DM Art Festival

**UPDATE: We are so incredibly overwhelmed and appreciative that we have reached our initial goal of $5,000 in just ONE day!! This is a true reflection of how much of an impact Deanna has made in everyone's lives. THANK YOU to all who have donated so far, helped spread the word, or even just took the time to watch our video and read our story. We have decided to increase our goal to $10,000 to help make this night even more spectacular and to raise even more funds for Baby2baby.** 
DM Art Festival is in honor of a dear late friend Deanna Mondello who tragically passed away about a year ago. She was, among many other things, a professional dancer, teacher, choreographer and a very bright light in the community. 

Jen Pendleton and Loren Picciarelli have curated an Art Festival to honor our friend, bring more art to the community, and to raise awareness. This is a collaborative show, bringing dance, film, visual art, music, photography, etc. to the community as well as merging art and activism. Every festival will be raising funds for a different charitable organization. This first festival we will be donating our proceeds to Jessica Alba's, Baby2baby. This organization was important to Deanna and one she donated to often. Baby2baby provides children living in poverty with clothing, diapers, and other necessities every child needs.

We are very ecstatic to be honoring our beautiful friend with art, love, and purpose. However, putting on this festival does not come without cost. We are kindly asking for tax-deductible donations to help cover production costs and promotional fees. This is where you come in!

Dm Art Festival is a (very soon to be/in the final stages of becoming) non-profit organization. We are aiming to raise $5,000 and need your help in making this first festival as beautiful and inspiring as Deanna was. Every amount is so helpful and very appreciated! 

The first DM Art Festival will be held on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at Publik Coffee House in Salt Lake City, UT. You can find more information and purchase tickets on our website,

Donations ()

  • Nicole Cosentino 
    • $50 
    • 8 mos
  • Dani Scaringe 
    • $20 
    • 9 mos
  • Heather Walker 
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
  • Merissa Gassel 
    • $100 
    • 9 mos
  • Mia and Nancy DeWeese 
    • $125 
    • 9 mos
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Fundraising team (2)

Loren Picciarelli 
Raised $1,170 from 9 donations
Salt Lake City, UT
Jen Pendleton 
Team member
Raised $1,225 from 11 donations
This team raised $8,405 from 88 other donations.
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