Fifty Years of Giving
August 20 – October 28, 2015
For 50 days, from August through October, NorthPark Center will give back to local non-profit organizations that help our community thrive. Giving back to the community has been a pillar of NorthPark Center since it opened back in August 1965, and continues to be a priority today. For nearly 50 years, NorthPark Center has had the great opportunity to partner with numerous non-profit organizations, helping them reach new audiences and raise funds for important causes. Follow NorthPark Center on any of our social media handles as we partner with area non-profits to unveil unique gifts each day.
View photos from our Fifty Years of Giving here.
Fifty Years of Excellence
August 22, 2015
Thank you to everyone who came to NorthPark Center on Saturday, August 22 for our birthday celebration! To celebrate 50 incredible years, shoppers enjoyed special shopping incentives, musical performances, the ABC's of Back-to-School Style show, Kim Dawson Model Search, throw-back surprises and more.
View photos for our Fifty Years of Excellence here.
Art Meets Fashion: 1965 – 2015
August 22, 2015 – January 3, 2016
NorthPark Center is pleased to present, Art Meets Fashion: 1965 – 2015, an exhibition from the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas featuring 29 looks spanning the last 50 years of fashion curated by Myra Walker. Selections include French designer Pierre Cardin’s iconic “Bulls-eye” minidress; a 1974 Halston silk pantsuit featuring an Andy Warhol printed design based on his series, Flowers in 1967; and a 1980s Christian LaCroix for Dior, a 1995 dress by Todd Oldham; and works by current designers from the 2007 Neiman Marcus show Future Fashion.
View photos from the exhibition opening here.
October 9 – 10, 2015
Dallas’ biggest fashion and shopping event of the year took place over two days at NorthPark Center in celebration of our golden anniversary. Fashion took center stage with back-to-back runway shows under the iconic Ad Astra Sculpture featuring the latest in contemporary and ready-to-wear fashions from Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Mulberry, Elie Tahari, Salvatore Ferragamo, Roberto Cavalli, and more.
Throughout the weekend, visitors enjoyed luxury events, cosmetic shows and special collections, and shopped ‘til they dropped at NorthPark Center’s 230 retailers.
View photos for our Fifty Years of Fashion here.
Leo Villareal Exhibition
Opened November 5, 2015
In celebration of the 50th anniversary, two major works by Leo Villareal are on view within the shopping center, including a newly commissioned piece inspired by his iconic Buckyball sculpture. His work can otherwise be found at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, The National Gallery in Washington D.C., and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra at NorthPark Center
October 17, 2015
On Saturday, October 17, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra performed at NorthPark Center's CenterPark Garden. The inaugural concert drew crowds into the garden to enjoy popular pieces by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin and Bernstein, led by assistant conductor Karina Cannellakis. Jaap van Zweden, internationally known music director of the DSO, conducted the awe-inspiring Symphony No. 5 by Beethoven, one of the most highly regarded symphonies in music history. Additional concerts will be announced soon.
View photos from the concert here.
October 18, 2015
On Sunday, October 18, children participated in the inaugural ArtRocks! event, featuring hands-on art activities led by important artists from North Texas, including Joanne Cervantes, Nathan Green, Kelly Kroener, Annette Lawrence, Suzanne O'Brien, Shamsy Roomani, William and Thoele Sarradet, James Thurman, and more! Additional ArtRocks! dates will be announced soon.
View photos from ArtRocks! here.