East Dallas’ Lotts are the patron saints of arts in Oak Cliff

From abandoned church to a game-changer in the Dallas theater world

Lola and Todd Lott wanted to give something back to the Dallas arts world.

Lola Lott owns the post-production video-editing studio Charlie Uniform Tango, and Todd Lott restores old houses. The Lotts found themselves in the position to invest in a “legacy project,” Todd Lott says.

The Lakewood couple, who have two grown daughters, bought the 1929 Winnetka Congregational Church in Oak Cliff for $330,000 in 2015. But turning it into the arts center of their dreams has been a struggle.