The Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts debuts Derby Day at Turner House on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Turner House is located adjacent to the Bishop Arts District at 401 N. Rosemont Avenue, Dallas, 75208. Styled as a whimsical and luxurious lawn party, Derby Day at Turner House will feature:
– Live music provided by Matt Tolentino and the Singapore Slingers
– Fashion Show featuring The House of MacGregor Millinery
– Bourbon Cart serving bourbon on the rocks and mint juleps
– Fabulous food by Chef Justo Blanco
– The 144th Kentucky Derby Race Live on Big Screen TV
“The Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts offers so much to our Dallas community by presenting the Rising Star exhibition, the Salon Series, and hosting numerous nonprofit and community organizations. I wanted to create a fun and welcoming new event to introduce people to this great organization,” said Justo Blanco, Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts board member and Derby Day at Turner House event chair.
An extremely limited number of VIP Sponsorships are still available and may be secured here. General tickets are $50 per person.
The debut year of Derby Day at Turner House is sponsored by JC Barker and Lee Ruiz, Glen Jones, Chris Kouvelis, James Prothro and Alfred Martinez, and Janet Woods/Morgan Stanley. Funds raised will go toward restoration efforts of the historic Turner House and launch a Membership Campaign for Fall 2018.
The Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts was originally established at the home studio of the renowned Dallas artist, Frank Reaugh, in 1926. When founding member and former president Mrs. E.P. Turner passed away in 1938, the family home was deeded to the OCSFA. Plans for what would become I35 forced the E.P. Turner House to relocate to its current location at 401 N Rosemont Ave. where today it continues to serve as the home of the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts. The Society has been hosting art exhibits for more than 80 years, including recent exhibits highlighting works of The Dallas Nine, Women Artists of the Texas Centennial, and works by contemporary Oak Cliff artists.
Located in the Winnetka Heights section of Oak Cliff, Turner House promotes the arts, celebrates life events, fosters community connections, and preserves history. It is known for its annual Salon Series, celebrating music, art, and architecture, as well as free community-focused events such as Movies on the Lawn. The organization received the 2013 Stewardship Award from Preservation Dallas for its decades-long commitment to historic preservation.