The Mecca of Arts & Entertainment in Southern Dallas County
Mayor Curtistine McCowan, with oversight from the Arts Commission, has determined that DeSoto's city government is ready to expand its role in making arts and cultural resources more visible and accessible.
Our free Fourth Friday Music series features musicians from around the Metroplex. The DeSoto Arts Commission presents a free music concert on the Fourth Friday of every month. From January to April the concert takes place in the DeSoto Corner Theatre. Once the weather warms up, the Fourth Friday concerts move to the Outdoor Amphitheater at DeSoto Town Center, behind the Library. Bring your entire family for a beautiful night filled with great beats and lyrics, and an evening at the Town Center that everyone can enjoy.
About DeSoto Arts Commission
What is the DeSoto Arts Commission
The DeSoto Arts Commission provides the citizens of DeSoto with opportunities for cultural enrichment through the arts.
The vision of the Arts Commission is for DeSoto to become the arts and cultural entertainment Mecca of the Best Southwest Region.
The primary function of the DeSoto Arts Commission is to manage the City of DeSoto Arts Grants Program. The Arts Grant Program’s role is to provide financial assistance to non-profit arts organizations in the encouragement, promotion, improvement, and application of the arts. The DeSoto Arts Commission also acts as a presenter and organizes special performances in music, dance, theatrical productions, comedy and more.
We're proud to bring incredible artists from around the country
The Cultural Arts Grant Program sponsored by the DeSoto Arts Commission will accept grant applications beginning August 1st through December 21st. Follow the links below to download the Arts Grant Application Form and the Guidelines for completing the grant form. If you have any questions about the DeSoto Arts Commission's Cultural Arts Grant program, please call 972-230-9648.
Save the Date
DeSoto Arts Live
Saturday, September 26, 2020 2 to 10 PM
DeSoto Arts Live! is an art and music festival held at DeSoto Town Center which is designed to celebrate the visual and performing arts. There will be visual artists displaying and selling their work and painting on site, strolling minstrels, children’s activities and a full schedule of musical entertainment, representing various genres.