Trinity South Arts

Bringing a rich array of arts and artists to communities south of the Trinity River

The vision for the Trinity South Arts Series was born out of conversations focused on the need for quality arts performances and exhibitions south of the Trinity River, a region historically underserved for arts programming. Dallas International University (DIU) agreed to provide an institutional home for the series, as part of the community outreach of its Center for Excellence in World Arts, and the International Linguistics Center—the campus where DIU is located—offered their newly-renovated Event Center as a venue for the series.

Guided by an advisory committee representing partnering organizations and including community leaders, the Trinity South Arts Series will provide artistic performances and exhibitions free of charge to area audiences, funded by sponsors and donors committed to this vision. Energized by an appreciation of our Creator as the source of all beauty, these events will display excellence of artistic expression and reflect the rich ethnic diversity to be found in all our communities.

Advisory Committee

Mr. Mark Kull, ILC Director (SIL)
Dr. Robin Harris, CEWA Chair (DIU)
Ms. Johanna Fisher, 23 years at Christian radio KCBI
Ms. Lydia Hreniuc, CEWA PhD student (DIU)
Ms. Jessie Makil, Advisory Board, Fine Arts Chamber Players
Mr. Brian Post, Wycliffe Bible Translators USA

Upcoming Events

Trinity South Arts welcomes the Purple Hulls for an evening of bluegrass fun!

Talented identical twins Katy Lou & Penny Lea Clark were raised on a working purple hull pea farm near Kilgore, Texas. Their solid family values provide the inspiration and foundation for their authentic, acoustic driven music. The “Hulls” spent several years in Nashville honing their craft, writing for Sony Publishing, touring with various artists as side musicians, and doing session work. Since back in Texas, they have toured extensively across the country and abroad, releasing four studio projects. Details and free tickets here.

Saturday, May 6, at 7pm in the Event Center: 7500 W. Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, TX 75236


The Center for Excellence in World Arts at Dallas International University is a collaborative space where best practices, resources, and strategies for arts and cross-cultural service are developed and disseminated through innovative courses, conferences, and artistic events. See for accredited programs at the BA, MA, and PhD levels.

~researching arts, sparking creativity, responding to communities’ needs~

Owned and managed by SIL International, the ILC serves faith-based organizations and students to flourish in community.


We invite you to help provide a sustainable future for the Trinity South Arts Series by donating here: For questions about levels of sponsorship or corporate sponsorships, write to Donations are tax-deductible.

Past Events