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Flower-powered gala closes Dallas Art Fair in epic fashion

Flower-powered gala closes Dallas Art Fair in epic fashion

Laura Brock, Taylor Tomasi Hill, Jeny Bania, Tim Headington
Laura Brock, Taylor Tomasi Hill, Jeny Bania, Tim Headington Photo by Yesi Fortuna
Parnilla Lundgren
Parnilla Lundgren Photo by Scot & Kristi Redman
Joe Jackson, Kelle Jackson, Niven Morgan, Shelby Wagner
Joe Jackson, Kelle Jackson, Niven Morgan, Shelby Wagner Photo by Yesi Fortuna
John Harris, Anna Harris, Jimmie Johnson, Chandra Johnson, Kim Dodson, Kevin Dodson
John Harris, Anna Harris, Jimmie Johnson, Chandra Johnson, Kim Dodson, Kevin Dodson Photo by Yesi Fortuna
flower model
Flower-decorated models circulated thoughout the party. Photo by Yesi Fortuna
eye ball scene
It was an unforgettable evening. Photo by Scot & Kristi Redman
Flower models at Eye Ball at The Joule 2017
A double dose of skull-faced flower power. Photo by Scot & Kristi Redman
Yayo Sanchez
Yayo Sanchez performed.  Photo by Yesi Fortuna
Nick Wooster
Nick Wooster Photo by Yesi Fortuna
Skeleton models at Eye Ball at the Joule 2017
Models disguised as skeletons upped the creepy factor. Photo by Scot & Kristi Redman
Guests at Eye Ball at the Joule 2017
Guests mingle with the 15-foot-tall Dia de los Muertos character who strolled about the crowd. Photo by Yesi Fortuna
Laura Brock, Taylor Tomasi Hill, Jeny Bania, Tim Headington
Parnilla Lundgren
Joe Jackson, Kelle Jackson, Niven Morgan, Shelby Wagner
John Harris, Anna Harris, Jimmie Johnson, Chandra Johnson, Kim Dodson, Kevin Dodson
flower model
eye ball scene
Flower models at Eye Ball at The Joule 2017
Yayo Sanchez
Nick Wooster
Skeleton models at Eye Ball at the Joule 2017
Guests at Eye Ball at the Joule 2017

What: The Eye Ball

Where: The Eye at The Joule

The 411: The 2017 Dallas Art Fair was sent off in epic style with the Headington Companies' fourth annual Eye Ball at The Joule. This year's festive gala was themed "aye, eye, aye!" and Tony Tasset's 30-foot Eye sculpture was front and center throughout the South of the border celebration. Surrounded by a sea of fresh marigolds and bold colors, guests were greeted with mezcal cocktails served in ice shot glasses. Once the shots were slung, attendees were invited to snap photos along a colorful floral wall that managed to hide a woman within the hustle and bustle of the backdrop.

Mexican street fare was passed throughout the venue including tacos, cabrito pies, elotes, churro bites, and horchata ice cream. Hibiscus margaritas and Mexican beers were flowing as was the tequila. And it was hard not to spot the 15-foot-tall Dia de los Muertos character weaving his way through the crowd. A piñata-style restroom installation (by Swoon the Studio), a swing set for 10 customized with multicolored streamers, flower-decorated skull-faced models, an altar-inspired DJ booth, and a performance by Austin-based Yayo Sanchez completed the evening. It was, undoubtedly, the see-and-be-seen party of spring.

Who: Brian Bolke, Faisal Halum, Peter Doroshenko, Justine Ludwig, Joyce Goss, Tim Headington, Julie amd Michael Tregoning, Leon Bridges, Rinus Van de Velde, Christen and Derek Wilson, Tim Van Laere, Davida Nemeroff, Brady Doty, Arthur Peña, Gavin Delahunty, José Noé Suro, Maryam Eisler, Tammy Cotton Hartnett, William Lawrie, Paul Hedge, Terese Reyes, Nino Mier, Taymour Grahne, Erin Cluley, Laura Brock, Garrett Leight, Todd Oldham and Tony Longoria, Niven Morgan, and Shelby Wagner