Culture Place

Culture Place

Dallas Art Fair Launches Digital Marketplace

(Dallas, TX – July 9, 2020) – Today, the Dallas Art Fair has launched Culture Place, Inc., a digital marketplace for contemporary art collectors to discover, connect, and buy from galleries across the region, which will be augmented with weekly artist studio visits, conversations, and another online programming.

As an extension of the Dallas Art Fair brand, collectors will be able to easily search for art by gallery, artist, and title, and then make their purchase through the Culture Place platform. Culture Place will focus on highlighting Texan galleries, but will also welcome galleries and programming from neighboring states. Invited galleries will refresh their artworks every 60 days and are able to use Culture Place even if they have not participated in the Dallas Art Fair before.

The launch comes on the heels of the first-ever online Dallas Art Fair, which ran in April after the physical fair was postponed due to the pandemic. The quick pivot to a fully digital fair proved highly successful, resulting in nearly $3 million in sales for participating galleries during the course of the 10-day venture.

“Culture Place will enable dealers to connect with our audience of collectors on an ongoing basis, to engage more deeply in conversations about art in today’s world, and to facilitate the sale of art when the opportunity for physical engagement has evaporated. We have cultivated meaningful relationships and friendships with our gallerists over the past dozen years and we aim to continue to help them showcase their artists’ work to the world,” says John Sughrue, Culture Place, Inc. Founder and Dallas Art Fair, LLC Chairman.

“Culture Place is an ongoing digital exchange to promote a cultural lifestyle. We will continue our mission to connect our audience to a curated offering while highlighting the best of our region,” says Kelly Cornell, Culture Place Director and Dallas Art Fair Director.

In addition to her role as Dallas Art Fair Director, Kelly Cornell will take on the role of Culture Place Director. Dallas Art Fair Director of Exhibitor Relations Brandon Kennedy will assume the position of Content Director, and Dallas Art Fair VIP Relations Sarah Blagden will assume the position of Head of Programming.


  • 12.26 (Dallas)
  • A Dirty, Dark Place (San Antonio)
  • Bill Arning (Houston)
  • Conduit Gallery (Dallas)
  • Cris Worley Fine Arts (Dallas)
  • David Shelton Gallery (Houston)
  • Erin Cluley Gallery (Dallas)
  • Galleri Urbane (Dallas)
  • Holly Johnson Gallery (Dallas)
  • Inman Gallery (Houston)
  • Laura Rathe Fine Art (Dallas/Houston)
  • Liliana Bloch Gallery (Dallas)
  • McClain Gallery (Houston)
  • Moody Gallery (Houston)
  • Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art (Houston)
  • Ruiz-Healy Art (San Antonio)
  • Sean Horton Gallery (Dallas)
  • Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden (Dallas)
  • William Campbell Contemporary Art (Fort Worth)




Dallas Art Fair LLC’s mission is to promote the contemporary arts locally, nationally and internationally. Over the past twelve years, Dallas Art Fair LLC has hosted the annual Dallas Art Fair in the heart of the downtown Dallas Arts District, where nearly 100 international art dealers engage with approximately 20,000 attendees each year. In 2012, Dallas Art Fair LLC formed the Dallas Art Fair Foundation to further promote contemporary arts in Texas; to date, it has raised and donated over $1.5 million to the Dallas arts community. In 2016, the Dallas Art Fair Foundation Acquisition Program was created to enable the Dallas Museum of Art to acquire works from the Dallas Art Fair for the museum’s permanent collection. The Dallas Art Fair Gallery (formerly 214 Projects) was established in 2019 to facilitate year-round programming. In 2020, Dallas Art Fair LLC launched Dallas Art Fair Online and a year-round digital marketplace for contemporary art via Culture Place. For more details, visit


Adam Abdalla, Cultural Counsel

Jill Robinson, Cultural Counsel

2020-09-11T10:06:50-06:00July 9th, 2020|Events, News, Press|

The Color Study

July 21, 2018, 2:00-6:00 pm

Christian Fagerlund, Conor, 2018, oil on panel, 8″ w x 10.75″h


Christian Fagerlund will be working directly from a live nude model and will illustrate/discuss the importance of creating color studies, and how this practice relates to both series of paintings in “UNMADE”.



2018-12-05T05:38:27-06:00July 1st, 2018|Events|

The Great Create 2018

April 29, 2018 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

The Nasher Sculpture Center, along with Chairs Macey and Steve Davis, Nicole and Justin Small, and Meredith and Scott Wallace, announced the Nasher’s sixth annual family fundraising event, The Great Create,  will take place on Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 1-4 pm. This annual event aims to engage families’ artistic sides while raising essential funds for the Nasher’s educational initiatives year after year.

The Great Create is a celebration of youth art education and appreciation featuring a fun-filled afternoon of hands-on art activities and workshops in Nasher Garden led by artists from around the world, as well as live entertainment and kid-friendly food. The program is geared toward children 12 and under; teens ages 13 and up are invited to serve as “Art Ambassadors,” assisting the artists and younger attendees.

All proceeds from the event will enable the Nasher Sculpture Center to continue providing exceptional youth education programs throughout the year, such as the 3:01 Club After-school Program, Summer Institute for Teens and free student tours. Education programs account for more than 36% of the Center’s attendance each year, allowing many students and families to experience the Nasher at no cost. 

Read more about the event here

Read more about Ryan Goolsby here.
2019-04-05T20:44:17-06:00April 1st, 2018|Events, News|

Tim Best is Berlin Bound

Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Liliana Bloch Gallery is proud to announce that Tim Best has been accepted into a residency with Das Institut für Alles Möglich in Berlin from November to December 2017! The space is in the Wedding neighborhood of the city, north of Kreuzberg, the artistic heart of the city. It has a storefront with an apartment in back. 

As Tim is bound for Berlin, he is bound to Dallas physically, emotionally and financially. The gallery is holding a fundraiser to help Tim overcome the gravity of his finances so that he can take advantage of this opportunity to work on his project FLASH in Berlin. 

We will have T-SHIRTS available for pre-sale and at the event. We are offering 8″ x 8″ unique ARTIST PROOFS of Tim’s previous work, printed on museum grade fiber based paper. Tim will also be the subject of a Shibari style BONDAGE performance with Dallas-based Bondage Educator James Nawashi founder of Dallas Kink and Denver Kink. 

FLASH will be a collection of photographs that reveal and revive memories of the past using bodies and objects in different locations. It is a realization that the distant memories behind these situations can never be recaptured with photography. In the face of this dystopian reality, Best creates something else entirely revealed by the camera and its flash. 

Join us in celebrating Tim’s send off Saturday, May 20th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.


Read more about Tim Best here.
2019-04-05T20:46:22-06:00May 4th, 2017|Events, News, Tim Best|

Letitia Huckaby at the Kimbell

March 4, 2017 at 3:45 pm 

Letitia Huckaby’s East Feliciana Alter Piece will be on view in the Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum Saturday, March 4th for her Artist’s Eye gallery talk. The Artist’s Eye is an “ongoing program, moderated by Kimbell staff, artists and architects discuss works in the Museum’s collection, share the special insights of the practicing professional, and relate older art to contemporary artistic concerns, including their own.” Letitia’s discussion will be moderated by Claire Barry, director of conservation at The Kimbell.

This event is free. No reservations required.  Seating is limited.

For more information, visit The Kimbell Art Museum’s website here

Read more about Letitia Huckaby here.
2019-04-05T20:47:18-06:00February 18th, 2017|Events, Letitia Huckaby, News|