The Dallas merchants Association was formed in 2002. The merchants Association started with a goal to reveal our city as the best kept secret west of Atlanta. We host special events to entertain and invite people into our community. For example we produce a Live Nativity in the courtyard each year. We plan and sponsor a citywide yard sale that spans the entire street and courtyard. There are many other examples of annual events that support the arts and highlight local plus regional cultural recognition. As independent business owners we each have special projects to spotlight downtown Dallas and bring awareness to our community. As a group we support one another in bringing these events to the public, so that through unity we show the best of what our town and community has to offer.