The Dallas City Council loves art. Sure, council members like getting dressed up all fancy and going to look at the pretty pictures as much as the next person, but they aren't so simpleminded as to think art is purely for aesthetic enjoyment. This is Dallas, remember, where our leaders are clear-headed enough to know that what art is really about is the bottom line: money.
Arts District, City Hall has two words for ya: cha ching!
So when one addresses the City Council's Arts, Culture, & Libraries Committee, take a page from Maria Munoz-Blanco, director of the city's Office of Cultural Affairs. Monday afternoon, she gave the committee an overview of a study appropriately titled "Arts & Economic Prosperity in Dallas, Texas."More »