On May 18, property management group by day/art venue by night, DEN Property Group hosted a party in honor of its newest Art at the DEN exhibition, "We Started the Fire." (The show also served as the VIP start to the West Austin Studio Tour's second weekend.)
DEN's latest show featured work from local artists Miguel Rangel, Nina Berenato, and Wes Thompson. "We Started the Fire," which ran May 12-20, explored the sociopolitical motifs of historical and contemporary American society, creating a hymn to the carnival of paradox.
“In developing the community through real estate, there’s a responsibility to give back to it. Art at The DEN is just that, a space for people to forge relationships and to come together to build a future that embraces human creative skill and imagination," said Bryan Cady, co-founder of DEN Property Group, in a release.
While the works spanned several mediums from graphite to digital, the looks of the guests spread across multiple styles ranging from casual, everyday looks and wild prints and accessories.
Erin Freeman checks out Wes Thompson's digital works.
Hannah Freedner and Diamond Villela.
Mars and Jacob Sevier.
Nina Berenato and friend.
Joshua Guerrier and Gabrielle Bryant.
Emily Lottman and Melissa Kinsman.
Rachel Lomas, Ericka Herod, and Tina Spears.
Local drag performer Mars performing a politically charged drag set.
Jesse Barron, Travis Springer, Sophie Gonzalez, and Louis Gonzalez.
Angel Rangel and Delila Rangel.
Coka Trevino and Melissa Trevino.
Matt Gilliam and Kevin Muñoz.