Urban Artist Market Raises Funds for the Emergency Artists’ Support League

ADDISON, TEXAS: The Fourth Urban Artist Market will be held on May 8-9 at the Addison Conference Centre. The Urban Artist Market features the work of more than 75 regional artisans and attracts hundreds of art patrons.

“Local art is a vital contributor to the growth of a community and its economy,” said Urban Artist Market Event Producer Christopher Miller. “The mission of the Urban Artist Market is to recognize local artistic talent, while providing them with the necessary tools and environment in selling their own work. I’m very proud of the recognition our show is receiving.”

Urban Artist Market opens with a Best of Show reception and fundraiser benefiting the mission of the Emergency Artists’ Support League (EASL) on Friday, May 8, from 6 – 9 p.m. Attendees will view the work of the Best of Show awardees in the lobby, get early access to the show floor, while enjoying live music, drinks and appetizers. They will also be able to participate in the silent auction which raises funds for EASL. Tickets are available to the public.

On Saturday, May 9, the show floor will be open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Activities scheduled throughout the day include unique Mother’s Day art workshops led by some of Dallas’ most talented teachers. Children’s workshops are sponsored by the Creative Arts Center.

“Our fourth market will continue to raise awareness and funds for a worthy cause,” said Miller. “I’m thrilled that we will be raising money for the Emergency Artists’ Support League and their efforts. This is an incredible organization that provides emergency assistance to visual artists in the North Texas region and educational grants to emerging artists.”

Tickets for the Best of Show Reception on Friday night are $20. On Saturday, admission is $10 at the door and children under 12 are admitted free. Parking is free. Purchase tickets to the event by visiting urbanartistmarket.com.

About the Emergency Artists’ Support League
The Emergency Artist’s Support League was founded in 1992 and serves artists residing in 10 North Texas counties. Grants are distributed for medical crisis, studio damage or other emergencies. Grant applications are reviewed and approved by the 100% volunteer board and administered through The Dallas Foundation.

The Dallas Foundation (TDF) is the fiscal sponsor of the EASL Fund, a component fund of The Dallas Foundation, a 501(c)(3) a public supported charity. Donations to the EASL fund can be made through the EASL website or via TDF’s website. All donations to the EASL fund are tax deductible to the extent permitted by applicable law.

Best of Show Juried Competition
Curated show features exhibitor opportunities AND submission into our “Best of Show” juried competition. Jurors include Art Professor Brett Dyer, Assemblage Artist Roberta Masciarelli and ACTX Publisher Ken Villalovos. Award winners will be on display during Friday night’s cocktail reception. Seeking artists in 2-D art, basketry, ceramics, encaustic, fiber art, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mosaic, photography, pottery, sculpture, stained glass and novelty.

– Best of Show reception and silent auction benefiting the Emergency Artists Support League: 6 – 9 pm Friday, May 8, 2020 is $20 (plus service charge)
– General Admission: 10 am to 5 pm Saturday, May 9, 2020 is $10
– Addison Conference & Theatre Centre | 15650 Addison Rd, Addison, TX 75001
– Children under 12 free during non-reception hours
– Mother’s Day children’s activities scheduled throughout the Saturday event
– Free parking

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