Break out the easel, don your best beret and prepare to make artist’s dreams come true! Join The Addo Foundation in celebrating its first annual silent art auction Saturday, September 25th at The Havana Club in Buckhead. Indulge your senses with Atlanta’s most eclectic food, wine, music and art – all in support of the foundation’s mission to increase and enhance dwindling art programs in Georgia’s education system.
“We’re excited to begin the process of giving back,” says Founder Greg Spence. “This event is intended to raise funds and awareness of course, but it’s important to know that it also provides a haven for artists to display their latest work and inspire youth to pursue their dreams of creative greatness.”
Attendees will have no shortage of bid items, as local donors such as Davenzia Studio and Binders Art Supplies have been eager to participate in this noteworthy cause and give back to their beloved art community. Guests can also delight their palettes with a plethora of goodies from Loca Luna, MidCity Café, Pacci, and Amuse as well as a selection of Molly Dooker wines.
For the visually inclined, a variety of pieces from local artists will be on display. In addition, anticipated performances by Still Waters Youth Sinfo-Nia will highlight the exact sediment The Addo Foundation is hoping to accomplish – to develop and nurture youth’s artistic creativity and provide a platform in which these talents can be showcased.
And, with 100% of all proceeds generated being funneled back into local art scene, guests can feel confident that their donations are truly making a difference.
Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. On-site valet parking is available for $5 per car. For ticketing, visit www.xorbia.com/tickets/addo.
The Addo Foundation was created by Greg Spence in early 2010 to alleviate art program deficits in Georgia’s education system. Addo provides a platform whereby local philanthropic, non-profit, and business communities can merge with those seeking help in fulfilling their artistic goals. Through events and fundraising, Addo intends to infuse new life into art education and, in turn, sponsor Georgia’s emerging artists as well as the next generation of cultural influence.
The Havana Club reopened to the public in January 2010. The new, 15,000 square-ft venue boasts a custom- designed lighting and sound system, satellite television throughout, cedar-wood humidor stocking rare and exotic cigars, and on-site parking. Recommended by the Buckhead Coalition for three consecutive years: 2005, 2006, and 2007.
The Havana Club
3112 Piedmont Road
Atlanta, GA 30305