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Local Artists And Fire Marshals Discuss Recent Gallery Shutdowns

Hady Mawajdeh

In Dallas, a number of art galleries and performance spaces have recently been cited for safety violations and other issues. At a meeting today, the city says it wants to help the arts community address these problems. 

Artists, gallery owners and landlords nearly filled the auditorium in the Central Library. Many were frustrated about the city's zoning laws and skeptical about what could be accomplished.

“All I could see is that you were targeting the art community," said Robb Conover, an artist and co-owner of Gallery 3 in Bishop Arts, "but nobody could give me us a definite answer on why or what or what to do or how to resolve this.”

Watch the full stream of the meeting and learn more on Art&Seek.