Parking Garage Lauded for Drive-through Art Show in Dallas

Neon Art Sign in Urban SettingArea 3, a drive-through art show in a downtown Dallas parking garage, brought together 11 local artists to immerse guests in light, sound, and color and is being applauded by media and the public there.

“This drive-through exhibition curated by the biennial festival Aurora is easily the coolest art event in Dallas since the pandemic forced social distancing and isolation,” says the Dallas Morning News. Eleven pieces in the DalPark Garage will offer an artistic respite for drivers through Jan. 1.

“My only complaint is that it’s easy to move through the experience too fast,” writes reporter Lauren Smart. “Even after months living at a slower pace, it’s instinctual to rush through a parking garage, tailing the car in front of you or propelled by the one behind. With an extended hand, someone could perhaps signal to each car: Stay here, if only for five minutes, look at the lights, listen to the sounds.”

The experience was designed to take up to an hour to drive through. Read more about it here. And if that wets your whistle about art and parking, read about the Norwalk, Conn., Parking Authority’s efforts to install public art in its town, in the October issue of Parking & Mobility.