When photographer James Bland began looking around town for a new project, his focus quickly settled on the art scene. “It’s amazing how many awesome artists we have in Dallas and Fort Worth. I love art, and I thought it would be fun.” So Bland began the cold calling—he didn’t know any of the 44 artists before the project began, “although I’m lucky enough to count a couple of them as friends now,” he says. The project didn’t disappoint. “It’s a celebration of what we have here and a tribute to how hard these artists work,” he explains. Bland will have an exhibit of his photographys at the CADD ARt Lab from April 28 through May 2. caddallas.net. (To experience the Dallas art scene even further, check out the D Art Slam, May 29 through 31. www.d-artslam.com.) To see even more artists, scroll down to hear our interview with James Bland. 

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Bland narrates a video slideshow of 10 additional artists that you didn’t see in the April issue. Check it out below!