Founded in 1985, the Dallas Art Dealers Association is a nonprofit organization comprising more than 30 independent gallery owners and local art organizations. Membership in DADA is by invitation only, and the board of directors only considers respected dealers with a reputation for professionalism and integrity. Every gallery in DADA is firmly established in the Dallas art scene and offers high-quality art and worthwhile exhibitions to its clientele.
DADA organizes a pair of free gallery walks every year that are open to the public. Guests can peruse the art of local galleries, attend panel discussion on art, and partake in other educational activities.