Con for the City

Bid high, cheapskates

Performances by Red Monroe, Kristy Kruger, Sarah Jaffe, and The St. Anthony Gospel Choir, and DJ sets by Sober and Eddie Ruiz are reason enough to attend Art Conspiracy III. The chance to practically steal original works by some of the area's best artists makes it an annual can't-miss. More than 100 artists will use a variety of media to create artworks on 18-inch plywood squares during the 24 hours preceding the event. The artists will then swallow their pride and watch their creations auctioned with the almost insultingly low starting bid of $20.

Each year, the art conspirators choose a different beneficiary with the goal of reinvesting in the city's art scene. The previous two installments have raised more than $20,000 in funds. This year's recipient, the St. Anthony Community Center, provides affordable after-school and summer music, art and theater instructions to Dallas kids—services that are more valuable than ever as the most cash-strapped of Dallas schools downsize or eliminate music and art classes. Unless you hate art, music and children, we'll see you at 6 p.m. Sunday at The Prophet Bar (formerly the Gypsy Tea Room), 2548 Elm St. Admission is $10. Visit artconspiracy.org.
Sun., Dec. 9, 6 p.m., 2007

 
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