Dallas’ first DIY sculpture park
Artists Tamara Johnson and Trey Burns had just 25 days to mow the grass, trim the trees and install the sculpture before the opening weekend of Sweet Pass Sculpture Park, the city’s new DIY art park. Twenty-five days during the rainiest October in Dallas history. Luckily, the rain stopped just in time for the West Dallas Art Walk, where the park debuted with its first exhibition, “Getgo.” On view through Dec. 12, the exhibit features the work of Alicia Eggert (Denton), Buster Graybill (San Antonio) and Saki Sato (New York), and a collaborative piece by Johnson’s students from Southern Methodist University.
This hidden valley of sculpture occupies a landscaped acre of land on Fabrication Street just two doors down from Erin Cluley Gallery. Johnson and Burns hope to use Sweet Pass as a hub for educational outreach, live performances and other things. Currently, the park is open on Saturday afternoons and by appointment.
Alicia Eggert’s You Are Her is on display in Sweet Pass Sculpture Park.
Sweet Pass Sculpture Park includes Tush Hog by San Antonio’s Buster Graybill.