Underserved Communities Reenergized by Creative Partnerships

October 24, 2022 9:30 AM – 4:45 PM (GMT-06:00) Central Time Tours
Separate Ticket Required
Arts and Culture Equitable Development Nonprofit Developers
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Innovative partnerships in South Dallas are giving new hope to residents of underserved neighborhoods. The first stop on this tour is the Forest Theater District, once a venue for performers such as B.B. King, Gladys Knight, Prince, and Tina Turner, where participants will hear about theater restoration efforts and visit redevelopment sites. The next stop is Fair Park, a national historic landmark and home to the largest collection of publicly owned art deco architecture/art in the United States and site of the State Fair of Texas. The visit will include a talk with the nonprofit entity charged with implementing a more community-oriented vision and a tour the campus. The final destination is Bonton Farms, which evolved from a small garden to include two fully functioning farms, a farmers market, a café, and a coffee house. Over lunch, participants will hear from Bonton’s founder, whose inspirational efforts have not only provided organic food, but also are transforming an impoverished community. Afterward, there will be time to visit the farm areas and shops.