Digging the Amphitheater

As part of the Encore Park campus, we are building an Amphitheater at the corner of Young and Park. We're excited that with the coming of spring, our bulldozer has arrived and the dirt is moving!

The Encore Park Amphitheater under construction on the right; on the left you can see the design for the Amphitheater. 


We expect to complete the Amphitheater by early fall and will soon be scheduling some celebratory concerts as we continue to bring the music back to 508 Park (the brick building you can see behind the future site of Amphitheater). 

Garden Work Days

Our FPC Encore Park Urban Farm/Community Garden will hold two Garden Work Days:

  • Saturday January 25 from 1 PM until 5 PM 
  • Saturday February 1 from 1 PM until 5 PM 

We need your assistance to help prepare our existing garden bed for a spring planting of organic carrots, potatoes, etc. These crops from our "urban farm" will be used by the FPC food services provided at the Second Chances Cafe at The Bridge and for distribution to families served by The Stewpot.

Please dress appropriately and bring your own pair of gardening gloves.  Garden tools will be provided as well as light snacks and water.

The garden is located south of the 508 Park building at the corner of Canton and Park.  

Please join us there on either or both of these dates!

If you have any questions or need more information please contact:

Susan Stephens 

Abigail Heaton

Sarah Harvey

Becky Rodriguez

Open Art Studio Exhibit

The Dallas Public Library hosts The Stewpot's Open Art Studio Artists with an exhibit  in December 2013. Opening day is  Sunday the 8th of December from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The show will run through December.

The Stewpot Open Art Program is a community outreach serving the homeless and at-risk populations of Dallas. It is open to people looking for an environment to express and create through the medium of art.

Lucy L. Scott : Writer, Producer, Photographer

Alan H. Rose : Editor

What do politics, food, and music have in common? Join Pat Bywaters of the Project Committee for Encore Park/508 Park and Art Greenhaw of the Light Crust Doughboys to find out. They are the celebrity chefs at the Texas State Fair on October 7 at 4:30 pm. Stop by the Maytag Celebrity Kitchen in the Creative Arts Building for a taste of The Light Crust Doughboy's famous Texas Tea Cakes developed by Governor W. Lee (Pappy) O'Daniel, and learn more about The Stewpot's vision for restoring 508 Park, where music history was made in the 1930s.


Tonight from 7 to 8pm, Pat Bywaters, will be on the Texas Blues Radio program at KNON, 89.3 FM discussing the exhibit and the opening this Saturday, 2pm, at the Dallas Public library downtown, 4thfloor.  Aaron Burton, local blues player will be featured from 6 to 7pm.   You can also listen in via the web at www.KNON.org