Upcoming Events

Art Conspiracy Presents Phobias

June 3, 2017 @ Life in Deep Ellum
Headliner(s): Cure for Paranoia
Opener(s): Pearl Earl

7:00 PM Doors
7:30 PM Show
8:40 PM Cure for Paranoia
10:00PM Pearl Earl
11:00 PM Event Close

On Saturday, June 3, please join Art Conspiracy for Art Con: PHOBIAS. Featuring more than 35 local artists, PHOBIAS challenges each artist to create a piece of collectible art that represents their interpretation of a deep-seated, perhaps irrational or overwhelming fear as relates to the concept of phobias. This being Art Conspiracy’s 13th year in existence, PHOBIAS seemed an ideal choice for our theme.

Combining the forces of creativity and philanthropy, we set out to “conspire” to bring artists and musicians together to raise funds and activate awareness for regional creative programs and causes.

Completed works will be presented for live auction starting at $20, raising money for this year’s beneficiary, who will be announced at PHOBIAS.

Cure for Paranoia:
Cure for Paranaoia is known for their wicked fusion of hip-hop, rock, pop, funk, and R&B built with an organic approach. In February, the band opened for Erykah Badu’s sold-out birthday show at the Bomb Factory in front of a crowd of over 4,000. A month later, they returned to the venue for another sold-out show opening for Ludacris. Cure for Paranoia is a group of people addicted to music, and this is an infectious energy captured in their live shows and recordings. Almost any night of the week the band can be seen performing live in Deep Ellum and are featured on bills or weekly residencies at places like Drugstore Cowboy, High & Tight Barbershop, and Three Links. On nights off, it is not unusual for Cure for Paranoia to perform on the street.

Pearl Earl:
Pearl Earl is an all-female, psych/pop/prog/garage rock group based out of Denton, TX. The band was founded in late 2014 and released an EP titled “Karaoke Superstar” in 2015, which was nominated “Best EP” in the Dallas Observer Music Awards. They recently were awarded “Best Indie/Rock Band” and “Best Song” in the 2017 Denton Arts and Music Awards. Their first full-length album was recorded at Elmwood Recordings with Alex Bhore and Brack Cantrell and will be released in May 2017.

Featured artists include:
Richard Patterson, Cabe Booth, Jennifer Gregory Portz, Richard Ross, Rick Fontenot, Danny Rose, Can Turkyilmaz, Lisa Lindholm, Sierra Sintic, Dylan Dowdy, Leighton Autrey, Matthew Brinston, Diane Durant, Ross Grady High, Paxton Maroney, Haylee Ryan, Sully Ridout, Alexa Mason, Shoby Modjarrad, Kris Swenson, Michael Arreaga, Julie McCullough, Steven Reeves, Erin Reeves, Paul Semrad, Jiri Semrad, Steve Rainwater, Devyn Gaudet, Jayme Okerblom (Nourallah), Sarah Francis, Corey Godfrey, Rachel Spire, Caroline Oliver, Jill Foltz, Alejandra Lara Camargo, Danny Rix, Vivian Bull, Courtney Miles, Oliver Bradley, Erica Felicella

Past Events

Art Con Select

January 12, 2017 @ Kettle Art

Since Art Con 10, Kettle Art has been invited to the preview of the artwork at our VIP event. They select a group of artists based on simple criteria and they are:

• Only based on the work the artist created for the Art Con event. They do not look up names, bios, portfolios or websites.
• The artist has to be brand new to the gallery

These Artists are invited to participate in an exhibition by and at Kettle Art. Come and see the show of the artists selected from Art Con 12 on January 12th 7-10pm.

Artist List:
Mak
Erika Krivda
Emily Nigma's Bright Shiny Objects
Jim Campbell
Holly Gray
Shoby Modjarrad
Olivia Themudo
Todd Macaulay
Lauren Shafer
Eva Semrad
Jiri Semrad
Can Turkyilmaz
Maggie Turkyilmaz
Pamela Danai
Elizabeth Baca

Art Con 12 Thank You Party (FREE)

January 10, 2017 @ Double Wide

Mark your calendars! We'll be presenting the check to Music Is Our Weapon followed by our thank-you/wrap party for 2016 at the Double Wide on Tuesday, January 10, from 7 - 11pm.

Artists, volunteers and all fans and supporters of Art Conspiracy are welcome! And it's FREE! Come hang out with us... we'd love to celebrate another super successful year with all of you!

Art Con 12

November 12, 2016 @ The Cedars Union
Headliner: Sudie, NITE
Opener: DJ Wild in the Streets, Blue, The Misfit DJ Set

7:00 – 7:30 DJ Wild in the Streets
7:30 – 8:20 Auction #1
8:20 – 8:50 NITE
Beneficiary Talk
8:50 – 9:40 Auction #2
9:40 – 10:10 Band #2 - Sudie
10:10 – 11:00 Auction #3
11:00 – 11:30 Blue, The Misfit DJ Set

About Wild in the Streets:

DJ Wild in the Streets has been playing garage, psych, international pop, funk, soul & early R&B records (vinyl) at the best places in DFW for over a decade. She's created mixes for the Dallas Observer's music blog, and one of her favorite projects as a DJ has been to create a live soundtrack to the Dallas Museum of Art's 2013 Cindy Sherman exhibition, where Wild played in the gallery where Sherman's works were shown.

About NITE:

NITE are Canadian-born twin brothers, Kyle and Myles Mendes, based in Dallas, TX. The duo create a unique hybrid of electro...nic dream-pop music with a foray into rock. Their strong dueling vocals might remind oneself of Tears for Fears' Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, with a delivery of tasteful guitar hooks amidst bright synthesizers and throbbing drum machines.

About Sudie:

Merging classical training with a unique DIY recording process, Sudie is an artist who’s truly forging her own territory. The 25-year-old singer, songwriter, producer and musician describes her sound as “something jazzy meets kind of crazy… if Bjork had arranged something for Ella Fitzgerald or Billie Holiday to sing over.” It’s a sound she’s crafted all by herself, utilizing a keyboard, microphone, and MacBook inside the confines of her tiny bathroom in Dallas, TX.

About Blue, The Misfit DJ:

Los Angeles-born & Dallas-raised, the experimental producer and cultivating lyricist, Blue, The Misfit, began his musical voyage in 2004. He is most known for his extensive production work at Top Dawg Entertainment, where under his former moniker “King Blue”, he produced popular tracks for every artist on the label, including Kendrick Lamar’s “P&P”, as well as Schoolboy Q’s “To The Beat” and Ab-Soul’s “Mixed Emotions” among others.

AC12 VIP Party

November 10, 2016 @ The Cedars Union
Headliner: NeonNoah

Come preview the art of AC12 and enjoy live music at our VIP event.

North Texas Giving Day

September 22, 2016 @

North Texas Giving Day is an online giving event for people across the nation (and the world!) to come together to raise as much money as possible for North Texas nonprofits on one day: September 22, 2016. For every donation over $25 to Art Con, the organization will match your contribution.

Art Con(cert) with Daniel Markham & Johnny Beauford

September 15, 2016 @ Bella & Chloe
Headliner: Daniel Markham & Johnny Beauford

Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 7:45 PM (ends at 9:30 PM)

Both artists will play an acoustic set.

Johnny Beauford is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, bassist and front man of Americana project Jack Kerowax and long-time Dallas rock band Bravo Max. Beauford currently lives in Dallas, TX where he writes and records with Jack Kerowax, Bravo Max, Deadmoon Choir, and as a solo performer. He is known for his distinctive Americana style, soaring vocals, and narrative lyrics.

As a former Lubbockite, Daniel Markham falls in line with the likes of Terry Allen and The Flatlanders by following his own art instincts. With Disintegrator, Markham incorporates the strengths of past records (“Turning Blue”) while still exploring new ideas and territories (“Mosquitoes”.) Disintegrator takes Markham’s already unique perspective, songwriting, and voice, and magnifies it by 1000.

Art Con(cert)

July 28, 2016 @ Kirk Hopper Fine Art Gallery
Headliner: NeonNoah
Opener: Honor System

NEONNOAH is an indie rock/pop band formed in Dallas, Texas in late 2013 by Esteban Flores, Conner Mckinzie, and Jacob Norris after the trio realized they shared a passion for writing and producing honest music. Following the addition of drummer Derek Schurbon, the band released their debut EP "Reaching For Constellations".

The band has since been featured on radio stations across the country, various music blogs, IRL Box, and as artist of the month on Strumly. They have also signed a sync licensing deal with global clothing brand O'Neill (Europe). NEONNOAH continues to gain support and will be releasing their second EP, Bella Vita, in September 2016.

Anonymous

June 4, 2016 @ Life In Deep Ellum
Headliner: Son of Stan DJ Set
Opener: SuperSonic Lips, Vodeo

On Saturday, June 4, please join Art Conspiracy for Art Con ANONYMOUS. Featuring 39 local artists, ANONYMOUS challenges each artist to create a piece of collectible art using only grayscale values, allowing us to construct an atmosphere of anonymity as, at first glance, each creation and its creator will seem ANONYMOUS.

Combining the forces of creativity and philanthropy, we set out to create public awareness for the arts and to bring artists and musicians together — to “conspire” for the benefit of the local arts scene.

Completed works will be presented for live auction starting at $20, raising money for this year’s beneficiary.

Set Times:
SuperSonic Lips (7:30 PM)
Vodeo (8:55 PM)
Son of Stan DJ Set (10:20 PM)

Artists: Brad Albright, Mike Arreaga, Abby Bagby, Cabe Booth, Taylor Effin Cleveland, Justin Clumpner, Pamela & Dylan Dowdy, Diane Durant, Hatziel Flores, Rick Fontenot, Kurt Griesbach, Jin-Ya Huang, Iris/Eva Hughey/Semrad, Lisa Lindholm, Lindsay Line, Paxton Maroney, Alexa Mason, Tiffany McAnarney, Julie McCullough, Aralyn Griesbach, Shoby Modjarrad, Mark Nelson, Richard Patterson, Brandon Pederson, Sully Ridout, Danny Rose, Richard Ross, Haylee Ryan, Clint Scism, Sierra Sintic, Sean Springer, Kristin Swenson, Olivia Themudo, Tramaine Townsend, Can Turkyilmaz, Megan Van Groll, Hobbes Vincent, and Jay Wilkinson

Art Con(cert)

May 19, 2016 @ "The Corner Building" (2656 Main St.)
Headliner: Valise
Opener: Sister

We're excited to announce our next Art Con(cert) with performances from Valise and Sister! Join us at the "The Corner Building" on May 19th. As a special offer, your ticket purchase to our May Art Con(cert) includes free entry to the Art Con SEED event on June 4!

Art Con(cert)

March 31, 2016 @ Kettle Art
Headliner: Exit Glaciers
Opener: Earnest Matthew

Exit Glaciers, from Denton, TX, is the indie folk rock group fronted by female singer/songwriter Megan Storie. Storie’s intricate wording and powerhouse vocal performances have been drawing in crowds across the country. After returning from their Fall 2015 East Coast Tour, the band has been hard at work on a new album dubbed “Debris”, set to be released April 2016. Evolving from the sound of the ethereal folk-pop “Moonjelly” release in 2014, the band is maturing and finding their way into new, far reaching cosmic depth.