On Friday, September 25, more than 200 guests attended The Arts Community Alliance’s (TACA) Custom Auction Gala, hosted at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, and raised more than $400,000 in support of the performing arts in North Texas.
The black-tie event was chaired by Barbara and Don Daseke, with Carrie and Andy Teller serving as the event’s Honorary Chairmen. Dianne and Mark LaRoe served as the event’s Chairmen-Elect.
“The Custom Auction Gala was a remarkable success,” said TACA President and Executive Director Rebecca Young. “We are beyond grateful to everyone who supported an event that is truly central to our ability to provide funding and services to the most creative and engaging arts organizations in our community.”
Executive Chef Bruno Davaillon and his culinary team created an exquisite meal for event patrons to enjoy throughout the Mansion’s resplendent dining rooms. The first course featured chilled lobster with watermelon, lobster essence and black garlic, and was followed by an entrée of beef tenderloin and braised short rib with smoked hummus, basil and tomato condiment.
Following dinner, the action got underway with an auction led by Louis Murad of Murad Auctions. This year’s auction winners had a wide variety of exclusive packages to bid on. After the live auction, guests celebrated their purchases in the Promenade and the Pavilion Ballroom with champagne and handcrafted miniature desserts, including apple hazelnut macaroons, mint chocolate financiers and lemon meringue lollipops.
The evening concluded with a well-attended after-party where guests danced to music by local band Time Machine.
For more information about TACA, please call 214.520.3930 or visit taca-arts.org.
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Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek | Dallas | September 25, 2015