(Irving, TX) - The Palm Beach Show Group is pleased to announce that TACA (The Arts Community Alliance), Dallas' premier umbrella arts organization, has once again been selected as the charity partner for the prestigious opening night preview party for the DALLAS International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show. The preview party will be held Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at the impressive, state-of-the-art Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, which opened its doors to the public this past January.
Since 1966, TACA has promoted a diverse and vibrant North Texas arts scene by providing financial support, building public awareness and increasing participation for performing arts organizations. TACA began as an auction to benefit the Dallas Theater Center, and has grown into a year-round organization that has donated millions of dollars to approximately 75 arts organizations.
"TACA is thrilled to be partnering with the Palm Beach Show Group for a second year," said TACA Board Chairman Andy Teller. "Dallas is known as one of the preeminent art destinations in North America and this partnership will serve to benefit a wide variety of art organizations across North Texas."
Recognized as one of the finest antique shows in the world, the Dallas International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show will be held November 2-6, 2011, and will feature more than 80 top-tier international exhibitors with more than 100 unique fields of expertise, including fine art, antique and estate jewelry, furniture, porcelain, Asian antiquities, American and European silver, glass, textiles, sculpture, contemporary art and more.
Notable guests at last year's show included Laura Bush, who charmed exhibitors with a surprise visit during the last day of the show. The former First Lady was accompanied by Debbie Francis and interior designer Ken Blasingame who helped the Bushes with the décor in the White House residence. Also seen shopping the show were Margot Perot, Catherine Perot, Betty Blake, Alan May, Joanne Stroud, Lynn and Alan McBee, Steve and Anne Stoghill, Phil Lacerte, Larry and Joyce Lacerte, Frank Bonilla and Minnie Carruth.
Adding to the show's cultural experience, the Dallas International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show will present an educational lecture series that is free to the public as well as show attendees. The lecture series will include presentations on a wide array of captivating topics by respected dealers and industry experts.
"What makes this show so unique is that it brings together more than 100 of the world's most elite galleries in a location that couldn't be more fitting for an event of this nature," said Scott Diament, President and CEO of the Palm Beach Show Group. "With its iconic design and high-end finishes, the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas is the perfect setting for the Dallas International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show."
Las Colinas, a 12,000-acre master planned community known worldwide for its quality as a major business center, is home to 2,000-plus corporations and the global headquarters of four Fortune 500 companies, with a taxable base of more than $7 billion. The community's central location between Dallas and Fort Worth as well as the DFW International Airport makes it an attractive location for business and commerce.
This area of Irving boasts several luxury resorts, including the only 5 Diamond resort in Texas, The Four Seasons Las Colinas Resort. In addition, the area is home to the world's largest equestrian sculpture, the bronze Mustangs of Las Colinas, which gallop across the granite stream in Williams Square. Lake Carolyn and the Mandalay Canal wind through the urban center while the Las Colinas APT rides high overhead connecting the various office towers.Las Colinas also features three private country clubs and four championship golf courses surrounded by gated communities.
The DALLAS International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show will take place November 2-6, 2011 at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas located at 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard. An invitation-only opening night preview party to benefit TACA will take place on Wednesday, November 2 from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Show hours are Thursday, November 3, Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, November 6 from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 daily and $25 for a 4-day pass. For more information about the show, please visit www.dallasfallshow.com or call 561.822.5440.
About the Palm Beach Show Group
Recognized as the nation's leading producer of premiere jewelry, art and antique shows, the Palm Beach Show Group owns and operates the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show (February 17-21, 2012), widely recognized as the largest show of its kind in the United States, as well as the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show (August 25-28, 2011) and the DALLAS International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show (November 2-6, 2011). In addition, the company recently announced the latest addition to its prestigious portfolio of shows, the Naples Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, debuting February 9-13, 2012 at the new 50,000-square-foot Naples Exhibition Center in West Naples, Florida.
The Palm Beach Show Group's new online venture, CollectorsNet.com, officially launched in September 2010. CollectorsNet.com is an international marketplace for fine art, antiques and jewelry where members can view and purchase the world's most exquisite treasures 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. Created especially for dealers, collectors and interior designers, the site is unique in that it is the only online resource where members can virtually interact with and purchase from an exclusive, handpicked community of Palm Beach Show Group dealers.
Now, collectors can not only travel to a Palm Beach Show Group show to meet face-to-face with the world's top dealers, but they can also conveniently view and purchase the finest antiques in the world year-round on CollectorsNet.com.
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