April 18, 2024 #1 Local News, Information and Event Source for the Century City/Westwood areas.

Viva La Art Helps At Risk Youth Through a Silent Art Auction with Gen Y!

Viva La Art!
VIVA LA ART! ART, DRINKS & MUSIC FOR A CAUSE

In recent years, Los Angeles County has experienced an epidemic of youth violence resulting in over 23,000 cases of gang-related crimes. With more than 1,100 active street gangs boasting a combined membership of more than 86,000 individuals, it is more important than ever to reach out and help at-risk and formerly gang-involved youth.

In an effort to provide these young people with the resources and opportunities necessary to succeed, Viva La Art!, in partnership with Philanthro Productions, will be hosting a silent art auction and gallery event at the X bar in Century City on Saturday, March 13. The benefit party will feature the artwork of 20+ artists who have generously donated their work in support of Homeboy Industries, a non-profit organization enabling youths in Los Angeles. Attendees will have a chance to bid to purchase the art with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting Homeboy Industries. For more than 20 years, this local organization has been a major source of support for young people looking for a second chance, providing them with job training, placement programs and free services within a safe and nurturing community.

“We have always been committed to giving young people hope where it may not have existed before,†says Fr. Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries. “Fostering young people and their need to express themselves through art and creativity has been a natural extension of our work at Homeboy. This event is a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate how art can be a wonderful catalyst for positive change.â€

Contributed artwork by Allison Sommers, Andrew Holder, Anthony Clarkson, Anthony Williams, Bob Doucette, Buff Monster, David MacDowell, Espie Munoz, Fatoe, Francesco LoCastro, Glory Tsui, Jay Horinouchi, Joby Cummings, Johnny ‘KMNDZ’ Rodriguez, Jonathan Bartlett, Julian Callos, Justin Diamond, Katherine Chiu, L. Croskey, Michael Page, P-Jay Fidler, Ramon Cho, Sarah Joncas, Sean Chao, Sophia Gasparian, Stacey Aoyama, Tom Haubrick

The evening will also feature music provided by The Love Connection.

X bar is located in the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza at 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA.
Doors open from 8 pm – 12 am (Auction ends at 11 pm); ages 21+. $20 donation at the door.

For more information about the event, please go to www.vivalaart.org

About Viva La Art!
Viva La Art! is a non-profit looking to organize and empower the art and music community to promote education, activism and fundraising for socially responsible charities in Los Angeles. By partnering with local non-profit organizations, Viva! hosts events celebrating the love of art and the humanitarian spirit. One hundred percent of event proceeds support local charities.

About Philanthro Productions
Philanthro Productions is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to get more young adults involved in charity by hosting first-rate events in partnership with leading non-profits. Philanthro’s goal is to eliminate the trade-off for young adults between going out with friends and giving back by creating unique opportunities for charitable giving where there were none before. Less than two years after inception, Philanthro Productions has chapters in Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego, which together have raised over $100,000 for partner charities.

About Homeboy Industries
For more than 20 years, Homeboy Industries has helped at-risk and former gang-involved youth become contributing members of our community through a variety of services in response to their multiple needs. Free programs – including counseling, education, tattoo removal, job training and job placement – enable young people to redirect their lives and provide them with hope for their futures.

Related Posts

Bob Rosenbloom, Esteemed Owner of Bob’s Market and Community Pillar, Passes at 92

April 9, 2024

April 9, 2024

Bob Rosenbloom, the cherished proprietor of Bob’s Market on Ocean Park Blvd. in Santa Monica, passed away at his residence...

Don’t Miss Your Last Chance to Experience CORTEO by Cirque du Soleil!

April 25, 2023

April 25, 2023

The Show’s Run At The Microsoft Theater Ends On April 30  Time is running out for fans of CORTEO by...

Regulation of Short-Term Rentals in LA Failing as Enforcement Drops Significantly

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

Better Neighbors LA report highlights the inadequacies of enforcement measures for short-term rentals in Los Angeles, calling for increased regulation...

Non-Profit Helping Relieve Financial Burden For Cancer Patients

November 16, 2022

November 16, 2022

Cancer Cartel is helping cancer patients focus on their treatment, not the financial stress of living with a diagnosis. Learn...

100 Miles of Bus-Only Lanes Coming to L.A in Five Years?

October 17, 2022

October 17, 2022

L.A’s public transportation network is known for being slow due to traffic congestion. A new motion by L.A. City Council...

How to Wisely Manage Your Finances After a Job Layoff

October 3, 2022

October 3, 2022

Being laid off can be difficult, both emotionally and financially. It is important to manage your finances wisely during this...

Union Members Protest UC Policies in Westwood

May 3, 2022

May 3, 2022

Westwood and Wilshire protest takes place April 26 By Dolores Quintana The intersection of Wilshire and Westwood was the site...

Kale of All Kinds

March 16, 2022

March 16, 2022

Today at the Santa Monica Farmers Market we explore three different kinds of Kale from Cole Family Farms..Video sponsored by...

Name Revealed for Alice Waters’s Westwood Restaurant

October 20, 2021

October 20, 2021

Westside Dining Scene October 21, 2021 By Dolores Quintana Esteemed chef Alice Waters’s upcoming Westwood restaurant’s and the name has...

Community Volunteer Patrol Program Brings Civilians New Insight Into Law Enforcement

October 19, 2021

October 19, 2021

The West LA Police Department has a community patrol program bridging the gap between civilians and law enforcement. Video brought...

Police Seek Man Wanted for Sexually Assaulting Sleeping UCLA Student

September 2, 2021

September 2, 2021

Police are searching for a man wanted for sexually assaulting a female UCLA student while she slept. According to the...

Final Weekend of Marina Drive-In Movie Summer Series With New Movies Added

August 28, 2021

August 28, 2021

WHERE: Marina del Rey Boat Launch Ramp, 13477 Fiji Way at Parking Lot #2 COST: $20 per vehicle, per movie...

UCLA Admits Most Accomplished Class in Its History

July 20, 2021

July 20, 2021

New freshman and transfer cohorts are also among university’s most ethnically diverse By Ricardo Vazquez | UCLA Newsroom UCLA has...

Heritage Museum Reopens with Unique Exhibition

June 24, 2021

June 24, 2021

The California Heritage Museum welcomes back visitors with a unique and stunning quilt exhibition, learn more in this video brought to...