Artworks for the Cure is a contemporary, eclectic, edgy and offbeat three day art show/sale benefiting the TJ Martell Foundation and its mission to fund innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. Locally, the TJ Martell Foundation funds research at Children’s Hospital.
October 11 through 13, 2013, Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport transforms into a hip, industrial-type art gallery, its walls filled with originals, giclees, and limited edition prints from both established and brilliant up-and-coming artists–including CARTWHEEL faves like Annie Preese, Desire Obtain Cherish, Scepterhed, RISK–as well as the graphic works of well-known music artists like Leonard Cohen, Brandon Boyd, Yoko Ono, and John Mellencamp. There’s a special section dedicated to surf, skate and snowboard art, plus live artists painting on-site, street musicians, a display of brilliantly painted low-rider cars, music, wine, food and other unique attractions.
The weekend begins Friday at 7pm with a VIP meet-the-artists reception with an art preview, sale and auction, plus live music, a DJ, beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Saturday night is TJ Martell Spirit of Excellence Awards, featuring a cocktail reception and dinner by An Catering, more art viewing and the awards ceremony which will honor Catherine An, Managing Partner House of An Founder/An Catering & Tiato; Troy Carter, Founder/CEO, Atom Factory; Daniel Elk, CEO & Founder Spotify; and Rob Wells, President Global Digital Business, Universal Music Group. Sunday, from noon to 5pm is final day of the exhibition and auction which will feature music, wine, beer, gourmet food trucks and more. As the Artworks for the Cure web media sponsors, we’re giving away three pairs tickets for Sunday afternoon. To win tickets, simply be people to go to the Artworks for the Cure Facebook page and post that you heard about Artworks for the Cure from their web media sponsors CARTWHEEL.
Tickets for Friday’s meet the artist reception are $75 (use the code CART at check out and receive at $25 per ticket discount for Friday). Saturday’s Spirit of Excellence dinner tickets run $500-$1000 and include admission to both Friday and Sunday’s events, plus $250 in “artbucks” to be used toward the purchase of eligible art pieces. Sunday tickets are $25 (and Artworks for the Cure will give away five pairs of those to the first five people who visit Artworks for the Cure 2013 Facebook page and mention CARTWHEEL). Tickets can be purchased here at this link.
You can follow the TJ Martell Foundation on Facebook, on their Twitter feed @TJMartell, through Instagram with @TJMartellFoundation. For updates and previews of artwork, go to the Artworks for the Cure 2013 Facebook page.