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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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.

In the Works

Here Comes Dallas Digithon

Join us for a 24-hour streaming variety show and fundraising event for Dallas artists and creatives.

To bring awareness of the many Dallas artists who find themselves unemployed due to the pandemic, we debut the Dallas Digithon, a 24-hour online variety show starring Dallas artists and other contributors to our creative economy.

The Dallas Digithon will take place November 7-8, 2020. All funds raised will benefit individual artists in Dallas.

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Professional Artists and Performers

Dancers, musicians, singers, actors, magicians, authors and poets, puppeteers, circus artists, performance artists, visual artists, burlesque performers, ethnic music performers, chefs, and more.

Answer Our Call for Artists
Just Ahead

24HourDallas Events and Opportunities

Save the date for these upcoming 24HourDallas programs

Park It
Will I Be Safe?

Women in the Nighttime Economy

November TBD, 2020

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

While enjoying Dallas' sociable districts at night, managing a life around her night shift job, or even at her nighttime workplace, the lingering question a woman must always ask is, "Will I be safe?" Details soon.

Every Voice
Every Voice

Are there racial inequities in Dallas at night? You know there are. Is 24HourDallas going to do anything about that? You bet we are. Our initiative is called Every Voice. Learn how can you help.


Economic Recovery
Economic Recovery

in May 2020, 24HourDallas was asked to chair a 19-person Restaurant & Hospitality Advisory Committee. Its recommendation were first presented in June. We are not yet surfacing as a priority at Dallas City Hall...


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?


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?


Comfort & Protect

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

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?


Listen & Speak

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

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

Alliance Partners

American Indian Heritage Day of Texas
Apartment Association of Greater Dallas
ARF Financial
Audrie Austin
BKD CPAs & Advisors
BOMA Greater Dallas
Business Council for the Arts
Cleveland Menu
Coalition for a New Dallas
Corinth Properties
Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center
Dallas Area Cultural Advocacy Coalition
Dallas Arts District
Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce
Dallas County
Dallas Magnolias
Dallas Regional Chamber
Deep Ellum Foundation
Denney Law Group
Directions Consulting Group
Downtown Dallas, Inc.
Downtown Residents Council
Duo Design Partners
DuPriest POP
Greater Dallas Restaurant Association
Greenville Avenue Pizza Company
Hotel Association of North Texas
Hospitality Management Systems
i Fratelli Pizza
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
MSC Design
Nasher Sculpture Center
New Friends New Life
No Limits Arts Theatre
The Original Pancake House DFW
Pavé Group
Premium Parking
Rock Strategic
Safe Night LLC
Schooley Mitchell
STEEL Restaurant & Lounge
Episcopal Church of St. Thomas the Apostle
SVM Productions/3015 at Trinity Groves
Texas Restaurant Association
The Hotel Association
Turtle Creek Chorale
Wardington International