Socially Conscious Artisan Pop Up Scheduled for November

Several Park Cities and Preston Hollow-based creative influencers will showcase their work this November at the Bold Strokes Artisan Market and Art Auction.

The market, co-founder Lilly Neubauer said, is an opportunity for Dallasites to find unique holiday gifts and delivers needed resources to Heart House Dallas programming. Many of the marketplace vendors are local lines that are made with fair trade craftsmanship, with some merchandise even made by local refugees.

Local vendors include: Sava Luxury Organics, Song Art, BK Children’s Clothing, GAIA Empowered Women, Creative Shop, and Saints of June.

Hosted by Heart House, a non-profit after-school program in the middle of the bustling refugee community of Vickery Meadows, the market and art auction will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at Common Desk in Deep Ellum.

Lily Neubauer (LEFT) with Bold Strokes underwriting chair and sponsor Katie Stout

Patrons will get to sip, shop, and enjoy music by DJ Blake Ward in Common Desk’s artistic environment. Tickets for the event are $15 ($20 for a pair) and are available for sale online at The first 100 attendees at the event will receive a stuffed goody bag to use for their event shopping.

The event is co-founded and chaired by Dallas activists Markus and Lilly Neubauer joined in support by honorary chairs Judy Donachie Watson and Margery Miller.

“Our desire with Bold Strokes was to bring financial support to Heart House with inspiration and benefit to everyone involved,” said Lilly Neubauer.

“Our model for the event brings attention and business to Dallas artists and socially conscious entrepreneurs while patrons get to find one-of-a-kind items for their home or their loved ones during the holiday season. We think this is a charity event where everyone truly benefits – all while having a great time.”

Lenita Dunlap, Heart House Dallas CEO, says the first fundraising event of its kind for Heart House Dallas could not come at a better time since the organization recently doubled its programming this fall to keep up with demand.

Bianca R. Montes

Bianca Montes is an award-winning journalist and former Managing Editor of Park Cities People. She currently serves as a Senior Editor with D Magazine's D CEO publication. You can reach her by email at Bianca.Montes@Dmagazine or follow her on Instagram @Bianca_TBD. For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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