(Featured photo design by Twelve Twenty.)**
Dwell with Dignity reveals the new dates for their largest annual fundraiser, Thrift Studio. Originally planned for April prior to the coronavirus outbreak, the luxury home furnishings pop-up shop will now be held August 28 to September 26 at The International on Turtle Creek, a colossal 12,000-square foot space that is social distancing-friendly. The much-anticipated VIP Preview Party will now take place on two nights, August 27th and 28th. 100 percent of proceeds benefit Dwell with Dignity’s mission to transform lives through design for those struggling with homelessness and poverty.
Thrift Studio showcases luxuriously-furnished vignettes designed by North Texas’ top designers, showrooms, and retailers, as well as a curated selection of fine art from prestigious local artists. All of the high-end home décor items and original artwork will be available for shoppers to purchase at dramatic discounts. This year, Shay Geyer of IBB Design serves as the Thrift Studio Honorary Chair, and ALG Collective’s four artists – Anna Curnes, Melissa Ellis, Annie Griffeth, and Christi Meril – serve as Art Co-Chairs.
One of the most popular parties in the city, Thrift Studio’s VIP Preview Party will now be held on two nights. The Wednesday, August 27th event is already sold out leaving the party on Thursday, August 28th, 6pm – 8pm, in high demand! Tickets are available to purchase at www.thriftstudio.com for $125 each and include drinks, bites, live music, and a premiere shopping experience.
Says Dwell with Dignity Executive Director Ashley Sharp, “We are thrilled to finally open our doors to showcase the incredible work of our interior designers and artists while raising necessary funds. Thrift Studio provides one-third of the operating revenue that allows Dwell with Dignity to change lives through design by bringing good design to those who can afford it the least.”
The all-star cast of interior designers to showcase their talent at the 2020 Thrift Studio includes: Cathy Kincaid of Cathy Kincaid Interiors; Leslie Jenkins of Jenkins Interiors; Mia Brous, Kerri Goldfarb, and Louise Marsh of Madre Dallas; Monica Wilcox of Monica Wilcox Design; Morgan Farrow of Morgan Farrow Interiors; Josh Pickering of Pickering House Interiors; Twelve Twenty, and Lindley Whisenant Arthur of Lindley Arthur Interiors.
In addition to the Art Chairs, the 2020 Thrift Studio artists include: Alec DeJesus, Ana Sadeh, Anne Beletic, Brandon Harris, Brenda Bogart, Carolyn Daniel, Charlie French, David L. Henderson, M.D., Ginger Ray Walker, Hannah Brown, Janie Stidham, Jenny Grumbles, Laura Goodson, Linda Chidsey, Lindsey Meyer, Marcy Cook, Melissa Auberty, Mione Plant, Rachel Nash, Ross von Rosenberg, and Taelor Fisher.
Dwell with Dignity will be following and adhering to Center for Disease Control’s coronavirus guidelines regarding the safety of hosting gatherings. Safety measure requirements and protocols will be addressed at www.thriftstudio.com closer to the date.
About Dwell with Dignity
Dwell with Dignity is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to help families escape poverty and homelessness through design, one family at a time. We partner with the interior design industry and social services agencies to provide home furnishings to families who have managed to obtain permanent housing, but do not have the funds to purchase the many items needed to make their new residence a home, including all furniture, art, bedding, kitchen supplies, food in the pantry and their first night’s meal. With the assistance that DwD provides, a huge burden is lifted from the families we serve. They can now focus on their jobs, their children and their futures. Academics improve. Play dates are made. Plans are made for birthdays, holiday gatherings and family dinners, setting the stage for breaking the cycle of poverty and setting up future generations for success. www.dwellwithdignity.org
The 2020 Thrift Studio, benefiting Dwell with Dignity, will be held August 28 to September 26 at The International on Turtle Creek located at 150 Turtle Creek Blvd., Suite 207, Dallas, TX 75207. The pop-up store will be open Monday through Saturday, 10am – 5pm, and is free to enter. The shop will be closed on Labor Day, September 7th. Tickets for the VIP Preview Party on Thursday, August 27th, 6-8pm, are $125 each. For further information and to purchase tickets, visit www.thriftstudio.com or call (214) 599-7974.
**Interiors Photos: Lance Selgo, Unique Exposure Photography
*Photo of ladies: Bob Manzano