Dallas’ new hangout at Trinity Groves is preparing for the grand opening of a new beer garden and all-day hangout location.
Artpark at Trinity Groves, located off Singleton Boulevard near Gulden Lane, makes its official debut on Tuesday. The backyard-style space features a picnic table for visitors to sit and enjoy meals bought from nearby restaurants. It also features a bar and a seating space for around 1,000 people.
The hangout spot is decorated with colorful graffiti art made by local artists and 30 outdoor TVs. The hangout spot also provides visitors with views of Downtown Dallas and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.
Local artist Dan Lam, whose work is now part of the art decorating the hangout spot, said she was honored that her artwork is part of the community that is building in the area.
“It is a large-scale version of my smaller works that I normally show in galleries. It took me three months to make,” Lam said about her artwork. “The paint I used is called a chameleon paint, and it shifts with perspective. So, you can walk around it, and it will look purple, it will look green. And the lighting also affects it as well, so if it’s sunny more colors are gonna pop. On a cloudy day, you might see more of the cooler colors. And when it rains, it’s actually really cool. You get little beads of water on it, and it shifts all kinds of colors.”
Lam also added that she believed the hangout spot would provide an avenue for Dallas artists to come together and work near each other.