All for the Arts

Dallas patrons bid and imbibe at smashing arts gala and auction

Dallas patrons bid and imbibe at smashing arts gala and auction

 Don and Barbara Daseke, Carrie and Andy Teller, Dianne and Mark LaRoe
Don Daseke, Barbara Daseke, Carrie Teller, Andy Teller, Dianne LaRoe, Mark LaRoe Photo by Dana Driensky
Dean Fearing and Wanda Gierhart
Dean Fearing, Wanda Gierhart Photo by Dana Driensky
Paul and Janie Cook, Geraldine and Wade Owens
Paul Cook, Janie Cook, Geraldine Owens, Wade Owens Photo by Dana Driensky
Noah and Nisha Tyler, Dresden and John Huston
Noah Tyler, Nisha Tyler, Dresden Huston, John Huston Photo by Dana Driensky
Rebecca Young, Donna Wilhelm
Rebecca Young, Donna Wilhelm Photo by Dana Driensky
Guests in the Mansion Wine Cellar
Guests enjoying dinner in the Mansion Wine Cellar. Photo by Dana Driensky
Courtney Dunn and Ed Tauriac
Courtney Dunn, Ed Tauriac Photo by Dana Driensky
Sean Magennis, Diane and Hal Brierley, Maria Magennis, Steven and Barbara Durham
Sean Magennis, Diane Brierley, Hal Brierley, Maria Magennis, Steven Durham, Barbara Durham Photo by Dana Driensky
Local Band Time Machine
Time Machine rocks the after-party. Photo by Dana Driensky
Menu and Assorted Desserts
The menu and assorted desserts. Photo by Dana Driensky
Signature Cocktail by Patrón
Signature cocktails by Patrón got the party started. Photo by Dana Driensky
 Don and Barbara Daseke, Carrie and Andy Teller, Dianne and Mark LaRoe
Dean Fearing and Wanda Gierhart
Paul and Janie Cook, Geraldine and Wade Owens
Noah and Nisha Tyler, Dresden and John Huston
Rebecca Young, Donna Wilhelm
Guests in the Mansion Wine Cellar
Courtney Dunn and Ed Tauriac
Sean Magennis, Diane and Hal Brierley, Maria Magennis, Steven and Barbara Durham
Local Band Time Machine
Menu and Assorted Desserts
Signature Cocktail by Patrón

More than 200 guests came together for The Arts Community Alliance’s (TACA) Custom Auction Gala at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, raising more than $400,000 in support of the performing arts in North Texas.

Attendees sipped signature Patrón cocktails while marveling at the gorgeous venue decorated in elegant arrangements by floral sponsor Faye C. Briggs. Event chairs Barbara and Don Daseke and honorary event chairs Carrie and Andy Teller then welcomed guests into the dining rooms for a delicious meal consisting of chilled lobster, beef tenderloin, and braised short rib. Bruno Davaillon and his culinary team always impress.

Post-dinner, it was time for the highlight of this gala which, of course, is the live auction. Guests — including Wanda Gierhart, Laree Hulshoff, Ben Fischer, chairmen-elect Dianne and Mark LaRoe, Sean Magennis, Diane and Hal Brierley, Maria Magennis, and Barbara and Steven Durham bid on coveted packages that included private performances, a multicourse dinner prepared by Dean Fearing, jaunts to Europe and Canada, and even a shopping spree package curated by Barbara Daseke.

Guests celebrated their purchases with champagne and handcrafted miniature desserts while dancing the night away to Time Machine at the packed after-party.

“The Custom Auction Gala was a remarkable success,” said TACA president and executive director Rebecca Young. “We are beyond grateful to everyone who supported an event that is truly central to our ability to provide funding and services to the most creative and engaging arts organizations in our community.”

Since its inception in 1967, TACA has distributed more than $24 million to both emerging and established performing arts organizations.