Our Third Annual Fundraiser
Art of Freedom
October 9, 2021
The need for FLITE'S work has never been greater in light of the pandemic. Covid -19 postponed our annual art show, but we continued with our dedication to FLITE's mission.
Save the Date! We are excited to bring another heartfelt gathering to help artists make a difference. We cannot wait to see our amazing supporters, old and new friends in-person this Fall. In the meantime, please Subscribe for our updates, and check back here for further details.
In 2020, due to the pandemic, we were unable to hold our annual art show and fundraiser. Master Sculptor and FLITE Co-Founder, Angela Mia De La Vega shared encouraging words to artists. Watch the video for a glimpse of her studio, where she continued to create and stayed focused on her intentions.
Art of Freedom 2019
The Lawley Art Group
Our 2019 event was a fantastic success!
Crowded gallery. Art sold. Friendships built. Artists encouraged. Great food and wine. High energy. Great live music. Moving stories of redemption, healing and hope. Beauty, warmth and love filled a cool gallery in the Dallas Arts District. Significant funds raised for Mosaic Family Services.
FLITE's entire board of directors, our chairs and hosts worked tirelessly - the pay-off was big! The team from Mosaic brought encouraging speakers and advocates, who shared powerful messages of humanity. As we reflect, we are brimmed with gratitude.
Lisa Jenkins, Founder of Dallas Academy of Music and Performing Arts and the DAMPA Foundation, served as our Honorary Chair.
Valerie Istre Dillon and Ashley Anderson Smith as Co-Chairs.
AOF 2019 Artwork
AOF 2019 Supporters
Photo by Ken Kemp
AOF 2018 Photo Gallery courtesy of Bob Manzano
AOF 2018 Photo Gallery courtesy of Ken Kemp
Art of Freedom 2018
The Lawley Art Group
In 2018, our Board shifted approach to FLITE's fundraising efforts to an art show concept. Volunteers gave much of their time, effort and love to the inaugural Art of Freedom exhibition.
Some 350 guests filed in with anticipation. They roamed the gallery marveling at the amazing artwork by our artists. Special speakers from Mosaic Family Services moved us with their stirring accounts of finding freedom, empowerment and hope. Artist and gallery owner Tanner Lawley performed a live painting, which was auctioned to the highest bidder. Musicians filled the room with sweet sounds.
All enjoyed celebrating Art for humanitarian efforts.
We were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic support.
We exceeded our goal!
Watercolor Artist, served as our Honorary Chair