Designing Dreams is a unique store owned by Arthur Porter in the South Side on Lamar building just south of downtown. Arthur is a fantastic leather artist who makes custom western wear and bags, amongst many other eclectic and beautiful handmade leather items. However a large part of Arthur's business is oriented towards teaching under served kids how to make custom leather goods so that they can take those skills and use them to prosper. An advocate for the African American community, Arthur has created Designing Dreams to help others realize their own dreams, functioning as both a retail store and as a place for the people of the community to come together to learn and collaborate. He also offers a wide variety of classes, so if you are interested in learning how to make leather goods, perhaps your trip to Dallas is the perfect opportunity.
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