Raising Money Through Art

Dave Matthews Band member headlines inventive new Dallas fundraiser

Dave Matthews Band member headlines inventive new Dallas fundraiser

Jeff Coffin
Jeff Coffin will be the headliner at the inaugural Art of Music Gala, benefiting the Warren Center. Photo courtesy of Friends of the Warren Center

The Friends of the Warren Center will get help from some great musicians and artists when it debuts its new event, the Art of Music Gala, on February 24, 2017, at South Side Ballroom in Dallas.

Benefiting the Warren Center, the event will feature Jeff Coffin, saxophonist for the Dave Matthews Band; six-time Emmy-winning Disney composer Mark Watters; world champion fiddler Brook Wallace; celebrity music producer Jamar Jones; and 20-year-old classical composer Quinn Mason.

Each of the five musicians will compose original compositions inspired by the services provided to children of the Warren Center. In turn, artists will create one-of-a-kind works of art based on the songs. Both the songs and works of art will debut for the first time during the gala.

The artists will include oil and acrylic canvas artist Daniel Padilla, metal sculptors Luis and Arazeli Torres, local wood artist Christina Yielding, fashion designer Lucy Dang, and bronze figurative sculptor Angela Mia De La Vega. 

Each piece of art and original manuscript/recording will be auctioned off live at the event, with the proceeds going directly to the Warren Center. The Warren Center is a nonprofit organization that advocates, serves, and empowers children and families impacted by developmental delays and disabilities.

To learn more about the Art of Music Gala, purchase tickets, or find out about sponsorship opportunities, go to www.theartofmusicgala.com.