Art Conspiracy event, ‘Better Gnomes and Gardens’, is Friday

The Art Conspiracy folks came up with a doozy for its annual SEED fundraising party this year.

“Better Gnomes and Gardens” is a kitschy garden party featuring the yard-art creations of Dallas artists, including many from Oak Cliff. And it’s from 7 p.m.-midnight this Friday, July 15, at Sons of Hermann Hall.

The invitation states, “This salute to America’s iconic garden kitsch will feature classic gnomes and fanciful flamingoes as recreated and remixed by local artists, all available to the highest bidder in a raucous cattle-call auction.”

It also says to wear your best (or worst) garden-party attire. Sounds awesome. Let’s see some Bermuda shorts with black socks and sandals.

Art Conspiracy is an annual event, usually in fall or winter, in which local artists throw a huge party and live auction to raise money for nonprofits. SEED is the annual fundraiser that pays for the expenses of putting on Art Conspiracy.

Three bands will perform: The Red 100s, John Lefler and The Blurries. Tickets are $10.

Oak Cliff artists represented at this year’s SEED include Erica Felicella, Julie McCullough Kim, Kevin Obregon, Lisa Lindholm, Paul Semrad and Sean Springer.


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