WHEN: Wednesday, May 25th from 7:00 PM – 11:00PM
Ideobox Artspace, SaludArte Foundation, Fundación Manos del Sur, Step by Step Foundation, and Curators Antuan & Tanya Brillembourg join forces as they prepare for Base Paint | The Auction event to benefit the Base Paint Project. The tents have arrived in Haiti and will be installed this summer as part of a secondary school on the property of L’Athletique d’Haiti. The funds raised will help to finance the new school’s operational costs and ensure the continuation of the work that was begun with the Base Paint Tents. The contemporary art auction and curated exhibition is open to the public with complimentary admission.
WHAT: Base Paint | The Auction will feature over 45 artists that have generously donated works of art to help raise these funds. For a list of artists and auction pieces, visit www.basepaint.org. While guests view the silent auction and place bids at Ideobox Artspace, the space will host a variety of refreshments and entertainment. On hand to set the vibe will be famed band Miami City Mix and later in the evening DJ Umber Bandi-Ville will be mixing beats. Artist Leni Ibarguengoytia will unveil her event installation on crate boxes which will act as lounge areas. Bacardi cocktails sponsored by a private donor will be available to quench the thirst of those who savor Diego’s Andalucia Tapas & Deli’s paella and Zucchero Ristorante Bistro’s hors d’oeuvres. Robert Duval, founder of L’Athletique d’Haiti, will be at the auction to announce a special thank you to everyone who has participated in the project including the artists, sponsors and volunteers. Duval will be available for interviews regarding the project, his school, and Haiti. For more information on the foundation, visit www.lathletiquedhaiti.org.
*Silent Auction closes at 10:00PM
WHERE: Ideobox Artspace
2417 North Miami Avenue (Wynwood)
Miami, Florida 33137
*Metered parking is available on North Miami Avenue and side-streets. Valet is also available.
HOW: The artwork will be on view at Ideobox Artspace until June 30, 2011 on Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Saturdays by appointment. For appointments, please contact Alexandra Gauthier at 305.576.9878 or email@example.com.