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

12 Jun 2020

Huzzah! Construction begins!

Posted in News, Renovation
Huzzah!  Construction begins!

First photographs from the exterior and interior renovations of the Bath House. A few highlights for work in progress: Site secured with construction fence and padlocks installed at lower level building gate openings. Asbestos abatement complete. The public restrooms, ticket area and kitchen, are being framed. Drain work on-going to lake. Tree protection installed per […]

28 May 2020

Groundbreaking Finally a Reality!

Posted in Renovation
Groundbreaking Finally a Reality!

Tuesday, May 26, was the BIG DAY! Construction for the Bath House Cultural Center’s $1.5 million renovations was kicked-off with the groundbreaking ceremony that afternoon. In addition to members of the Friends of the Bath House board of directors, present were District 9 Council Member Paula Blackmon broke ground surrounded by Maria Hasbany, District 9 […]

7 May 2020

Great News on Bath House Construction!

Posted in Renovation
Great News on Bath House Construction!

We have some good news regarding the permits. Martha Welsh in the Bond Office notified the Bath House Manager, Marty Van Kleeck, earlier in the week that the permit has been moved out of the prescreening phase and is now in the permit phase! This means the permits are no longer in limbo and we […]

1 May 2020

Bath House Temporarily Closed for Renovations!

Posted in News
Bath House Temporarily Closed for Renovations!

Now that the 2017 Proposition F Bond has been approved, renovation planning for the Cultural Center is underway!  We are currently waiting for construction documents to be permitted.  Once we get the green light the work will begin!  Keep an eye out here and here to follow the construction progress and project schedule. Read more […]

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