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Art Conspiracy gives Dallas fans what they want with new concert series

Art Conspiracy gives people what they want with new concert series

The Theater Fire
The Theater Fire plays May 9 at Kettle Art Gallery to kick off the new ArtCon(cert) series. Photo courtesy of Art Conspiracy

To support its mission to engage Dallas’ creative communities for the benefit of local arts nonprofits, Art Conspiracy is launching a new series of intimate concerts. Dubbed ArtCon(cert), the first takes place May 9 at Kettle Art Gallery, featuring the musical stylings of The Theater Fire.

The Fort Worth-based band uses intricate instrumental arrangements (pedal steel, violin, accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar and percussion) and pulls from an array of genres (zydeco, bluegrass, mariachi, country, gospel, rock ’n’ roll) to convey stories about love, loss and everything in between.

“The addition of the ArtCon(cert) series grew out of feedback from the public and fellow conspirators,” said Art Conspiracy executive director Erica Felicella in a release. “They want more. More art. More music. More opportunities to engage with this vibrant creative community we have right here in Dallas.”

The now 10-year-old street philanthropists promise more ArtCon(certs) with local bands in the coming months. For this first show, doors open at 7 pm, and the show begins at 8. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased on the Art Conspiracy website.

Since 2005, Art Conspiracy has raised more than $250,000 for groups such as My Possibilities, Girls Rock Dallas, and W. T. White Academy of Visual and Performing Arts.