The Museum of Street Culture
The Museum of Street Culture is located in Encore Park in the heart of an historic area of downtown Dallas, flanked by the Farmers Market, City Hall, and the Main Street District. Our mission is to validate the history and experience of people in public places through diverse forms of art, education, and new ideas activating social change and building community. The Museum is a place where trained and untrained artists will collaborate and create art independently, involving people who live in the street and who work in the street. We embrace new ideas of art and culture by breaking down stereotypes and igniting social change in an ongoing dialogue through its exhibitions, collection, and public programs. The Museum of Street Culture will engage all areas of Encore Park, including The Stewpot, the 508 amphitheater, 508 Park, Community Garden, and 515 Park.
Pioneered by The Stewpot of First Presbyterian Church of Dallas and formally organized as a non-profit organization in 2013, Encore Park is a community of social and cultural services located on the south side of Young Street and on the east and west sides of the 500 block of Park Avenue. Encore Park brings together people of all cultures and faiths through dialogue, education, service, music, and art in the pursuit of abundant life, building community at the crossroads of creativity and caring.