In 2005, a handful of Dallas mavericks had an idea: join the art and music communities for an art auction and fundraising concert. They called it Art Conspiracy, and it was held at the historic Texas Theater in Oak Cliff.
That first year, 100 artists’ works, created on 18-by-18-inch plywood boards, were auctioned off between performances from local musicians. The evening raised more than $10,000 for the Paul Simon-founded Children’s Health Fund, benefiting children displaced by Hurricane Katrina. […]