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Dwell With Dignity Kicks Off Thrift Studio Fundraiser

The 2020 Thrift Studio pop-up will be held April 2 to May 2 in Dallas.

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2020 Thrift Studio Designer Team: Christi Meril and Annie Griffeth (ALG Collective), JR Brown (Twelve Twenty), Monica Wilcox, Lindley Arthur, Morgan Farrow, Josh Pickering, Leslie Jenkins, Kerri Goldfarb, Mia Brous, and Louise Marsh. (Photo: Bob Manzano)

Over 230 guests united at the new Cantoni trade showroom to kick off Dwell with Dignity’s largest fundraiser, Thrift Studio, on Feb. 6. Participants of this year’s fundraiser were announced and celebrated at the stylish event.

Dwell with Dignity’s Executive Director Ashley Sharp and Advancement Director Kim Turner announced this year’s team. Shay Geyer, who was racing back to Dallas on a private jet hoping to make the event, serves as the Thrift Studio Honorary Chair, and ALG Collective (artists Anna Curnes, Annie Griffeth, Christi Meril and Melissa Ellis) serves as Art Chair. Designers include Cathy Kincaid Interiors, Leslie Jenkins Interiors, Madre Dallas, M. Wilcox Design, Morgan Farrow Interiors, Pickering House Interiors, Twelve Twenty and Lindley Arthur Interiors.

Cantoni’s 30,000-sq. ft. space of modern furniture set the stage of luxury for the event. Notable attendees included: Art Co-Chairs Annie Griffeth and Christi Meril of ALG Collective, Tony Smock of Cantoni – Trade, Mia Brous and Kerri Goldfarb of Madre Dallas, Cathy Kincaid, Josh Pickering, Leslie Jenkins, Lindley Arthur, Monica Wilcox, Morgan Farrow, and JR Brown of Twelve Twenty, among others.

Thrift Studio, the 30-day pop-up shop to be held from April 2 to May 2, will feature luxury furnishings and original art that are dramatically discounted with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting the charity’s mission to transform lives through design for those struggling with homelessness and poverty. The items will be showcased in lavishly designed vignettes created by the curated list of prestigious designers.

The next Thrift Studio event is the Art and Color Party where participating artists are announced and their artwork showcased for the first time. The event will be held on Feb. 20, 6-9 p.m., at ALG Collective (1302 Dragon Street, Dallas, TX 75207). Complimentary drinks, light bites and valet parking will be available. The event is free and open to the public.

Prior to opening to the public, Thrift Studio will host an Opening Preview Party on Wednesday, April 1, 6-9 p.m., featuring cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and the exciting first chance to shop through the wonderland of luxury home furnishings and art. General admission tickets are $125. VIP tickets are $175, offering premiere shopping between 6 – 7 p.m. and an elevated culinary and mixology experience.

The 2020 Thrift Studio, benefiting Dwell with Dignity, will be held April 2 to May 2 at The International at Turtle Creek located at 150 Turtle Creek Blvd., Suite 207, Dallas, TX 75207. The pop-up store will be open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and is free to enter. Further information and tickets to the Opening Preview Party can be found at www.thriftstudio.com or by calling (214) 599-7974.

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