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Dumpster divers make a splash at Dallas Design District Market

Dumpster divers make a splash at Dallas Design District Market

Monica Abbracciamengo, Javier Burkle, Ashley Ferguson, Design District Market
Monica Abbracciamengo, Javier Burkle, Ashley Ferguson Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Hari Mari, Design District Market
Among the goods were Hari Mari flip flops, looks from Indigo 1745, The Wooden House and more.  Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Tanesha Dasabe, Anzie Dasabe, Design District Market
Tanesha Dasabe, Anzie Dasabe Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Design District Market, Dallas Contemporary
More than 80 vendors set up shop at the Design District Market. Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Design District Market, Longhorn Photobooth
Photo by Longhorn Photo Booth
Paul Rook, Steve Krebaum, Design District Market
Paul Rook, Steve Krebaum Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Design District Market, Longhorn Photobooth
Photo by Longhorn Photo Booth
Cory Prior, Corey Godfrey, Manny Alcala, Design District Market
Cory Prior, Corey Godfrey, Manny Alcala Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Kelsey Conklin, Katie Myatt, Design District Market
Kelsey Conklin, Katie Myatt Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Chris Hite, Denny Slaton, Design District Market
Chris Hite, Denny Slaton Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Design District Market, Longhorn Photobooth
Photo by Longhorn Photo Booth
Design District Market, Longhorn Photobooth
Photo by Longhorn Photo Booth
Christie Sheffield, Megan Tvrdik, Design District Market
Christie Sheffield, Megan Tvrdik Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Design District Market, Longhorn Photobooth
Photo by Longhorn Photo Booth
Daniel Dwyer, Geoffrey Byers, J. Christopher, Design District Market
Daniel Dwyer, Geoffrey Byers  Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Willie Johnson, Denise Manoy, Design District Market
Willie Johnson, Denise Manoy  Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Design District Market, Longhorn Photobooth
Photo by Longhorn Photo Booth
Design District Market, Dallas Contemporary
The Effinays Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Brendan Barash, Linley Siracusa, Design District Market
Brandan Barash, Linley Siracusa Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Design District Market, Longhorn Photobooth
Photo by Longhorn Photo Booth
Design District Market, Dallas Contemporary
Once warmed up, guests splashed in the dumpster pools.  Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Design District Market, Longhorn Photobooth
Photo by Longhorn Photo Booth
Monica Abbracciamengo, Javier Burkle, Ashley Ferguson, Design District Market
Hari Mari, Design District Market
Tanesha Dasabe, Anzie Dasabe, Design District Market
Design District Market, Dallas Contemporary
Design District Market, Longhorn Photobooth
Paul Rook, Steve Krebaum, Design District Market
Design District Market, Longhorn Photobooth
Cory Prior, Corey Godfrey, Manny Alcala, Design District Market
Kelsey Conklin, Katie Myatt, Design District Market
Chris Hite, Denny Slaton, Design District Market
Design District Market, Longhorn Photobooth
Design District Market, Longhorn Photobooth
Christie Sheffield, Megan Tvrdik, Design District Market
Design District Market, Longhorn Photobooth
Daniel Dwyer, Geoffrey Byers, J. Christopher, Design District Market
Willie Johnson, Denise Manoy, Design District Market
Design District Market, Longhorn Photobooth
Design District Market, Dallas Contemporary
Brendan Barash, Linley Siracusa, Design District Market
Design District Market, Longhorn Photobooth
Design District Market, Dallas Contemporary
Design District Market, Longhorn Photobooth

Art enthusiasts, music aficionados and beach-starved babes gathered at the Design District Market — the first at the Dallas Contemporary — for an an all-day shopping and swimming extravaganza presented by the Contemporary, Jim Lake Companies and the Dallas Design District. 

Local artists and retailers lined up inside and outside the museum, creating a scene similar to Istanbul's Grand Bazaar. But instead of noshing on dolmas and kebobs, market-goers — including Christi and Eric Austin, Steve Krebaum, Paul Rook, Kelsey Conklin, Carlos Canlas, Monica Abbracciamengo, Javier Burkle, Ashley Ferguson, and Megan Tvrdik — sated themselves at the Parrot Ice and Easy Slider food trucks while browsing goods from Wooden House, Hari Mari, Elements and 80 other shops.

Although two large graffiti-clad dumpsters pools were the highlight for some, others needed a couple of cocktails before taking a dip. But, by the end of the day, oodles of sun-kissed devotees were found schmoozing and splashing in the water. 

When not splashing or shopping, attendees listened to tunes from Dallas-Fort Worth bands The Effianys, Birds of Night, Ronnie Hart and Robbie Saunders and goofed off in the Longhorn Photobooth sponsored by CultureMap.  

Funds raised from booth sales and underwriters benefited the Dallas Contemporary's art exhibitions and programs.