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Art Uprising 2012 – First Ever West Village Art Festival

20 Aug

Come to the popular energizing Uptown Dallas shopping area and make history by attending the first ever art festival held in West Village. Art Uprising will take place from Friday, September 21st to Sunday, September 23rd. You can expect the usual art fest/wine walk features but in an upscale atmosphere known to make your dining and retail experience that much finer. Along with local artwork enjoy a silent auction on Friday night, appetizers, drinks and store specials. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the Emergency Artist Support League (EASL).

A few of the stores participating in the Friday Art Walk: GAP, Indigo, L.bartlett, LF, Lilli London, Kendra Scott, y&I boutique, etc.

Roam the alleys of West Village Dallas to find amazing artwork by 50 local artists as music fills the air. If you work up an appetite strolling the art-filled streets of the Village take a sip or bite of something scrumptious from eating spots like Cork, Baboush, Cru or Union Bear. Children activities and musical performances will also occur at the 2012 Art Uprising Art Festival. Uprising attendees can expect to rock out with bands like Sealion, My Wooden Leg, Whiskey Folk Ramblers, Budapest One, Tweed EQ and more. It doesn’t get much better! Light bites, captivating art, music, classy bidding wars and family fun in one of Dallas’ most intimate shopping scenes. West Village will never be the same after this September.

Art Uprising 2012 Schedule

Friday, 9/21
Art Walk/Festival begins: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Saturday, 9/22
11:00am – 9:00pm

Sunday, 9/23
11:00am – 5:00pm

*In order to be a featured artist at West Village’s Art Uprising 2012 festival submit a request to for a vendor application. See you in September!

West Village | 3699 McKinney Avenue | Dallas

2nd Annual Naturally Isis Natural Hair Parade and Festival

20 Aug

Last year over 1,500 North Texas natural hair fans came out and participated in the 1st Annual Naturally Isis Natural Hair Parade and Festival with hometown celebrity guest Erykah Badu. This year the festival is bound to be even bigger and better on Labor Day Weekend with live entertainment, lock twisting and braiding workshops, featured speakers, poets, tons of vendor, kids activities and free admission. On September 1st the 2nd Annual Naturally Isis Natural Hair Parade will start out at 10:30am from Wynnewood Shopping Center and into Beckley-Saner Park. At noon the festival will commence lasting until 7:00pm at Beckley Saner Park.

Fun last year at Dallas’ 1st ever Natural Hair Parade –

Get to know some of the newest as well as oldest natural hair salons, beauticians and retailers in the DFW metroplex and learn more about this “natural hair” phenomenon hosted by Isis Brantley. If you’re interested in having your business or organization be a part of the Natural Hair Movement this year, click here or contact Miji Pearse ( to sign up for the 2012 Naturally Isis Natural Hair Parade & Festival. You can also call The Isis Project at 214-329-3820 or 214-946-1460.

If you’re interested in being a volunteer or becoming a sponsor for the 2nd Annual Naturally Isis Natural Hair Parade and Festival e-mail Festival Relations.

2012 Naturally Isis Natural Hair Parade and Festival Features

    • Happy Hair Village
    • Hair Show
    • Grooming and Natural Hair Demonstrations
    • Vendors
    • Guest Speakers
    • Poetry & Other Live Entertainment
    • Children Activities

The goal for this year’s Parade and Festival is to award single parent homes scholarships to attend The Institute of Ancestral Braiding, a school that equips students with the skills necessary for hair braiding, in order to provide better for their families.

Cowboy Marion Barber whips his dreds on the field

Another classic natural hair rocker – Ms. Janelle Monae


10:30am (8am Lineup)
Wynnewood Shopping Center
655 W. Illinois Avenue, Dallas 75224

12:00pm – 7:00pm
(Parade Ending & Festival location)
Beckley Saner Park
114 West Hobson Avenue, Dallas 75224

Join in the celebration of “healing through the hair” with North Texas Natural-ites and hair specialists from all over the city at the 2nd Annual Naturally Isis Natural Hair Parade & Festival! It’s FREE and open to the public!!

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