The SammonsCenter for the Arts has been developed to provide our community with resources and a facility for aspiring artists to hold rehearsals, workshops and conferences in pursuit of their craft. If Dallas is to continue as a shaping force in the recognition and development of new talent, we must provide a permanent environment conducive to the achievement of this goal.
Our long-term goals are to stabilize the SammonsCenter financially, and gradually expand the services we offer to the arts community as we identify areas which are relevant to our mission and purpose. We are currently in our ninth year of operation, and look forward to expanding our role as a resource for the arts industry of Dallas, and as a model for other arts incubator projects throughout the country.
The SammonsCenter for the Arts was founded in 1981 to renovate the historic Turtle Creek Pump Station and operate it as a multipurpose arts center. The first five years was spent raising the $3 million needed for the renovation, and after two years of renovation, the Center opened March 1, 1988.