Art Conspiracy 7 tonight

We’ll fall for these Con men (and women)

With more than 150 artists auctioning off their art and for cheap (opening bid is still $20), Art Con 7 is both the best place for snagging original art and a flat out blast. With live music by the Hope Trust, KERA’s Rawlins Gilliland as auctioneer and all of it benefiting Musical Angels that provides free piano lessons to hospitalized children, it’s unparalleled in offering a fulfilling night.

DEETS: 511 W. Commerce St. 7 p.m. $10. ArtConspiracy.org.

—  Rich Lopez

Art Conspiracy marks six years tonight

These are the good kind of Con men

The Art Conspiracy people call what they do street-level philanthropy. We call it greatness. This year’s lineup was filled in 13 minutes. That may be a record. The annual event raises money for nonprofits with this year’s proceeds going to Today Marks the Beginning which educates children on non-violence through art. If that’s not enough, then the reasonably priced art and local live bands will make the night more worthwhile. Local gay artist Robb Conover, pictured, is among the artists featuring work.

DEETS: Art Con Warehouse, 511 W. Commerce St. 7 p.m. $10. ArtConspiracy.org.

—  Rich Lopez

Here's a peek at two out artists' works featured tonight at SEED in Deep Ellum

I’ll be making my way to SEED here in a couple of hours at the Sons of Hermann Hall but just wanted to give you a slight preview of what to expect. You can read about it in today’s issue or just by going here. The Art Conspiracy benefit can be a fun time and even offer up original art for cheap. Bidding starts at twenty bucks and if there are no other takers, you just scored.

Out artists Robb Conover and Erica Felicella join a slew of other artists auctioning off their works to benefit Art Con. Take a peek at some of the work after the jump.

—  Rich Lopez