At the Promise of Peace garden. Photo by Ky Ngo.If you are inside Cafe Lago near White Rock Lake this week, you might notice the gorgeous photography of Ky Ngo. If you see one you really like, it could be yours.

Ngo’s work, images of the Promise of Peace Garden and those who love it, will hang on the Cafe Lago walls until an auction Thursday (Nov. 10) when the pieces will be sold — some possibly for under $20, an incredible deal for some of this beautiful work, which captures the character of a charity garden that directly engages and benefits kids in East Dallas.

We interviewed the founder of Promise of Peace, Elizabeth Dry, back in 2008 during an early project with the Historical Society to record oral histories of aging East Dallas residents. Since then, the group has grown a community garden at Gaston and Grand.

All of the proceeds from the art sold at this Thursday’s auction — 5 p.m. at Cafe Lago — will go toward Promise of Peace programs including spring camps for kids. A cash bar open that evening will also generate money for the foundation — Cafe Lago will give 50 percent of sales to the Promise of Peace.


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