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

22 Feb 2021

Our Featured Artist

Our Featured Artist

Beginning with the Friends’ first newsletter of 2021, it is our intent to shine a light on our local artists in each issue. For this publication, our Featured Artist is Cindy Kelley, an Assemblage and Collage Artist. Cindy has been a consistent artist sharing her knowledge and wares overs the years at our Art Mart […]

12 Feb 2021

El Corazon Returns to the Bath House!

Posted in Gallery Show
El Corazon Returns to the Bath House!

The Bath House Cultural Center will begin a gradual reopening of its gallery programs with its annual El Corazón exhibition scheduled for February. Just like in previous installments of the El Corazón exhibition, the curator of the show, Jose Vargas, has selected a wonderfully eclectic variety of art pieces in different media that are inspired […]

12 Feb 2021

José Vargas Curates El Corazon in 2021

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José Vargas Curates El Corazon in 2021

José started putting on “El Corazón” art show annually in 1993, giving hundreds of local artists the chance to showcase their work over the past 25 years. To learn more about El Corazon’s long-time curator, read his very cool review in the Oak Cliff Advocate here.  

12 Feb 2021

Kudos to Felicia Santiago

Kudos to Felicia Santiago

The Friends are always delighted to showcase our many talented membership and board members’ accomplishments, and our board member, Felicia Santiago, is a luminous example.  As the project architect for the Hall of State’s $14.4 million restoration project within Fair Park, Dallas, the renovation unequivocally is affirmation of Felicia’s skill and knowledge.   Read about the […]

What People Are Saying

Read the compliments from our visitors and membership

  • Denise Lee, Chanteuse, Actress

    I offer my thanks and gratitude for everything Friends of the Bath House has done to make this first season [Dallas Cabaret Series & Festival in the Underground] to make this first season, not just possible, but a huge success and we look forward to our 2nd season.

    We are committed to bringing in only the highest quality Cabaret entertainment and doing our part to shine a light on the jewel that is the Bath House Cultural Center.

    Here’s to more music!!

    - Denise Lee, Chanteuse, Actress
  • 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.  

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    - Stephan Strange & Casey Smith, Benefactors
  • Mark Clayton, Former 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, Former 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.

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    - 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