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3 days left to buy your Underground VIP passes!

Posted in Artists, Community, Contest, Magic, photography, Shows, Spotlight with tags , , , , , , on February 3, 2012 by artlovemagic


Story by David Rodriguez

Underground is building up steam and the Pre-sale tickets are racking up! This event will be insane. There are less than 40 passes left for VIP and the sale ends Sunday at midnight! VIP tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

So what do you get when you purchase VIP tickets for Underground? Check this out!

Here are some more details:

Local accomplished photographer, Carolyn Collins, has graciously offered a signed, limited edition print of her work “The Sofa” to be used as a raffled prize give-away to a random VIP ticket holder during Underground 2012 on Saturday, February 11th. This gorgeous piece (24″x36″ framed to 30″x43″), which retails at $1,000, was a featured work exhibited during the 11/11/11 grand opening of Omni Hotel Dallas Convention Center and was featured on UtopiaPkwyArts ( by Gina Marie Dunn (Dallas Arts Director for Origin Magazine). “The Sofa” is one of several works in Carolyn’s ongoing Conceptual Portraits collection and is currently on display within the collective works that represent this years Underground event at the Janette Kennedy Gallery (Southside On Lamar). More of her Conceptual Portraits are currently exhibited at Kettle Art Gallery in Deep Ellum, and at Classic Pilates Studio in Turtle Creek. You can see more of Carolyn’s work at

Where can you buy tickets? Go to or go to  I hope to see you there.

Underground’s Black Friday Giveaway!

Posted in Artists, Community, Contest, Shows with tags , , , , on November 24, 2011 by artlovemagic

Story by David Rodriguez
Lead Producer of Underground

UNDERGROUND’S BLACK FRIDAY GIVEAWAY: You can win TWO FREE TICKETS (a $30 value) to Underground which will be on February 11, 2012 at South Side On Lamar.

All you have to do is post or message someone on facebook with a text link to ArtLoveMagic and a url link to the Underground facebook page:

Here’s an example:

“Hey, you need to check out this incredible live art show, Underground, produced by ArtLoveMagic. The show will be on February 11, 2012 at South Side On Lamar so there’s plenty of time to plan. You can find out more here:”

It’s that simple. We’ll be monitoring your posts. Make to sure your text links are set when posting. The more you do the better your chances. Contest ends Friday at midnight. We’ll announce a winner Saturday morning. Have a great Thanksgiving and we’ll see you at the show!


Xavier’s School

Posted in Artists, Community, Contest, Love, Magic, Service with tags , , , , , , on September 9, 2011 by artlovemagic

post by Michael Lagocki

ArtLoveMagic has purchased about 30 copies of this special blank artist’s cover of the XMen #1 comic. The cover is made from illustration bristol. The rest of the book is a normal comic book featuring the Xmen.

Saturday NIght (9/10/11) at Synchronicity, we’re going to pilot the idea of using these special comics to raise money for local children’s causes. Artists David Rodriguez, Will Klein, and Khalid Robertson will take the first 3 comics and draw original XMen covers on them. Will’s drawing the character Nightcrawler, Khalid will be doing Marvel Girl.

I don’t know who David’s decided to do yet.

The comics will be auctioned off during the night. Money collected will benefit local kids (I have a first target in mind, but haven’t spoken to them yet). Attendees of Synchronicity will be able to bid on the books. One of a kind. Originals.

If this all goes like I expect this will be an ongoing program, with many more artists. I want to call it Xavier’s School.

We’ll post pictures of the first 3 results here at the blog after Saturday Night’s show.


The XMen are, of course, the property of Marvel Comics.

Don Herring’s Music Contest Final Leg…

Posted in Artists, Community, Contest, music with tags , , , , on April 9, 2011 by artlovemagic

As many of you know, Don Herring Mitsubishi is hosting a very unique music contest featuring artists who are looking to be the next up and coming something big. The contest, “Every Mitsubishi Deserves Its Own Soundtrack” , was a great success and we appreciate all the people who submitted tracks and ArtLoveMagic for helping us out.

We have completed the first leg of the contest… the submissions. Now, we are going to let YOU vote on the one you like the most. Please see the artist and link to the song.

  1. Choose the one you like the most
  2. Head to the bottom of the blog post on the Don Herring Mitsubishi blog site and vote by leaving a comment
  3. You can vote up to 5 times
  4. The artist with the most votes wins $500 from Don Herring Mitsubishi
  5. Voting will end April 20th, 2011 and the winner will be announced on Friday, April 22nd.

Top 5 Artist Submissions:

  1. Southern Karma Song: Better Move Along
  2. The Artificial Heart Song: Invisable
  3. The Artificial Heart Song: Hope
  4. Harmini Song: Rescue
  5. O.N.C Song: Rider

In addition to the $500 dollars, the winner’s song will be featured in one of upcoming videos! Make sure to share the contest on Facebook and Twitter too!

Now, head to the bottom of the blog post on the Don Herring Mitsubishi blog site and vote by leaving a comment. Thanks!

“Every Mitsubishi Deserves Its Own Soundtrack” Music Contest

Posted in Contest, music with tags , , , on March 17, 2011 by artlovemagic

Think you have what it takes to face off in a winner-take-all, battle royale of melodic supremacy? Then tighten those strings, flex those voices, and tune those forks, because Don Herring Mitsubishi is hosting a music contest with a $500 cash prize and the opportunity to be featured in a Don Herring Mitsubishi video!

Here’s What It Is All About:

Don Herring Mitsubishi, in conjunction with ArtLoveMagic, is offering musicians the chance to be exposed to a new fan base by presenting them with the opportunity to feature their music while also promoting both themselves and Mitsubishi.

Here’s How You Enter:

On the Don Herring Mitsubishi Facebook page is the “Like” button, beside that artists will find a tab labeled Music Contest with a form to fill out in order to submit their songs (you can also click on “Music Contest” on the left navigation underneath the “Note” link). Randomly selected submissions will be displayed on the page so that others can listen, promoting your band and bringing in a new audience. This is no small consolation, as increased exposure can lead to great things: just ask the group Dirty Vegas, who became famous, won a Grammy, and now tour all over the world because their song “Days Go By” which was featured in a Mitsubishi commercial.

Here’s How It Works:

Artists are allowed to submit more than one entry, but submitting a song does not necessarily mean that it will be featured on the Facebook page – Don Herring reserves the right to feature certain songs on the page and will do so at their own discretion.

Songs must be radio friendly: any track with explicit content will be immediately disqualified, and the artist will be eliminated from the contest. Other than that, the song can be anything you want, as long as it is original.

Here’s What You Could Win:

The winner will receive $500 courtesy of Don Herring Mitsubishi, along with the kind of exposure money can’t buy as the song will be featured in a future video for Don Herring Mitsubishi. But that’s not all, folks! You will also be featured on the Don Herring Mitsubishi Facebook and blog.

So, get ready and rock out, because this could be the big break you’ve been waiting for!