More Than 1500 Attend No Tie Dinner at Frontiers of Flight Museum

A huge crowd of patrons turn out for No Tie Dinner 2012.
More than 1500 ASD patrons turned out on March 24th for No Tie Dinner, an evening of food, drink and entertainment benefiting AIDS Services of Dallas. The dessert portion of the evening was held at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. The evening saw both silent and live auctions bring in tens of thousands for the agency. With a revised format under the guidance of event chair David Nelson, the addition of live entertainment, video messages from ASD supporters, and a new layout for the floor, the evening was in many ways like none that had come before.

A custom designed DJ booth and video projection installation
from Dallas Light and Sound at No Tie Dinner 2012
No Tie Dinner is a complicated event to produce, with attendees starting the evening at dozens of private homes and restaurants before converging on Frontiers of Flight for a dessert party and the end of the night festivities. Adding video and a performance this year, Nelson relied on Dallas Light and Sound to deliver the look for the evening. Another first for the event saw DLS provide professional silent auction lighting, which helped patrons see what they were bidding upon, read bid sheets, and place bids!

A sophisticated, custom designed DJ booth, concert quality audio including audio on the upstairs mezzanine, stretch spandex video screens, and black and white linens rounded out the look. Branding for the event included projection of the No Tie Logo in gobo format on the elevator shaft leading to the upstairs mezzanine. Uplighting in the upstairs art and auction lounge extended the event's signature color of teal throughout the facility.  

For additonal images from the event, visit the Dallas Light and Sound photo galleries on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dallaslightandsound.

Silent auction lighting is so important in helping deliver big returns from what is
often the largest source of non-sponsor revenue for many events.
Dallas Light and Sound posesses extensive experience in lighting silent auctions.

For additional information on Not Tie Dinner visit www.notiedinner.org.