Chair Art in the Park

A Youth Art Contest Benefiting The Dallas Children's Advocacy Center


The Leadership Arts Class of 2013 has selected its annual project.  Entitled Chair Art in the Park, the project is a youth art contest and auction benefiting the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center.  Middle and High School students will be creating art objects from chairs, which will be displayed and auctioned at Klyde Warren Park on May 11, 2013, in the heart of the Arts District in downtown Dallas.  This unique project showcases and celebrates the artistic talents of emerging young artists and supports an important service for abused children by helping to fund needed therapies, including art and music therapy, at the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. Image of Children
Donations can be made payable to and mailed to
Business Council for the Arts
Attn: Chair Art in the Park
8687 North Central Expressway, Suite 2131
Dallas, TX 75225
Please call (972) 991-8300 Ext. 4 with questions about donations. All contributions are are 100% tax deductible and will benefit The Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center.

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SATURDAY MAY 11, 2013 Chair Art in the Park is a youth art contest benefiting the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center.

Chair Art in the Park will take place on May 11, 2013 with a display and silent auction of student art chairs starting at 10 a.m. and live auction and announcement of winners from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

–Come see students who have turned an every day chair into extraordinary artwork!

–Cash awards for the winning artists!

–Students will showcase their art chairs at Klyde Warren Park in the heart of the Dallas Arts District!


The Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center

The Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC) is where healing begins for abused children. DCAC provides a coordinated, multi-disciplinary approach to the investigation, prosecution and treatment of child abuse cases in Dallas County.

DCAC works in agreement with public and private agencies including law enforcement, Child Protective Services, the District Attorney’s Office, and Children’s Medical Center (REACH Clinic) to streamline child abuse cases in Dallas County. DCAC was a pioneer in the Children’s Advocacy Center movement, and today is recognized internationally for its expertise in child abuse cases, for its cutting-edge therapy programs for victims and for its community and professional education programs. Since opening its doors in 1991, DCAC has provided hope and healing to 30,000 children in our community.

Art Therapy

Art Therapy enables children who have been abused to develop a healthy self-image, learn to trust again, and identify ways to protect themselves from further victimization. Specially trained and licensed therapists at the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center work with child victims on complex issues stemming from their abuse such as trauma, shame, embarrassment, safety and self-esteem. Child abuse victims enrolled in the therapy program receive individual, group, play, art, music, and animal assisted therapy, tailored to their particular needs. DCAC has also introduced therapeutic gardening as a tool for healing.

Leadership Arts Institute

Leadership Arts Institute (LAI), a program of Business Council of the Arts (BCA), was founded in 1989 at the request of businessman and philanthropist Ray Nasher, to develop the next generation of business and arts leaders and encourage passion for the arts in North Texas. Each year, a limited number of business professionals are selected for LAI. The program provides training in leadership, nonprofit board best practices and cultural institutions in North Texas. The methodology consists of ten seminars led by expert speakers and an annual project that serves as a practicum. Upon completion of the program, graduates are individually matched to service on nonprofit boards of directors.

Leadership Arts Class of 2012-2013

Stacie Adams, Serri Ayers, Ann Badmus, Miranda Clark, Justin Cohen, Ron Corning, Elizabeth Crusius, Kate Eberhardt, Brinkley Eiting, Kathy Everitt, Keila Fairbanks, Rebekah Feather, Tom Fenton, Shelly Garcia, Allyn Giles, Joe Griffith, Katie Grissel, Magda Grohman, Jessica Hammons, Julie Harding, Lindsey Harmon, Anthony Herrera, Catherine Horsey, Gerald Jones, Tyler Jones, Susan Kennedy, Steve Lange, Shelly Locke, Becky Madole, Dan Manley, Gerald McGaughey, Ryan Miller, Angie Milton, Kelly Moore, Nick Moore, Terry Morawski, Dustin O’Quinn, Keith Owens, Stephen Park, Angie Parra, Bailey Pham, Mione Plant, Terri Provencal, Jill Siragusa, Benji Smith, Logan Smith, Victoria Snee, Stephanie Sparks, Joni Strickland, Meredith Strode-Merlo, Paul Theiss, Heather Thompson, Norio Tsuchiya, Anastasia Villescas, Phyllis Walker

Klyde Warren Park

Klyde Warren Park serves as a central gathering space for Dallas and its visitors. The 5.2-acre deck park, designed by The Office of James Burnett, is an urban green space built over the recessed Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul streets in downtown Dallas. Klyde Warren Park will be a highly active space, providing daily free programming for the public ranging from yoga to book signings to outdoor concerts and films. The park will be privately operated and managed by the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation.

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Donations can be made payable to and mailed to
Business Council for the Arts
Attn: Chair Art in the Park
8687 North Central Expressway, Suite 2131
Dallas, TX 75225
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All contributions are are 100% tax deductible and will benefit The Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center.
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Please call (972) 991-8300 Ext. 4 with questions about donations.

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