Art philanthropists, patrons, and friends of the Dallas Museum of Art convene every April for the Dallas Art Ball to celebrate the Dallas Museum of Art and to raise funds for the further success of the museum.  Civic leaders and patrons in attendance included Highland Park homeowners, the remarkable Margaret McDermott, Nash and Marion Flores, Ford Lacy and Cece Smith, Jeff and Shannon Estes, Grace Cook, and Olivier and Laure Meslay from the auction stage donating their chateaux in Bordeaux for a week.