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Fun-loving crowd shows big heart at Dallas Challenge celebrity art auction

Fun-loving crowd shows big heart at Dallas Challenge celeb art auction

D'Andra Simmons Locke, LeeAnne Locken, Cynthia Smoot, Jayne Herring, Hamilton Sneed, aurt for the heart auction
D'Andra Simmons Lock, LeeAnne Locken, Cynthia Smoot, Jayne Herring, Hamilton Sneed Photo by Thomas Garza
Melissa Poe Carson with her painting, art for the heart auction
Melissa Poe Carson with her painting. Photo by Thomas Garza
Brooke Branagan, Sue Claytor, Christina Peveto, Lindsay Lee MaCain, Hillary McIntosh, art for the heart auction
Brooke Branagan, Sue Claytor, Christina Peveto, Lindsay Lee MaCain, Hillary McIntosh Photo by Thomas Garza
D'Andra Simmons Lock, Janet Fresquez, Jeri Kleiman, art for the heart auction
D'Andra Simmons Lock, Janet Fresquez, Jeri Kleiman Photo by Thomas Garza
Don Gaiser, Christpher Wright, Steve Kemble, Shane Walker, Art for the heart auction
Don Gaiser, Christpher Wright, Steve Kemble, Shane Walker Photo by Thomas Garza
JB Hayes, Reanea Smith, art for the heart auction
JB Hayes, Reanea Smith Photo by Thomas Garza
Matt Kaplinsky with his painting, art for the heart auction
Matt Kaplinsky with his painting. Photo by Thomas Garza
D'Andra Simmons Locke, LeeAnne Locken, Cynthia Smoot, Jayne Herring, Hamilton Sneed, aurt for the heart auction
Melissa Poe Carson with her painting, art for the heart auction
Brooke Branagan, Sue Claytor, Christina Peveto, Lindsay Lee MaCain, Hillary McIntosh, art for the heart auction
D'Andra Simmons Lock, Janet Fresquez, Jeri Kleiman, art for the heart auction
Don Gaiser, Christpher Wright, Steve Kemble, Shane Walker, Art for the heart auction
JB Hayes, Reanea Smith, art for the heart auction
Matt Kaplinsky with his painting, art for the heart auction

What: Fifth annual Art From the Heart Celebrity Art Auction & Benefit

Where: Seven For Parties

The 411: This signature fundraising event for Dallas Challenge featured an array of artwork from local and national celebrities, including Willie Robertson of A&E’s Duck Dynasty, Richard Rawlings of Discovery’s Fast ‘N Loud, Chynna Phillips, Lisa Loeb, Emmitt Smith and his family, Drew Pearson, and David Feherty. Designers such as Abi Ferrin, Nha Kahn and Prashe provided wearable art for the auction, while professional artists — including Mary Tomás, Micheal Ledoux and Max Jones — and young artists from Dallas Challenge youth programs also contributed their considerable talents. As they browsed and bid on artwork, attendees expressed much joy in helping this important nonprofit, which provides programs to help youth stay in school, off drugs and alcohol, and out of the criminal justice system.

Who: Event co-chairs LeeAnne Locken and Lindsay Lee McCain, Jody Dean, Hilary Kennedy, Melissa Poe Carson, JB Hayes, Shane Walker, Steve Kemble, Jayne HerringJanet Frésquez, and Cynthia Smoot.