THE BOEDEKER

The Boedeker's Past:

Stationed at the entrance into The Cedars neighborhood in the heart of Dallas, The Boedeker stands as an enduring monument to the city's rich history. Erected in 1922, it began its life as the Boedeker Ice Cream factory, providing both block ice and ice cream to the growing Dallas community. This bustling hive of activity was an integral part of local life, supplying sweet delights and essential goods alike until 1954, when it was sold and its original operations ceased.

As the whispers of the city's history tell us, The Boedeker has more to its story. During the Prohibition era, the same tunnel used to deliver ice from the basement of the Boedeker was reportedly used in the illicit transfer of liquor to the nearby Ambassador Hotel's Speakeasy, adding a dash of intrigue to its past.

Now, The Boedeker is poised for a transformation. The Boedeker is set to be the future home of The Cedars Union. This revitalization project will honor the building's history while shaping its future role as a vital center for Dallas' flourishing artistic community.


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The Boedeker will be the newest addition to The Cedars Union campus. The Boedeker is an embodiment of our mission to support, foster, and accelerate the growth of the vibrant artistic community within Dallas.

An expansion of our commitment to offering comprehensive resources and an accessible, collaborative environment, The Boedeker introduces state-of-the-art facilities designed to accommodate an even broader range of artistic practices. It reflects our continued dedication to breaking down barriers between artists and the tools they need to create, explore, and push the boundaries of their craft.

The Boedeker's facilities will include:

Advanced Labs:

Designed to empower artists with the latest tools and technologies, our advanced labs offer space for digital fabrication, ceramics, printmaking, painting, and more.

Flexible Studio Spaces:

The Boedeker offers versatile studio spaces that adapt to the diverse needs of our artist community. Emphasizing collaboration and visibility, these areas are designed to encourage the free exchange of ideas.

Event and Exhibition Spaces:

The Boedeker features ample space for events, workshops, and exhibitions, reinforcing our commitment to engaging the broader community in the creative process and promoting local talent. Centered in the space will be a new non-profit gallery and exhibition hall with 32ft ceilings and state of the art support for new media, projection, and large scale installation artwork. 

Community Spaces:

At the heart of The Boedeker are the community spaces, designed to foster a sense of camaraderie and collective growth. Here, artists can connect, collaborate, and inspire each other.

THE BOEDEKER

The Boedeker's Past:

Stationed at the entrance into The Cedars neighborhood in the heart of Dallas, The Boedeker stands as an enduring monument to the city's rich history. Erected in 1922, it began its life as the Boedeker Ice Cream factory, providing both block ice and ice cream to the growing Dallas community. This bustling hive of activity was an integral part of local life, supplying sweet delights and essential goods alike until 1954, when it was sold and its original operations ceased.

As the whispers of the city's history tell us, The Boedeker has more to its story. During the Prohibition era, the same tunnel used to deliver ice from the basement of the Boedeker was reportedly used in the illicit transfer of liquor to the nearby Ambassador Hotel's Speakeasy, adding a dash of intrigue to its past.

The Boedeker will be the newest addition to The Cedars Union campus. The Boedeker is an embodiment of our mission to support, foster, and accelerate the growth of the vibrant artistic community within Dallas.

An expansion of our commitment to offering comprehensive resources and an accessible, collaborative environment, The Boedeker introduces state-of-the-art facilities designed to accommodate an even broader range of artistic practices. It reflects our continued dedication to breaking down barriers between artists and the tools they need to create, explore, and push the boundaries of their craft.

The Boedeker's facilities will include:

Advanced Labs:

The Boedeker offers versatile studio spaces that adapt to the diverse needs of our artist community. Emphasizing collaboration and visibility, these areas are designed to encourage the free exchange of ideas.

Flexible Studio Spaces:

The Boedeker offers versatile studio spaces that adapt to the diverse needs of our artist community. Emphasizing collaboration and visibility, these areas are designed to encourage the free exchange of ideas.

Event and Exhibition Spaces:

The Boedeker features ample space for events, workshops, and exhibitions, reinforcing our commitment to engaging the broader community in the creative process and promoting local talent. Centered in the space will be a new non-profit gallery and exhibition hall with 32ft ceilings and state of the art support for new media, projection, and large scale installation artwork. 

Community Spaces:

At the heart of The Boedeker are the community spaces, designed to foster a sense of camaraderie and collective growth. Here, artists can connect, collaborate, and inspire each other.

An exterior photo of The Boedeker building in Dallas Texas located at 1201 S. Ervay Street. A three story brick building built in 1922, it will be the future home of The Cedars Union.
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