Sundance Square to Host Fundraiser for North Texas Artist Shot While Jogging


A Sundance Square art gallery is hosting a fundraising event on Saturday for a Dallas-based artist who was shot while jogging on July 15, according to a press release.

Anthony Lechuga, whose exhibit “Fences” is on display at the Love Art Texas gallery in Fort Worth, was jogging down the 4900 block of Santa Fe Avenue around 6:30 p.m. on July 15. He was shot twice and taken to hospital, where he underwent two operations.

His exhibition was due to end on July 17 but was extended until the end of the month due to filming.

According to the press release, he should fully recover from his injuries but will need financial assistance in the coming months.

The gallery is hosting the fundraiser from 6-9 p.m. Saturday,

The gallery will be raising funds for Lechuga and his family during the fundraiser, but a GoFundMe has also been set up for those unable to attend. He had raised nearly $19,000 by Friday afternoon.

To donate, go to gofundme.com/f/support-for-antonio-lechuga.

Bernardo Vallarino, resident artist of Love Texas Art, will lead fundraiser participants in creating orange ribbons, a symbol used to raise awareness of gun violence and its victims, made with cobija material to honor Lechuga, according to the press release.

The gallery is located at 501 Houston St. in Fort Worth.