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Continuing its 50th Anniversary Celebration, TACA has announced details of its popular chef-inspired party, TACA Lexus Party on the Green Presented by Highland Park Village.

Set for Friday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m., the event takes place for the first time ever at the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Sammons Park (2403 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201). Co-chaired by Tia Wynne and Katherine Wynne, the evening includes celebrity chef tastings, a wine cork pull, silent auction packages, live music and performances by TACA-supported arts organizations.

“TACA's mission is to support the performing arts community, so not only is the AT&T Performing Arts Center the perfect backdrop for TACA Party on the Green, it also provides us more space to showcase several of our beneficiaries,” said Wolford McCue, TACA Carlson president and executive director. “Tia and Katherine have planned an incredible evening with local celebrity chefs and performances by TACA supported arts organizations, all with the goal to raise critical funding for the local arts.”

The celebrity chefs confirmed to date include:

  • Chef Dean Fearing, Fearings Restaurant
  • Chef John Gilbert, G Texas Custom Catering
  • Chef Jeffrey Kollinger, Tillman's Roadhouse
  • Chef Sader Matheis, Salum Restaurant
  • Chef Sonny Pache, Ocean Prime and Rosewood Ranches Waygu Beef
  • Chef Nicolas Blouin, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
  • Chef Janice Provost, Parigi
  • Chef Daniele Puelo, CiboDivino
  • Chef Gianni Santin and Chef Tida Pichakron, Haute Sweets Patisserie
  • Chef Andrew Swanson, Wolfgang Puck
  • Chef John Tesar, Knife at The Highland Dallas

Entertainment includes Michael D. Fitzpatrick, an award-winning international cellist, and Studio 54, a favorite dance band.

Sponsorships and tickets are available. VIP tickets, which give early entry at 6:30 p.m., are $500. General tickets are $375 with admission at 7:30 p.m.

For more information and to purchase tickets/sponsorships, visit http://www.taca-arts.org/events/lexus_party_on_the_green/.

Sponsors include:

Title Sponsor: Lexus

Presenting Sponsor: Highland Park Village

Cork Pull Co-sponsor: Bank of Texas

Wristband Sponsor: Frost Bank

Official Airline: American Airlines

Valet Sponsor: Platinum Parking

Host: AT&T Performing Arts Center

Patron Sponsor: The Rosewood Corporation

Chef Sponsors: Faye C. Briggs, Leah and Jim Pasant, Donna Wilhelm

Media sponsors: PaperCity, Texas Monthly, MySweetCharity and CultureMap.

Established in 1967, TACA supports excellence and impact in the arts through grant-making, capacity building, and thought leadership. TACA envisions an innovative, inclusive, sustainable cultural sector, recognized for its essential contribution to a vibrant, prosperous community. For more information about TACA, please call 214-520-3930 or visit taca-arts.org. Connect with TACA on Facebook at facebook.com/taca.arts.dallas or on Instagram at @TACADallas.

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