Interested in experiencing Dallas like a local? Discover the Bishop Arts District, an up and coming neighborhood located southwest of downtown Dallas. This walkable, residential neighborhood provides a great contrast from the hustle and bustle of the downtown Dallas area.
The Bishop Arts District was named “Dallas’ Most Independent Neighborhood” because it has over 60 independent businesses. Situated in the North Oak Cliff area of Dallas, the Bishop Arts District offers an array of boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, and coffee shops. Watch the video below to learn more about the Bishop Arts District and Oak Cliff area.
Originally, the Bishop Arts District functioned as a space for warehouses and shops to be developed. Since its development in the 1920s, the Bishop Arts District has grown into the lively shopping and entertainment spot it is today. Renovations between the 1990s and 2000s have allowed the Bishop Arts District to be more walkable and attractive to visitors. In addition, the Bishop Arts District has become well recognized due to the growth of the Oak Cliff Film Festival, a festival showcasing the neighborhood’s art venues, restaurants, bars, and small businesses. The North Bishop Avenue Commercial Historic District area has also been recognized on the National Historic Places.
If you’re coming from another neighborhood in the Dallas area, take the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) bus routes to visit the Bishop Arts District. Use the Dallas Streetcar, also operated by the DART system, to access the Bishop Arts District from downtown.
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