Thursday, May 21, 2009

Dallas Weekend

So the Spring Bash show went really well. It was a great crowd in a really perfect venue. I was actually a little bummed when 5 o'clock rolled around and it was time to pack up. All in all, totally worth the trip.

To add to an already great biz weekend, my friends introduced my work to the people at art251, a new gallery in Keller. I didn't make it to the Keller gallery, but I did visit their satellite shop at the Trinity River Audubon Center. (More about that below.) Anyway, the shop manager graciously agreed to meet with us before the store opened on Sunday. She ended up taking quite a few pieces for both venues, so I'm excited to see how it goes.

The Audubon Center is completely worth checking out. Wow. What a great place. It's hard to believe such a beautiful spot can exist just 10 minutes from downtown Dallas. Apparently the 120 acres was once an illegal dumping site, but the city has reclaimed it and returned it to valuable habitat.

Visitors have the opportunity to explore hands-on exhibits, four miles of nature viewing trails, the Children’s Discovery Garden, and a great nature store with unique gifts and nature related items. I didn't get a chance to check it out fully, but there is a beautifully designed, LEED-certified building at the heart of the site. It's a wonderfully inviting space and would make a fabulous party space. It's probably the second coolest event site in Dallas--right behind 2814 Canton.

I'm not sure when we'll get back up that way, but this is definitely on our list of things to do.

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