Critical and necessary art movement, or just the blatant defacing of property? The graffiti debate rages on. One thing not up for debate is the fact that the Dallas Police Department has been cracking down on graffiti in the downtown area. Last December, six graffiti artists were arrested and accused of causing more than $100,000 in damages. One of those arrested was the now-legit-and-law-abiding artist Tony Bones. The Kettle Art Gallery is hosting a benefit for Tony Bones, selling new pieces by the artist and putting the money toward his ongoing legal battle. Other local artists have also donated pieces on his behalf. Gallery patrons are asked to refrain from tagging the building as they enter. It all starts 7 p.m. Saturday at Kettle Art, 2714 Elm St. Call 214-573-7622.
Sat., Dec. 2, 7 p.m.