3175 17th Street (at South Van Ness)
San Francisco, California 94110

SAVE THE DATE for an evening of good company, friendly competition, and a chance to support artists & arts education in San Francisco. This Art Auction will present an eclectic mix of quality artwork from over 125 established and emerging local artists. It's a wonderful chance to throw your hand in the air and take home something inspiring. Proceeds benefit local emerging artists, as well as Root Division's free after school art classes for Bay Area youth.

7th Annual Art Auction
Thursday, October 23rd, 2008
6:30 - 7:30 pm: VIP Cocktail Hour
-Private viewing with appetizers by Andalu, specialty cocktails, champagne toast, & VIP gift bags
7:30 - 10:00 pm: Regular Admission/ Silent Auction
8:15pm: Live Auction begins

Music by The Midnight Sessions

Auction Tickets: $35 per person ($25 before Oct. 20)
Auction + VIP Cocktail Hour: $100 per person ($75 before Oct. 20)
Tickets can be purchased via website, phone, or in person.

Root Division's mission is to improve appreciation and access to the visual arts by connecting personal inspiration and community participation. We provide subsidized studio space to working artists in exchange for their service in creating shared learning opportunities for the community. Artists develop creatively and professionally by teaching art to underserved youth, leading adult education classes, and producing exhibitions that showcase local emerging artwork. By combining multiple opportunities for creative exchange, Root Division cultivates an artistic ecosystem that enriches life throughout the Bay Area.

Root Division is supported in part by grants from The San Francisco Foundation, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, Potrero Nuevo Fund, and Grants for the Arts Voluntary Arts Contribution Fund. The Second Saturday Exhibition Series is sponsored by the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, the San Francisco Arts Commission through a Cultural Equity Grant/Organizational Project Grant, the Fleishhacker Foundation, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.

For further information regarding the Auction and/or press materials please do not hesitate to contact Ashley Kalemjian at 415.863.7668 or [email protected].

Official Website: http://rootdivision.org/102308.html

Added by pseudowish on September 25, 2008