Virtual

Art Swagger

BENEFITING FREE ARTS
October 22, 2020
4:30PM - 6:00PM

 

9th Annual Architecture & Design Firm

Charity Event Benefiting Free Arts

The Art Swagger L.A. auction is over. There was a hiccup in the site and it was unable to process credit card information. We will notify all winners by email today! Payments will be coordinated and processed on/by Monday, November 2, 2020. Thank you so much!

 

Virtual

Fundraiser

Art Swagger fuses design, art, and the act of giving back through a single evening each year. The event has been drawing the Los Angeles A&D community closer since 2011. It has grown to become one of Free Arts’ most impactful fundraisers, with dozens of supporting firms and hundreds of professionals participating.

As we find ourselves and our communities chartering these precarious times, we have decided to forego the in-person event this fall. Instead, we have transformed our largest fundraiser of the year, into a virtual event. 

 

With this pivot to a virtual event, we hope to expand the participation, and awareness and support of Free Arts. We invite you, your friends, family, and colleagues, to join us to virtually to celebrate the greater Free Arts Cause!

 

Online Artist and Designer Panel

This year’s fundraising efforts will culminate in an Artist and Designer online discussion and finale “party”. We will kick off with a live DJ stream by DJ Malachi, followed by updates on our fundraising efforts & shout outs to our generous sponsors. Our main event will be hosting a live discussion between artists in their studio spaces and designers at home, moderated by our committee member and talented designer, Brandon Guzman. Keeping true to our roots we are hoping to engage in a creative discussion between artists and designers and the ever-growing collaboration between art and space. Although we can’t interact with each other in person, we are excited to join our panelists in this new digital standard.

 

Click to view this years' artists & panel.

Dear Free Arts Families, Friends and Supporters:

Right now is one of the toughest times in our country's history; as we continue to battle a deadly pandemic and the resulting economic distress while, once again, coming face-to-face with the long-term effects of racial injustice. Watching many partake in protests to speak out against inhumanity is, on one hand, inspiring for the dedication it represents and, on the other, heartbreaking for its profound need. 

These times serve as a reminder of the challenges faced by Free Arts children and families- the urgency of our mission to empower children from underserved communities through art and mentorship, creating hope, resiliency and self-esteem. 

We at Free Arts are committed to the future- we intend to survive and grow through this time. We will continue to use art as a vehicle for community, change and freedom. Let's use our platform and collective gifts to tell our stories louder than ever, and to create a much more just world. 

What remains, however, are the indelible images of George Floyd and the many who came before him. It is in their name and the children & families we serve that we embrace the fight for equality and justice as a common cause, one we all fight together - solve together.

We stand in solidarity!

We stand for equality! 

We stand together for change!

A Message From Free Arts
 
 

Silent
Auction

In addition to being able to take in amazing art from the safety of your home, we will be offering an online silent auction. 

The silent auction will go live on Thursday, October 22nd (4:30pm promptly) and conclude Friday, October 30th (midnight promptly). To have access to auction bidding, you must set up an account. The process is quick and very

little information is required. To set up your account, click on (https://www.32auctions.com/users/new)

 

Silent Auction Platform: www.32auctions.com/artswaggerla2020

Auction winners will be notified via their registered email address and/or telephone number.
 

To view silent auction preview highlights, check out our Instagram page. 

 

Committee

Founder/Co-Chair
Debra Hass
PeopleSpace

 

Co-Chair
Karina Silva
Klawiter & Associates

Abigail Levine
Mosa

 

Bianca Hunter
Free Arts Development Director

 

Brandon Guzman
Healthcare Interior Architecture Specialist

 

Chelsea Heideman
Wolcott

 

Gretchen Carroll
Gretchen Carroll Design & Marketing

Helle Hodjat
Gensler

 

Macelle Albelda
Studio Mahal

 

Malika Benchekribou
Wolcott

 

Matt Kurz
Mosa

 

Meghan Jones
Founder, Uniquely Social

 

Nicole Dancel
NBBJ

 

Roxanne Rose
Interior Designer

 

Stephanie Yaeger
DLR Group

Join us

 

October 22, 2020 for the 9th Annual Architecture & Design Firm Charity Event Benefiting Free Arts

 

 
 
Free Arts

Free arts uses art to restore hope, resiliency, and self-esteem in children in Los Angeles ages 5-18 who have experienced abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness.  All proceeds from the event benefit Free Arts and their programs. Learn more at FreeArts.org.

 

Become
a Sponsor

For more information on becoming an Art Swagger Sponsor:

 

All proceeds from this event go directly to Free Arts programs & services.

For more information contact:
Bianca Hunter, bianca@freearts.org

Thank You to Our Sponsors
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