Deep Ellum Arts Festival

April 4-6


The free 3-day, Deep Ellum Arts Festival exemplifies everything that makes this area rock. Experience more than 200 decorative and visual artists selling and comissioning original works, 100's original bands and performance artists showcasing the newest sights and sounds from five stages!

Life in Deep Ellum will be hosting a booth in the Deep Ellum Village off Main and Crowdus. The Gathering will also be holding our service on the Main stage at Good Latimer on April 6 at 11am.

Rev Shift

New Gallery Exhibit

Come check out our new painting exhibit by Rani Rautela!

Gallery Reception: April 12, 2014 from 6-9

Mokah Upcoming Events


Friday, March 14: Lounge Show: Dillon Chevalier with The Motel Pines Doors open at 7:30, $5 cover

Saturday, March 15: DM Expressions: Verbal Intimacy 7:00-10:00p tickets at

Saturday, March 15: Deep Ellum Outdoor Market 11a - 5p Stop by the Mokah booth!

Wednesday, March 19: Sofa Sessions with Larry g(EE) Featuring: Leon Bridges and Daniel Hardaway 7:00p-10:00p

Saturday, March 29: Lounge Show: Jarius Withrow Album Release Doors open at 7:30p $5 cover

Photography Collective

New Gallery Exhibit

Dates: January 25 - March 1

Reception: Saturday, March 1 from 6-9pm


“We are nine contemporary artists obsessed with the need to speak through photographs. From the still document to the moving image, from the referential to the random, we create art and provoke conversations. Our varied works address a wide range of issues at the forefront of twenty-first century photographic practice. We work at the dynamic intersection of analogue and digital, with time and change our constant companions. We approach traditional genres through fresh eyes – landscape, the portrait, fashion, the body, still life, performance and process – always looking forward.”

Artists include:

Ben Davis - Elva Salinas

Zackariah Hamze - Adam Neese

Derek Rankins - Longhui Zhang

Rachel Rushing - Lynne' Bowman

Patrick O'Neill

Curated by Kathy Lovas

Mokah Upcoming Events


Come check out Mokah's upcoming events!

Saturday, February 1: Lounge Show

Richard Gilber / Trey & Kelsea Miles

Doors open at 7pm ($5 cover)

Wednesday, February 12: Sofa Sessions with Larry (G)ee

Doors open at 7pm ($7 cover)

Friday, February 21: DaVerse Lounge

Spoken Word event (Partnering with Big Thought)

Event is 6-9pm (Free)

Saturday, February 22: DM Expressions

Music, poetry, and artistic expression

Event is 7-10pm (Free)

Friday, February 28: Lounge Show

Braden Scott / John McKay

Door open at 7pm ($5 cover)

Raise the Arts

Supply Drive and Holiday Party

Join the Deep Ellum Community Association and Life in Deep Ellum Sunday, December 8th for our neighborhood holiday party hosted at Life In Deep Ellum. There will be food a plenty from local Deep Ellum restaurants. Including: Buzzbrews, Maracas, Baker's Ribs, Glazed Donut Works, and Rudolph's. We'll serve until the food runs out - so come early!

There will be plenty of homemade goodies and drinks for the late comers! And live music for everyone to enjoy and for the young (or young at heart) our feature film - Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer (claymation circa 1964).

The holidays are not only a time for frivolity but also for giving back and Deep Ellum knows how to do both well. For the third year our holiday party coincides with our neighborhood's Raise the Arts Supply Drive, benefiting MLK Learning Center and Uplift Luna Prep. Check out the wish-list and lets Raise the Arts to support an underserved school this holiday season. (CLICK HERE)

Supplies and donations can be brought to the holiday party or dropped off at Life in Deep Ellum in advance. 

And You Can Make an online Donation to our new CROWDTILT campaign. (CLICK HERE)

We have until December 15 to reach $1500!

Latitud Sur

Mokah Gallery Exhibit

Mokah Art Gallery welcomes 7 established artists from Uruguay. The exhibit will include multiple mediums representing artistic expression from a uniquely Uruguayan perspective. The closing reception will feature a Uruguayan experience with hors d'oeuvres and drinks where you can meet some of the artists represented.

Exhibit: December 7 - January 18

Closing Reception: January 18 from 6-9pm

(K)New Order

Muscle Memory Dance Theatre

November 1 and November 2. Show starts at 8pm. Tickets are available here.

Muscle Memory Dance Theatre opens its 2013-14 season with a full evening length performance, K(New) Order: A Danceorama Movement Scene. Choreographers Lesley Snelson, Kristin Daniels, Lindsey Knight, and Jackie Beth Shilcutt collaborate in giving a nod to the beloved British rock band that transformed the global dance scene and culture throughout the 1980s and 1990s. M2DT celebrates New Order's legacy by moving and grooving to some of the band's most popular hits.

Muscle Memory Dance Theatre

DaVerse Lounge

Friday, November 8

Come join the experience that recently wowed everyone at TEDxSMU! Friday, November 8 from 7-9pm.

DaVerse Lounge is an under 21 open mic and live art experience founded and hosted by Will Richey. Young people read original works of poetry accompanied by the 6 piece band Melody Memory led by Alejandro Perez.

DaVerse Lounge

ALM Kids Workshop

November 9

Life in Deep Ellum joins up with ArtLoveMagic! Saturday, November 9 from Noon-4pm

Kids get a chance to create alongside local artists and musicians in a giant studio (not classroom) atmosphere. There will be a wide variety of different art stations manned by local creatives. We'll provide the supplies, the space, and the artists - you bring your kiddos and their enthusiastic spirit.

As art programs are disappearing from local school curriculum, we' believe events like this are more important than ever.

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Mokah Gallery Exhibit

Every year, Mokah partners with UDArt in a community fundraiser benefitting both organizations. We gather dontated art from emerging and established artists in Dallas. Then we auction them all off to art lovers of all kinds.

The exhibit contains painting, drawings, prints, and photography. The auction/reception will be held Friday, October 18. Most pieces will start at $100 and decrease by $25 every 45 minutes. By the end of the night, some pieces will be as low as $5. Come get great art for your home or office. It all goes to help Mokah Art Gallery and UDArt continue doing what we do!

Deep Ellum Gallery Walk

September 21

Deep Ellum Fall Gallery Walk - September 21, 2013, Noon to 8pm

In honor of International Peace Day, the Deep Ellum Community Association (DECA) and the Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) are joining forces for Fall Gallery Walk featuring fourteen galleries in Deep Ellum and thirty-five of DADA's leading member galleries, museums, and nonprofit art spaces.

Mokah Art Gallery will be participating by holding its reception for Chris Rabb's exhibit from 6-9pm. Come out and check out all the great art!

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The Amazing Memorable Thing

by Chris Rabb

Come check out our new exhibit by Chris Rabb. The reception will be on Saturday, September 21 from 6-9pm. Here is his artist statement:

Every day I am inundated with vast amounts of information, from the internet, my television, and roadside billboards.  All of which seem to follow me through my daily rituals. The images have permeated my thoughts, and have even become a visual langue. And now when I am conversing with others these images and text seem to appear as my thoughts. In my work I am using this idea of visual inundation by composing layers various multimedia sources with the intent of creating a previous conversation. A conversation that I may have had with anyone that I may have encountered throughout my day, such as my wife, co-workers, customers, or a gas station attendant. When creating these conversation I must rely on my memory to recall the information, this is when the images start colliding, layering, and changing color. The end product is a conversation that has been arranged spatial rather than linearly.

Stay Hungry Stay Humble

by Leighton Autrey

Leighton Autrey Art is based in the Dallas, Texas area and has shown art all across the world. He is mostly known for his Biblical artwork where he turns scriptures from the Holy Bible into modern contemporary works of art. He has shown all over the world including events such as Super Bowl XLV, the 2012 London Olympics and Miami Art Basel.

This exhibit goes from June 16 - July 20. The closing reception will be on Friday, July 19 from 6-9pm.

Visit for more information about his work.

Summer Spectacular

Play Together, Stay Together

Life Groups will be taking a break during the summer, so we have gathered together 4 SPECTACULAR events to fill the gaping holes in your souls. This summer will be about community and fun and connection and shameless frivolity.

May 29: LG Picnic @ Exall Park

It starts at 7pm at Exall Park (Live Oak and Hall). It's BYOP(icnic). Life in Deep Ellum will provide all the drinks. Rumor is that kickball will be happening. Shhh.

June 19: Movie Night @ LIDE

Gather together with your friends and family for some relaxing cinematic fellowship. We will have old fashioned popcorn, candy, and soft drinks. Free childcare for parents who would like a semi-date-night, as well.

July 17: Dodgeball @ Jump Street

Yes, things will probably get crazy. While the balls are made of nerf, the fierce competition will not be suppressed. Join us at 7pm at Jump Street (11250 N Central Expressway). You can join in extra activities at Jump Street for $8-$11.

August 14: Swim Day @ Hawaiian Falls

From 6:30pm - 8:30pm, the Hawaiian Falls (4550 N Garland Ave) will open their doors to the Gathering. LIDE will cover 1/2 the price, so the cost will only be $7.50 per person (under 2 is free).


Art Conspiracy

Art Conspiracy presents MOUNTED on Saturday, June 8. It's an event to unite artists, raise “seed” money, and conspire for a good cause and a good time.

Conjuring visions animal, vegetable, mineral and digital, Life in Deep Ellum will be transformed from a gallery space into a lodge-like, electronic animalistic mounted dream sequence that only those crazy Art Conspirators can produce. It kicks off at 7:00pm. Original, curated works from over 40 inspired artists will be auctioned live in a fun, free-for-all format. Art Conspiracy events are designed to be affordable and offer everyone a chance to purchase original artwork with opening bids starting at $50.

The mission of Art Conspiracy is to inspire Dallas’ art and music scenes to join forces for the benefit of local non-profit arts organizations. Non-profits with an annual budget of less than $400,000 and that offer creative programming in the form of art or music that gives back to youth, families, and citizens within the Dallas city limits are considered to be chosen as Art Conspiracy’s annual beneficiaries.

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Dallas Observer Article

Fables from a World on Fire by Jeremy Catenacci

April 29 - May 29

As a traditional Print Maker and storyteller, Jeremy has chosen to bring to light the topics of creation, existence, divinity, nature, the environment, punishment for crossing barriers, and the misuse of our planet.

Come see his fantasitc show any time during gallery hours 7a-7p (or by appointment). The gallery reception will be held on Saturday, May 18 from 6p-9p.

Deep Ellum Arts Festival

The Gathering on the Main Stage

On Sunday, April 7, the Gathering will be held on the streets of Deep Ellum at the corner of Main and Good Latimer. Service starts at 11am. Be sure to stick around and see the amazing artist and restaurant booths. You could also check out the LIDE/Mokah booth in the Deep Ellum Village off Main and Crowdus.


The free 3-day, Deep Ellum Arts Festival exemplifies everything that makes this area rock. Experience more than 200 decorative and visual artists selling and comissioning original works, 100's original bands and performance artists showcasing the newest sights and sounds from five stages!

Formations by Sarah Francis

March 16 - April 20

This exhibit will serve as Sarah's MFA show for the University of Dallas. Sarah has been creating her own materials inspired by patterns found in the land ranging from very small and cellular patterns to large grand scale patterns found in the sky or on clouds.

Reception: Saturday, April 20 from 6-10pm. Artist Talk: 7:30pm.

Reflexions by Matt Esparza

January 26 - March 9

Matt is a Dallas based visual artist and video producer. His exhibit displays his talent with working in abstract design.

Reception: Saturday, February 23, 6-9pm. Artist Talk: 7:30pm