and community practice.

Through our work we operate an artist-run studio space, residency and gallery where we focus on object-making and the artistic process as access points for empowerment. Our space moves towards establishing sustainable systems of celebratory inclusion and support. Since opening in May of 2016 Sunset has increased access to the arts in southern Dallas with area partners.

We do this by

providing free studio space to artists who identify as a part of marginalized groups

offering free community arts programming to reduce geographic and social barriers of seeing and engaging with art

Our residency program is dedicated to providing studio space, mentorship, and support for emerging artists.

As the cornerstone of the Sunset Art Studios social practice framework, we encourage collaborative processes, participatory making, and group experiences with the public that are guided by each resident’s area of focus. This program is ideal for early-career artists who lack studio space and look for a network of social support and professional development.

Check out our featured resident

Featured Resident

Danielle Demetria East

social practice, fibers, sculpture, installation

Her practice as a resident culminates in “Melanated Magic” is a solo exhibition of work by Danielle Demetria East. East explores the complexities of Black women through hair politics, traditional modes of healing, and the ideology of the Black Girl Magic movement.

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Join our studio community!

We operate an artist sustainability program grounded in equitable access to affordable studio space. Studio artists are also included in a supportive artist network through group chats, monthly studio dinners, and quarterly critique nights.

Fill out a member studios application