Dallas Arts District at Night

Reimagining Dallas
at Night

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

Music venues

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.

Ramen Shop

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.

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The Nighttime is for Everyone

24HourDallas Events and Opportunities

We are proponents for a safer, more culturally and economically vibrant, and more respectful Dallas at night.

Night Safety | Dallas Police Chief Eddie García's Insights for a Safer, More Sociable Dallas
Night Safety

Tue Jun 22, 2021

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

Eddie García, the new chief for the Dallas Police Department, sits down with 24HourDallas to discuss policing the nighttime economy ... and how we might help.

 

Become a member of 24HourDallas
Join 24HourDallas

24HourDallas is a member-driven, all-volunteer charitable non-profit organization. We are focused on making Dallas more culturally and economically vibrant, safer, and more inclusive at night. Please join us as an individual or business member.

 

Montréal + Dublin + Dallas
Montréal + Dublin + Dallas

Wed Jul 7, 2021

12:00-1:00 p.m. CT Members-Only Meeting

In July, we will meet with the founders of two counterpart organizations, Mathieu Grondin of MTL 24/24 in Montréal and Sunil Sharpe of Give Us The Night in Dublin. 24HourDallas members can look for their invitation to this meeting by mid-June

 



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

Alliance Partners

Lonzo Anderson, Executive Assistant Police Chief, City of Dallas
Andres Properties
ARF Financial
AT&T Performing Arts Center
BKD CPAs & Advisors
Casey Burgess, Executive Assistant City Attorney, City of Dallas
Business Council for the Arts
Buzzbrews Kitchen, Inc.
Central Market
Cleveland Menu
Dallas Arts District
Dallas Music Network
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Dallas Voice
Deep Ellum Foundation
Denney Law Group
Directions Consulting Group
EarthX
E Bar Tex-Mex
EDM DFW
Elettore
Episcopal Church of St. Thomas the Apostle
Jon Fortune, Assistant City Manager, City of Dallas
FreshPoint
Eddie García, Police Chief, City of Dallas
Greenville Avenue Pizza Company (GAPCo)
Jill Haning, Executive Assistant City Attorney, City of Dallas
Hotel Association of North Texas
Hoque Global
Katy Trail Ice House
The Kessler Theater
Kitchen Dog Theater
Klyde Warren Park
Madison Partners, LLC
Masterplan
Nasher Sculpture Center
New Friends New Life
No Limits Arts Theatre
Omni Dallas Hotel
The Original Pancake House - DFW
Pavé Group
PlantSwitch
Premium Parking
Ravenstreet Partners LLC
Rock Strategic LLC
Ruthie's Rolling Cafe Powered by Café Momentum
Safe Night LLC
Carl Simpson, Director of Code Compliance Services, City of Dallas
SVM Productions/3015 at Trinity Groves
The Thanks-Giving Foundation/Thanks-Giving Square
Virgin Hotels Dallas
VisitDallas
West End Association
Wildcat Management
Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse
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 Goals

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.  Our volunteers are focused on these six goals:

Cultural Innovation

Cultural Innovation

We need more arts and cultural experiences that will invigorate and demystify the night ... and bring us back into a community.

Nighttime Economy

Nighttime Economy

We need meaningful insights and measures for Dallas’ nighttime economy. We must promote economic activity and increase economic opportunity at night.

Respect

Respect

We must deliberately ensure all races, ethnicities, faiths, cultural traditions, economic classes, sexual orientations, abilities, and families have a place in our community. We need to mediate conflict and come to terms that take both emotions and laws into consideration.

Safety

Safety

We to need provide recommendations and actions that will help customers, residents, employees, neighbors, and businesses be safe at night.

Placemaking at Night

Placemaking at Night

We need to advance planning, urban design, transportation, and environmental priorities that can create ideal nighttime scenarios.

Communication

Communication

We will communicate and gain support for what 24HourDallas and Dallas' nighttime economy are about.