An Ultra-Cool Social

Hot young professionals paint the town at Dallas’ most colorful mixer

Hot young professionals paint the town at Dallas’ most colorful mixer

White was the color of the night at the first CultureMap Social of 2016 — at least at the beginning. Eventually this Ultra Edition, presented by Tequila Herradura, turned into our most colorful young professionals mixer yet.

Most attendees went with the suggestion for white attire, and they blended right in at Seven for Parties in the Dallas Design District, which was decked out with chic white furniture courtesy of Fauxcades and Top-Tier Staffing and Events. Partygoers' first stop was the SocialLight photo booth, where they not only snapped pics, but also painted the backdrop.

The white-to-color transformation continued at the floral wall installation created by Dr. Delphinium that bloomed as the night went on. Even Vestals Catering adhered to the theme, as bites such as white bean puree and goat cheese paired with fresh vegetables gave way to tiny cups of gazpacho, mini fruit tarts, and macarons.

To wet their whistles, revelers — including Linda Snorina, Miso Ryu, Dannan Payne, Kristina Madsen, Cearan Henley, Shayne Robinson, Amanda Russell, Katie Norwood, Elizabeth LandryHailey Schwab, Jessica CarboneBaleria Rodriguez, Fallon Gutierrez, Arthur PeñaHunter Lancaster, and Brittanie and Jason Oleniczak and fellow devotees of event partner DIFFA/Dallas — could choose from Herradura margaritas, cans of beer from Deep Ellum Brewing Co., or Korbel Champagne.

In the Herradura Lounge, guests sipped samples of the brand's newest tequila, Herradura Ultra, served in celebratory flutes. However, those flutes didn't get in the way of their playing with the giant Lite Brite or taking the spin art station for a whirl.

Speaking of art, Travis Haas McCann created a live installation during the party, and Live Nation provided an oversize canvas for budding artists to try their hand at creating a mini masterpiece. (Don't worry. Plastic smocks were provided.) The winning amateur artist will be awarded a VIP party package at a Gexa Energy Pavilion concert of his or her choice.

DJ Sober kept the beats thumping while Wanderdo wove florescent extensions into partiers' hair.

The social's end was made even brighter with the coveted CultureMap swag bags, this time containing Kendra Scott, Criquet Shirts, $25 gift cards to City Council, and wireless speakers from Live Nation.

CultureMap Dallas Ultra Social painting
Yep, partiers really did paint. Photo by WJNPhoto
DJ Dilly, Jordan Mayberry
DJ Dilly, Jordan Mayberry Photo by WJNPhoto
Khristi Shurbet, Ashton Speegle, Alayna Moncava, Cati Shurbet
Khristi Shurbet, Ashton Speegle, Alayna Moncava, Cati Shurbet Photo by WJNPhoto
Danielle Watkins, Nicole Buchanan
Danielle Watkins, Nicole Buchanan Photo by WJNPhoto
Scott Caldwell, Dan Hunt
Scott Caldwell, Dan Hunt Photo by WJNPhoto
Katie Morton, Joel Alexander, Jackie Gibbons
Katie Morton, Joel Alexander, Jackie Gibbons Photo by WJNPhoto
Fallon Gutierrez, Hunter Lancaster
Fallon Gutierrez, Hunter Lancaster Photo by WJNPhoto
Hailey Schwab, Jessica Carbone, Baleria Rodriguez
Hailey Schwab, Jessica Carbone, Baleria Rodriguez Photo by WJNPhoto
Travis Reams, Asia Bables
Travis Reams, Asia Bables Photo by WJNPhoto
Caroline Cradick, Taulant Azemi
Caroline Cradick, Taulant Azemi Photo by WJNPhoto
Jason Oleniczak, Brittanie Oleniczak
Jason Oleniczak, Brittanie Oleniczak Photo by WJNPhoto
Julia Jimenez, Vichi Ho
 Julia Jimenez, Vichi Ho Photo by WJNPhoto
Amanda Russell, Katie Norwood, Elizabeth Landry
Amanda Russell, Katie Norwood, Elizabeth Landry Photo by WJNPhoto
Cearan Henley, Shayne Robinson
Cearan Henley, Shayne Robinson Photo by WJNPhoto
Linda Snorina, Miso Ryu
Linda Snorina, Miso Ryu Photo by WJNPhoto
Ashton Speegle, Khristi Shurbet
Ashton Speegle, Khristi Shurbet  Photo by WJNPhoto
CultureMap Dallas Ultra Social light wall
A giant Lite Brite could be found in the Herradura Lounge. Photo by WJNPhoto
Dannan Payne, Kristina Madsen
Dannan Payne, Kristina Madsen Photo by WJNPhoto
CultureMap Dallas Ultra Social Herradura
Guests got to sip the new Herradura Ultra. Photo by WJNPhoto
CultureMap Dallas Ultra Social drinks
Tequila and beer quenched partiers' thirst. Photo by WJNPhoto
DJ Sober
DJ Sober Photo by WJNPhoto
CultureMap Dallas Ultra Social hair
Wanderdo gave guests' 'dos a little more punk. Photo by WJNPhoto
CultureMap Dallas Ultra Social painting
Spin art kept guests entranced. Photo by WJNPhoto
CultureMap Dallas Ultra Social floral wall
Dr. Delphinium's floral wall was added to throughout the night. Photo by WJNPhoto
CultureMap Dallas Ultra Social painting
Live Nation had great confidence in our painting skills. Photo by WJNPhoto
Artist Travis Haas McCann
Artist Travis Haas McCann created a large work during the party. Photo by WJNPhoto
CultureMap Dallas Ultra Social swag bags
These swag bags went fast. Photo by WJNPhoto
CultureMap Dallas Ultra Social painting
DJ Dilly, Jordan Mayberry
Khristi Shurbet, Ashton Speegle, Alayna Moncava, Cati Shurbet
Danielle Watkins, Nicole Buchanan
Scott Caldwell, Dan Hunt
Katie Morton, Joel Alexander, Jackie Gibbons
Fallon Gutierrez, Hunter Lancaster
Hailey Schwab, Jessica Carbone, Baleria Rodriguez
Travis Reams, Asia Bables
Caroline Cradick, Taulant Azemi
Jason Oleniczak, Brittanie Oleniczak
Julia Jimenez, Vichi Ho
Amanda Russell, Katie Norwood, Elizabeth Landry
Cearan Henley, Shayne Robinson
Linda Snorina, Miso Ryu
Ashton Speegle, Khristi Shurbet
CultureMap Dallas Ultra Social light wall
Dannan Payne, Kristina Madsen
CultureMap Dallas Ultra Social Herradura
CultureMap Dallas Ultra Social drinks
DJ Sober
CultureMap Dallas Ultra Social hair
CultureMap Dallas Ultra Social painting
CultureMap Dallas Ultra Social floral wall
CultureMap Dallas Ultra Social painting
Artist Travis Haas McCann
CultureMap Dallas Ultra Social swag bags