The Dallas Arts District

Nineteen blocks of culture and creativity breathe life into the north side of downtown.
The Dallas Arts District
Wyly Theatre, at the AT&T Performing Arts Center
Photograph by Darren Braun

1. Stanley Korshak

Get ready to swoon and spend. Proprietor Crawford Brock has single-handedly turned up the volume on what is now one of the most recognized family-owned upscale specialty stores in the country. Shoppers will have to practice platinum-card restraint when perusing the high-style designs, the likes of which have seen many a fashion runway. A men’s haberdashery sells made-to-measure and tailored-on-site suits by Brioni and Belvest, and the women’s department is a dreamy wonderland of frocks and flats, handbags and heels. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. 500 Crescent Court, 214-871-3620,

2. AT&T Performing Arts Center

Watch out, Lincoln Center. Dallas’s AT&T PAC, now the largest performance complex outside New York City, is gaining on you. The candy-apple-red Winspear Opera House and the aluminum-tube-clad Wyly Theatre make the place an architectural feast for the eyes, but it’s the Dallas Opera, the Texas Ballet Theater, and the Dallas Theater Center, all of which call these spots home, that will keep people coming back. The Annette Strauss Artist Square, an outdoor facility, and City Performance Hall, a venue for smaller acts, will open soon. And tying it all together is Sammons Park, a ten-acre expanse of green. 2403 Flora, 214-880-0202,

3. Nasher Sculpture Center

When it comes to connoisseurs of art, few could rival Raymond and Patsy Nasher. The Dallas couple had a private collection of contemporary and modern sculpture so large that they commissioned Italian architect Renzo Piano to design a public home for it. One can spend hours wandering the galleries,

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