What We Support

Our organization is committed to supporting the Bath House in realizing its commitment to nurturing the arts, encouraging diversity, and strengthening community relationships.

What We Do

We're a board that is passionate about the Bath House and actively involved in its commitment to our diverse community

Encourage a Learning Environment Encourage a Learning Environment

for children and adults alike

Sponsor Events Sponsor Events

for Dallas’ diverse cultures and the artist community at large

Foster Community Involvement Foster Community Involvement

for the uninterrupted preservation of the Landmark building    

Secure Funds Secure Funds

through fundraisers targeted to support programs and improvements

Promote Advocacy Promote Advocacy

with the City of Dallas to ensure the Bath House continues to thrive

Raise Awareness Raise Awareness

to promote the Center’s programs and events throughout Dallas    

Late Breaking News

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13 Aug 2017

New Season! New Art Exhibitions!

Posted in Gallery Show
New Season!  New Art Exhibitions!

The “Essential Nature” group sho and “Resurface” artwork by Freddie McCook open at the Bath House on September 2, from 7-9pm and continues through September 30. Join the party or stop by when more convenient to see this exhibition of some or most gifted area artists!

1 Jul 2017

Whimsical and Recollective Shows Opening July 8

Posted in FIT, Gallery Show
Whimsical and Recollective Shows Opening July 8

In a friendly mano a mano dialogue between the Festival of Independent Theatres (FIT) production, these two apropos exhibitions will open July 8, 7-9 pm and continue through August 5.

28 Jun 2017

Sylvia Hougland, Dallas Arts Activist, Has Died

Posted in News
Sylvia Hougland, Dallas Arts Activist, Has Died

Services for Sylvia Hougland will be held Saturday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Nasher Sculpture Center. The family suggests wearing red lipstick – in her honor. Hougland died Monday of cancer.  She was 78. She was an omnivorous kind of arts person. You might find her anywhere: leading tours at the Modern Art […]

8 Jun 2017

When Details Matter

Posted in News, Theater
When Details Matter

Theater is visual.  While it cannot exist without the leverage of the spoken word, the script in itself is enriched and interpreted through costuming, sets, lighting, and sound, all choreographed through the imaginative eye of the director. Whether acting as a producer or director for Bath House sponsored productions, Marty Van Kleeck steeps these works […]

What People Are Saying

Read the compliments from our visitors and membership

  • Stephan Strange & Casey Smith, Benefactors

    The Bath House has always held special memories for me, as a life-long lover of White Rock Lake, as I grew up here and returned upon retirement.  When I was a child, I squeezed between ill-fitting gates to play within its abandoned structure.  When I was a young boy, its veranda provided lessons in photographic perspective as well as fanning the flames of young love at sundown.  


    - Stephan Strange & Casey Smith, Benefactors
  • Mark Clayton, Councilman, City of Dallas

    The Friends are incredible volunteers who preserve a jewel of our area selflessly and too often without thanks. They represent the best of East Dallas.

    - Mark Clayton, Councilman, City of Dallas
  • Marty Ray

    A Personal Story and Why I am one of the Friends of the BathHouse

    White Rock Lake is part of my earliest memories. I was born in Dallas and always lived not far from the lake. I fished and played there as a child, went to school parties at the old rock picnic shelter, twirled on the merry-go-round and slid down the slides. I played spin the bottle there as a young teen-ager and roasted hot dogs and watched the stars & moon shine on the waters.


    - Marty Ray
  • Hope this becomes a regular event [in reference to the “Color Outside the Lines” event]. We had a wonderful time.

    - MC Munson
  • Laurie McClurg

    Where is my favorite place to show and sell my art? The Bath House Cultural Center of course. The dedicated professional staff organizes/advertises the show. The Volunteers of the Friends of the Bath House support the artists throughout the entire show. I get to meet wonderful artists & see/buy their work. And our browsers and buyers are the best!

    - Laurie McClurg