ATLANTIC AVENUE ARTWALK 2009 SILENT AUCTION
BENEFIT EVENT AT AXELLE FINE ARTS GALLERY
April 14, 2009 – Brooklyn, NY – The Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC), Atlantic Avenue Betterment Association, and Colab Projects will hold a fundraiser and silent auction to benefit Atlantic Avenue ArtWalk 2009 on Thursday, April 30, 2009 from 7pm to 9:30pm at Axelle Fine Arts.
All are invited to attend this special benefit event, featuring a lively silent auction of wonderful products and services donated from local businesses and friends of Atlantic Avenue. The setting of this exciting event is Axelle Fine Arts located at 312 Atlantic Avenue. The beautiful gallery space is slated to reopen its doors in 2009.
This benefit event is made all the more special as the attendees are treated to special musical guests and invited to sample a delicious array of hors d'oeuvres and drink provided by the fine restaurants, specialty food and spirit purveyors of Atlantic Avenue. Guests will also find and exceptional array of merchandise, services, and goods such as travel accommodations at the silent auction. The auction always provides a unique opportunity to bid on and win items at incredible discounts, all to benefit a great cause.
Tickets are “Friend” $50, “Donor” $100, and “Patron” $250 each. The event producers have reduced the first tier of ticket pricing in consideration of the current economic climate. In keeping with the mission of ArtWalk to be truly accessible, the event organizers goal is to gather even more attendance in celebration and support of this event.
To attend, please call 718-875-8993 to make a reservation by April 23rd or to get further information about this special event. All proceeds from the fundraiser go directly to fund the sixth annual ArtWalk production and to develop public art programming for the community. ArtWalk is presented free of charge to the public and is free to all participating merchants and artists.
ABOUT ATLANTIC AVENUE ARTWALK – www.artwalk09.com – ArtWalk is a new annual tradition on Atlantic Avenue. The sixth annual ArtWalk09 will take place June 6 & 7, 2009. Artwalk is a free, weekend-long art festival spanning over 10 blocks of historic Atlantic Avenue between, which involves diverse artist open studios, a range of public art projects, area exhibitions, live music programs, and special events. ArtWalk works across sectors with local business, the creative community, developers, grassroots advocacy organizations, both non-profit and corporate sectors, and has extensive local merchant participation.
ArtWalk is made possible in part with public funds from NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council of the Arts. In Kings County the NYSCA Decentralization Program is administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).
ABOUT ATLANTIC AVENUE LOCAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (AALDC) –Founded in 1974, AALDC is a not-for-profit organization committed to the economic development of the Atlantic Avenue area from Fourth Avenue to the East River waterfront in Brooklyn, New York. The AALDC's mission is to further the cultural enrichment, economic development, and historic preservation of the greater Atlantic Avenue area. The AALDC provides information, advocacy, and implements events to promote economic growth for the preservation and development of Atlantic Avenue and its neighboring communities.
ABOUT ATLANTIC AVENUE BETTERMENT ASSOCIATION (AABA) – AABA is a not-for-profit membership organization, representing a strong partnership between local merchants and the community on and around Atlantic Avenue. AABA members are dedicated to preserving the historic character of the Avenue, as well as improving our quality of life and work for its constituents.
ABOUT COLAB PROJECTS – Colab founded Atlantic Avenue ArtWalk in 2004. Through public art initiatives, exhibitions, and cultural events, Colab strives to produce projects that build community, develop new venues for presenting art, and effect positive social change.
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