Booker T. Washington High School Students Perform at One Arts Plaza

On December 2, One Arts Plaza launched the holiday season with a special performance hour in the lobby featuring dozens of incredibly talented students from our neighboring Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.  

The avant garde performances showcased an array of numbers ranging from very delicate, fresh and uplifting ballet solos to modern and contemporary movements with a dark, sultry twist. One Arts Plaza guests, tenants, residents and clients were stunned by the spectacular performances, and each number was met with applause.

Be sure to mark your calendars for the remaining two Booker T. Washington high school student performances! The BTWHS Jazz Comb will have your ear Friday, December 4 from 12-1p.m. in the One Arts Plaza lobby. Be sure to catch the BTWHS Choir on Thursday, December 17 from 12-1 p.m.

Visit the OAP Facebook page for a chance to see videos of the spectacular performances. 

Thanksgiving Hours at One Arts Plaza Restaurants

Your friends at One Arts Plaza wish you and your loved ones a very happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday! While you are enjoying quality time with your friends and family on Thanksgiving day, so will our restaurant teams at Proof + Pantry, YOLK., Jorge’s Tex Mex and Tei-An. We look forward to seeing you Friday for breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails!

Below are our holiday hours for your favorite One Arts Plaza restos.

Thursday, November 26 - CLOSED 
Friday, November 27 - Open at 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. for breakfast/lunch service

Thursday, November 26 - CLOSED 
Friday, November 27 - Open at 4 p.m. for bar service and 5 p.m. for dinner service

Thursday, November 26 - CLOSED 
Friday, November 27 - Open at 4 p.m. for dinner service

Thursday, November 26 - CLOSED 
Friday, November 27 - Open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner service

Thanksgiving Burger at YOLK.

JM Gallery's current and phenomenal installation

JM Gallery was abuzz on the evening of November 7, as art collectors and enthusiasts filtered in and out of the gallery for a chance to meet artists Kyle Hobratschk and Shelley Scott. The opening reception was met with much enthusiasm, and art aficionados were intrigued by the pieces enjoyed mingling with the artists and learning about their processes and inspiration.

Viewers were especially interested in Shelley’s sculptures of household tools such as clamps, glue, and abstract shapes. Her work, almost primitive, provides unexpected perspectives towards the preconceived notions of dimension.

Similarly, Kyle’s pieces were praised for their representation of structural spaces. His artistic process is particularly interesting.  After building small architectural structures, he renders them using a traditional printing process producing prints and painting of deep, velvety shadows and abstract shapes.

If you missed a chance to attend the artist reception, Kyle Hobratschk and Shelley Scott’s exhibition will be on display at JM Gallery now through December 19. The gallery is open Tuesday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

YOU'RE INVITED: Join JM for an artist reception

What are your Saturday plans? Join us at JM Gallery for a very special artist reception for Kyle Hobratschk and Shelley Scott. The show, which will be on display from November 7 0 December 19, features pieces that challenge the viewers’ perceptions of space. Kyle’s prints and oil paintings reflect architectural design with their references to warehouses, cornerstones, barns and ancient temples. Though these images are not actual buildings, they exude visually powerful structures.

Sculpture Shelley Scott’s pieces integrate our perception of two and three-dimensional space. Two-dimensional images seem to be solid structures, while three-dimensional objects appear to be flat drawings. The contrast in her pieces is truly captivating and intriguing.

Don’t miss out on a chance to be the first to see Kyle and Shelley’s work! Join us for snacks and beverages as well as good conversation. You’ll be able to meet and greet the artists and gain insight into their creative processes. The reception will take place at JM Gallery, located at One Arts Plaza, on Saturday from 5 – 8 P.M.

Proof + Pantry's delicious fall additions

It’s officially fall at One Arts Plaza’s Proof + Pantry! P + P is kicking off the festive season with a brand new lunch menu featuring beloved classes such as the kobe Pantry Burger ($9), Steak Fries ($15) and the BLT ($9). And for just $3 you can add a side soup to any sandwich. Introducing lip-smacking Moules Frites ($13) to the food fete will surely make your taste buds crave any of P + P’s delicious beverages.  

Proof + Pantry is a multi-faceted, progressive American eatery offering fresh, clean and uniquely designed dishes sourced from the season’s most impeccable ingredients. Patrons will enjoy a seat on the patio or inside the sophisticated space while nibbling on global cuisine and carefully-crafted cocktails and wines. From an executive business lunch to a night on the town, there is something or everyone at Proof + Pantry. Stop by and experience the highest quality of fare, proofs and service you crave, only at Proof + Pantry.

Pictured: The all-time favorite Pantry Burger

An evening with The Mountaintop and Jorge's Tex Mex

Has your curious nature ever led you to question the thoughts and emotions of Dr. Luther King Jr. the night of his brutal assignation? Dallas Theater Center’s The Mountaintop tells the story of this civil rights leader’s last hours on earth. The thought provoking Broadway hit and 2010 winner of Britain’s Olivier Award for Best New Play portrays Dr. King in a very raw manner; without the mythology associated with his modern memory. The setting takes place in Memphis’ Lorraine motel, and audience members will experience an intimate production, sitting just a few feet from the talent on stage.

The Mountaintop provides insight and context into the times of one of America’s most infamous assignations. It has been described as “…unexpected, provocative, and, at times, dangerous…” (Nancy Churnin The Dallas Morning News). Purchase your tickets (available now through Nov. 15) to experience a remarkable performance starring Hassan El-Amin as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Swing by Jorge’s Tex Mex café and make a night of it with tasty hand-crafted margaritas and sizzling fajitas. Skip the Uber! Jorge’s is located right here in One Arts Plaza and offers a variety of house specials, classic Tex-Mex faves and an assortment of tacos and cocktails. You can view their tasty menu here. 

Photo by Karen Almond

Aurora at One Arts Plaza and JM Gallery was a HUGE success!

AURORA-Powered by Reliant drew record-breaking crowds to One Arts Plaza and JM Gallery. The plaza hosted a phenomenal light installation as part of the Dallas AURORA lights festival co-founded in 2013 by local artists Shane Pennington and Joshua King. An estimated 50 thousand people strolled through the Dallas Arts District, awestruck by the expansive light, sound, performance and new media event that stretched across the 68-acre district from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. October 16, 2015.

Istanbul artist, Memo Akten’s installation known as Simple Harmonic Motion was housed in One Arts Plaza, garnering the attention of passersby and guests dining on the patios of Tei An, Jorge’s Tex Mex Café, and Proof + Pantry. The vivid light beams perfectly outlining the perimeter of the plaza’s fountains, shot straight up into the sky overlapping each other as they met in the moonlight. The dramatic music, a collection of simple, multilayered rhythms accompanied the neon blue lights. Viewers were encouraged to play with the lights, waving their hands and arms to create movement in the installation and disrupt the stiff pattern of the lasers.

One Arts Plaza hosted a “Be Social” contest for viewers inspired by the brilliant installation with four gift cards up for grabs, one to each One Arts Plaza restaurant. The four winners were chosen for their photos of Simple Harmonic Motion uploaded to their Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts using the hashtags #OneArtsMemo and #ArtAtOneArts and tagging @OneArtsPlaza.

Just a few feet away, JM Gallery hosted an award reception for its current juried exhibition, “Illumination,” which features 36 pieces crafted by members of the Texas Sculpture Association. A panel of three expert judges including Jed Morse (Chief Curator of Nasher Sculpture Center), Gail Sachson (Art & Seek and Ask Me About Art) and Mark LaRoe (prolific collector and Managing Director at Deutsche Bank) each selected 12 works submitted by dozens of artists, making the exhibition an eclectic collection ranging from contemporary abstract designs to antique masterpieces engineered from repurposed materials.

The reception drew dozens of art aficionados wanting to meet the artists behind the sculptures on display at JM Gallery. Gallery director Chris Heinlen announced the winning pieces unanimously chosen by the jurors with Octopus Hand by Robertus Van der Wage taking Honorable Mention, Agreements by Rebecca Boatman receiving Runner Up, and Jim Bowman’s Eschatology of Radiology welcoming Best in Show.

JM Gallery Owner Michael Heinlen congratulated all the winners, and with Red Zingari in hand, the artists continued to mingle with guests and friends, explaining the inspiration and vision behind each piece. By the end of the evening, three works had been sold, and a few conversations leading to solo exhibitions were all abuzz.

“Illumination” will be on display now through October 31. All works are available for purchase and can be viewed five days a week. The gallery is open Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

People observe Akten's mesmerizing installation. 

Akten's Simple Harmonic Motion lit up the entire plaza. 

Terri and Jim Mace stand beside his piece. 

Terry and Jill Nonnemacher observe the beautiful sculptures.

Everyone is talking about Aurora... Join JM Gallery for a special reception!

It’s AURORA week at One Arts Plaza! Join us Friday evening from 6-7 p.m. at JM Gallery for a special reception announcing the winners of Illumination. Distinguished judges Jed Morse (Chief Curator of Nasher Sculpture Center), Gail Sachson (Art & Seek and Ask Me About Art) and Mark LaRoe (Managing Director at Deutsche Bank and prolific art collector) chose the pieces that will be awarded Best in Show, Runner Up and Honorable Mention. All pieces on display are available for purchase.

Illumination, JM Gallery’s juried exhibition on display through October 31, features works by members of the Texas Sculpture Association, which promotes the role of sculpture in shaping the character and spirit of our urban atmosphere. Meet the artists behind each unique work and enjoy bubbles and nibbles. Venture onto the plaza for a glimpse of Memo Akten Simple Harmonic Motion, the visual/sound installation at One Arts Plaza in partnership with Dallas’ AURORA festival.

Reserve your spot on the patio of One Arts Plaza’s outstanding restos:  Proof + Pantry, Tei-An or Jorge’s Tex-Mex Cafe and enjoy fabulous dishes, cocktails and the phenomenal light installations transforming our city.  

One Arts Plaza will host Aurora Light Show!

This Friday kicks off Aurora, the contemporary art exhibition that takes place in the Dallas Arts Districts. It features interactive and immersive light performances in astonishing public places. Visitors are presented with a chance to see their ordinary urban environment transformed into a contemporary art piece.

One Arts Plaza is very excited to be participating in this new media playground! The plaza will host Simple Harmonic Motion by artist Memo Aktens. Inspired by his childhood in Istanbul, Aktens as created an intricate and collaborative light display that will wash over our entire plaza. You and your friends won’t want to miss this highly acclaimed installation!

In addition to hosting this beautiful art piece, One Arts Plaza’s restaurants will be open for dinner. Dine at Jorge’s Tex Mex CaféProof +Pantry and Tei An throughout the night. Parking is also available at our convenient parking lots. Stop by our light show this Friday from 7 P.M.- 2 A.M.

Join us Tomorrow at Yolk and support Hope’s Door

This Saturday, bring your friends to YOLK at One Arts Plaza in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and pre-game before the Red River Rivalry beginning at 7a.m.!  You’ll enjoy killer pancakes, French toast, breakfast tacos and more with your own bespoke cocktails because it’s BYOB! The best part – you’ll be supporting Hope’s Door, a leading North Texas organization that serves individuals and families facing domestic violence.  

One Saturday every month, YOLK partners with one worthy organization making a difference in our community by donating 10% of the entire day’s profits to that one charity. If you are a 501c3 non-profit (or you would like to nominate one), interested in our monthly brunch program, please contact us! We are already scheduling 2016 brunch dates.

So get your juices flowing at YOLK (cue the mimosas and bloody Mary’s) before you hop in your Uber and head to Fair Park.

Mission Statement:
Hope’s Door serves to offer prevention and intervention services for individuals and families who are affected by domestic violence. It works to provide educational programs as well as to enable the Dallas and surrounding community to respond.

Learn more about Hope’s Door and become a part of a great cause!

One Arts Plaza features banners created by Booker T. Washington students.

Charlieuniformtango  kicks off its 20th birthday celebration by  featuring bespoke banners designed by Booker T. Washington High School of the Performing and Visual Arts students displayed at the entrance of One Arts Plaza. Graphic designers, David Slack and Tony Wann mentored the thirty-five talented students who submitted original artwork commemorating charlieuniformtango’s anniversary. The winning banners, designed by students Brett Akop, Nik Hermanovski, Halle Van De Hey and Lizette Ayala,will be showcased at One Arts Plaza for the next three months.

A team of expert judges including Steven Grant, Director of Marketing for Billingsley Company and Lola and Todd Lott of charlieunifromtango selected the winning banners.

Stop by One Arts Plaza to view artwork and talent of Dallas’ students! And a very happy 20th anniversary to our friends at charlieuniformtango.

Booker T. Washington High School students collaborate to design the banners.
The winning banner designs are displayed at the front of the One Arts Plaza building. 


Saturday, September 19, JM Gallery hosted an artist reception celebrating works by members of the Texas Sculpture Association (TSA). The pieces included in “Illumination: a juried exhibition,” were hand-selected by a panel of three distinguished judges   – Mark LaRoe, Jed Morse and Gail Sachson. The exhibition will be on display now through October 31, with a special award ceremony to be held at JM Gallery, October 16 in conjunction with AURORA.

Saturday evening, aficionados had the opportunity to meet the artists, learn about their work and interact with the pieces. Featured artists include Rebecca Boatman, Jim Bowman, Karmien Bowman, Jim Brightwell, Reba Browning and Glen Spelis, Michelle Crider, Jerry Dodd, Antoaneta Hillman, Rebecca Low, Jim Mace, Roberta Masciarelli, Jill Nonnemacher, Nan Phillips, Stephen Potter, Carlyn Ray, Marco Rubino, Breanne Schwarz, Cathy Shepherd, Scott Shubin, Shelley Smith, Robertus Van der Wege, Sam Watson, and Carole Wolanow.

Since 1983, the TSA has been offering programs and events aimed at educating sculptors and their collectors and promoting the role of sculpture in shaping the spirit and character of our urban environment. Its members have helped inspire an excitement for the arts in North Texas and they have shown at numerous local and national venues.

JM Gallery is pleased to collaborate with the TSA in advancing its goals through the presentation of this exciting exhibition of their works.

Visit JM Gallery and Texas Sculpture Association to learn more about programs and upcoming events. 

Cylindrical by Scott Shubin

America Pietra (Rescue) by Karmien Bowman

It’s a PARTY in the Plaza

We are pumped about the Party in the Plaza going on this Friday evening from 6 p.m. until midnight. The festivities, which are all hosted at One Arts Plaza, will include special musical performances by Patient Wolf, The Azelea Project, Sam Lao and Goodnight Ned. Get ready for an evening of high energy, great music and awesome people.

Brought to you in association with FM Fashion Music and the Dallas Arts District Fall Block Party, the event will also feature Willa Vodka Tasting, food, and fun. Parking in the garage is free with restaurant validation.  One Arts Plaza restaurants including Proof + Pantry, Jorge’s Tex Mex Café, and Tei-An will remain open throughout the evening.

Come enjoy music, art, shopping, and dining this Friday at the One Arts Plaza’s Party at the Plaza this Friday 6pm-midnight!

You can learn more about the Dallas Arts District by clicking here. Check out FM Fashion Music by clicking here.

WE ARE ALL HOMELESS Artist Reception was a HUGE success

On Tuesday evening, One Arts Plaza hosted an artist reception for Willie Baronet, the visionary behind the WE ARE ALL HOMELESS project. His project, on display in the One Arts Plaza lobby, consists of hundreds of homeless signs, which he has bought and collected while traveling across the United States. Its purpose is to challenge beliefs on what it means to be homeless. Is home a physical place of comfort and safety? Or is it a place of emotional security and identity?

The reception was met with positive response. Viewers enjoyed bites from One Arts Plaza’s restaurant Proof + Pantry and champagne from Contadi Castaldi Franciacorta Brut NV. In addition to hearing from Baronet, Teresa Hiser and Dr. David Woody with The Bridge and Sherri Ansley with the Housing Crisis Center shared information about their organizations and the work they do with the homeless community.  Guests also left messages on the interactive display describing what home means to them.

If you missed out on the reception, stop by the One Arts Plaza to see Baronet’s WE ARE ALL HOMELESS installation now on display until October 4, 2015. You can also join us on next Wednesday, September 23 from 6pm – 8pm for a special Artist Talk.  

Viewers observe the installation while enjoying snacks provided by Proof + Pantry.

Artist Willie Baronet discusses his work process. 


One Arts Plaza is proud to present the thought-provoking exhibit created by Dallas’ Willie Baronet, “WE ARE ALL HOMELESS”. Now on display in our commercial lobby, Baronet’s project features homeless signs that he has been buying and collecting since 1993. The purpose of this project is to not only bring awareness to the issue of homelessness, but to change the preconceived ideas many people have about the homeless and their situations. His exhibition challenges viewers to think about what it means to be homeless. Is home a physical place such as a house? Or is it a state of being, a sense of safety, or identity?

Stop by our lobby to see his work and challenge the preconceived notions that surround homelessness. Please click here to learn more about Baronet’s project. His exhibition will be on display now through October 4.

Additionally, we are proud to support the Housing Crisis Center and The Bridge. Check out these non-profits and please consider spreading the word, donating or supporting their efforts by volunteering your talents an time. Visit the Housing Crisis Center and the Bridge to learn more.

Don't miss the "WE ARE ALL HOMELESS" Opening reception Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 6-8pm.

Brunch and lunch for a cause!

It’s time for another charity day at One Art Plaza’s YOLK! This Saturday from 7am- 3pm YOLK will be donating 10% of its proceeds towards the Dallas Arts District. We’re happy to support an organization that is so near and dear to our hearts. Grab your friends and family and join us in dining for this awesome cause! As always, YOLK is BYOB and there is complimentary valet.

Proof + Pantry to recreate James Beard dinner

Last month One Arts Plaza’s very own Proof + Pantry traveled to New York to take over the legendary James Beard House, one of the most iconic culinary institutions in the world. Proof + Pantry’s highly acclaimed dinner sold out in less than a week!

Now you have the chance to experience a recreation of the same, unforgettable dinner! On Thursday, August 20th Proof + Pantry will be offering two seatings (first seating at 6:00pm, second seating at 9:00pm).  Reservations are required as both seatings are expected to sell-out quickly. The dinner is $90 per person or $130 including wine pairings. To make a reservation please call (214) 880-9940.

Don’t miss out on a chance to experience a flawless evening with even better food!

Last chance to see Motown!

This week is the last weekend that the Dallas ATT&T Performing Arts Center will be presenting Motown the Musical! So far the show has been extremely successful. The Dallas Morning News has described it as, “A crowd-pleaser! Dazzling performances that deliver songs with heart and sass. They pack irresistible heat!”

The musical tells the real story of how Motown Founder Berry Gordy transformed the music industry forever. You won’t be able to sit still in your seats during performances of all the classics you love.

Before or after the show, grab a drink or a bite to eat at any of the One Arts Plaza Restaurants such as Jorge’s Tex-Mex Café, Proof + Pantry, and Tei-An. We would love to see you!

Don’t miss out on this energetic and electrifying performance! Tickets can be bought here. Motown will be performed now through Saturday August 16 at the Winspear Opera House.

(Pictured: Sydney Morton, Valisia Lekae, and Ariana DeBose as the Supremes. Photo by Joan Marcus) 

Don’t miss this month’s lunch + learn!

Join Arts Counsel Texas and Thompson & Knight LLP for this month’s Lunch + Learn event on Wednesday August 12. Attend this free gathering, hosted at Thompson & Knight, to learn about and discuss copyrights and fair use in the arts community. This is the perfect informative event for artists, collectors, gallerists, and art enthusiasts.

The free event will be held from 12-1:30pm at Thompson & Knight. And don’t forget about the complimentary valet parking!