TACA Announces Plans, Tickets for 2021 TACA Lexus Party on the Green September 15, 2021

Annual Event Returns to the Dallas Arts District on October 15

Media Contact: Brett Gray, Brett@BrettGrayPR.com, 214.557.6233

DALLAS – TACA – The Arts Community Alliance – announced today the return of one of the most celebrated food and drink fundraising events in Dallas – TACA Lexus Party on the Green – taking place on Friday, October 15, at 6:30 p.m. for VIP ticket holders and 7:30 p.m. for general admission in the Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in the Dallas Arts District.

Party on the Green brings together tantalizing culinary experiences and world-class music and dance performances and visual art in a sparkling under-the-stars setting celebrating the North Texas arts and cultural community. This year’s culinary experience features delicious small plate dishes inspired by featured Celebrity Chef Janice Provost of Parigi in collaboration with Wolfgang Puck Catering Services.

Chaired by Stephen Gilhooly and Whitney Strauss, the event will feature The Grays as the headlining act, along with a photo-ready green carpet runway, a putting green, the best in food and drink, and the not-to-be-missed cork pull where wine lovers can try their luck to secure a bottle of coveted red, white or bubbles.

“After forgoing the event in 2020, I am proud to announce that TACA Lexus Party on the Green is back! This fall-favorite event is the premier opportunity for art lovers across the city to come together in celebration of our thriving cultural arts community,” said Terry D. Loftis, Donna Wilhelm Family President & Executive Director.  “On October 15, we’ll unveil a Party on the Green that is totally unlike any we’ve hosted before. We invite our guests to slip into their finest fall attire and join us in the Dallas Arts District for an unforgettable night of food, drink and live performances where they can connect with fellow TACA supporters and learn more about our mission to support excellence and impact in the arts.”



In addition to Dallas Fort Worth Lexus Dealers, which returns as Title Sponsor, other sponsors include PaperCity Dallas (Exclusive Media Sponsor); The Rosewood Foundation (Cork Pull Sponsor); Kathy and Greg Nelson (Green Carpet Sponsor); Bank of Texas (Chef’s Lounge Sponsor); The Donna Wilhelm Family Foundation (Literary Artist Sponsor); Ben E. Keith Company (Valet Sponsor); Tara Lewis and John Swords (Spirit Sponsor); Deborah and Jim Nugent (Spirit Sponsor); and Deborah MacMurray and Glen Davison (Spirit Sponsor).


About the Co-Chairs

Stephen Gilhooly currently serves as a Fellow for the Texas Bar Foundation, and on the Board of Directors of TACA.  In addition, he sits on the Advisory Committee of Black Tie Dinner, Inc., and has previously served on the Human Rights Campaign’s National Board of Governors and as National Federal Club Co-chair, among other leadership posts.




Whitney Strauss sits on the board of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum and TexProtects.  She is Chair-elect for the Concilio and Texas Ballet Theater, where she is part of a team dedicated to prioritizing diversity and inclusion in dance.  She also serves on the Advisory Board for Best Buddies Texas, and is active as a Junior League Dallas sustainer.






Tickets for the event start at $350.  For additional information about event sponsorships and tickets, visit https://taca-arts.org/partyonthegreen/ or contact Cameron Kirkpatrick, Director of Development and Marketing at Cameron.Kirkpatrick@taca-arts.org or 214.520.3930.

About TACA
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.

For more information about TACA, call 214-520-3930 or visit taca-arts.org. Connect with TACA on Facebook at facebook.com/tacadallas, Twitter at @TACADallas or on Instagram at @TACADallas.

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