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Art Party at the Texas Discovery Gardens

As the sun goes down Sept. 22, 2011, Texas Discovery Gardens will come alive with an evening Art Party. Open to the public, the event features art exhibitions that will be on display through the State Fair of Texas as well as a brand new permanent public art installation made possible through the City of Dallas.

Visitors will be the first to view “Imago,” a series of elegant hand-blown glass and steel hanging sculptures depicting the natural world, to be installed mid-September in our two-story lobby. Vancouver artists Michael Vandermeer and Cheryl Hamilton, with i.e. creative, have been fabricating pieces for the sculpture for the past year.

The Art Party includes live tropical music from Panorama, hors d’oeuvres from Food Glorious Food and wine from the Naked Grape. Visitors will get a rare chance to stroll through the Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium in the evening, when butterflies roost and the crickets come out.

Where: Texas Discovery Gardens, 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Dallas, Texas 75210

When: Thursday, September 22, 2011, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost: $15 tickets / 2 for $25, available online or at the door.

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About Texas Discovery Gardens

Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park is a year-round organic urban oasis filled with natural wonders for visitors of all ages. The Gardens feature spectacular native and adapted plants grown using sustainable methods that conserve water and protect the environment. The Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium brings the secret lives of tropical butterflies to Dallas. Your donations and membership allow us to offer year-round outdoor education through our EarthKeepers® Children’s Education Program. Visit

Texas Discovery Gardens is a nonprofit educational organization supported, in part, by funds from the Dallas Park and Recreation Department.

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