Dallas Art and Public Policy

Dallas Art and Public Policy

Monday, July 10 2017, 5:00pm

at Chicken Scratch


Dallas artists Rachel Rushing and Giovanni Valderas are excited to lead a discussion of Dallas art and how local public policy influences not only what art is created and who creates it, but which citizens benefit culturally and economically from it’s production.

Rachel Rushing is the co-founder and programming coordinator of Sunset Art Studios, an Oak Cliff art space dedicated to removing barriers to the arts. Giovanni Valderas has previously served as the Vice Chair of the Cultural Affairs Commission, and his recent artwork has taken the form of guerilla-style signs and banners pitted against development signage across the city, especially in Oak Cliff. As members of TOP and other political groups, they are active artists interested in civic engagement.

Join them as they share about the policies that shape Dallas art, and introduce the 2017 Cultural Policy update.

Let’s make sure Dallas is including all of its citizens in these discussions. The arts are not a luxury. They are a necessity, ensuring vibrancy within all our communities.

About the artists