Our Events

As part of our mission, Against The Grain Productions produces educational, enlightening and entertaining events that drive awareness to Asian American culture and the arts. In addition to the community outreach this provides, proceeds from ticket sales, auctions, raffles and other fundraisers at these events contribute a significant amount of funding for our supported orphanages in Asia, scholarship fund and community outreach programs.  In order to make the maximum contribution toward our supported causes from these events and deliver an amazing experience for our audiences, we count on the support of generous sponsors. Learn how to sponsor one of our events >>

ATG scholarshipFashion for a Passion

Fashion for a Passion is our main annual event that draws people from all over the Dallas community in a celebration of emerging Asian American talent in the arts. Each year, guests enjoy musical performances, a fashion runway show and silent/live auctions that include pieces from our featured artists. Fashion for a Passion is also the perfect opportunity for us to give center stage to a few of our ATG Artistic/Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship winners.

Each year, Fashion for a Passion just gets better and better! In 2014, we not only showcased an incredibly talented group of Asian American designers, artists and musical performers but also saw a record 450 guests and raised more than $35,000, the most raised to-date.

ATG scholarshipGroundbreakers Speak

In 2014, we held our 3rd Annual Groundbreakers Speak: A Conversation with Asian American Mover and Shakers in partnership with the Crow Collection of Asian Art, featuring our first ever all-female panel of game changers.


Cocktails 1Cocktails for a Cause

Cocktails for a Cause is a charity fundraiser that highlights the talent and work of Asian American artists while benefiting ATG’s community outreach, scholarships, educational initiatives and needy orphanages in Asia.

Films 1Films and Screenings

Through screenings of co-founder Tammy Nguyen Lee’s award-winning documentary Operation Babylift and our partnership with film festivals around the country to help support and promote the work of today’s Asian American filmmakers, Against The Grain hopes to entertain, engage and enlighten the community while also raising funds to benefit our various causes.



You Can Help!

We invite you to join us at our events, become a sponsor or give whatever your heart and checkbook allow to support our mission and to help us reach our goal for 2015!  Together, we can continue to change the lives of so many across the ocean and here at home.