One of the most exciting things about the experience at Art Conspiracy is the energy that results in mixing a strong cocktail of art, music and giving. From the moment you step in the door, you know it is a different kind of philanthropy than you’ve experienced.
A flash-gallery is set up in an empty warehouse in West Dallas and then 150 artists descend on the space 24 hours prior to the event and “art” on a piece of pre-cut 18×18 inch plywood. The art is then sorted into lots and prepared for a live auction and musical experience that draws out the community and pocket books. Paul Slavens, local radio host for 91.7 hosted the evenings activities and a handful of bands (Telegraph Canyon, The Crash That Took Me, The Boom Boom Box, and RTB2) took the stage between the live auction.
This year’s beneficiary, Resolana, helps women break the cycle of incarceration. Since 2005, Art Conspiracy has raised more than $50,000 to a variety of area nonprofits. The audience awaits the final count from Saturday night’s philanthropic experience, but judging by the rowdy crowd responses to auctions pieces that hit $100 and above, Resolana should have a nice year-end bump.
Congrats to fellow sparkclub co-conspirator, and co-founder/board president of Art Conpiracy, Sarah Jane Semrad as well as all the fellow sparklers who dedicate their time, energy and vision to this brilliant experience in Dallas. This is social impact at its best.