Socializing Is An Art

Smart young professionals show off artistic sides at imaginative Dallas social

Young professionals show artistic sides at imaginative Dallas social

Elisabeth Landry, Amanda Russell, Katie Norwood, Janelle Bieber
Elisabeth Landry, Amanda Russell, Katie Norwood, Janelle Bieber Photo by Desiree Espada
Anastasia Stratton and Kristi Heinrich, CultureMap Social FIG
Anastasia Stratton, Kristi Heinrich  Photo by Desiree Espada
John and Stephanie Ferguson, CultureMap Social FIG
John Ferguson, Stephanie Ferguson  Photo by Desiree Espada
Pinot's Palette, CultureMap Social FIG
Partygoers painting in the Pinot's Palette pop-up. Photo by Desiree Espada
CultureMap Social FIG
Guests pose with the paintings they created in the Pinot's Palette pop-up.  Photo by Desiree Espada
Washi Paper Jewelry, CultureMap Social FIG
Washi paper jewelry for sale at the Crow Collection's Lotus Shop pop-up.  Photo by Desiree Espada
Nikki Pape, Kate Reid and Kerry miller, CulturMap Social FIG
Nikki Pape, Kate Reid, Kerry Miller  Photo by Desiree Espada
Miniluxe manicures
Guests enjoyed nail touch-ups at the MiniLuxe manicure station.  Photo by Desiree Espada
Lauren Corr, Kate Landrum, Laura Oslick, CultureMap Social FIG
Lauren Corr, Kate Landrum, Laura Oslick Photo by Desiree Espada
Drew jones, Sky Rogers, jr gower, Alex Bolton, David Lawrence and Craig carpenter, CultureMap Social FIG
Drew jones, Sky Rogers, JR Gower, Alex Bolton, David Lawrence, Craig Carpenter Photo by Desiree Espada
Aja Martin, Mark Tribe, Mary Morgan Radcliff, CultureMap Social FIG
Aja Martin, Mark Tribe, Mary Morgan Radcliff  Photo by Desiree Espada
Oxana Snorina, Linda Snorina, Kirsten Williams, CultureMap Social FIG
Oxana Snorina, Linda Snorina, Kirsten Williams  Photo by Desiree Espada
Savor, CultureMap Social FIG
Savor Gastropub chef prepping one of its many signature dishes.  Photo by Desiree Espada
Savor, CultureMap Social FIG
A bite from Savor Gastropub. Photo by Desiree Espada
Meredith Stinson, Jennifer Palmer, CultureMap Social FIG
Meredith Stinson, Jennifer Palmer  Photo by Desiree Espada
Michael Rodriguez, Money Loll, CultureMap Social FIG
Michael Rodriguez, Money Loll  Photo by Desiree Espada
POST lounge,  CultureMap Social FIG
Post Properties hosted a swanky lounge for guests to relax and enjoy a beverage or two.  Photo by Desiree Espada
Cadillac, CultureMap Social FIG
The Cadillac parked by the entrance of Fashion Industry Gallery was a big hit.  Photo by Desiree Espada
CultureMap Social FIG
DJ Blake Ward Photo by Desiree Espada
CultureMap Social FIG
Video installation by Zhulong Gallery. Photo by Desiree Espada
Elisabeth Landry, Amanda Russell, Katie Norwood, Janelle Bieber
Anastasia Stratton and Kristi Heinrich, CultureMap Social FIG
John and Stephanie Ferguson, CultureMap Social FIG
Pinot's Palette, CultureMap Social FIG
CultureMap Social FIG
Washi Paper Jewelry, CultureMap Social FIG
Nikki Pape, Kate Reid and Kerry miller, CulturMap Social FIG
Miniluxe manicures
Lauren Corr, Kate Landrum, Laura Oslick, CultureMap Social FIG
Drew jones, Sky Rogers, jr gower, Alex Bolton, David Lawrence and Craig carpenter, CultureMap Social FIG
Aja Martin, Mark Tribe, Mary Morgan Radcliff, CultureMap Social FIG
Oxana Snorina, Linda Snorina, Kirsten Williams, CultureMap Social FIG
Savor, CultureMap Social FIG
Savor, CultureMap Social FIG
Meredith Stinson, Jennifer Palmer, CultureMap Social FIG
Michael Rodriguez, Money Loll, CultureMap Social FIG
POST lounge,  CultureMap Social FIG
Cadillac, CultureMap Social FIG
CultureMap Social FIG
CultureMap Social FIG

For our first CultureMap Social of 2015, we decided a little art appreciation was in order. We welcomed hundreds of Dallas young professionals to the Fashion Industry Gallery downtown for a fun-filled evening of food, drink and, of course, art.

Glam guests — thrilled by the recent uptick in temperatures, judging from their chic attire — dropped off their cars with the valet and went straight for the Cadillac parked at the door that welcomed them inside. Once up the stairs, they were taken aback by the abundance of activities.

For starters, they shopped a special pop-up from the Crow Collection’s Lotus Shop, then proceeded to paint mini masterpieces at the Pinot’s Palette station. Manicurists from new-to-town MiniLuxe provided touch-ups for their nails. And those with a fondness for contemporary art couldn’t keep their eyes off of the intriguing video installation set up by Zhulong Gallery.

Those who came for the food and drink were not disappointed. They snacked on bites from Savor Gastropub and hit the beverage stations for beer, wine and bubbly provided by Ben E. Keith. Members of our partner organizations — including Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL), DMA Juniors, Dallas Downtown Inc. and Dallas Art Fair — settled into the Post Properties lounge to determine which booth to hit up next. Swag from Read Between the Lines and Foot Cardigan was there for the taking. 

DJ Blake Ward spun the background soundtrack while partygoers — including Priya and Veeral Rathod, Alexander Muse, Catherine Cody, JB Hayes, Kirsten Williams, Linda Snorina, Matt Alexander, John Adolph, Kristi Heinrich, Katie Norwood and Melissa Simon — mingled with friends, new and old.

As guests left, those who snapped their pic in Cadillac’s Air Graffiti photo booth were hooked up with Sucre Sucre by Lucia macarons, which were served out of the trunk of the Cadillac parked out front. They also scored free valet with their ticket purchase; however, many chose to leave the crew a tip using the Parqer app.

Once inside their cars, these YPs discovered a brochure previewing the Dallas Art Fair, which takes place April 9-12 at F.I.G. We know we’ll be there. Will we see you?