Art Dash 2019
Join us for Art Dash 2019 to recognize local artists, celebrate our creative communities and help end HIV/AIDS in Memphis!
Crosstown Theater at Crosstown Concourse
Rear Courtyard, Off the Main Atrium
1350 Concourse Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Doors at 6:30 pm for Jazz and Cocktails
Live Auction and Dash at 8:30 pm
Silent Auctions Closing at 9:45 pm
One of Memphis' most unique events is back, with more than 200 pieces of original art up for grabs... literally! We are excited to relocate this year's Dash to the Crosstown Theater, where we will create a "one night only" art gallery for your enjoyment. This year's artists are coming from many mediums right here at home, as well as Little Rock, Nashville and New Orleans!
How does the dash work? You pay $125 for Premium Ticket and are assigned a number. Your number guarantees you a piece of art with a retail value of $125 or more (up to $5,000). When your number is chosen at random by our emcees, you have only a few seconds to "dash" on stage to select the art you like best. But will you get to your favorite piece first ... or will someone beat you to it? It's a twist on an art auction that's fast-paced and fun. For our 2018 event, we will also feature a live auction for several important works, including pieces created just for this event!
All $125 Premium Ticket Holders also have access to a fully stocked open bar throughout the event, as well as several hors d'oeuvres stations featuring a variety of culinary delights. For an additional $125, the Patron Level includes exclusive backstage access to the Green Room, as well as the Patron Level Balcony Lounge, featuring premium champagne and an upgraded buffet.
Art Dash "Friends" level tickets are also available for $25 for those who just want to enjoy the party without taking home a piece of art. This tickets include complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a limited bar (beer only). A cash bar will also be available onsite.
No matter what your ticket level may be, all guests are invited to browse our silent auction tables and bid on quality items "Artful" items in select categories ... The Art of Fine Dining, The Art of Relaxation, The Art of Romance and many others.
DONATIONS WELCOME! Donate your art (with a retail value of at least $125) or provide a gift card or item for our silent auction at any value. For donations, sponsorships and media inquiries, please contact John-Michael Alderson at 502.468.0823 or email us at john.alderson@FFLmemphis.org. Donations and sponsorships are welcome through August 20, 2019.
All proceeds support Friends For Life in our mission to prevent the spread of HIV and help those affected by HIV/AIDS live well. We hope you'll join us to help us do this important work in the Mid-South... and support the creative communities that brighten our lives each day!