On Monday, December 19, experience an unforgettable night as the Hilton Anatole along with the freestyle art squad from the Just-Us League presents the Creative Kids Artshow Gala 2011! Two worlds collide when members of Dallas’ edgy underground art community join Dallas socialites for a free evening you won’t want to miss.
Beneath the Nebula in the atrium, a diverse assortment of artists from the Just-Us League will be working in various mediums creating several holiday-themed pieces in only 111 minutes! Then, to top off the night, all eleven artists will come together to create a larger-than-life portrayal of a snow-frosted landscape of downtown Dallas. Having completed their first of 12 collaborate murals on January 11, 2011, these artists pride themselves on coming together “for the power of one,” this diverse crew of professional and amateur artists deeply roots itself in the number one. The Just-Us League’s founder Jerod Alexander was the artist behind an eye-catching wall mural in the current Gaultier Exhibit at Dallas Museum of Art (DMA), and has since been commissioned to create the official Gaultier show poster that will be sold in DMA gift shops until February 2012.
All pieces created that evening will be available during the live auction, with proceeds benefitting ArtLoveMagic (ALM), a non-profit organization that has been producing free art workshops for children in Dallas through their Creative Kids Art Supply Fund. At 10PM there will be a special presentation on the Jade Pavilion by the surprise celebrity host and the Anatole’s general manager Harold Rapoza to JUL and ALM. There will be surprise performance acts by dancers and musicians alike in addition to all of the live art creations, and all of this spectacular entertainment will be amidst the opulent Christmas decorations that the Hilton Anatole will have up throughout the month of December. The month-long Christmas at the Anatole celebration has an assortment of events, food and drinks, and special packages that have been custom tailored for this time of year.
We know you’re curious, so come out on Monday night to watch this motley crew of underground artists come together for charity at the Hilton Anatole on December 19, 2011 from 8PM – 12AM. A live DJ and cash bar will be available for entertainment and cocktails. Complimentary valet is also available at the Tower Entrance.
About Just-Us League
The Just-Us League (JUL), founded by a local artist named Jerod Alexander Davies, is a volunteer-based organization is a group of Dallas artists who gather a minimum of once a month to create a single oversized piece of art together in the name of charity. With over a 111 member roster of artists, a minimum of 11 active members focus on a one-word theme and create one oversized piece of art together, live in front of a crowd, and all in 111 minutes. In essence the voices of many are becoming the voice of one. All the pieces from the 2011 JUL meet-ups accumulate for a fundraising art show gala with proceeds going to ArtLoveMagic’s Creative Kids Art Supply Fund. Impressed by their unity and artwork, they were asked to be a part of the Neighborhood Revitalization Mural Project of Deep Ellum in April of 2011. The Just-Us League can also be credited with the largest single donation to date to Artists Healing Japan in an amount of $11,500, raised in a single night and is still the largest single donation by a group or organization to date. Teaming up with the Hamilton-Smith Organization and the Japan-American Society of North Texas, this art auction fundraiser helped them raise this money for disaster relief efforts Dallas’ sister city Sendai, Japan.
Founded in 2007 by Michael Lagocki, Justin Nygren, and David Rodriguez, ArtLoveMagic began by creating live interactive experiences that bring artists and performers together with their communities in brilliant ways. Their first event REACH, in February 2007, was a collective of friends performing on canvas and microphones with a shared purpose to not only show art but create it live for an audience of over 300 Dallas-ites. Now nearing their 100th unique event, ArtLoveMagic has participated in most of the major local festivals and worked with dozens of local businesses, schools and organizations to bring live art and music to the city. Their latest project, the Creative Kids Art Supply Fund, will pay for art supplies for creative kids in need throughout the months and years to come. They are committed to helping the Dallas community by bringing together some of its most creative individuals. For more information about ArtLoveMagic please visit www.artlovemagic.com.
About Hilton Anatole
Located within a 45-acre campus, the Hilton Anatole Hotel features two high-rise atriums; a 27-story tower; and 1,606 luxuriously appointed guestrooms with first-class in-room amenities and wired Internet access. Additionally, the hotel offers guests more than 600,000 sq. ft. of event space as well as a variety of recreational activities, including viewing the Art Collection, one of the largest and most intriguing private assemblies in the world; an 80,000 sq. ft. fitness center, tennis courts, one of the finest lap pools in the region, an indoor jogging track; gift and sundry boutiques; V Spa, the hotel’s newest luxury spa oasis; and eight unique restaurants and bars for dining and entertainment, including the new high-tech Media Grill + Bar, award-winning five-star Nana and chic Gossip Bar.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 91 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,600 hotels and 592,000 rooms in 81 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. For more information about the company, please visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.