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Underground 2013 Update!

Posted in Uncategorized on January 10, 2013 by artlovemagic

ImageWe have great news! We are announcing a big change, but one that’s a game changer. ArtLoveMagic’s annual Underground show has a new set of significant allies to make this year’s event bigger and better than ever! As a result, and being that it will be the 5th anniversary of the event, we are rescheduling the show to take advantage of what’s now possible. Please join us at South Side on Lamar for Underground 2013 on Saturday, May 18th at 8pm for the biggest, baddest Underground yet. Stay tuned in, tickets will soon be available.

Posted in Uncategorized on October 8, 2012 by artlovemagic


Yasmen Lari is the Sudoku(TM) champion of the Pakistani architectural world. And not just one of the ones who can fly through the easy-level problems. No, she’s a conqueror of the back-page-evil-level puzzles that only have three squares filled in and make the New York Times Sunday crosswords look like child’s play. The three squares? Being a female architect focusing on creating sustainable solutions for rural communities continuously struggling with losing their homes due to natural disasters. Her solution? “… To undertake different kinds of tasks as an architect—designing state of the art buildings for the corporate sector; working in informal settlements and low-income housing with focus on women’s needs; advocacy, research, and conservation for heritage projects along with writing monographs and training manuals; working in post-disaster communities with a concentration on sustainable shelter and women’s economic empowerment. The latest work is in zero-carbon-footprint construction (using lime, bamboo and adobe/mud)…

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girlShow: Rewind tickets are available for purchase

Posted in Uncategorized on October 1, 2012 by artlovemagic


This marks the 5th year that ArtLoveMagic has produced girlShow. I can’t believe that we are only 20 days away from this amazing event. We are rewinding back in time and taking the show to the first place that girlShow existed, South Side on Lamar. This venue is absolutely amazing. NEW to girlShow this year is The Blue Room. This is a 21+ room that will blow your mind. Dollskin Designs, Vertical Fitness, The Burlesque Experience are just a few of the participants that will be located in The Blue Room. This room requires a special pass of just $25.00 dollars. Not only will you have access to this exclusive room along with the rest of girlShow. In addition,  Deep Eddy Vodka will be providing 2 free drinks to each Blue Room attendee, LUSH will be giving away goodies, and all Blue Room attendees will be given early entrance at 7 p.m. to girlShow. The main floor of girlShow will feature over 30 visual artists each creating live in the hall of South Side. Musicians such as Keisha Hunter, Cassie Holt, and Jurni Rayne plus a few more brilliant ladies will get your body movin’ with their melodies. This is a one in a life time show that is not to be missed. To purchase your tickets to girlShow 2012:Rewind follow the link below.

Posted in Uncategorized on August 16, 2012 by artlovemagic


In preparation for girlShow on October 20th, 2012, our annual show dedicated to showcasing female artists, ArtLoveMagic is hosting a model casting call on August 25th at 2630 East Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas, 75226 from 2:00 to 5:00pm. Most models will be featured in one of two fashion shows within the Blue Room, the artistic sensuality experience. The clothing lines will include Dollskin Designs (, Madame Fiery and Mom’s Closet sold at Dallas Pinup (

Because of the clothing we have available, we are primary looking for sizes 2-6 (size 4 with a size C cup is optimal), but we do not discriminate based on height, weight or any other factor. We are looking for dynamic personalities that will make a strong impact on the audience. We also prefer the models to be comfortable working within different parts of the production so we…

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Posted in Uncategorized on August 7, 2012 by artlovemagic


Come out and join us this Thursday evening, August 9th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at F.O.E.,  8500 Arturo Dr. for a sneak peek of girlShow 2012:Rewind, happening October 20, 2012 at South Side on Lamar. This is a first ever for ArtLoveMagic as this will be a fundraiser for girlShow. This is a free event, however there is a suggested donation at the door of $10.00 to enter the event. This donation will provide you with 3 tickets to be spent at the Deep Eddy Bar, a fabulous photo booth created by Jen Shu,  among some other little goodies. If you have come to cool off and enjoy the pool the cost will be $7.00 additional fee, which goes directly to F.O.E to continue their efforts in the Dallas area.

Some of the awesome attractions at this event will include: Tracy Popken of Salvage House Boutique

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Getting Unstuck | Fight the fear

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on December 14, 2011 by artlovemagic
Image by Cathy Hutchison

The thing about art is that it is bi-directional.  Musicians need an audience, writers need readers, and visual artists need eyes to see what they’ve created and hearts to be moved by it. This bi-directional nature of art is terrifying for the artist.  Your art is deeply personal, and rejection of it is by extension a rejection of you.

Our friends celebrate our art. They see the beauty of our lyrics, our paintings, and our poetry because they love us.  But reaching across to connect with those who don’t know us is a different thing entirely.  What do we do when the recipient isn’t safe? The odds of rejection are high.  And that scares us.
For those of us designed to create, we have to fight a daily war on fear.  I love what Steven Pressfield writes in his book The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Are you a born writer? Were you put on earth to be a painter, a scientist, an apostle of peace? In the end the question can only be answered by action.

 Do it or don’t do it.

 It may help to think of it this way. If you were meant to cure cancer or write a symphony or crack cold fusion and you don’t do it, you not only hurt yourself, even destroy yourself. You hurt your children. You hurt me. You hurt the planet.

You shame the angels who watch over you and you spite the Almighty, who created you and only you with your unique gifts, for the sole purpose of nudging the human race one millimeter farther along its path back to God.

Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution.

Give us what you’ve got.

The battle against fear is worth it because at our core this desire to create isn’t just a hobby it is a calling.  And there is purpose to that calling.  Will people reject you?  Of course. Because it is always easier to criticize than to look at a blank sheet of paper and pour yourself onto it. Critique without contribution should be measured as it is: a bid for power by those who refuse to create.  Critique by those who love us has value, because they know our capacity and want us to reach that. Don’t fear the critique.  Assess where it is coming from.

More importantly remember that you have a gift to offer that is uniquely you.  If you don’t create, something important goes missing.  And that is something we should all fear.

:::Read more of Cathy Hutchison’s posts in the Getting Unstuck series.:::

The Key of Me

Posted in Uncategorized on December 8, 2011 by artlovemagic

ArtLoveMagic’s Music Director Deb Driscoll and one of our favorite local musicians Matt Barron are proud to announce the release of their new song “The Key of Me”, a collaboration between the two with drums by Chris Ahmed.  The song is well written, well played and well produced.  Dallas, you should be proud.

Matt Barron, photo by Breonny Lee

You can listen to and purchase the track for only $0.99 as of today on Matt Barron’s Reverb Nation site, and very soon on iTunes, Amazon and other online markets.

Deb Driscoll, photo by Dee Hill

The duo will be performing this song and more at the Chevy Sonic Sounds show at The Loft in Dallas on December 13.  Deb is one of the 5 finalists of the Chevy Sonic Sounds contest and after Tuesday’s show they will announce the winner!  (We hope it’s Deb!)

The show kicks off at 7pm with the first performer taking stage at 8:30pm and is free to the public.  You can listen to Deb’s song, “Freedom” on the Chevy Sonic Sounds website as well as songs by the other 4 finalists.

We Love when good things are going on for our locals.  Congrats Deb & Matt!