Art Conspiracy’s mission is to
inspire artists and musicians to join
forces for the benefit of local nonprofit
Members of the creative community in North Texas pool their talents to
create biannual fundraising events that support other nonprofit arts programs. Art
Conspiracy events are designed to be affordable and offer everyone a
chance to purchase original artwork at a reasonable level.
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ARTISTS CREATE ART WORKS ON SITE
Art Conspiracy is street-level philanthropy with equal parts community art event and fundraiser. More than 120 artists converge on a warehouse-turned-art studio to create unique works of art on Art Con’s signature 18 x 18 inch plywood boards.
STARTING BID $20
These original creations are sold in fast-pasted, high-energy auctions while local bands play on the Art Con stage.
PROCEEDS GO TO BENEFICIARY
Art Conspiracy chooses a new beneficiary each
year to receive the proceeds of the major event, which is held in November and attracts an average of 2,000 attendees.
Art Conspiracy was formed to create awareness for the arts, and to bring artists and musicians together to “conspire” for the benefit of the local arts scene.
The 2005 Art Conspiracy event, the first of its kind, was held at the historic Texas Theater in Oak Cliff, where Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested shortly after President John F. Kennedy was shot. JFK-oriented conspiracy theories are intertwined in modern Dallas life. The name, Art Conspiracy, acknowledges this and also highlights the positive impact conspiracies can bring about.
This first “Art Con” had more than 100 artist-created works, which were sold in a raucous live auction that took place between performances from local musicians.
The proceeds of the first Art Con event totaled over $10,000 and were donated to The Paul Simon-founded Children’s Health Fun, specifically earmarked for kids displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
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BECOME A CONSPIRATOR
If you are interested in supporting North Texas arts philanthropy and would like to become an art conspirator, please consider one of our sponsorship opportunities
or an in-kind donation.