It's a Fitting Finale to 2012 with Attack of the Mermen at KU*DE*TA.

The year comes to close at KU*DE*TA with Attack of the Mermen, produced by SXS/Janus and Bar10 Events. The final 2012 installation of Dick's Night Out, this private mixer promises to be over the top and swimming in entertainment... made more memorable with lasers and haze from Dallas Light and Sound. The legendary DJ Tony Dean will be on hand to spin the latest in hi-NRG remixes in a special extended set that runs from 6 to 10 pm.

Organized by party impresarios Scott Baretto and Rick Gantley, the final edition of DNO promises to be the biggest ever. Seven Co-Hosts and support from VanGough Vodka will deliver an anticipated crowd of more than 500 to help celebrate 2012 and set the stage for New Year's Eve. Dallas Light and Sound will install red sky lasers, green pattern lasers and enough haze to set a mysterious mood to round out the look and bring a sense of wonder as Mermen frolic in the KU*DE*TA pool under the KU*DE*DOME.


DLS Brings Holiday Parties Into the Spirit of the Season

With innovative LED Lighting, staging, pipe and drape, decor, linens, tables and concert quality audio all available from our Oaklawn area warehouse - companies and organizations across the mteroplex are turning to Dallas Light and Sound to realize their vision for holiday celebrations - both public and private.

Events held this year at Studios 1019, Dallas Contemporary, NorthPark mall's Business Council for the Arts, The Park Towers, The Vendome, Craighead Greene Gallery, 809 Vickery and The Fashion Industry Gallery have seen unique audio, video, lighting and decor designs for holiday themed soirees supplied by Dallas Light and Sound.

Dallas Light and Sound Event Designers Craig Canant and Neale Jones have created tableaus of color in blues, silvers, reds and greens utilizing lighting, linens and decor. Utilizing event furnishings including Dallas Light and Sound "Sylebars", highboys, our new "Style Lounge" banquettes, red carpet installations, and holiday decor in an assortment of colors, the pair have created winter fantasy wonderlands across the metroplex.

New color changing blocks serve as a
stunning base for our inventory of
white Christmas Trees in this window display which
welcomes guests to an event at NorthPark.
New for 2012 - color changing lighted tree base boxes! These great looking additions to our furniture and event decor inventory make for a memorable base for our inventory of all white Christmas trees.

Room Lighting and Textured Gobos make this
food display from Doug Boster Gourmet Catering
look simply delicious at the
Business Council for the Arts space in NorthPark.
Also new for 2012 - "Style Lounge" banquette seating. Slipcovered in black, white or grey, these ultra-comfortable lounge style seating surfaces are both stylish and versatile. They look outstanding when paired with red, pink or black carpet, with a 32" round table placed between. DLS created a signature "Style Lounge" look of black, white and red with zebra accent pillows as part of comprehensive event production services on the first Friday in December at the Dallas Contemporary for the DFW Federal Club Holiday party.

An uplit icy centerpiece flanked by underlit tinsel trees bring a
cool dynamic to this food presentation from Jim Lee Events at the
Dallas Theater Center Guild holiday party at the Vendome.
Many holiday parties feature a focus on food, and well lit food both looks and tastes..... better. Utilizing textured gobos and sophisticated room lighting, food presentations at a number of holiday parties come alive for the holidays with lighting from Dallas Light and Sound. Our decor department supplied an icy touch to the food  presentation tables at several events to match the lighting pallette. For your event we can also tap into our extensive decor inventory for a red hot holiday look.

For information about services available from Dallas Light and Sound, contact us at dallight@sbcglobal.net or call 214-943-4238. Additional images of our work can be found in the photo galleries on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/dallaslightandsound .

A white tree display "pops" at the Vendome in an icy blue motif at the
Dallas Theater Center Guild holiday party.

Style Lounge banquettes are shown in a signature combination of
Black, Red and White at the Dallas Contemporary.

Highboys, mirrored ball centerpieces and a staging installation
with video projection screen in the center of the stage provides
a great backdrop for entertainment for the DFW Federal Club.

Hudson Ferus Vodka branding looks great on a Dallas Light and Sound
Stylebar - so sophisticated in a stainless look with accent lamps.
It's a blue Christmas for the Dallas Theatre Center Guild.
Notice the red area on the left - which is where the bar was positioned.
The red color provides a visual break while accenting the service area for
something naughty and something nice.

San Francisco based entertainer Mahlae Balenciaga in a dance performance
routine at a private party at Park Towers with
lighting and audio from Dallas Light and Sound.
photo by Tony Valdez


Artist vs Architect - Transforming a Vacant Floor into an Event Space

 Inspired by the ingenuity of today’s artistic and design professionals, Artist vs. Architect wowed Dallas at its first-annual one-of-a-kind art competition and silent auction benefiting Dwell with Dignity. Held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 7 - 11 pm on the 19th Floor of the historic Saint Paul Place, Artist vs. Architect served as a platform to celebrate the creativity of the modern world of design and architecture. Prior to the event, the 19th floor at Saint Paul Place consisted of a vacant shell with outer walls, bathrooms and central elevator core - essentially a blank palette against which to stage the event. Following the event, the 19th floor remains a vacant space, available for lease.

Focusing on a central theme in support of the heartbeat of the chosen beneficiary, Dwell with Dignity, each contestant chosen for Artist vs. Architect showcased works reflecting their mission to "Escape Poverty."

The CreateGate wall at Architect vs Artist encouraged
free form expression and was created live
during the event.
From 7 - 11 p.m., 24 carefully chosen contestants highlighting 12 of Dallas’ top architecture firms and artistic talent showcased their work for a chance to win the title of "Dallas’ Best Artist" and "Dallas’ Best Architect". Proceeds from the silent auction benefited Dwell with Dignity and will go towards supporting local artistic and design professionals. The competing piece submitted by each contestant was reviewed by a selected panel of judges and attendees, including Bijan Youssefzadef, Program Director; the University of Texas at Arlington; Diane Cheatham of Urban Edge Developers, Ltd.; Janice Myers of Samuel Lynne Galleries; Jim Wilson of Goddard Investment Group; Nicole Horn of ArtCon; William Noble of William Noble Rare Jewels.
J.D. Miller painting live at
Artist vs Architect

Carefully curated by both the Artist vs. Architect team and Nicole and Scott Horn of ArtCon, current artistic contestants include: members of the local non-profit and artist collective ArtLoveMagic; Carlos Cazares; Hobbes Vincent; Jamie Lyn Spires of Breakthrough Artistry; Mark Niemi; Michael Mauldin; Rolando Diaz; Sean Springer; Sergio Garcia and VET. Current architectural design contestants for Artist vs. Architect included these firms: ARCHITEXAS, Good Fulton & Farrell, GSR Andrade Architects, HKS, Corgan's Interiors Studio, M2 Studio, O'Brien Architects and Page Southerland Page.

As a focal point of the event, live interpretive art was performed and created by David Rodriguez, on behalf of ArtLoveMagic; JD Miller, on behalf of Samuel Lynne Gallerie.

Event chair Merrick Pickens with
Representatives of Omniplan Arhitects
who were chosen as Best Architect at Artcitect vs Artist
Dallas Light and Sound provided total event production services including taking what was an entirely empty floor at St. Paul place and transforming into an event venue with lighting, audio, and a red carpet experience. Flatscreen monitors broadcast a live twitter feed from the event, with a staging section providing an elevated platform for speeches, sponsor recognition, and for the announcement of the winners of the contest. Omniplan Architest took the honors as "Best Dallas Architect" with artist Michael Maudlin scoring the top honorsas "Best Dalas Artist."
Involved with event organizers from the early stages of the event space conceptualization, DLS consulted on the floorplan for the event and helped guide and direct the overall event design, including placements of VIP areas, welcome desk and beverage service stations.
The crowd watches a 10 minute speed painting
exhibition by artist David Rodriguez at Artist vs Architect.

The vacant 19th Sloor at Saint Paul Place becomes an event
space for one night only for Artist vs Architect
For addiitonal infomration about Artist vs Archtect, visit the organization's website at http://www.artistvsarchitect.com/ or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ArtistVsArchitect .

World AIDS Day Dallas 2012 Observed at Main Street Garden

The stage at Main Street Garden is a permanent, elevated park area
that is perfect for performances and speeches.
The size of the stage, and more importantly the size of the park
requires monumental audio.
World AIDS Day Dallas, held at Main Street Park in Downtown Dallas, saw more than 30 ASO's come together in remembrance and celebration. Featuring live performances by ASG, Shelly Torres West, DeDee Heart, Angel Velasco, Denise Lee and Gary Floyd, Dallas Light and Sound is proud to have supplied audio services and equipment for the event.
A panel from the NAMES Project
AIDS Memorial Quilt in procession into the park.
An appearance of seven panels from the Names Project AIDS Quilt provided a focal point for remembrance while speeches from Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Zachary Thompson, Ms. Plus America Michelle Anderson, Otis Harris, Jr., and AIN Executive Director Steven Pace provided inspiration for the future.
For additional information about this event visit http://worldaidsdaydallas.com/ .
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