artistry in living color: raw dallas presents grandeur at gas monkey live!


RAW Dallas is excited to announce the first showcase for 2015-2016 season, GRANDEUR, on March 27th, 2015 at its new home GAS MONKEY LIVE!

GRANDEUR will feature 40+ local artists in nine different artistic categories including art, fashion, music, photography, film, performance, hair and makeup artistry and more. From 7 p.m. until 12 a.m., hundreds of attendees will gather at GAS MONKEY LIVE! located at 10110 Technology Boulevard East, Dallas, TX 75220 for an elaborate showcase celebrating local creativity.

From Sarah Badran, Creative Director of RAW Dallas.

By connecting our artists with industry professionals across the globe, we’re able to expose new talent to boutique owners, buyers, music producers, art collectors, gallery owners, media, etc. and help these artists get their name out there. We provide globally-based professionals with various website tools that allow them to creatively mentor through various outlets, like our educational blogs and  v-logs and RAWdio, where artist interviews are aired internationally through the podcast.

GRANDEUR, the 2015 Season Opener for RAW Dallas boasts one of the best line-up’s of artists ever put together. GAS MONKEY LIVE! will be transformed into a grand creative world, equipped with stunning visual art, photography, fashion, music, a short film and more. Eclectic WAAS Gallery Owner and art advocate, Brandy Michele Adams, will return to serve as the night’s main host, bringing her own corky flair to the event while new Co-host Scotty Isaacs, known most for hosting one of Dallas’s best open mic nights Tuesdays at The Free Man will compliment her on stage.

The live-stage portion, starting at 8 p.m., will feature musical performances from artists that range from different genres including, rock, pop, hip-hop, blues and more! Singer/songwriter Annalise Bush who has been recognized by iTunes as a “New and Noteworthy” Artist will open the show while Tru Def, Dallas’s rising Hip-Pop music act will close the night with a show-stopping visuals paired with music sneak peek of his album Crown.

GRANDEUR’s fashion runway portion, begins promptly at 10 p.m., will feature fashion designs by IMT Designs, Donna Rose and other surprise designers. The nights festivities will also feature over-the-top makeup and hair creations from featured artists including, Factory Glam Beauty, fantasy makeup and hair artists Ashley Nicole Whitby, and Jenn Karsner.

Another notable artists include Chris Trevino of Redoux Couture known for his over the top throne creations and Keiyana Roberts of Kreme de la Cupcake, whose work has recently been featured on The Food Network’s Cupcake Wars.

This sounds like a super fun event with a little something for everyone. Tickets for the showcase can be purchased online in advance for $15 or $20 at the door the night of the event. For more information, the full schedule and tickets, please visit

I hope to see you there!

About RAW Dallas:
RAW Dallas is one of 85 cities for RAW: natural-born artists, an international community made up of creative individuals across the globe, RAW Dallas seeks to highlight artistic talent of all kinds and provide a quality platform for exposure in the city. Since its inception summer of 2012 RAW Dallas has since orchestrated nearly 20 eclectic artist showcases in the Dallas-Fort Worth area at five different venues in Dallas. Primarily focused on promoting and empowering artists in their first ten years of their careers, the local platform provides tools for these artists to effectively market and monetize their craft.

Graphic provided by RAW Dallas.
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