Inside NorthPark Center the Dallas Cityscapes Exhibit is a place to beat the heat and checkout the kid-sized structures of the Dallas skyline.
“There’s the Reunion Tower and tons more,” said Dallas Cityscapes staff member Lindsey Weems.
It’s also for a good cause. All the proceeds benefit East Dallas Community Schools.
“We are so excited because this comes at a perfect time for us,” said Executive Director and Founder of East Dallas Community Schools Terry Ford.
East Dallas Community Schools has a 30 year track record of success in educating inner city kids.
“We have a ninety four percent graduation rate with eighty eight percent of those kids going on to college,” said Ford.
All exhibit proceeds will be put towards summer school, tutoring and funds to open a third school.
“It’s family based,” School Director of East Dallas Community Schools Maria Quiroga. “It’s community based. You have to make lengths with families. You have to educate the parents and they’re willing. They’re willing to work with us and we’re willing to work with them.”
Admission to the exhibit is five dollars for adults and three dollars for children give visitors access to all the sculptures and even a chance to build their own.
“There’s a kids construction zone as well and after you’ve looked around the exhibit everybody’s welcome to build whatever they want in the construction zone,” said Weems.
Each sculpture took Master Brick Builder Kurt Zimmerle about three months to build. Next year the exhibit is expected to be even bigger.
“They’re going to have a mobile creation moving around,” said Weems. “It’s just going to get better from here on out.”
This years exhibit ends August first.
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