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artist carly allen-martin oil painting!

For the paint of heart.

Carly Allen-Martin

What: DMA-worthy abstract oil paintings ($1,000-$7,000) by an elementary school teacher with a fine arts degree from TCU.
Why: Twenty percent of profits supports Orphans’ Heroes, an organization that empowers impoverished African children.
When: You’re hung up.
Where: Online at carlyallen.com.

Fall Trend Event

What: A preseason shopping night (cue skinny jeans, boots, and blazers) with local fashion consultant Nancy Klompus, who will help you find what works for you.
Why: Professional styling advice and refreshments are on the house.
When: Tues., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Cabana, 4711 W. Lovers Ln. (214-674-9928). R.S.V.P. (required) to 214-725-9527 or nancy@nkbuyrequest.com.

Swimwear Sale
Up to 55 percent off YumNY’s suits — think patterned bandeau tops and ruffled bottoms in punchy colors.
Even more snazzy styles from the likes of Brette Sandler, Sofia by Vix, and Zimmermann.
You’re not ready for summer to be over.
Where: Online at swirl.com.

Taste of Chile Wine Tasting

What: Italy meets South America during Urban Crust’s five-course feast, prepared with seasonal, local ingredients and perfectly paired with Chilean vino from Concha y Toro, Cousiño Macul, and others.
Why: At $30, it’s a bargain even Restaurant Week can’t beat.
When: Mon., 6:30 p.m.
Where: 1006 E. 15th St., Plano. R.S.V.P. to 972-509-1400 or monica@urbancrust.com.

DailyCandy’s Start Small, Go Big Contest
What: In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we’re helping three brilliant small businesses take it to the next level.
Why: You could win $10,000, a trip to New York City, a write-up by DailyCandy editors, and a day at DailyCandy Academy, where you’ll hobnob and brainstorm with industry bigwigs.
When: Enter by 10 a.m. EST on Sept. 6.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com/startsmallgobig.

Dimples Cupcakes

What: Three’s a charm for the mini bakery chain, which finally opened its One Arts Plaza location with flava faves like banana milk chocolate, wedding cake, lemon delight, and pineapple coconut.
Why: Icing queen.
When: Most likely after a show at the Wyly or Winspear, but anytime Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 1722 Routh St., ste. 106 (972-287-2253).

Art: Courtesy of Carly Allen-Martin

1006 E 15th St
Plano, TX 75074
One Arts Plaza
1722 Routh St
Dallas, TX 75201
4711 W Lovers Ln
Dallas, TX 75209