Eyes on the Ball

A chic circus party around a giant eyeball is the only way to wrap up Dallas Art Fair

A chic circus party is the only way to wrap up Dallas Art Fair

Jennifer Karol, Ruben Burgess
Jennifer Karol, Ruben Burgess Photo by Kelly Taub/BFA
Christie Pope, Chad Solomon
Christie Pope, Chad Solomon Photo by Kelly Taub/BFA
Alison Goff
Allison Goff Photo by Kelly Taub/BFA
Anna Sophia van Zweden
Anna Sophia van Zweden Photo by Kelly Taub/BFA
Ariel Saldivar, Diamond Mahone, Elizabeth O'Mahoney
Ariel Saldivar, Diamond Mahone, Elizabeth O'Mahoney Photo by Kelly Taub/BFA
Barbara Daseke
Barbara Daseke, Sami Arslanlar Photo by Kelly Taub/BFA
Eye Ball 2015
Eye Ball had a circus theme. Photo by Kelly Taub/BFA
Eye Ball 2015
Partygoers filled a tent to listen to Leon Bridges with special guests Quaker City Night Hawks. Photo by Kelly Taub/BFA
Jackson Cole, Joe Cole
Jackson Cole, Joe Cole Photo by Kelly Taub/BFA
Kristen Lee, Amanda Reed
Kristen Lee, Amanda Reed Photo by Kelly Taub/BFA
Leon Bridges
Leon Bridges Photo by Kelly Taub/BFA
Linda Snorina
Linda Snorina, Michael Holmes Photo by Kelly Taub/BFA
Quaker City Night Hawks
Quaker City Night Hawks
Marlene Sughrue, John Sughrue, Frank Elbaz
Marlene Sughrue, John Sughrue, Frank Elbaz Photo by Kelly Taub/BFA
Arm installations at Eye Ball 2015
Photo by Kelly Taub/BFA
Jennifer Karol, Ruben Burgess
Christie Pope, Chad Solomon
Alison Goff
Anna Sophia van Zweden
Ariel Saldivar, Diamond Mahone, Elizabeth O'Mahoney
Barbara Daseke
Eye Ball 2015
Eye Ball 2015
Jackson Cole, Joe Cole
Kristen Lee, Amanda Reed
Leon Bridges
Linda Snorina
Quaker City Night Hawks
Marlene Sughrue, John Sughrue, Frank Elbaz
Arm installations at Eye Ball 2015

Another Dallas Art Fair has come and gone, but not without a fantastic finale at The Joule. On Sunday, all the social butterflies gathered around Tony Tasset’s Eye sculpture for the cocktail-fueled, circus-themed Eye Ball.

Everyone with enthusiasm for the arts made an appearance — Tim Headington, Kenny Goss, Joyce Goss, Shelle Sills, Brian Bolke, Faisal Halum, Barbara Daseke, Capera Ryan, Peter Doreshenko, Marlene and John Sughrue, Sara and Michael Moldovan, Lisa and John Runyon, Jonah Freeman, Arden Wohl, Jennifer Karol, and Anna-Sophia van Zweden — and one attendee noted they seemed to let loose more than usual. Or maybe they were loopy from all the party-hopping they’d been doing?

Styled under the direction of Jan StrimpleRob Bradford costumed all performers; even the waiters were perfectly coiffed and painted by Gigi Coker and L.b. Rosser. Guests relived their childhood on a giant swing set and marveled over the surrealist arm installations. Were those real arms in there? Even the porta-potties were works of art. Only in Dallas, baby!

For entertainment there was Leon Bridges with special guests the Quaker City Night Hawks, plus DJs Scott Reeder and Tyson Reeder. Snacks ranged from Tex-Mex favorites such as tamales, tacos and roasted corn to candy, popcorn and doughnuts befitting the circus theme.

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Kendall Morgan contributed to this report.