Spring Equinox Celebration

Join us at the Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake for a day that celebrates the Spring Equinox. An all-day celebration of Spring with Mitotiliztli Yaoyollohtli (Aztec dance group), garden tours from the North Texas Master Gardeners, family art activities, Community Cyanotype, plant vendors, an artist talk with Ángel Faz, and a sunset concert with Jess Garland. Stay for an hour or the entire day!

1:00-2:00 pm | Mitotiliztli Yaoyollohtli (Aztec dance), Lake Level
1:00-8:00 pm | Plants & Goods Market, Lake Level
2:15 pm | Master Naturalist Garden Tour, Front Garden
4:15 pm | Master Naturalist Garden Tour, Front Garden
4:30 -5:30 pm | Artist Talk with Ángel Faz, Black Box Theatre
3:00-6:00 pm | Family Art Activities including Watercolors on Seed Paper, Collage Bookmarks and Community Cyanotype) , Lobby and Lake Level
7:00-8:00 pm | Sunset Concert with Jess Garland, Lake Level (We have some seating available, but please feel free to bring your chairs and blankets!)

Sunset Concert with Jess Garland | 7:00-8:00 pm | Bath House at the Lake Level Stage

ABOUT- Jess Garland is a Dallas-based singer-songwriter, recording and performing artist. She is a multi-instrumentalist who combines harp and guitar loops to evoke her unique brand of celestial avant-garde pop with ethereal jazz tones. Jess was recently announced in the 22-23 season of the Elevator Project at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Jess most recently performed and presented a talk for TEDx titled, Facing The Music: Finding Your Purpose in October 2022. Jess has opened for Stones Throw artist MNDSGN and Warner Music Group artist Adia Victoria. She performed at the historic Kessler Theater on June 3rd. Jess sold out a concert at Undermain Theatre on February 19, 2022. In 2021, Jess opened for Jackie Venson and Hayden Pedigo. She has also opened for Gingger Shankar and Madame Gandhi. Jess has also performed with The Suffers and The Seratones. Recently, Garland was awarded the Local Legend award in Nashville, TN from Wild Turkey’s Creative Director, Matthew McConaughey for keeping music alive in Dallas.

In May 2021, Jess released “Harp & Sol” which is an art film and music composition focusing on environmental racism in Dallas and Black feminism. Jess co-produced the film and composed music for Their Lives Mattered: A Dialogue Honoring Stolen Lives by Dallas law enforcement.

Jess has partnered with She Shreds Media and has been featured in Guitar Girl Magazine and Kyser Presents Locals. Jess has also worked with other guitar brands like D’Addario for funding and supplies for Swan Strings. Jess sponsored Deep Ellum 100’s Sounds of Deep Ellum vinyl album to be released on Idol Records. As a recording artist, Jess was featured on the Ataraxia Trio’s + 2 album “Nights Enter” released on Ayler Records in March 2021. She was also featured on the title track of the Billboard charting Truth to Power Project, a local fundraising initiative released on Record Store Day in June 2021. She is the featured harpist on These Machines are Winning‘s Slaves for Gods album, as well as Sunshine Village’s album, The Buffalo Trees Saved The Children of The Sun. Her debut single, “Glow” is out now.

Jess is also the President and Founding Director of Swan Strings and has recently been appointed Executive Director at Girls Rock Dallas. She serves on the Board of Directors for Decolonizing the Music Room, Friends of WRR 101.1 FM and Girls Rock Camp Alliance. She is also on the millennial board at The Black Academy of Arts & Letters, the auxiliary board at The AT&T Performing Arts Center and the Arts Council for Booker T. Washington High School of Performing and Visual Arts. Jess is currently participating in the Racial Equity Now Cohort at Dallas Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation.