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Wildflower Festival
Dallas Arts District
Dallas Museum of Art
Nasher Sculpture Center
Meyerson Symphony Center

Bass Performance Hall
Kimbell Art Museum
Modern Art Museum
Kalita Humphreys Theater
Fair Park

The Dallas/Fort Worth art scene is as big and diverse as the state itself. The annual Wildflower Arts and Music Festival in Richardson's Galatyn Park draws over 70,000 people to its three-day celebration. The Dallas Arts District continues to grow with exciting new venues, including an opera house and performing arts center. The Dallas Museum of Art hosts works from masters including Monet, Renoir and van Gogh. The Nasher Sculpture Center boasts spectacular, large-scale sculptures from the Nasher collection—approximately 25 on display at any one time—along with works by Gauguin, a Matisse and Picasso.

With what began as an epicenter for blues in the 1920s, downtown Dallas hosts a variety of music venues from the Meyerson Symphony Center to Gilley's, a honky tonk of the highest order. Frank Lloyd Wright designed the city's Kalita Humphreys Theater, and Fair Park is known for its Art Deco buildings and giant Ferris wheel.