The core mission of Sweet Pass is to exhibit and support contemporary outdoor projects by emerging and mid-career artists while creating outreach through our education initiatives. Sweet Pass is invested in fostering projects that format the park to exist in the gaps between ideas of gardens, green spaces, and public spaces. We believe it is crucial to find innovative ways to sustain, inspire, and support a young and diverse set of contemporary voices in Dallas and beyond. Since 2018, Sweet Pass Sculpture Park has worked with over 100 artists, DFW universities, and various local institutions and organizations; such as the Dallas Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center, and the Boys & Girls Club. Our goal is to provide financial support, professional development, mentorship, and critical feedback for artists while creating platforms for alternative education initiatives, temporary projects and site-responsive exhibitions.
This Fall, we will hold our first public fundraiser - an outdoor shrimp boil - at the park. The funds raised during this event will go directly towards our 2022 programming and our new alternative education program, Sweet Pass Sculpture School. This initiative, taking place from June 2021 - 2022, supports five emerging artists as they create site-responsive projects in and around Sweet Pass Sculpture Park in Dallas, TX. Participating artists include: Nathalie Alfonso, Susana Oliveros Amaya, Issac Dunne, Emily Lee, and Hélène Schlumberger.
Our goal for this event is to raise an additional $10,000 for the development, production, and installation of Sweet Pass’ future programming and the project stipends for the Sculpture School artists.
True Love Level
$2,500+ ($2400 tax deductible)
$1,000 ($900 tax deductible)
Full Body Hug Level
$500 ($400 tax deductible)
$250 ($150 tax deductible)