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Local stars show heart through art at Dallas Challenge fundraising fete

Local stars show heart through art at Dallas Challenge fundraiser

LeeAnne Locken, Art From The Heart
LeeAnne Locken Photo by James Edward Photography
Shane Walker, Max Jones, Art From The Heart
Shane Walker, Max Jones Photo by James Edward Photography
Molly Nolan, Brandon DeShong, Art From The Heart
Molly Nolan, Brandon DeShong Photo by James Edward Photography
Melissa Poe, Denise Walraed, Art From The Heart
Melissa Poe, Denise Walraed Photo by James Edward Photography
Jody Dean, Art From The Heart
Jody Dean Photo by James Edward Photography
Ro Diaz, Art From The Heart
Rolando Diaz Photo by James Edward Photography
Tiffaney Dale Hunter, Paige Montgomery, Alissa Martine, Art From The Heart
Tiffaney Dale Hunter, Paige Montgomery, Alissa Martine Photo by James Edward Photography
Suzan Fenner, Rolando Diaz, Art From The Heart
Suzan Fenner, Rolando Diaz Photo by James Edward Photography
Stevie Tate, Art From The Heart
Stevie Tate Photo by James Edward Photography
Lindsay McCain, John McCain, Art From The Heart
Lindsay McCain, John McCain Photo by James Edward Photography
Tim James, Helen Manning, Sean Wassung, Art From The Heart
Tim James, Helen Manning, Sean Wassung Photo by James Edward Photography
Jeanmarie Davis, Bill Gilliland, Art From The Heart
Jeanmarie Davis, Bill Gilliland Photo by James Edward Photography
Dean Wood, Art From The Heart
Dean Wood Photo by James Edward Photography
Chris Camillo, Amy Camillo, Art From The Heart
Chris Camillo, Amy Camillo Photo by James Edward Photography
Carrie White, Melissa Enriquez, Art From The Heart
Carrie White, Melissa Enriquez Photo by James Edward Photography
Ariana Hartsock, Heather Reichstadt, Art From The Heart
Ariana Hartsock, Heather Reichstadt Photo by James Edward Photography
Alison Pearl, John Young, Art From The Heart
Alison Pearl, John Young Photo by James Edward Photography
LeeAnne Locken, Art From The Heart
Shane Walker, Max Jones, Art From The Heart
Molly Nolan, Brandon DeShong, Art From The Heart
Melissa Poe, Denise Walraed, Art From The Heart
Jody Dean, Art From The Heart
Ro Diaz, Art From The Heart
Tiffaney Dale Hunter, Paige Montgomery, Alissa Martine, Art From The Heart
Suzan Fenner, Rolando Diaz, Art From The Heart
Stevie Tate, Art From The Heart
Lindsay McCain, John McCain, Art From The Heart
Tim James, Helen Manning, Sean Wassung, Art From The Heart
Jeanmarie Davis, Bill Gilliland, Art From The Heart
Dean Wood, Art From The Heart
Chris Camillo, Amy Camillo, Art From The Heart
Carrie White, Melissa Enriquez, Art From The Heart
Ariana Hartsock, Heather Reichstadt, Art From The Heart
Alison Pearl, John Young, Art From The Heart

The fourth annual Art From the Heart Celebrity Art Auction and Benefit in the Design District was a vibrant night of wining, dining and dancing to raise funds for Dallas Challenge, a local organization that provides programming to help high-risk youth avoid drugs, alcohol and jail. Leading the charitable charge were affable emcee Jody Dean of 98.7 KLUV and event co-chairs Molly Nolan and Brandon DeShong

National and local celebrities — including Lisa Loeb, Drew Waters, John Castro, Matt Nordgren, Rhonda Sargent Chambers, Aaron Yoo, Gina Miller, Hilary Kennedy, Melisa and Maddie Poe, Abraham Salum, Dunia Borga, Mico Rodriquez, Keith Hicks, Steve Kemble put on their creativity caps to produce one-of-a-kind works for auction. Young and already established artists also contributed pieces.  

Among those browsing the works were Paige Montogomery, Alissa Martine, Tiffaney Dale Hunter, Helen Manning and Tim James. We also spied LeeAnne Locken posing proudly with her own work, while renowned artist Rolando Diaz captivated supporters with some live painting. 

After bidding on the art and "wearable" auction items such as a Bottega Veneta handbag and Versace shopping experience, guests took their moves to the dance floor, where DJ Junior from KISS FM mixed the beats. All tallied, the event raised $60,000 for Dallas Challenge.