Even though the arts were significantly stunted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the arts and culture scene in Preston Hollow had its moments of growth. Arts organizations and individuals changed their game plan, and after a tough year, new ideas and strategies around books, cooking, music, visual art and design proved successful. Take a look at our 2020 Preston Hollow arts and culture recap, and find more arts and culture stories here.

Melody Dockery of Mad About Flowers joined the Advocate to create these luscious tablescapes that were an art form in-and-of themselves. These dining room table ideas were perfect for making the socially distant holidays feel like something special.

You can read this December story here.

The Dallas YA Book Club pivoted to Zoom meetings after the COVID-19 pandemic. Focusing on diverse fantastical picks, this book club meets once a month to discuss the latest in YA literature. The group is full of adults who love to discuss the ins-and-outs of the genre.

You can read this November story here.

Before he passed away from COVID-19 in December, the late Charley Pride won the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at CMA Awards. Pride will be remembered for being a trailblazer for Black country artists and for his hits like “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin.'”

You can read this November story here.

Jenna Bush Hager released a new memoir: Everything Beautiful in Its Time: Seasons of  Love and Loss in August. In the memoir, the first daughter and granddaughter shares stories about her grandparents and their wisdom that has shaped her life.

You can read this August story here.

The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum was awarded the grand prize in the 2020 American Institute of Architects film challenge this year. The film showcases the partnership between the museum and Dallas-based architecture firm Omniplan, which designed the new building.

You can read this November story here.

Preston Hollow neighbor Mione Plant left a career as an engineer to devote time to her art and son. She’s the author of “The Artwork of Mione Plant” and shared her stories of how she’s coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. For instance, she painted a mural in her guest bedroom and kept reading.

You can read this May story here.

Earlier in the year, we compiled a Spotify playlist full of artists that have ties our neighborhood. The list includes Lisa Loeb, Meat Loaf and Victoria Clark among others, all of who have roots in Preston Hollow.

You can listen to the March playlist here.

NorthPark Center’s Pop Up Project uses barricaded storefronts as a canvas to showcase local emerging talents. Since the concept debuted in September 2019, there has been a lot of art to check out.

You can read this January story here.

Priya Krishna chatted with the Advocate after an eventful year. After leaving Bon Appétit‘s YouTube channel, Krishna and others demanded for guidelines for diversity and stronger pay efforts. We chatted with her about her work with Bon Appétit and her Preston Hollow roots.

You can read this July story here.

Interabang Books was located in the Preston Royal shopping center before the Oct. 20 tornado forced Nancy Perot to move the shop to its new location on Lovers Lane. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit, and Perot found herself managing two challenges within a year.

You can read this July story here.


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