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August 2018

DaVerse Lounge at Red Bird Mall

August 11, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Southwest Center Mall (Red Bird), 3662 W Camp Wisdom Rd
Dallas, TX 75237 United States
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A celebration of voice, culture and creativity. Big Thought, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Journeyman Ink, and Dallas City of Learning invite you to engage in a magic afternoon of emotional literacy at Red Bird Mall! Hosted by spoken word artist Will Richey, DaVerse Lounge is a unique creative experience for performers ages 21 and under, that combines spoken word, music and visual arts. Teens from around the metroplex will bless the mic with their creative talents, including…

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ARTIVISM: Art as Activism (Thursday Evening)

August 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Arts Mission Oak Cliff, 410 S Windomere Ave.
Dallas, TX 75208 United States
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Join us for an original production created by teens in Big Thought’s Artivism program. ARTIVISM is a partnership between Big Thought, Southern Methodist University, and professional Dallas artists to provide teens with a platform to speak out against social and racial justice issues through artwork, poetry and the performing arts. This August, teens from across Dallas came together to speak truth to power by creating an original play that amplifies the voices that need to be heard and inspires audiences…

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ARTIVISM: Art as Activism (Friday Evening)

August 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Arts Mission Oak Cliff, 410 S Windomere Ave.
Dallas, TX 75208 United States
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Join us for an original production created by teens in Big Thought’s Artivism program. ARTIVISM is a partnership between Big Thought, Southern Methodist University, and professional Dallas artists to provide teens with a platform to speak out against social and racial justice issues through artwork, poetry and the performing arts. This August, teens from across Dallas came together to speak truth to power by creating an original play that amplifies the voices that need to be heard and inspires audiences…

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October 2018

Educational Inequity: An “America to Me” Conversation

October 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Big Thought, 1409 S Lamar St. #1015
Dallas, TX 75215 United States
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Academy Award nominated filmmaker Steve James examines racial, economic and class issues in contemporary American education in the multipart unscripted Starz documentary series "America to Me." "America to Me" opens the doors to a high school outside of Chicago, where students and teachers struggle to navigate crucial issues of race, identity, and education. Join Big Thought, Dallas Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation, and Leadership for Educational Equity on Thursday, October 4th from 10am-12pm for Educational Inequity: An "America to Me" Conversation. "America to…

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DaVerse Lounge

October 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Life In Deep Ellum, 2803 Taylor St.
Dallas, TX 75226 United States
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A celebration of voice, culture and creativity. Big Thought and Journeyman Ink invite you to engage in a magic night of emotional literacy at Life In Deep Ellum! Hosted by spoken word artist Will Richey, DaVerse Lounge is a unique creative experience for performers ages 21 and under, that combines spoken word, music and visual arts. Teens from around the metroplex will bless the mic with their creative talents, including participants from DaVerse Lounge poetry clubs, while house band Melody Memory will play original tunes and…

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December 2018

DaVerse Lounge

December 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Life In Deep Ellum, 2803 Taylor St.
Dallas, TX 75226 United States
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A celebration of voice, culture and creativity. Big Thought and Journeyman Ink invite you to engage in a magic night of emotional literacy at Life In Deep Ellum! Hosted by spoken word artist Will Richey, DaVerse Lounge is a unique creative experience for performers ages 21 and under, that combines spoken word, music and visual arts. Teens from around the metroplex will bless the mic with their creative talents, including participants from DaVerse Lounge poetry clubs, while house band Melody Memory will play original tunes and…

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Pop-up Market

December 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Soutside on Lamar – Artist Quarter, 800 Belleview St.
Dallas, TX 75215 United States
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Join youth from Creative Solutions and Artivism for a last minute holiday pop-up market! Featuring original artwork, ceramics and a hot chocolate bar. All proceeds go directly to the program. Southside On Lamar Artist Quarter 800 Belleview St. Dallas, TX 75215

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January 2019

Pleasant Grove Soars Spring Camp 2019

January 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 S Great Trinity Forest Way
Dallas, TX 75217 United States
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February 2019

Works of HeART 2019

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
901 S Central Expy, Richardson, Texas 75080, 901 S Central Expy
Richardson, 75080 United States
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Join us for the 7th annual Works of HeART Art Auction and Fundraiser at Fossil Group HQ on February 1, 2019. Proceeds from this highly-anticipated art auction and showcase of creative work by Fossil Group employees will support Big Thought, a Fossil Foundation partner committed to closing the opportunity gap by making imagination a part of everyday learning. Since its inception, this innovative collaboration between Fossil and Big Thought has continued to grow in both size and impact. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.accelevents.com/e/WOH2019

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DaVerse Lounge

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Life In Deep Ellum, 2803 Taylor St.
Dallas, TX 75226 United States
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A celebration of voice, culture and creativity. Big Thought and Journeyman Ink invite you to engage in a magic night of emotional literacy at Life In Deep Ellum! Hosted by spoken word artist Will Richey, DaVerse Lounge is a unique creative experience for performers ages 21 and under, that combines spoken word, music and visual arts. Teens from around the metroplex will bless the mic with their creative talents, including participants from DaVerse Lounge poetry clubs, while house band Melody Memory will play original tunes and…

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