Bring a group and have a good time!
The Bishop Arts Festival will be held in the Bishop Arts District located in the heart of North Oak Cliff:
The Bishop Arts Festival in the Bishop Arts District is a two-day outdoor event with an emphasis on the visual arts. We set out with many different goals in mind: 1) Give back to the community through art; 2) Create a venue that emphasizes local and Texan artists, so they have a show they can depend on in their own backyard; 3) Bring a festival to the folks in the northern part of Dallas; 4) Create a festival for Artists by Artists, letting the artist have a voice in the creation and operations of the festival; 5) Create a show unlike any other in the City of Dallas, bringing together outstanding local, regional and national artists.
The Historic Bishop Art District area is rich with diversity and one of the most enthusiastic art communities in the Dallas area. This event will feature up to 150 fine painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers plus an Emerging Artist pavilion! The Festival will also offer visitors the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment, participate in hands-on art activities, and enjoy festival foods and beverages.
Per City code ordinance, no alcohol may be brought into the Festival area. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at several locations throughout the Festival. As always alcoholic beverage purchased at the Festival must remain on-site. The Police Department and volunteers of the Festival will ask you to dispose of any alcoholic beverage before you exit or enter.
A maximum of 150 of the finest local, regional and national artists, with an emphasis on metro Dallas and Texan artists. All artist applicants will be selected by a jury of their peers based on the merit of their work as well as booth presentation.
We’ll have them!
We want to make it as easy as possible.
Soft Drinks, lemonade, ice tea and water (all of your favorites) will be located throughout the event. Per City guidelines, no alcohol or beer may be brought into the Festival area. No glass bottles may be brought into the area.
Credit Cards/ Payment Terms
Many of the Artists are equipped to accept credit cards payments, however, keep in mind that some may or may not accept some types of cards. Many accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express, but many prefer cash. Each of the beverage stations and food concessions will accept cash or credit cards. As noted earlier, we will have an ATM/Cash machine on hand for your use.
The Festival will have live entertainment on-site. Please see the schedule under the Entertainment section of the website.
Because safety is important to us, we will have qualified trained staff available on-site and the EMS services available from 911 if needed.
Our focus is going to be on Healthy lifestyle choices and we are currently reaching out to food vendors to help us reach this goal to bring you healthy refreshments. If you are interested, please email us at: email@example.com
We will have one information booth available. It will be located on the east side of the park at the main entrance of the Artist Market. This is the area closest to the children’s playground.
Lost and Found
Lost and Found will be located at the main information booth. (See above). After the event please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Lost Children Inquires
During the event, all of the staff and volunteers will have identifiable uniformed shirts on and many will have walkie-talkies and cell phones. Please check with one of the staff members. All staff will be directed to take lost children to the information booth.
There is no parking permitted in the residential neighborhoods around the area. We ask that you utilize the several parking areas that are available in the park. We have asked the Police Department and Neighborhood Watch groups to help enforce this policy. There is plenty of free parking available in the lots adjacent to the park.
We love your pets! Just be sure to keep your dog on a leash and pick up their “calling cards” please!
This is a rain or shine event. Certain events may be canceled or re-scheduled depending on rain. High winds may cause some Festival closure. Safety is always first. If the weather poses a safety risk to patrons and participants, the Festival will close and information will be announced as to the nature of the risk, exit instructions, and possible re-open times.
Got to have them and we also have some fancy ones for you! Portable Restrooms will be available throughout the Festival area. They will be located at the main entrance as well as the area closest to the food concessions. Just ask a volunteer; they can point them out for you.
Rules of Conduct
(Now for the small details that the City requires…
No alcohol will be allowed to be brought into the Festival Area.
Alcoholic beverages purchased on-site must remain on-site. Festival security will ask you to dispose of any alcoholic beverages before you exit.
No glass bottles
No skateboards, roller blades, roller skates, scooters, or motorized vehicles (except wheelchairs) are allowed into the Festival area.
No grills or grilling will be allowed in the Festival area.
No camp tents or overnight camping will be permitted in the Festival area.
No tents may be staked into the ground. Weights are REQUIRED.
No weapons of any kind
No illegal substances of any kind
All bags are subject to search by Festival security
The Festival reserves the right to decline admittance to anyone who violates the reasonable policies established for public safety.
Not sure, and don’t want to get in trouble? Just ask.
If there is anything that we missed and you have questions, just drop us an email to: email@example.com.