Arts Blog: Design on Dragon

November 18, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

By Lisa Collins
lccollins@smu.edu

Dragon Street, located in Dallas’s Design District, is an aesthete’s haven. Described as the “intersection of art and design,” the street is lined on both sides with close to 100 galleries, interior décor and antique stores, and hidden treasures.

Last Thursday, November 11th, over 30 shops and galleries participated in Design on Dragon. Participating retailers stayed open until 9:00 for this street celebration that included food, wine, live music, and plenty of art ogling.

Although late afternoon rains looked like they were going to put a damper on the evening’s festivities, the weather cleared up just in time and Dallasites were out enjoying what Dragon Street had to offer.

PediCabs provided event-goers with rickshaw transportation up and down the street, while Ricki Derek, Avoiding Disaster, and Bona Fide Blues provided ambient tunes.

The evening, hosted by the Dragon Street Association, is part of “First Thursdays,” launched in March of last year. Much like the First Thursdays on South Congress in Austin, the purpose is to get residents to view Dragon Street as a shopping destination.

Beverages and bites were provided by Rafa’s Mexican Cantina, Scardello, City Kitchen, Jorge’s, DeLos Vodka, Smoke, Sushi Axiom, Margeaux’s, and Hudson Ferus.

My two favorite stops were Ceylon et Cie, and Laura Lee Clark Interior Design, Inc. Both are showrooms of Dallas decorators and contain eclectic mixes of gorgeous finds that would add a touch of glamour to any space.

Before heading down to the Design District, read D Magazine’s Dragon Street Shopping Guide and learn more about the Dragon Street Association.