This year’s event was fun, fun, fun! Featuring the Beach Boys in concert, the 29th Annual Arts Performance Event filled the lawn at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Annette Strauss Artist Square with socially distanced beach chairs, a favor bag full of goodies and a gourmet picnic dinner provided by Wolfgang Puck Catering. Guests dressed in designer Hawaiian and fashionable spring casual outfits as they began the experience with a photo opp inside a colorful vintage Volkswagen van painted in a 1960s theme by Photobus DFW, a signature cocktail strawberry mojito and passed hors d’oeuvres.
It was a festive evening as the oldies music filled the air and everyone enjoyed cocktails, photo opps, tossing beach balls, getting together with friends, and other entertainment by Main Event. The event also feature an in-home Virtual Experience of the performance for those who preferred to remain at home. The Arts Performance Event is the largest fundraising event of the year for Vogel Alcove, raising a significant portion of their annual funding. Following a year of event cancellations and unprecedented occurrences, this 2021 event was unlike any other, featuring an outdoor venue and set-up inline with CDC guidelines.
Brad Sham, emcee, welcomed the crowd introducing videos of testimony from Vogel Alcove clients and supporters.
The Beach Boys performance was excellent, every one in attendance was just thrilled to be out at an event again!
The evening concluded with an after-party for guests with music and dessert from Cow Tipping Creamery, Steel City Pops, and Wolfgang Puck Catering. Miniature golf was played, a prize raffle took place with prizes from Raising Cane’s, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Southwest Airlines, and a basket of fine bourbons. A silent auction took place; guests bid on surf boards signed by Beach Boys Mike Love and Bruce Johnston. This portion of the evening was so popular that the stage-prop surf boards were signed and auctioned off as well.
All proceeds benefit our work to Rewire Brains, Repair Hearts, and Restore the Families of homeless children in Dallas.
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