community members


Becoming a Community Member at The CU is perfect for those who need access to tools and workshops and want to stay connected with other artists but do not need micro-studio space. Applicants are accepted year-round.
workshops, classes, programs, and lectures,

    Teen Mural Camp

    free for disd students

    July 12-16, 2021

    Join three of Dallas's top muralists, Jeremy Biggers (Stem and Thorn), Hatziel Flores, and Mari Pohlman (Marpohl) and The Cedars Union to create a collaborative mural with a team of fellow high school students. Students will develop a mural around a central theme, learn technical skills for painting murals, and be introduced to the business of working with a site, client, and community for a large scale project. The experience will culminate in a celebration and reception of the accomplished mural.

    Hosted by The Cedars Union and funded in part by the Office of Art and Culture, the program will held from Monday July 12 to Friday July 16th. The 12-13th are held at The Cedars Union on 1219 South Ervay St from 10am to 2pm. The 14th-16th are held from 9am to 2pm at the site of the mural, Dallas Stage and Scenery, along the Santa Fe Trail. Lunch will be provided each day and DART fair can be arranged by request. Students must be prepared to work in the heat of the day. We will adhere to CDC rules for July 2021.


    Applicants must be incoming Sophomore, Junior, or Senior DISD students. To apply please use the portal below to submit 1-3 images of your work (can be a simple snapshot!) and a short statement about why you want to participate in the program (about 75-200 words). The application software used is called Slideroom, the leading program for applications to university art programs. If you need any help with your application or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Cedars Union Marketing and Programs Manager, Adrienne at

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