EVENTS – Events are returning and we’re currently planning community gatherings for the Uptown community! Click Here to view the Events Calendar.
COMMUNICATION – We want to keep you in the know on all things Uptown. You can sign up for our bi-weekly newsletter on the homepage of this website, attend our events, and follow us on all our social media channels.
ART – We can all agree art adds that special something to a neighborhood. The culture, colors and vibrancy that art can portray is an important one and we’re officially on a mission to add more art to Uptown. In 2019, Uptown Dallas Inc. added 12 new murals to the neighborhood. The murals are located across the western border of the Uptown district directly below the Katy Trail. (Blackburn, Lemmon Ave, Lemmon Ave East, Hall, Bowen, Cedar Springs). To view art in Uptown, Click Here.
HISTORICAL MARKER PROJECT – Uptown Dallas Inc. honors and celebrates the rich history of the Uptown district. With 11 existing markers, we continue to research and establish new markers each year. In 2021 we will be installing 3 new historical markers on the subject of: transportation and the McKinney Avenue Trolley, African American Institutions and Community of the State Thomas neighborhood, formerly known as Freedman’s Town, and highlighting the stories and time of the area once called Little Mexico. Click Here to view the map of existing historical markers. Click Here to view the content of the existing historical markers.
ART WALL PROJECT – In 2020 & 2021, Uptown Dallas Inc. launched the Uptown Art Wall Project featuring a new local artist each month. The art wall is 16-feet wide by 8-feet tall and will be featuring in Griggs Park, along the Katy Trail and throughout Uptown each month.
PLACEMAKING – Uptown is less than one-square mile. Click Here to view the Uptown Boundary Map. You know when you’re in Uptown thanks to our placemaking efforts like the entry javelins and ribbons that boast the name UPTOWN. In 2018 we began a multi-year process of adding Uptown street toppers to all the street signs. In 2020 we also initiated the installation of more than 200 American Flags that sway along McKinney Avenue, Cityplace West Blvd, and Griggs Park on patriotic holidays.
Currently, in support of local businesses, street pole banners featuring the campaign “ENJOY & EXPLORE UPTOWN” are up along Blackburn, Cedar Springs and McKinney Avenue.