Jan. 4, 2013
-- Fashion designers, artists and musicians are lending their talents to the nonprofit’s annual soiree which also marks the charity’s 10th anniversary.
This year’s auction will take place at the glamorous and sophisticated Dream Downtown (355 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011). The evening will feature cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres, music by DJ Chrissie Miller
and a live auction conducted by Antiques Roadshow
Appraiser and Auctioneer Nicholas D. Lowry,
President of Swann Auction Galleries. This year, Baked by Melissa has joined in making the event extra special by donating their sweet treats to be enjoyed by all.
The space will showcase artwork created by ArtWorks’ inspiring children which will be included in the auction. Additional items include select pieces from Charlotte Ronson, Helmut Lang, and Madison Harding; SoulCycle Spinning Series; classes with celebrity chefs and trainers; VIP tickets to the Mets and Giants; luxury items from Coach; VIP passes to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Broadway Shows and the US Open; and one-of-a-kind original artwork from contemporary artists Ed Heck, Aaron Young, and WhIsBe.
Among the prestigious donors, ArtWorks is thrilled to have the support of The Russell Berrie Foundation, Adam Hirsch, the Henry and Myrtle Hirsch Foundation, The Kaufthal Family, the Koyfman Family Foundation, Lisa and Richard Perry, the Fred and Gertrude Perlberg Foundation, Lindsay and Brian Cooper, Little Wisco, Pamela and Roger Gold, and the Solomon Wilson Family Foundation.
The Art Auction Benefit is ArtWorks’ biggest fundraiser of the year, raising more than $150,000 for the organization. All proceeds enable ArtWorks to expand and enhance its programs, allowing many more children with serious illnesses, and their siblings, to experience the healing power and joy of the arts. ArtWorks is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing children and young adults suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses, and their siblings, access to creative and performing arts programs that encourage the use of the creative process as a vehicle for healing, communication, self-expression and personal development. ArtWorks seeks to empower, validate and honor these children by offering them the hands-on experience and materials with which to create, as well as the opportunity to publicly share their artistic accomplishments.For more information please contact:
Katherine Kelly, ArtWorks, The Naomi Cohain Foundation
Phone: 201-608-0146 ● E-mail:Katherine@artworksfoundation.org ● www.artworksfoundation.org