Scattered all throughout downtown Dallas are dozens of small shopping and entertainment districts that each offer their own unique blend of shops and businesses. One such district is the Bishop Arts District which is located in the heart of Dallas. As the name implies, the Bishop Arts District is located along Bishop Street in downtown Dallas and after the area went through multiple revivals it became somewhat of an arts center in Dallas. The Bishop Arts District truly is a modern shopping district which is disguised as an old world shopping district which is part of what makes it such a unique and interesting place to visit in Dallas.
The Bishop Art District originally became popular in the early 1900s as warehouses and shops began to flood the area. Due to the wide availability of shops and businesses the Bishop Arts District became one of the most popular and most visited districts in Dallas from the 1920s to the 1940s. Unfortunately as time went on the district began to lose visitors as companies moved out of the area and larger and more convenient shopping malls began to pop up all around the city. Fortunately during the late 1980s and 1990s a wealthy businessman purchased the entire area and decided to renovate and rejuvenate the entire area. At first the project was a little bit slow but the rundown, old, Bishop Arts District eventually became a hot spot once again when it turned into what it is today.
Today the Bishop Arts District is simply a district with dozens of businesses, shops, museums, and other attractions. The Bishop Arts District was meant to still represent some of the history and past that the area has and thanks to the design style and architecture used in the area it still does resemble shopping districts of the past. The Bishop Arts District is an area of Dallas that is definitely worth visiting anytime you are in the area. Few other districts offer the history and tradition while still offering modern accommodations like restaurants and shopping. The Bishop Arts District is also quite conveniently located in downtown Dallas so it is not too far away from anywhere in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Make sure to stop by and take in some of the history and beauty of this renovated yet historic shopping and entertainment district.