July 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bishop Arts
408 N Bishop Ave. 75208
Alison Matis
(202) 657-5747

The annual Bastille on Bishop is a French themed street festival hosted by Go Oak Cliff in the Bishop Arts District. The festival includes amplified sound until 11 p.m., live street musicians, acrobats, a street market with food trucks and vendor booths, street games, and the 2nd annual cocktail competition. Merchandise, food and beverage (alcoholic) will be sold. A full closure of the following streets will be in effect from 6 a.m. to midnight: three blocks of N. Bishop Avenue from 7th Street to 9th Street and a short section of W. 8th Street on either side of N. Bishop Avenue (from the west edge of the Dude, Sweet Chocolate building to the east edge of the Boulevardier building). All public parking will be unavailable along the blocks and streets listed above. Setup will start at 6 a.m. with the installation of barricades, tents (fifty – 10’x10’ and five – 10’x20’), port-o-lets, and a pentanque court will be installed in the street with the use of a skid steer. Street closure apparatus will be removed and teardown will be complete by midnight.
@frogers lives in Oak Cliff and works out of Tyler Station. He produced the artwork we've started to unveil for Bastille on Bishop. Here's, in his own words, how he approached the design: "It was really important to me when developing the artwork for this year's Bastille on Bishop to try and evoke a sense of fun and community. Go Oak Cliff exists to celebrate the community and express pride for its unique character and diverse demographic. Bishop Arts is also a very artsy community so I wanted something that felt very handmade as opposed to made by a computer, so I decided to draw everything by hand. Above everything else though, this event is FUN so I wanted the artwork to feel fun and energetic. I knew I wanted to create a limited addition run of silkscreen posters, too, so I was also looking for a way to create a piece that not only looked cool as a poster but that would also have the ability to be broken apart and used for other things like digital, environmental, etc. I explored several concepts around this idea but ultimately kept coming back to this idea of showing a group of people having the best time ever! I am pretty new to the community and I already feel such a strong connection to the neighborhood so I am pumped to be able to get to work on the artwork for this amazing event. And I'm glad we're able to make some hand-printed posters! I am a huge nerd for posters so I am happy. CHEERS!" Silkscreen posters--numbered and signed by Jeff--will be available for purchase soon. Tickets for Bastille on Bishop are on sale now: bit.ly/earlybastille

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