Palette to Palate is an annual fundraising event to benefit disadvantaged children in the Dallas/Fort Worth area through Love for Kids. It is an evening featuring fine Texas art and culinary delights that will culminate an explosion of color, flavor, and sound tantalizing all your senses. Read more below and browse our website for details on our artists, chef and culinary partners.

    Special Ticket Price $70 until Sept 8th
    Door Tickets $80

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    Palette to Palate 2017 presents “The Stetsons & Stilettos Ball” to commemorate the restoration of the Longhorn Ballroom, an historic 1950’s Dallas landmark.   On Saturday, September 9, 2017, Love For Kids, Inc. is hosting Palette to Palate, our 7th annual fund raising event focused on art, wine, and food.  This year our venue is the historic Dallas Longhorn Ballroom from 7:00 pm until 12:00 Midnight. Please save the date as this will be an evening to remember and you don’t  want to miss it!   

    This year, along with the traditional food, wine and art, we are showcasing 12 Texas Red Dirt Country Western music artists during the tasting hours of the evening.   We will have a few guest surprises in store for all to enjoy throughout the evening.  Palette to Palate continues to be a Saturday evening soirée but with a “western twist.”  We will be showcasing artist exhibit areas, wine tasting booths, silent and live auctions, special sponsor seating, live after tasting entertainment.  Also our highly acclaimed chef’s stations will be featuring several local restaurants, serving their most popular signature appetizers. Each year our patrons look forward to what new wines, or old favorites, will be presented for tasting, along with the gourmet cuisine presented by our chefs. Our patrons have the opportunity to view and purchase original art created by several local artists, as well as participate in our live and silent auctions.  For the evening’s entertainment, Stefani Little & Country Contraband will have everyone on the dance floor with great western music, both old and new.  This event has proven to be an enjoyable, successful evening for all involved.

    Palette to Palate is an evening of celebrating art, food and wine, featuring some of our city’s most popular chefs, restaurants, artists and wines.  An extensive collection of food, wine, artisan cheeses, and sweets is provided for a delicious culinary experience as you tour and meet local artists and enjoy their displayed work.  Our silent and live auctions offer a variety of unique items guaranteed to keep the anticipation and bidding at an all-time high.    

    The “Bill Barrett Philanthropic Award” will be presented to a philanthropic individual who has shown exceptional service to the community by their generosity and love for those in need.  The presentation of this annual award is based on the actions and beliefs of our Co-Founder Bill Barrett…because of Bill thousands of children have been blessed over the last 42 years.  

    Your sponsorship is needed to support and continue our signature events and our new programs focusing on Education-Resources-Outreach. Please consider purchasing one of the sponsorship levels, or buying individual tickets, to support and advance the events and programs for Love For Kids, Inc.!


    Sandy Huffman
    President, Love For Kids, Inc.
    Palette to Palate Chair Advisor

    Ways to Help

    • We have several areas that are available: Venue, Band, Silent Auction, Artists, Chefs, Dessert Bar Learn More

      For Sponsorship please contact the Sponsorship chairman at Sandy@loveforkidsinc.org or call 214-426-LOVE (5683)
    • We are asking if you would help support LFK with silent auction items. No donation is too small. Please contact Chris@loveforkidsinc.org Learn more >>
    • To participate as a Chef or Artist for our fundraising event please contact Carolyn@loveforkidsinc.org for Chefs and Artists
    • We are looking for people interested in volunteering the day of the event but also leading up to the event. If you are interested in helping with marketing, sponsorship, silent auction we would love to hear from you. Sheronda@loveforkidsinc.org
    • Event Tickets $70 per person must be purchased in advance