Pancakes & Booze Art Show

Last weekend, practically everyone in Dallas made their way down to Deep Ellum for a weekend full of festivities. Parking lots were full, a sea of people in the streets, and art was the main attraction. Despite the eventful weekend, arguably the place to be Saturday night (April 2) was the Pancakes and Booze art show at The Door in Deep Ellum.

Twice a year in Dallas, Pancakes and Booze showcases the talent of local artists, live body painting, and of course, free pancakes and a bar full of booze. Crate Diggers made an appearance, soaking in the pop-art portraits, experimental abstract, and humorous expressionism plastered throughout the walls of The Door.

A few notable pieces of the night included the work of Paul Wolff Art and his soulful painting "The Lizard King"—a beautiful tribute to Jim Morrison. Paul Wolff is a Fort Worth native who creates art ranging from humorous and macabre to vibrant pop-art pieces.

Another artist worth admiring is Austin James Art whose collection features vibrant recreations of pop culture icons, heavily influenced by graffiti, street and pop art. Austin James is a Dallas-based artist and graphic designer. His most recent piece, “Sinatra,” is the first in the upcoming series of pop culture icon mug shots.

Project Dezignz was another artist that caught our attention. Known by exclusive hand-drawn creations made entirely of sharpie, Project Dezignz perfects intricate patterns inspired by tribal-style designs.

There were a lot of other great artists that we didn't get the opportunity to speak with, check out some of our favorite moments of the show below.

Stay tuned for more reviews on the best events happening in Dallas, the next art show Crate Diggers is covering is RAW Dallas: Trend on May 7th.

Amy Johnson