EVENTS IN THE DISTRICT MTV RE:DEFINE MTV RE:DEFINE, an annual charity art exhibition and auction, was founded in 2011 by the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and the Goss-Michael Foundation. It has grown to be one of the leading events on the contemporary art calendar and is now produced in collaboration with Dallas Contemporary. All proceeds from MTV RE:DEFINE benefit HIV and AIDS prevention and education through the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, and Dallas Contemporary’s commitment to arts education and awareness through its innovative roster of curated programming. Mtvredefine.com. CADD FUNd Organized each year by the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas – of which many of the district’s galleries are members – the CADD FUNd awards an annual grant of $2500 to $7500+ to a current or previous B.A, B.F.A., M.A. or M.F.A. graduate or candidate from an institution within 100 miles of Dallas. This year CADD celebrated celebrate creativity and community with a Sunday Soup Supper during which finalists gave a presentation before the audience selected a winner. Tickets for the event start at $40 and all proceeds go towards the prize. Caddallas.net Grand Opening: Dallas Market Center’s Interior Home + Design Center In June Dallas Market Center’s new Interior Home + Design Center will celebrate the grand opening of Phase One of the 220,000 square foot marketplace serving interior designers and retailers. To celebrate, Dallas Market Center will host a series of events to showcase the new center and to inspire guests, including an opening evening reception, a day of education, a celebrity designer panel, and an interactive smart home exhibit. June 21 & 22. Dallasmarketcenter.com/ihdc Dallas Gallery Day Founded in 2011, by Brian Gibb, owner of The Public Trust in the Design District, Dallas Gallery Day shifted from a neighborhood-specific event to a citywide event in 2015. This year’s event will be held on July 15, with participating galleries open 12-6pm, followed by an after party at SITE131 from 6-8pm. Philadelphia based artist Kyle Confehr will illustrate this year’s Gallery Day t-shirt, which will be given away to the first 15 visitors at each gallery. One lucky attendee will receive a Golden Ticket, good for $1,000 towards a purchase from any participating gallery, including district residents Barry Whistler Gallery, PDNB, Site 131, Carneal Simmons Contemporary, The Public Trust, Liliana Bloch Gallery, Galleri Urbane, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Cinq Gallery, and Circuit 12 Gallery. Dallasgalleryday.com. ASID Legacy of Design Awards The Legacy of Design Awards is the annual design competition recognizing the finest interior design achievements within the Texas Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. Awards are given out in categories such as sustainable design, historic preservation, and unique commercial space. The event will take place on August 11th at the Omni Hotel. Tx.asid.org. Holidays in the District From art, to home furnishings, to wine, and beyond, the district has an array of options for finding a truly unique gift for those hard-to-please people on your list. Fashionistas will appreciate gifts from Edo Popken of Switzerland and BuddyLove, while coffee lovers would appreciate a subscription to Ascension’s monthly whole bean coffee club. Beer fans will enjoy a custom growler filled with a brew from the Texas Ale Project, the first brewery to be built from the ground up in the City of Dallas since the late 1800s. Dallasdesigndistrict.com/directory.
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