500 Teddy Bears and $15,000 Raised, The Teddy Bear Party Supports Three Organizations During the Holidays

A vacant retail space.... transformed into an event
venue with a holiday themed DJ booth from
Dallas Light and Sound.
With more than 450 attendees, a terrific Host Committee under the leadership of Jason Hanna and Joe Rigs came together earlier this month to present the 2013 edition of The Teddy Bear Party. The event took place in an empty retail space at the Davis Building in Downtown Dallas and was designed to provide support to three worthy organizations. Dallas Light and Sound was honored to provide production and event design services, lighting, lounge furniture, video projection, flatscreens, linens and holiday themed d├ęcor for this exclusive, invitation only gathering.

The space at the Davis Building before
DLS works our magic...

Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, Stand Up 2 Cancer, and the Family Equality Council were the beneficiaries of the event. In addition to collecting cash donations at the door and in advance of the event, a requirement for entry to The Teddy Bear Party serves as the inspiration for the name of the event. Patrons are required to bring a teddy bear to the party to assure admission, and bring bears they did. On the Sunday morning following the event, Teddy Bear event hosts traveled to Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and presented more than 500 teddy bears to the hospital for distribution to patients.

Dallas Light and Sound collaborated with legendary designer
Mark Clay to create a winter wonderland on the lower level
of the Davis Building for the Teddy Bear Party.
In addition to collecting more than 500 Teddy Bears, total funds raised between ticket sales and additional donations topped $15,000! These donations will be split 50/50 between Family Equality Council and Stand Up 2 Cancer. The Host Committee raised 100% of the funds necessary and resources to produce the event from private individuals and area businesses, which assured that 100% of ticket sales and other cash donations would go directly to the beneficiaries. Event underwriters included Gary McDonald, Steve Rahhal, Mike Richardson, Julio Gonzalez, Bryan Carr, Mark Le, Mark Clay, Joe Riggs, Ben E Keith Distributing, and The Bascom Goup.

Stand Up 2 Cancer, which is groundbreaking initiative created to accelerate innovative cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now.  The host committee will make their donation in honor of those currently battling cancer and in memory of all of our loved ones that have lost their battle.
Family Equality Council is the second cash beneficiary, and is an organization that connects, supports, and represents the estimated three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender in the United States and their six million children. FEC works to change attitudes and policies to ensure that all families are respected, loved, and celebrated—including families with parents who are LGBT.

The talented DJ Brandon Moses burned the house down an incredible selection of dance hits, with Bar X providing service staff for the event. Ben E Keith contributed beer & wine for the evening.
In addition to designing and supplying a sexy and sleek look in holiday red for the upstairs space, Dallas Light and Sound collaborated with Dallas design legend Mark Clay to create a winter wonderland downstairs! The Bascom Group supplied the space in the historic Davis Building for the event.

Congratulations to The Teddy Bear Party Host Committee for making a difference in our community!

A sophisticated take on Christmas for the Tedd Bear Party from Dallas Light and Sound
Lounge Furniture and decor elements from Dallas Light and Sound looking cool in the basement of the
Davis Building in a collaborative design for the Teddy Bear Party.
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New Years Eve at the Turner House in Oak Cliff

UPDATE - As of 12/18 this event is now sold out and has a waiting list!

Looking for somewhere to ring in the new year in Oak Cliff? Ready to enjoy an elegant and festive evening with friends and neighbors, and help raise money to help restore Turner House? Join us at Turner House for the first Champagne Ball. Tickets include a dessert buffet, passed appetizers, a midnight breakfast, DJ and dancing, wine, beer and a signature cocktail. Click through for more details. Buy your tickets soon



The Creative Minds at Dallas Light and Sound Bring Holiday Fantasies to Life

Our favorite time of the year is here - The Holiday Season is upon us and clients from across North Texas are turning to Dallas Light and Sound to make their holiday dreams into beautiful visions right before their eyes. The bright minds found at Dallas Light and Sound are busy applying brilliant design to a diverse array of corporate parties, private receptions and charity galas this holiday season.

The resources for these events will be sourced directly from our Oak Lawn area warehouse, which is overflowing with event decor, lighting, audio and video equipment. Holiday linens, Christmas trees, and table centerpieces compliment uplighting and event audio are just some of the production resources that will combine in brilliant presentations for clients who will see their expectations exceeded, their holiday fantasies realized. The following are photos from holiday parties we have produced in prior years.

Such a pretty and memorable holiday party design....
from the brilliant minds at Dallas Light and Sound.

Barstools, linens, highboys and lounge furniture are essential
design elements for large gatherings.
We have them all, in our inventory, just waiting for your
2014 Holiday Season event.

These are two of the lighted table centerpieces that
Dallas Light and Sound can supply for your holiday party,

Food tables need not be boring when Dallas Light and Sound can supply holiday
centerpieces for the table, then light them with pinspots.

Pinspots make this Dallas Light and Sound holiday creation look
simply breathtaking.

Event decor and lighting in Red and White are perfect for
this event at the Southland Tower. That pendant chandelier would be beautiful
at your holiday season event, and it and many more like it reside in the
decor inventory at Dallas Light and Sound.

This room is a vision in blue with uplighting and holiday decor
from Dallas Light and Sound
We really love blue for the holidays, and these
custom designed lighted table centerpieces from Dallas Light and Sound
would look great at your holiday party.

Dallas Light and Sound created this beautiful holiday backdrop
for a Charity Gala held in 2013 at The Vendome on Turtle Creek.
Soooo Red Linens and Red Tinsel Trees centerpieces
on mirrors look great with gold sashes
from Dallas Light and Sound for a Chamber of Commerce Party in Downtown Dallas

Holiday season lighting in beautiful Red for and event
in the West End in Downtown Dallas.

A private residence for New Years Eve in Preston Hollow is
transformed into a party venue by Dallas Light and Sound.

The television studios at WFAA at Victory Park in Downtown Dallas
for New years Eve 2012.....
featuring chandeliers from Dallas Light and Sound

Your special holiday event can look this stunning. Call us at 214-943-4238 for additional information or send an email to info@dallaslightandsound.com.

Congratulations Kristy & Jared on Your Ceremony and Reception at Texas Discovery Gardens

For a really beautiful couple, inside and out... celebrating on a lovely life event at the Texas Discovery Gardens, Dallas Light and Sound offers our sincere congratulations. Ceremony on the circular lawn, dancefloor on the stage, beautiful cake from Sugar City... it was a lovely afternoon and evening. Thank you for allowing Dallas Light and Sound to help create your vision with ceremony and dancefloor audio, uplighting, cake lighting, dancefloor lighting and DJ services.

Kristy and Jared - you are the best!

This Sugar City masterpiece of a wedding cake looks stunning under
cake lighting from Dallas Light and Sound.

Outdoor audio from Dallas Light and Sound on the circular lawn
at Texas Discovery Garden means ever word of the
vows are heard by the guests.

Slow dancing on the stage at the Grand Hall of Texas Discovery Gardens
makes for a memorable night.
In a first for Dallas Light and Sound, The Bride serenades her Groom...
on a wireless mic from Dallas Light and Sound.

Another view of uplighting and bride and groom names
from Dallas Light and Sound at the
Grand Hall at Texas Discovery Gardens


BLKLN Menswear 2014 Spring-Summer Collection Receiving Rave Reviews

Jim Duran - the visionary behind the designs at BLKLN Menswear, is receiving rave reviews for his 2014 Spring / Summer Collection. A client of Dallas Light and Sound, we've worked with Jim and watched his brand develop during the last few years.... and the critical acclaim.... and the designer's unique perspective on fashion..... only continues to grow.

From D Magazine, to Fashion Scoop Daily, to The Examiner.com and Where Wear in the City, BLKLN's September show at the Aloft in Downtown Dallas drew fashion press praise... and a standing room only audience of appreciative fashionistas. Dallas Light and Sound provided risers for the fashion show, which the BLKLN staff trimmed in whimsical greenery for a stylish compliment to Jim Duran's designs.

Congratulations to Jim Duran on the success of BLKLN. For additional information and the latest updates, visit BLKLN Menswear on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/anthony.klatt.3#!/BlklnMenswear.

The BLKLN Fall Winter 2013 pieces are a dramatic departure - edgy and dark - and visually stunning. To see professional shots of Jim Duran's winter creations, and to stay up to date with his brand, visit the BLKLN blog page at http://blklnclothing.blogspot.com/

Jim Duran and his models at the BLKLN Spring-Summer 2014 show at Aloft Hotel, on risers from Dallas Light and Sound.
photo by Jessica Adkins Arvaggio
D Magazine was in the house for the BLKLN Spring-Summer 2014 Collection Debut.
Jim Duran's team placed festive garland on the Dallas Light and Sound Risers for a touch of whimsy.


5th Annual MADI Museum Geometric Gala set for Friday in the Design District

Sue and Frank Tortoriello, Honorary Co-Chairs, and the MADI Board invite you to join them at the 5TH ANNUAL GEOMETRIC GALA on Friday, October 12, 2012 from 7 - 10 pm at 145 Manufacturing Street in the Design District.  The evening will include the award-winning Texas Gypsies with wine and hors d'oevres provided by Doug Boster Gourmet Catering and MADItinis courtesy of Dripping Springs Vodka. A silent auction of luxury items and original art by local and international artists helps support the museum’s exhibits and programming. Dallas Light and Sound is transforming what is essentially a vacant showroom into a tastefully lit event venue. 

Gala tickets are $80 per person and $90 at the door. Again this year, Dallas’ own geometric artist, Ricardo Paniagua has donated one of his fabulous sculptures for our raffle. Tickets for the raffle are $20 for one or $100 for six and you need not attend the Gala to win.
This is a landmark year for the Museum of Geometric & MADI Art, as they are celebrating their 10th Anniversary.  Over the last decade, the Museum of Geometric & MADI Art has worked diligently to bring this contemporary and unique genre of art to the Dallas art community.  With the help of their board and loyal members, the 2013 Geometric Gala, to be held on October 11, 2013, promises to be our biggest and best! The Geometric Gala 2013 will go down in the history books for the Museum of Geometric & MADI Art as they boldly chart new waters. 

This event represents milestone for the organization. Continued growth coupled with previous gala successes, have necessitated a move of their annual Gala from the MADI to larger event space, in order to accommodate our passionate patrons!  This year the Geometric Gala will be held at 145 Manufacturing Street in the Design District, just a hop, skip and a jump from MADI's proposed future new site!

Valet parking will be provided by Preferred Parking DFW.


Soooo Red for Red Party at Fashion Industry Gallery

Dallas Light and Sound does Red Party 2013 at the Fashion Industry Gallery
benefiting Legacy Counseling Center
Red Party 2013 featured former American Idol contestant Kimberly Caldwell and DJ Joe Gathreaux on the decks spinning for an enthusiastic crowd. Red Party Foundation holds the Red Party once each year, with proceeds benefiting Legacy Counseling Centers. Dallas Light and Sound provided concert quality audio, event lighting, staging, dancefloor lighting, red carpets, entry design and event floorplan design for the Red Party. In our 5th year as the Red Party production partner, the 2013 edition stands out as a transformative event production, that elevated the event and the space to new heights. Red Party was held at the Fashion Industry Gallery in Downtown Dallas.

It's a Dallas Light and Sound red carpet entry for Red Party 2013
Kimberly Caldwell looks gorgeous and sounds great as she entertains the crowd at Red Party 2013
For a photo album showing examples of the work of Dallas Light and Sound at Red Party 2013, visit this link to our Facebook photo gallery. https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.10153333656175245.1073741831.401445150244&type=1


"Heat of the Night" Set July 20 at Dallas Contemporary - Benefits Legal Hospice of Texas

Save the date for In the Heat of the Night 2013! This year's event is Saturday, July 20 at the incredible Dallas Contemporary- 161 Glass Street, Dallas, TX 75207!
You're invited to join supporters of Lgeal Hospice of Texas for a night of games of chance, fun and entertainment for a great cause. All proceeds benefit Legal Hospice of Texas and their mission to provide timely and compassionate legal services to low income persons diagnosed with terminal illnesses or HIV-Disease.

Doors open at 6:30 pm with a silent auction, blackjack, roulette, craps and Texas Hold ‘em poker. Enjoy complimentary food and beverages during the event, and browse the Dallas Contemporary exhibitions which will serve as a backdrop for the night.
Held in the summer each year, In the Heat of the Night has included parties in art galleries, a swimsuit fashion show, cocktail parties at local eateries and dessert parties. Previous locations have included Red Bud Hill, 3525 Turtle Creek, the Brooke Berman Gallery, The Belmont Hotel, Studios 1019 and Edison's Dallas.
For information on Sponsorship Opportunities, e-mail Legal Hospice at at events@legalhospice.org!      To Purchase Tickets Click Here
Dallas Light and Sound will be providing audio, tables and highboys, linens and other production services for this year's event.


Two Stages at Razzle Dazzle Dallas Provide Diverse Entertainment in Main Street Garden

Razzle Dazzle Dallas took over Downtown Dallas's Main Street Garden Park for a rousing celebration and festival of entertainment on Saturday, June 8th - and Dallas Light and Sound was there with audio, lighting, staging and flatscreens for sponsor recognition.

With two stages for entertainment, one located on each side of the park, the Razzle Dazzle committee event producers provided two showcases for their cavalcade of diverse entertainment for event attendees. Featuring three sets in a festival spanning performance by "The Bright" on the Bud Light Main Stage, the evening also included The Women's Chorus and The Turtle Creek Chorale on the community stage. A  hi-nrg performance from the Rose Room Girls, a flash mob photo event directed by emcee Patti Le Plaesafe, soloists, a country duet, a comic, and a DJ at the Red Bull DJ pavilion meant the evening was chock full of ever-changing entertainment.

On The Bud Light Main Stage, Dallas Light and Sound provided large format audio and a custom lighting design and installation that captivated the crowd. With color changing LED Panels and an array of LED and conventional Par cans, intelligent lighting on truss, and ample fog... the lighting for this performance stage enhanced the energy present on the stage. Audio on the main stage was anchored by a 24 channel Behringer mixing board with dual on-board vocal effects, an amplifier array, and major speaker arrays flanking the stage.
Meanwhile on the Community Stage on the opposite end of Main Street Garden, showstopping performances included the Rose Room Girls and the Turtle Creek Chorale. Members of The Chorale entertained the crowd with their voices captured by an array of Audio Technica condenser mics, allowing the group to perform with crowding around traditional hand-held mics. Lighting for the Community Stage came from two truss towers, strategically positioned to flank the stage and cross light the performance area.

The old Statler Hotel and numerous other buildings provided a beautiful backdrop for the night. The Statler also served as a surface for gobo projections that appeared as the highlight of a media photography event, shown below. With the Red Bull Pagoda anchoring the center of the park space, and a VIP Lounge sponsored by Kru vodka, event attendees had plenty of focal points to fill the 5+ hours of Razzle Dazzle.


Poolside Entertaining Kicks off the Summer Season

Pool season is officially open, and a little lighting goes a long way to making a pool party memorable. For your next pool party, here's an idea... lit with lighting supplied by Dallas Light and Sound. We also have highboys, bars, tables and chairs in our inventory that are perfect for poolside entertaining.

Outdoor floods from Dallas Light and Sound are shown in the first three photos as they illuminate fabric structures to provide a visual focal point at this north Dallas home for their first pool party of the season.

Summertime pool parties often take place during the day. So, also appearing below are some photos from daytime events that occurred poolside last season where Dallas Light and Sound provided production services.

Another set of fabric Structures towards the head of the pool reflect light
onto the grounds of this lavish pool side entertaining area.
Lighting supplied by Dallas Light and Sound.

A closeup of the fabric structures the owners of this home created to visually anchor the end
of their beautiful swimming pool. Outdoor floods by Dallas Light and Sound.

Linens and highboys from Dallas Light and Sound,
with DLS designer and entertainer Neale Jones
performing standards over a DLS wireless sound system at
The Great Gatsby event for AIN in 2012.
Need staging, lighting and audio for back yard entertaining?
Dallas Light and Sound can provide all of these from our huge inventory of
production equipment.
Many pool entries are located on the side of the house, and lighting
makes those entries come alive to safely welcome guests at your next pool party.
Uplighting in pink from Dallas Light and Sound.
Planning an event poolside? Lighting and a pool spanning runway will
add that certain something special...with these elements plus tents and audio
available from Dallas Light and Sound.


Lighted Wedding Cakes Look Tastier, Showcase Confectionary Beauty During Reception

Wedding cakes are an investment best showcased with cake lighting
from Dallas Light and Sound... even in the afternoon!
What a beautiful cake from Sugar City Sweets and Celebrations from a May wedding reception at Texas Discovery Gardens! Shown for comparison purposes with and without cake lighting by Dallas Light and Sound. Which looks tastier to you?
Yes, darker colored cakes also benefit from proper lighting. This chocolate vision of heaven from Sugar City Sweets and Celebrations tasted delicious. It looked best both in the afternoon hours and as the sun descended with cake lighting from Dallas Light and Sound.

A chocolate cake ... tastier with lighting from Dallas Light and Sound.
Cake lighting also contributes to wedding photography, making certain both the cakes and the bride and groom are seen in the "Cake Cutting" pictures that so many newly married share with their friends. Cake lighting from Dallas Light and Sound is an inexpensive addition to any of the uplighting packages for Texas Discovery Gardens... one that can make significant difference for your reception.