A Staycation exploring fun things to do in Frisco Texas

A Staycation, exploring fun things to do in Frisco Texas! Yep Frisco, a Dallas suburb just a few miles north of us has attractions, restaurants, sporting venues and lots of art to keep us busy for the week.  It made us realize you don’t always have to fly to faraway places Read More …

Best Instagrammable spots in Dallas, Fort Worth and the Suburbs

When we travel I don’t typically seek out Instagrammy locations but seek out experiences. But when we are home in Dallas it is fun to find Instagram spots on weekends when we don’t have baseball games, plans with friends or other commitments.  We have vibrant murals, neat architecture and cool Read More …

Discovering different strokes: Street Art Around the World

Do you love finding alleyways filled with murals and street art? Neither confined to the walls of museums nor having to follow anyone’s rules, these murals and graffiti sometimes have political messages, sometimes just splashes of colors but always give us a glimpse of local culture.  The independent artworks may Read More …

Street Art in Americas and Canada

If you are looking to find Street Art in the Americas and Canada, you have come to the right place.  Here is a list of places in Canada, North America and South America where you can find some amazing street art and murals.  Photos were taken by travel bloggers during Read More …

Deep Ellum Murals: DIY Walking tour with Map of an Art walk in Dallas

One sunny day after visiting the Dallas Museum of Arts, we stopped at the Deep Ellum area of Dallas – dubbed Dallas’ original walking neighborhood for more art. Only this time it was murals on the street walls not art on the museum walls. I have never been to this Read More …

Girls Getaway: Plano Art and Wine walk

When art and wine come together in Plano’s historic neighborhood, how can I not go… so I gathered my favorite gal pals to sample some wine, admire art and catch up under the twinkling lights at McCall Plaza in Downtown Plano.   We checked in at Events 1013 – it Read More …

DFWSAFF: Dallas Fort Worth area’s very own DFW South Asian Film Festival

Four years ago, one frost evening we braved icy road conditions to attended the first DFWSAFF screening in Angelika, Plano. I was excited to see the inaugural opening film that night – Brahmin Bulls an uplifting father and son story set in Los Angeles. I was pretty excited that the Dallas Read More …

Paul Gauguin: The artist who went to Tahiti and never came back

In 1891, Paul Gauguin, a post impressionist artist left for Tahiti, a French island in the Pacific Ocean. Here, he painted and sculpted, taking his inspiration from the Maori culture and mythology, making him a pioneer of Primitivism. Paul Gauguin in Tahiti The word Tahiti evokes visions of an exotic island paradise. Read More …

Visiting Van Gogh Asylum in Saint Remy de Provence

We have been to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam where his famous Sunflower painting resides and also seen his works in Musee d’Orsay, Paris, but to visit the Van Gogh Asylum in Saint Remy de Provence where he was admitted for treatment but yet painted more than 100 of his masterpieces is Read More …

Gustav Klimt: The Golden Kiss and more at the Belvedere, Vienna

Almost everyone has heard of the most famous romantic Painting Kiss by Gustav Klimt which portrays a couple in a loving embrace sharing an intimate moment in a field of flowers and gold leaf.  Gustav Klimt was an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Read More …

Fridamania: Celebrating Frida Kahlo’s 110th Birthday at the DMA

It’s a Frida Fest here at the Dallas Museum of Art! Fueled by the rediscovery of Frida Kahlo along with a biopic in her name, Fridamania has kicked off once again, this time at the DMA. In celebration of the Dallas Museum of Art’s widely successful México exhibit featuring artists Read More …

ZimSculpt: Modern Zimbabwean stone sculptures at the Dallas Arboretum

Summer at the Dallas Arboretum is beautiful with the gardens brimming with colorful summer blooms and beautiful water features around to cool off. This summer is extra special as the garden is dotted with special ZimSculpt sculptures. Also known as Shona sculpture, these contemporary pieces can be as large as Read More …