Design district fine arts center

Our Vision

The Design District Fine Arts Center grew out of a passion to introduce the arts to the masses. We believe in the mental and physical benefits achieved through art that transforms the way we live, love and laugh. We provide services in the arts such as painting, drawing, photography and Ballroom Dancing. We take pride in hiring the best instructors with a heart to share and serve the community with their passion for the arts. We challenge ourselves to cultivate a community of inspired artists that dare greatly to try something new. The Design District was chosen for center’s new location due to its neighboring areas like Uptown, Downtown, Deep Ellum, Bishop Arts, Oak Cliff and Highland Park. With plenty of parking, this property is primed for its clients. It presents a new frontier for the studio to spread the dance and art bug.

Our Mission

What separates us from the rest is a relentless drive to exceed our customer’s expectations. We commit to staying focused on serving our client’s needs and providing them with superior customer service. We strive to create a warm and friendly environment for all to have a unique experience.

COME TO THE CENTER OF THE ARTS

In my own philanthropy and business endeavors, I have seen the critical role that the arts play in stimulating creativity and in developing vital communities….the arts have a crucial impact on our economy and are an important catalyst for learning, discovery, and achievement in our country.”

–Paul G. Allen, Co-Founder, Microsoft

  • Paint Classes

    Paint Classes

    We are far more than just another painting class! We can provide memorable moments for any event, date night, or just for fun through art. You are at the right place if you are looking for something unique to do that involves sipping on your favorite drink and creating art. We are for the individual that isn’t afraid to try something new!

    Think you have what it takes? Just come in and show us what you got! You do not need to have any experience. What are you, the next Picasso? Just come on in and bring your friends! What are you drinking? That’s up to you! Bring your choice drink because we provide the mixers. Liquor, wine or beer you are in the clear. Just bring it!

    Our team will guide you step by step in creating your own piece of art. We’ll provide the canvases and paint, brushes, aprons and easels. Come with your friends for a brand new type of entertainment.

    Just show up and we’ll take care of the rest. Join the party and get ready to let loose, jam out, and most importantly, drop those paintings!

  • Dance <span>Ballroom, Country Western, Latin and Salsa</span>

    Dance Ballroom, Country Western, Latin and Salsa

    The mission of Ballroom Surge Dance Studio is to get people on the dance floor. The benefits of learning to ballroom dance are far reaching. There is an increase in physical activity and a personal mental challenge! You can gain social confidence and enhance personal relationships! Our passion is assisting a blushing bride on the most important day of her life; helping empty nesters find a rewarding hobby; empowering men with the tools on the dance floor to exude confidence!

    Dance is for everyone; come as you are, get into the music and move on the dance floor. The greatest dance begins with just one step. Please call for information on our newcomer intro package. We are looking forward to getting to know you and sharing our passion for dancing.

    We firmly believe that the benefits of dancing will enhance your personal and professional life. Take our lead and follow us to the dance floor!

  • Photography

    Photography

    Fine art photography creates photographs that fulfill the creative vision of the artist. Fine art photography stands in contrast to photojournalism and commercial photography.

    Photojournalism visually communicates stories and ideas, mainly in print and digital media. Fine art photography is created primarily as an expression of the artist’s vision, but has also been important in advancing certain causes. We partner with local photographers in the city to provide our clients with storybook memories put into action.

    Please contact the Education Program Coordinator at 214-908-4263 or email info@ddfac.com for questions.

Special Events

Let us make your next event a blast! Art and Dance is a unique and fun way to
celebrate with friends, family and co-workers. We can tailor a class for any
special event. All prices include art supplies and private dance
instructor for dance classes.

Baby Showers, Birthday Parties, Bachelorette Parties, Bridal Showers, Kids Parties
and much more!

Art Classes

Run approximately 3 hours

45-60 minute
60-75 minute classroom reservation for celebration

Prices

$35 / adult -$20 / kids under age 15
$30 / Team building and private parties, / minimum 12/ Maximum 25
Additional studio time for eating/drinking/mingling (non-class time) can
be reserved for $95 per hour

$25 DDFAC Members $35 Non-Members

There is $60 non-refundable deposit to make a reservation.
Prices include art supplies, art teacher, and classroom space reservation.
Birthday parties can be scheduled Thursday through Sunday. Dates and times are subject to
availability. Please contact the Education Program Coordinator at 214-908-4263 or email
info@ddfac.com for questions. Reservations must be made 2-3 weeks in advance.

Dance Classes/ Team building

Run approximately 2 hours

45-75 minute classroom reservation for celebration

Prices

$15/ adult- $10 kids under age 15
Minimum 12
Additional studio time for eating/drinking/mingling (non-class time) can
be reserved for $95 per hour

$12 DDFAC Members $15 Non-Members

There is $60 non-refundable deposit to make a reservation.
Prices include set up and break down, dance teacher, and classroom space reservation.
Birthday parties can be scheduled Thursday through Sunday. Dates and times are subject
to availability. Please contact the Education Program Coordinator at 214-908-4263 or email
info@ddfac.com for questions. Reservations must be made 2-3 weeks in advance.

JOIN THE FINE ARTS CENTER

As a member, you are a valued and essential part of our organization at the center of the
Design District Arts Scene.
We LOVE our members! Members play a crucial role in our organization’s past, present and
future. Your membership fees are tax-deductible, and help fulfill our mission of bringing
world-class artistic experiences and education to Design District.
Support from loyal patrons through membership is essential since we receive no public
funding. Your membership helps enables us to provide important programs such youth
summer programs, and art classes for at-risk youth and our military community.

There are Basic Donor Circle Levels
so you can choose the very best fit for you!,

All DDFAC members receive

  • 01 The priceless investment of supporting the District’s best arts
    facility and invaluable programming
  • 02 Discounts for Dance Classes
  • 03 Special invitations to Exclusive Members-Only events and
    special events throughout the year
  • 04 Priority for early registration for Design District Fine Arts Center’s
    special events
  • 05 Discounts on art class tickets
  • 06 Free DDFAC Tee-shirt

Join us!

While your membership has direct value for you, it’s truly invaluable to us,
and priceless for the cultural vitality of our community. We look forward to
having you join us!

Level Level Description
Individual $65 ($45* for Seniors and Military) Membership for one adult
Family $90 ($60* for Seniors and Military) Membership for two adults
and all children Under 18
in the household