UNICEF Next Generation Art Party 2018, LA


When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 

Hot Spot: Los Angeles, CA

Deets: On February 24, 2018, UNICEF USA will host the annual UNICEF Next Generation Art Party in Los Angeles. The event will bring together over 800 of the city’s leading young philanthropists, art collectors and artists to celebrate UNICEF’s lifesaving work and raise funds to support vulnerable children on the move in Mexico. 

The UNICEF Next Generation Art Party offers an opportunity for emerging and established artists to gain exposure and build relationships with young collectors in LA while helping UNICEF put children first. The event will feature a collection of unique artwork ranging from $100-$500, with the exception of a few rare items for the silent auction. All artwork has been selected by the event’s curatorial team, which includes artist and designer Carlton DeWoody, Jamie G. Manné, Chelsea Neman of TAPPAN, and Jessica Witkin of Moran Bondaroff Gallery. 

The Art Party’s silent auction will be open to online auction house Paddle 8’s global community of art collectors and has previously included artwork by established artists such as Ed Ruscha​, Larry Bell​, David Benjamin Sherry​, Billy Al Bengston​, Alex Israel​, Daniel Arsham,​ Sam Falls​, Rob Wynne​, Gray Malin​, and James Franco​, among others. The established artists to be featured at this year’s Art Party will be released closer to the event. In addition, the curatorial team is proud to present works by 150 exceptional emerging artists. Past artists have included Michael Wall​, Satsuki Shibuya​, Ali Beletic​, and Andru Sisson​, among others. Silent auction items will be available for bidding two weeks prior to the event, starting February 13, 2018, and during the event itself on February 24. 

The event will also include live DJs, an outdoor aerial performance by aerialist Whitney Kirk, live painters, custom light projections by Oliver Bell, custom cocktails, hors ​d'oeuvres, desserts, a photo booth, Bead Relief bracelets, a Simply Framed custom-framing section, installation art, and UNICEF features on site, such as an Emergency Tent and School-In-A-Box. 

The goal of hosting this memorable event is to raise the necessary funds to benefit critical UNICEF programs that save and improve children’s lives around the world. Past in-kind donations have come from a number of individuals and companies, including: Salt & Straw, Petrossian Caviar, Clover Juice, VEEV cocktails, Evian, Sugarfina, Sweet Lady Jane, Velvet by Graham & Spencer, Vita Coco, Icelandic Glacial, Lola Wines, Bead Relief, The Bosco Photo Booth, The Bascom Group, The Hopper Art Trust, Barrow Family Foundation, TAPPAN Collective, teuscher chocolates and café, TOMS, 800MAIN, John King, Simply Framed, and many others. 

Since its inception, the Los Angeles Art Party has raised over $250,000 to support UNICEF’s work to put children first around the world. The Art Party has become a nationwide fundraiser with additional events hosted in Atlanta and Chicago.

About UNICEF Next Generation
UNICEF Next Generation is a group of young leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators in their 20s and 30s who commit their resources, resolve and enthusiasm toward supporting UNICEF’s lifesaving work. Members study issues that affect children around the world and choose UNICEF projects to support through education, advocacy, skill sharing/remote volunteering and fundraising. Through their activities, members mobilize their networks and inspire their generations to take action on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable children. 

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit www.unicefusa.org.

Hint For The Average Socialite: VIP early bird discounted tickets are $125 and available through February 1st via https://nextgenartparty.com/.

After February 1st, VIP tickets are $150. General admission tickets are $40.

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