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Artrageous Affair of the Art lures young Dallas patrons to decked-out DMA

Artrageous Affair of the Art lures young patrons to decked-out DMA

Josh laughry, Lauren laughry, Tierney Kaufman, Jared Hutchins, affair of the art
Josh Laughry, Lauren Laughry, Tierney Kaufman, Jared Hutchins Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Paige westhoff, Phillip Duffy, Molly Flanagan, affair of the art
Paige Westhoff, Phillip Duffy, Molly Flanagan Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Perla caston, Rodney Caston, Elizabeth smith, Langston theis,
Perla Caston, Rodney Caston, Elizabeth Smith, Langston Theis Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Brent Baxter, Jessica Baxter, Janie B, Itzel Crow, Nathan Crow, affair of the art
Brent Baxter, Jessica Baxter, Janie B, Itzel Crow, Nathan Crow Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Laura oslick, Marcus ozuna, affair of the art
Laura Oslick, Marcus Ozuna Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Jay Gummer, Kimberly Daniell, Alissa Kaiser, Ann Baty, Irene Goussak, affair of the art
Jay Gummer, Kimberly Daniell, Alissa Kaiser, Ann Baty, Irene Goussak Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
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Local artists painted large-scale works of art, which were all available for bidding. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Melissa Glenn, Kristina Kiik, Valerie maniscalco, affair of the art
Melissa Glenn, Kristina Kiik, Valerie Maniscalco Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Scott Bradford, Jennifer Bradford and catherine Neal ,Chase Sachse, affair of the art
Scott Bradford, Jennifer Bradford, Catherine Neal, Chase Sachse Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Michael Arnold and Laurie Arnold, Decker Sachse, affair of the art
Michael Arnold, Laurie Arnold, Decker Sachse Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
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The Dallas Museum of Art was transformed into a whimsical wonderland for the 2014 Affair of the Art.  Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Michael and Rachel Osburn, Janie B, affair of the art
Michael Osburn, Rachel Osburn, Janie B Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Poppy Xander, Andrea Cheek, Heath Cheek, Affair of the Art
Poppy Xander, Andrea Cheek, Heath Cheek Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Ashley Allen, Jane berteau, Affair of the Art
Ashley Allen, Jane Berteau Photo by Sylvia Elzafon
Josh laughry, Lauren laughry, Tierney Kaufman, Jared Hutchins, affair of the art
Paige westhoff, Phillip Duffy, Molly Flanagan, affair of the art
Perla caston, Rodney Caston, Elizabeth smith, Langston theis,
Brent Baxter, Jessica Baxter, Janie B, Itzel Crow, Nathan Crow, affair of the art
Laura oslick, Marcus ozuna, affair of the art
Jay Gummer, Kimberly Daniell, Alissa Kaiser, Ann Baty, Irene Goussak, affair of the art
affiar of the art
Melissa Glenn, Kristina Kiik, Valerie maniscalco, affair of the art
Scott Bradford, Jennifer Bradford and catherine Neal ,Chase Sachse, affair of the art
Michael Arnold and Laurie Arnold, Decker Sachse, affair of the art
affair of the art
Michael and Rachel Osburn, Janie B, affair of the art
Poppy Xander, Andrea Cheek, Heath Cheek, Affair of the Art
Ashley Allen, Jane berteau, Affair of the Art

Often the site of fabulous fundraisers, the Dallas Museum of Art and its Junior Associates celebrated the 21st annual An Affair of the Art with an Artrageous-themed evening in the museum’s sculpture garden.

Co-chairs Andrea and Heath Cheek and Nina and Decker Sachse welcomed attendees as pianist Josh McGhee filled the air with jazz-influenced classical music. With the exception of a cocktail reception for VIPs, the party started promptly at 7, when the doors to the sculpture garden swung open to reveal a colorful, art-filled space designed by Tom Addis.

More than 400 guests  — including Vanessa Roper, Robert W. Ivey, Itzel and Nathan Crow, Susannah and Seth Bame, Capera Ryan, Sheryl Adkins-Green, and Geoff Green — basked in the magical environs marked by colorful ribbon streamers and lively lit trees. The garden’s reflecting pool looked extra dreamy, with floating balls and unicorns. Talk about a whimsical evening under the stars.

Partygoers sipped Cinco vodka signature cocktails (think Moscow Mules and prickly pear martinis) and Four Corners beer while exploring the specialty food stations filled with shake-your-own salads, made-to-order tacos, Asian creations and more. Once stomachs had been filled and the initial hobnobbing had passed, attendees spread out to see the art that filled nearly every corner.

Three local artists — Jeff Skele Sheely, Hatziel Flores and Aaron Vasquez — sponsored by Rachel Nash Gallery painted large-scale original works that were all available for bidding. Although only three lucky art lovers landed these pieces, everyone had a chance to take home pastel hand sketches by local hand artist Dusty Moore.

As the night progressed, Party Machine lured attendees to the dance floor. But for those more interested in taking a chance than busting a move, there was a raffle area featuring prizes ranging from Dallas dining experiences to trips to the Caribbean and South Africa to sports packages.

On their way out the door, patrons grabbed fresh Top Pot doughnuts along with a swag bag that included Mary Kay goodies as well as Blownaway, Gilt City, and Uber promo cards.

Since its inception in 1993, An Affair of the Art has raised more than $2 million to benefit the Dallas Museum of Art, with proceeds supporting nationally touring exhibitions and acquisitions of works of art for the DMA’s collection. Proceeds from this specific evening benefited the DMA’s teen educational programs.