Dallas Art Fair


Every year during art fair The Joule Hotel hosts the Eye Ball which serves as the unofficial closing event to Dallas Art Fair.  I'm not sure if its the excitement due to the overwhelming creative energy buzzing through the city of Dallas or if its pure exhaustion after a week of non-stop openings and parties, but the Eye Ball is always a great synergy of fashion, art, and alcohol.  With over the top staging and production by Jan Strimple and the exclusive guest list from Forty Five Ten this year's Eye Ball did not disappoint and neither did the fashion.  From Nini Nguyen in Fenty x Puma to Mary Bennett in Jacquemus, this crowd slayed and left me thinking aye eye aye!

Dallas Art Fair

This morning the Dallas Art Fair kicked off its ninth year with a press preview of this years exhibitors at the Fashion Industry Gallery. Guest speaker Mayor Pro Tem, Monica Alonzo welcomed everyone and announced that April 1, 2017 marked the first day of what is now Dallas Art Month. DMA, Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Gavin Delahunty, announced the winners of the second annual Dallas Art Fair Foundation Acquisition Program including artists: Justin Adian, Katherine Bradford, Derek Fordjour, Andrea Galvani, Summer Wheat and Matthew Wong. This year with over 90 galleries from 16 countries, the Dallas Art Fair's reach is now global setting it on par with Miami's Art Basel and Frieze in New York

With great art comes great style. Art Fair has quickly become one of the most truly stylish events in Dallas with patrons donning their best fashion often straight from the runway.  One fashion rag recently published an article debating who was more fashionable: the art kids or the fashion kids. Not sure who takes the cake, but during Dallas Art Fair it's a no brainer. 

From Top: Ruben Burgess, Christen Wilson and Samantha McCurdy from Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala 2016.