About Us

A move to Dallas from California and subsequent frustration with a lack of artist work-space options inspired artist Hilary Donnelly to transform a dilapidated, 4,500 square foot warehouse near Trinity Groves into Beat Rice Studios and Open Space: a suite of artist studios connected to an exhibition space that she designed to foster creative endeavors.  Beat Rice Studios is currently occupied by the following artists: Jill Nonnemacher, Hilary Donnelly, Erika Jaeggli, and Keer Tanchack.

Equipped with a venue and a vision Hilary began collaborating with Dallas art veteran Caroline Belanger, who was looking for a space to support local artists and exercise her curatorial acumen.   Together they launched Open Space.