Silent art auction to benefit a new do-it-yourself art space

Between the Art Crawl, the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League meeting and now a live, all-day auction, Saturday is turning out to be a busy night, indeed.

I saw a flier for the Winnetka Heights auction, which starts at noon and goes on till 8:00 pm, last week at Spiral Diner. It promises all benefits go toward renovations and repairs needed in order to open the Phoenix Project, a DIY art space in Dallas. Attendees should bring cash or at least a dish to serve for the free potluck dinner. The work of 13 area artists will be up for auction, but the flier says they still need more. Interested donors should contact host Aaron Gonzales at his MySpace page or e-mail address. Dallas bands The Tidbits and Thorrific & Friends will also be playing live music.

What exactly is a DIY art space? More after the jump.

Do-It-Yourself art spaces usually refer to property owned, managed and shared by artists and musicians. There’s one well established space in Fort Worth and they come and go in Denton all the time, but this is the first space I’ve heard of in Dallas proper. This looks like the first in a string up fundraising attempts for Phoenix Project, which according to their MySpace hopes to open by the summer.

Where: 906 N. Winnetka Ave., Dallas, TX, 75208

When: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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  • Aaron Gonzalez

    Hello, and thanks so much for writing this up! Here is an updated list of artists who will be exhibiting/selling their work:

    Asteria
    Jason Barnett
    Kelli Brown
    A. Carson
    Courtney Arielle
    Amy Fala
    Nevada Hill
    Jessica Hitch
    Jeffrey Jacoby
    Monique Jannette
    Richard Johnston
    Chase LaFleur
    mariaevita
    MAUDI
    Jason Mullins
    Alyssa Ortega
    Martin Perez
    Justin Powers
    Shelley Scott
    Adam Stewart
    Tyson Summers
    Thomas Christopher
    Jay Voltmann

    It should also be noted that there will be a community meeting about the Phoenix Project, open to the public after the event. For information about the Phoenix Project, go to their myspace page:
    http://www.myspace.com/sea_wench