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!
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.
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
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.
Klawiter & Associates
Free Arts Development Director
Healthcare Interior Architecture Specialist
Gretchen Carroll Design & Marketing
Founder, Uniquely Social
October 22, 2020 for the 9th Annual Architecture & Design Firm Charity Event Benefiting Free Arts
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, firstname.lastname@example.org