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DALLAS – August 29, 2018 – TACA (The Arts Community Alliance) announced today that one of the most celebrated fundraising events in Dallas – TACA Lexus Party on the Green – will take place Friday, October 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. The outdoor, casual-chic evening will offer the best of Dallas cuisine from 21 notable chefs, entertainment by TACA grant recipients and DJ Lucy Wrubel, and a festive outdoor atmosphere for supporting the Dallas arts community. The event will also feature mixologists, a silent auction, and a wine cork pull that includes a chance to win tickets to TACA grant recipient performances.
“We look forward to our return of the TACA Lexus Party on the Green to the Dallas Arts District and the move of this signature event to the fall,” said TACA Board Chair Michelle Thomas. “October marks the beginning of a busy fundraising season for many, but we’ll celebrate our annual event a bit differently in a relaxed, casual outdoor environment under the stars at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.”
This year’s Party on the Green Chairs are Ann Mahowald and Ann Whitley Wood, along with Honorary Chairs Mickey and Bill Lively, and Chef Chair Barbara Bouman, who will oversee a number of firsts for the event:
- a move to the fall season
- two Instagrammable photo backdrops created at the event by commissioned Dallas artists
- an unprecedented number of chefs, including Flora Street Café’s Stephan Pyles and Parigi’s Janice Provost
- a robust lineup of entertainment from the Don Ambrose Trio, as well as TACA’s 2018 grant recipients, including Dark Circles Contemporary Dance
“We are thrilled to be chairing TACA’s Party on the Green this fall,” said Chairs Ann Mahowald and Ann Whitley Wood. “The arts in Dallas have been transformed during the past ten years and are thriving here, with TACA playing a big role in that success. We are ready to celebrate the arts in our community on October 5, with the fabulous AT&T Performing Arts Center as our setting.”
In addition to Title Sponsor ($50,000) Dallas Fort Worth Lexus Dealers and Presenting Sponsor ($25,000) Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Physicians, other sponsors include:
Patron Sponsor ($15,000) – Rosewood Corporation; Floral and Décor Sponsor ($15,000) – Family Sommer; Wristband Sponsor ($10,000) – MidFirst Bank; Wine Bar Sponsor ($10,000) – HALL Arts Residences; Wine Pull Sponsor ($10,000) – Bank of Texas; Entertainment Sponsor ($10,000) – Highland Park Village; Party Favor Sponsor ($7,500) – Sam Moon; Adirondack Sponsor ($7,500) – Marconi Group; Map Sponsor ($5,000) – JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Media Sponsor – Arts + Culture Texas; Official Airline – American Airlines; Host – AT&T Performing Arts Center; and Valet Sponsor – Platinum Parking.
Additional sponsors at the $10,000 level include Ann and Chris Mahowald and Melinda and Jim Johnson; $5,000 sponsors are Leah and Jim Pasant; Nancy and Clint Carlson; Deborah and Jim Nugent; The Nelsons – The Kocureks, and the MT Grill Group; Neiman Marcus; and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Sponsors at the $1,000+ level include Roxor Gin and the Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District.
Ticket for the event start at $350. For additional information see https://taca-arts.org/partyonthegreen or call Cassidy Pinkston at 214-520-3926.
TACA (The Arts Community Alliance) supports excellence and impact in the arts through grant-making, capacity building, and thought leadership. TACA envisions an innovative, inclusive, sustainable cultural sector recognized for its essential contribution to a vibrant, prosperous community. Since its founding in 1967, TACA has worked to establish North Texas’ cultural community as one of the strongest in the nation. TACA’s growing investment in the arts translates to new premieres and productions, impactful residencies and community initiatives, and more opportunities for artists and audiences to connect – all striving to make Dallas a dynamic city and a great place to live and work.