Art Conspiracy - Press Release "MOUNTED" - June 8, 2013, Dallas, TX

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Art Conspiracy Presents MOUNTED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Art Conspiracy presents MOUNTED on Saturday, June 8. Event to unite artists, raise “seed” money, and conspire for a good cause and a good time.

May 9th, 2013 – DALLAS – Conjuring visions animal, vegetable, mineral and digital, Life in Deep Ellum will be transformed from a gallery space into a lodge-like, electronic animalistic mounted dream sequence that only those crazy Art Conspirators can produce.

On Saturday, June 8, Art Conspiracy presents MOUNTED will kick off at 7:00pm at Life in Deep Ellum, 2803 Taylor Street, Dallas, Texas, 75226. Original, curated works from over 40 inspired artists will be auctioned live in a fun, free-for-all format. Art Conspiracy events are designed to be affordable and offer everyone a chance to purchase original artwork with opening bids starting at $50.

MOUNTED is not just an auction of taxidermic expression, the evening will also feature Mark from The Edge as emcee, and the mood will be set by local bands: The Days, Bethan and headliner Calhoun. Their collective descriptions range from sounds reminiscent of The Jackson 5 or Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem to minimalistic, melodrama, catchy, irresistible, gorgeous and melodic vibrations.

Dallas food truck favorites Nammi and Coolhaus will be serving up Vietnamese fusion cuisine,cookies and ice cream in the parking lot. Black Swan Saloon will  be pouring libations and a signature MOUNTED concoction, and MoKaH Coffee Shop will be open for those in need of a caffeine buzz.

The mission of Art Conspiracy is to inspire Dallas’ art and music scenes to join forces for the benefit of local non-profit arts organizations. Non-profits with an annual budget of less than $400,000 and that offer creative programming in the form of art or music that gives back to youth, families, and citizens within the Dallas city limits are considered to be chosen as Art Conspiracy’s annual beneficiaries.

MOUNTED’s purpose is to announce this year’s beneficiary and raise the “seed money” to enable Art Conspiracy to put on its major fundraiser in the fall of 2013. “This year’s Art Conspiracy fundraiser stands to be our most innovative and exciting yet,” Art Conspiracy Executive Director Todd Macaulay said. “The taxidermy-inspired medium will prove to be very dynamic, challenging, and full of surprises. I personally cannot wait to see what these very talented artists pull from their imaginations.”

Since 2005, Art Conspiracy has raised over $200,000 for groups including 2012 beneficiaries:

  • Girls Rock Dallas, dedicated to empowering girls and women through the use of music education to promote self-esteem and confidence

  • W. T. White Academy of Visual and Performing Arts – Ceramics Program, dedicated to helping students succeed, regardless of socioeconomic status, physical, mental, or language limitations, or lack of previous education.

Media Info:

Art Conspiracy organizers, musicians, and artists are available for interviews. Additional press imagery and graphics are available upon request. For more information, please contact Meagan Dahl at meagan@artconspiracy.org or call 214-864-8730.

Art Conspiracy, a Dallas-based art collective that raises money for small non-profit groups that provide art and music programming locally, presents MOUNTED auction and fundraiser on Saturday, June 8, 7pm – 12am.

Art Conspiracy is street level philanthropy. Members of the creative community in North Texas pool their talents to create bi-annual fundraising events that support other nonprofit arts programs. Art Conspiracy events are designed to be affordable and offer everyone a chance to purchase original artwork at a reasonable level. Art Conspiracy is a 501c3 organization with IRS non-profit status (so your donations are tax deductible!) More information is available at FacebookTwitter or artconspiracy.org.