Dallas Arts District at Night

Reimagining Dallas
at Night

We advocate for a nighttime Dallas that will be safer, more inclusive, and more vibrant.

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Contribute
to our mission

With a donation, you, your business, or your organization can help us make Dallas safer, more inclusive, and more economically vibrant at night.

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Become a member
of 24HourDallas

Join our all-volunteer team and get in front of the challenges Dallas will face as we shift from our 20th Century, 9-to-5 roots to a mode better suited for the new millennium.

Planning and Designing Public Spaces for the Night

Enlightened

Join us Tuesday, Mar. 9, 2021, for this free Zoominar.

24HourDallas hosts two internationally respected experts in light, art, and placemaking at night. Join us as we illuminate what it could mean to better fuse art, light, and urban design into public spaces at night ... in Dallas. Our guest panelists: International Nighttime Design Initiative's Leni Schwendinger and Dallas AURORA's Joshua King.

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Just Ahead

24HourDallas Events and Opportunities

Save the date for these upcoming 24HourDallas programs

Dark Money
Dark Money

Tue Apr 9, 2021

4:00-5:00 p.m. Free Zoominar

Discover many examples of how large and small cities around the world are creating safer, more inclusive, and productive cities after dark.

 

Vaccinate the Night
Vaccinate the Night

Tens of thousands work at night in Dallas' service and hospitality industries, arts and cultural sectors, retail, and more. Help us encourage all to register for the COVID vaccine and share our #VaccinateTheNight posts on social media.

 

Noctis Award
Noctis Award

24HourDallas introduces its Noctis ("of the night") Award.

 

In recognition for their voluntarism in support of 24HourDallas' mission, the first Noctis Awards were presented to Augustine Jalomo and Rhiannon Martin, co-chairs of our inaugural Dallas Digithon.

 



These businesses and organizations support 24HourDallas and its mission.
Join them

Alliance Partners

Andres Properties
ARF Financial
BKD CPAs & Advisors
Business Council for the Arts
Central Market
Dallas Arts District
Dallas Music Network
Dallas Voice
Deep Ellum Foundation
Denney Law Group
Directions Consulting Group
EDM DFW
Elettore
Episcopal Church of St. Thomas the Apostle
Hotel Association of North Texas
Hoque Global
Katy Trail Ice House
Madison Partners, LLC
Masterplan
New Friends New Life
No Limits Arts Theatre
Omni Dallas Hotel
Pavé Group
Premium Parking
Safe Night LLC
SVM Productions/3015 at Trinity Groves
The Thanks-Giving Foundation/Thanks-Giving Square
Virgin Hotels Dallas
VisitDallas
Zalat Pizza
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Experts Share

Why Invest
In the Night?

24-hour places are not only statistically different than sprawling 9-5 cities but have statistically superior economic performance.

Richard Florida, Author, Professor, Urbanist

A culturally diverse nightlife can lead to a more inclusive and ethnically diverse city. We need creative, smart policy that drives cultural innovation.

Mirik Milan Gelders, Former Amsterdam Night Mayor

Cities are no longer 9-to-5 systems. They are 24-hour organisms that require free, open, and inviting spaces to live, work and enjoy.

Andreina Seijas, Urban Night Researcher, Harvard Graduate School of Design

The idea is to change the dialogue from the city government thinking about life in the daytime to thinking about – and allocating more resources to – our life at night.

Shawn Townsend, DC Director of Nightlife and Culture

London's night-time economy is integral to our success as a city – employing 1.6 million and contributing billions to our economy.

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

Once you get people to see that the issues and the opportunities at night are really something that have to be planned, rather than policed, then you're going to have a much more successful social economy.

Jim Peters, President, Responsible Hospitality Network

Night-time is the new competitive edge for post-industrial cities.

Elena Bird, City of Toronto Economic Development & Culture

In the past, the presumption of nightlife has been that it's in the dark, and that it's where dark things happen. It's really just the other 9-to-5.

Ariel Palitz, Senior Executive Director of Nightlife for the NYC Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment


Areas of Focus

Our Current Priorities

Most nighttime economy initiatives around the globe are led by local government agencies. 24HourDallas, however, is an all-volunteer and membership-powered non-profit charity.

For 2020, our business, non-profit, and individual volunteers are focused on these action areas:

Cultural Innovation
Cultural Innovation

Create & Convene

What opportunities are there for arts and cultural experiences to invigorate and demystify the night ... and bring us back into a community?

Evening Economy
Evening Economy

Gather & Guide

What do we need to provide meaningful insights and measures for Dallas’ nighttime economy? What can we do to promote post-COVID economic activity and increase economic opportunity at night?

Respect
Respect

Include & Resolve

How can we deliberately ensure all races, ethnicities, faiths, cultural traditions, economic classes, sexual orientations, abilities, and families have a place in our work? How can we best mediate conflict and come to terms that take into consideration emotions and laws?

Safety
Safety

Comfort & Protect

What recommendations and actions can we advance to make customers, residents, employees, neighbors, and businesses safer at night?

Placemaking
Placemaking at Night

Identify & Advocate

What planning, urban design, transportation, and environmental priorities create ideal nighttime scenarios? And what can we do to help advance those ideals?

Communication
Communication

Listen & Speak

How do we best communicate and gain support for what 24HourDallas and Dallas' nighttime economy are all about?