LOCAL BRIEFS • March 13, 2009

Posted on 12 Mar 2009 at 6:49pm
By Staff Reports

CSMA issues call for artists for art fest to raise funds for beautification effort
In an effort to continue raising funds for an Oak Lawn beautification project, the Cedar Springs Merchants Association is inviting artists working in all mediums to participate in the first annual Cedar Springs Merchants Association Art Fest 1, scheduled for Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Gus Klein is collaborating with the CSMA and is coordinator for the art fair. Klein previously organization the Throckmorton Street Art Fairs in 2003 and 2004.
To help raise money for the beautification efforts, artists are asked to donate a small percentage of their sales and an auction item.

The CSMA will sell a loyalty card rather than charge an entry fee to the festival. That loyalty card will provide a discount at participating merchants.
 
Artist applications can be downloaded at ShopCedarSprings.com, or an autoreply at CedarSpringsArtFair@Gmail.com will direct interested parties to the application.

Youth First Texas gives benefactors a chance to ‘buy stock’ in organization
Youth First Texas presents "The Hall Street Journal," a fundraising event for the LGBT youth organization on Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Zubar, 2012 Greenville Ave.

The event gives donors a chance to become a "preferred stockholder" in YFT, with "shares" trading at $25 each, with each person attending requested to purchase at least one share. Each share purchased includes an entry into a drawing for prizes.
Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Those who cannot attend but would like to donate can mail checks to YFT at P.O. Box 192004, Dallas, Texas 75219.

Host committee members are Pam Gerber, James Vasilas, Vanessa Benevides, Chris Heinbaugh, Randy and Victor Ray, Scott Barretto and Michael Doughman. To RSVP, go online to www.YouthFirstTexas.

7th annual International Women’s Day celebration set at Women’s Museum
The seventh annual International Women’s Day Celebration will be held on Sunday, March 15 at The Women’s Museum: An Institute for the Future, 3800 Parry at Exposition in Fair Park (enter through Gate 2, Parry at Haskell, behind the Women’s Museum) from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The International Women’s Day event is sponsored by the Women’s Herstory Initiative in partnership with the Women’s Museum and features the presentation of the "Words of Women 2009 Essay of the Year" award and the Woman of the Year award, along with cultural displays, arts and crafts, booths by organizations and sponsors, unique refreshments, music and other entertainment.
Admission and parking are free.

For information on participating as a volunteer, exhibitor, sponsor or entertainer, call 214-319-6696 or e-mail wordsofwomen@aol.com.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 13, 2009.

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