Dallas-based non-profit outfit Art Conspiracy, which calls itself “street-level philanthropy,” will hold Art Con X this Saturday night starting at 7 p.m. This is the tenth anniversary of what is a generally a big annual blowout fundraising event that benefits other arts-based non-profits in the region. This year Art Con’s proceeds go to the Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico.
Art Con is usually staged in a big warehouse and many dozens of local artists participate. “Rather than donating old, unsold inventory, Art Con artists gather at the venue to create original artwork on Art Con’s signature 18 x 18 boards in a single day. Each piece is auctioned LIVE at Art Con X with bids starting at $20.” There’s music and other live performances, mural painting, food trucks, the whole nine… . Sarah Jaffe is booked to play the preview party on Thursday, November 13th from 7:00-10:00pm. For info on that, go here. This year the event will be at at 500 Singleton Blvd in the Trinity Groves neighborhood.
also by Christina Rees
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- Ray Harryhausen's Singular Movie Magic - September 3rd, 2017
- Artists, Self-Sabotage, Integrity, and Selling Out - August 20th, 2017
- Juan Mora: Culture Clash - August 1st, 2017
- Bruno's Steel House - July 18th, 2017