JM Gallery’s successful artist opening:

Very exciting things are happening at JM Gallery, located right here in One Arts Plaza! Last Saturday the gallery hosted a very successful artist opening and reception for Sasha Baskin, Melanie Millar, and Fari Rahimi. These three female, Texas artists were able to meet with other artists, designers, and art enthusiasts to explain their work and creative processes.

We love these women’s ability to create such visually powerful pieces with the simplest mediums. Come see Baskin’s beautifully woven portraits and Millar’s brilliant, textile-seeming paintings. And don’t forget Rahimi’s sculptures, which reflect female empowerment.

 Stop in JM Gallery to see what you’ve been missing out on! Please note the gallery’s new hours: Wednesday – Thursday from 12-6pm, Friday – Saturday 12-9pm, and Sunday from 12-6pm. 

(Pictured: Artists Shasha Baskin and Fari Rahimi in front of their work)

You’re invited to JM Gallery’s newest artist opening!

Come welcome female artists Sasha Baskin, Melanie Millar, and Fari Rahimi to JM Gallery! Join us at the gallery this Saturday, August 1, from 5-8pm for a chance to be some of the first to see this new exhibition.

See how these three remarkable artists transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Sasha Baskin is a weaver who uses texture and shadow to construct elaborate portraits.  As she describes it, she looks at the faces slowly, takes them apart, and puts them back together, revealing the beauties and stories she found in them. Melanie Millar uses her paintings to explore the nature or ornamentation and the human impulse to embellish. Her work is inspired by patterns, florals, and other fabric designs. Fari Rahimi creates her sculptures by drawing heavily on her upbringing in Iran. She uses her work to create “symbolic portraits of the interior female self”.

We are excited to welcome these artists to JM Gallery! Join us this Saturday to experience their beautiful work. 

Pancakes and Proceeds:

It’s never too early to make brunch plans! Especially if it’s for a great cause. Join us at Yolk this Saturday, July 25, from 7am to 3pm for this month’s Charity Brunch. Ten percent of all proceeds will benefit Big Thought, a nonprofit dedicating to incorporating imagination, curiosity, collaboration, and problem-solving into children’s every-day educations.  Don’t forget that Yolk is BYOB and that valet parking is complimentary.

Join us for brunch at Yolk this Saturday to help us revolutionize education.

Are you passionate about a charity or non-profit organization? Contact Hamilton a to participate in the next Yolk charity brunch. 

Win FREE tickets to Motown: The Musical

Here at One Arts Plaza, we are excited to see the upcoming production of Motown: the Musical at the Winspear Opera House from July 28 - August 16, but we’re even more excited about YOUR chance to see the show for FREE!

Customers who spend $25 or more per person (before tax and gratuity) at One Art Plaza’s participating restaurants YOLK, Jorge’s Tex Mex Café and Proof + Pantry now through Sunday July 26 can enter for two free tickets to see Motown on opening night, July 28th. Plus you’ll receive a $100 gift card for the restaurant of your choice at one of the participating One Arts restaurants.

Experience the real story of the man who launched the careers of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, and many others.  You won’t be able to sit still in your seats through the performance of one-of-a-kind sounds that changed the music industry forever. Tickets for the performance can also be purchased by visiting

Dine with us at YOLK, Jorge’s Tex Mex Café and Proof + Pantry for a chance to experience the show in person!

Customer must spend $25 or more before tax and gratuity. One entry per restaurant visit. Customer may enter as many times as possible within the special promotion time period. All entries must be received by end of dinner service on July 26th and are only valid from participating restaurants: Jorge’s Tex-Mex, Proof+Pantry and YOLK. Winners will be contacted July 27th. Motown, the Musical tickets will be for July 28th Opening Night and are non-transferable. One Arts Plaza dining gift certificate will be valid for the restaurant of the customers choice from participating restaurants and may be used at customers discretion and based on expiration of certificate.

Don't forget to protect your skin this summer...

We love almost everything about summer, but sometimes the heat, humidity, and chlorine can produce negative results for our skin. Luckily Renée Rouleau, whose spa is located right here at One Arts Plaza, was able to give us a few pointers to beat the summer heat. Here are just a few from her summer skin care blog.
  1.  Wear sunscreen everyday, even if you spend most of you time inside.
  2. Avoid hair products containing panthenol to prevent breakouts.
  3.  Don’t let your usual skin care routine take a summer vacation!
Visit for more tips. If you’re interested in receiving the same spa and skin treatments that are beloved by bloggers, fashion editors, and celebrities contact Reneée Rouleau at One Arts Plaza. (Available by appointment only. Call (214) 735-4364 or visit

Don’t miss this special artist reception!

JM Gallery and the Dallas Center for Photography will be co-hosting an artist reception for photographer Shawn Saumell this Sunday, July 19, from 1pm-3pm. And this is an event you’ll want to attend! Saumell, who is one of 100 artists to be selected for this year’s Governors Island Art Fair in NYC, will only be featured at JM Gallery until July 25. Join us as we meet-and-greet the acclaimed artist to hear what he has to say about his intricate and imaginative photographs. Gain insight into Saumell’s elaborate artist process with the chance to view one of his incredible table-top sculptures. You can even take home one of his special pieces! Don’t miss out on this special opportunity to meet the up-and-coming artist before he heads to New York City!  Please RSVP to or visit for more information. 

Very exciting news!

Photographer Shawn Saumell, whose artwork is currently on display at One Arts Plaza’s JM Gallery, has been invited to showcase his artwork at this year’s Governors Island Art Fair in New York City. The GIAF is New York’s largest independent exhibition and its panel is charged with selecting the 100 best artists worldwide. The fair is expected to host 70,000 visitors and generate media coverage from networks such as CBS News, New York Times, ArtNet News, Huffington Post, and many others.

Don’t miss out on a chance to see the same series that will be featured at the Governors Island Art Fair this fall! Saumell’s exceptional and highly acclaimed photography is on display at JM Gallery now through July 25. For more information visit JM Gallery. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12 to 6 pm or by appointment.  

Hey, artists and art enthusiasts!

Join JM Gallery, located at One Arts Plaza, tomorrow for their monthly Lunch & Learn event. This month’s topic is buying and selling artwork with special guest Brandon Kennedy, Director of Fine Arts and Design at Dallas Auction Gallery. Swing by for free catered food tomorrow from 12pm-1:30pm in addition to complimentary valet.

If you can’t make this special event check out their schedule for upcoming Lunch & Learn events.

Happy Fourth of July from your friends at One Arts Plaza!

Why not celebrate the holiday with brunch a Yolk? Enjoy all of your favorite egg and breakfast dishes during normal operating hours, 7am-3pm, Saturday July 4th and Sunday July 5th. And don’t forget that this yummy café is BYOB.

Have a fun and safe holiday!

Please note the following operating hours for our other retail and restaurant tenants.

·         Tei-An: Closed until dinner service on Tuesday, July 7th at 6pm. For reservations please call 214-220-2828.

·         Jorge’s Tex-Mex Café: Closed on Saturday July 4th and Sunday, July 5th. Normal hours will resume on Monday, July 6th.  For reservations please call 214-720-2211.

·         Proof + Pantry: Closed Saturday July 4 through Monday July 6. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, July 7th with lunch at 11am. For reservations please call 214-880-9940.

·         JM Gallery: Closed on Sunday July 5. Will resume normal hours on Tuesday, July 6th from 12pm-6pm.

·         Renee Rouleau Skin Care Spa: by appointment. Please call 214-735-4364

·         Resource One Credit Union: Closed. Will resume normal hours on Monday, July 6th

Shawn Saumell's Artist Talk at JM Gallery was a HUGE success!

Last Thursday, June 25, JM Gallery hosted an artist talk and reception with featured photographer Shawn Saumell. Saumell presented his newest series Ascension, which features humanoid mannequins hidden among seemingly natural scenery. He also explained the process behind his photography: the creation of a tabletop landscape (or tableau), which was built from found natural objects. This was the public’s first ever chance to observe one of Saumell’s intricate tableaus in person.

As Saumell explains, everyone’s interpretation of the artwork depends on his or her own experiences and connections. Because of this, the beauty of his art “Exists in your mind more than it exists on your wall”. Don’t miss out on the chance to personally experience Saumell’s captivating series presented at JM Gallery now through July 25. 

(Shawn Saumell speaks with Sarah Galaro from The Dallas Arts District)

Tei-An has gone fishing!

One Art Plaza’s Japanese restaurant, Tei-An, will be closed from Sunday June 28th through Tuesday July 7th.  The popular soba house will resume normal business hours beginning with dinner at 6PM on July 7th.  Be sure to call (214) 220-2828 or click here to make reservations in the meantime. 

You’re invited to JM Gallery’s artist talk and reception!

Don’t miss the chance to meet artist Shawn Saumell this Thursday! Saumell will be at JM Gallery tomorrow, Thursday June 25, from 6pm-8pm to talk about his newest series Ascension. His work confronts our tendency to perceive photographs as reality through his use of found objects, landscapes, and human figures. Come hear Saumell explain about the mysterious parallel dimensions that he has created by displaying and photographing nature’s every-day objects and miniature humanistic forms. Admission is free! For more information please visit

You’re never fully dressed without a smile...

The Tony Award winning story of Little Orphan Annie is coming to Dallas! This heart-warming production will be performed at the Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, TX from June 23 through July 5. Bring the whole family to enjoy classic hits such as “It’s the Hard Knock Life”, “Easy Street”, and perhaps its most uplifting tune “Tomorrow”. Since its Broadway premier in 1977, Annie has been the perfect family show with its inspiring storyline and humor that both adults and kids will enjoy.

To complete the evening, dine at Jorge’s Tex-Mex Café, located here at One Arts Plaza, for cuisine that the whole family will love. And be sure to take advantage of free garage parking (after 5 PM) or $5 valet, both available with restaurant validation!

Even though “Tomorrow’s only a day away”, purchase Annie tickets today!

Gilgamesh Taggett as Oliver Warbucks and Issie Swickle as Annie performing “I Don’t Need Anything But You”. (Photo by Joan Marcus, courtesy of )

Annie will be performed at the Winspear Opera House located at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, 2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201 from June 23 to July 5. Tickets can be purchased here.

Click here for more information about Jorge’s Tex-Mex Café or call 214-720-2211 to make your reservations today. 

It's SUMMER Block Party time at Dallas Arts District!!!

2014 Fall Block Party

Schools out for summer and it's time to celebrate with Dallas Arts District's Summer Block Party on Friday, June 19 from 6 pm. to midnight. The Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Museum of Art, and Nasher Sculpture Center have special activities planned like music in the galleries, film screenings, outdoor concerts and guided tours. And of course, admission to the party and each of the museums is completely free. As you explore all that Dallas Arts District has to offer you can also enjoy gourmet food trucks along your way along with live local music, activity tables, and social media scavenger hunts. Activities include:

Crow Collection After Dark
The Crow Collection is hosting a screening of the documentary “10 Questions for the Dalai Lama” at 8 p.m. in the Grand Gallery on the second Floor.  A demonstration of printmaking with the Booker T. Washington free Tibet Club will be occurring from 6-10 p.m. outside on Flora Street. Additionally, the At Home and at Court: Chinese and Japanese Paintings will be on display during these special late night hours.

DMA Late Night
Calling all superheroes! Grab your cape and fly over to the Dallas Museum of Art to catch special screenings of Batman at 9 p.m. at the Ross Avenue Plaza and The Avengers at 9:30 pm in the Horchow Auditorium.

‘Til Midnight at the Nasher
Listen to local singer/songwriter group The Walden Twins at 6 p.m in the Nasher Garden. Next, stay around for the Austin based SXSW 2014 Rock Band of the Year Quiet Company at 7 p.m. Lastly, enjoy the film A Fish Called Wanda at 9 p.m. 

One Arts Plaza will provide FREE garage parking from 5pm - 12am for all visitors of the Dallas Arts District's SUMMER Block Party!  Stop by any of our highly acclaimed restaurants and enjoy this perfect summer weather and a quick bite to eat before heading down to all the fun activities!

Happy Father's Day from One Arts Plaza!!!

It’s that time of the year again – Father’s Day! Make this year’s Father’s Day celebration on Sunday, June 21st the best one yet and enjoy our expansive dining options at One Arts Plaza. Experience any of our four restaurants, YOLK, Proof + Pantry, Tei-An or Jorge’s, to find something that everyone in the family will enjoy, especially dad

YOLK’s breakfast and lunch menu offers a variety of tasty meals – whether enjoying any of the egg dishes, pancakes, or lunch specialties. They will be open this Sunday from 7am-3pm, and remember that this delicious restaurant is also BYOB! For more information call (214) 855-9655.

If dad is interested in something chic, look no further than Proof + Pantry’s new brunch experience known as Beats + Brunch! It will feature music by skilled music producer and DJ, JT Donaldson, as well as Proof + Pantry’s latest brunch cocktail, the Orange Marmalade Fizz. The brunch menu will still offer celebrated breakfast favorites so don’t hesitate to make reservations by clicking here or by calling (214) 850-3414. This event will take place this Father’s Day from 11:30AM-3PM.

For an exotic meal be sure to check out One Art Plaza’s Japanese restaurant, Tei-An. It offers unusual but delicious cuisine that is perfect for an elegant Father’s Day experience. Tei-An is open for lunch from 11:30 AM – 2PM and dinner from 6PM-10:30PM. Please call (214) 220-2828 to make your reservation.  

And don’t forget about some of the special Father’s Day deals created just for you at Jorge’s Tex-Mex Café featuring chef and bar specials, a great kids menu, and mimosas for just $1 (until 4pm). Jorge’s menu is sure to satisfy all members of the family with its broad brunch, lunch, and dinner menus. Reservations are recommended because this event will fill up fast! Reservations can be made here or by calling (214) 720-2211. 

JM Gallery is hosting an opening reception for Shawn Saumell and Doug Gray June 13!

Photographer Shawn Saumell and Ceramicist Doug Gray elevate their medium of art by pushing the expected naturalist approach to their critically acclaimed works.  Their collections will be on display at JM Gallery in One Arts Plaza June 13th through July 25th with an opening reception to be held June 13th from 5pm-8pm.  This will definitely be an evening you do not want to miss!

JM Gallery is located at 1722 Routh Street, Suite 106, Dallas, TX  75201.  Valet parking will be available as well as the One Arts Plaza parking garage.

Dallas Arts District is highlighted in Virgin Atlantic this month!

A great read by Steven Lindsey of Virgin Atlantic this month regarding all there is to see, do, eat, and explore in the Dallas Arts District.

Not only did the article elaborate on the fine dining and spectacular views One Arts Plaza has to offer but he also highlighted all of the fun activities there are to discover in Dallas' very own Arts District. If you have not made it a point to uncover all that Dallas' Arts District has to offer it is about time you did!