Deep Ellum is a neighborhood composed largely of arts and entertainment venues near downtown in Old East Dallas. The area was originally called Deep Elm, but the pronunciation “Deep Ellum” by early residents led to its current and historically accepted name.
Since its inception in 1873, Deep Ellum has been a diverse, urban, walking neighborhood - organically grown, not master-planned. It is a neighborhood based on a culture of creativity and it shows everywhere you look.
Walk in Deep Ellum to dozens of restaurants, galleries, live music venues, neighborhood pubs and businesses of all types. Enjoy the Bark Park to walk your dog and meet friends or just take a walking mural tour of Deep Ellum's many murals and public art.