Join us for “The Art of Giving Back” presented by UN/A Art-Visor and ART. on Saturday, March 31st for a night of cocktails, music, food, and a silent art auction benefiting two important foundations. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to Dominican Republic based charities, FACCI and Fundación De Valle. The Friends Against Childhood Cancer Foundation, Inc. (FACCI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of impoverished children living with cancer. Fundación De Valle is a charity focused on helping children with special needs and children living with HIV or AIDS.
The silent art auction is curated by Marcel Katz of The Art Plug and features works by international artists CB Hoyo, John Paul Fauves, Ketnipz, AholSniffsGlue, and Shawn Kolodny. The silent art auction will give attendees the opportunity to bid on pieces with a percent of proceeds donated to the two foundations. Any unsold art will continue to be displayed in the gallery for one month after the event.
Guests will enjoy complimentary cocktails and refreshments by La Bodega, Patron, Martini, Martini Prosecco, and San Benedetto.
The event is sponsored by TPACK and Sergio Llach of Sotheby’s International Realty and will be hosted at the beautiful Casa De Campo Yacht Club La Marina. Supporting sponsors are Gentleman’s Collection, Likecorp, Lumiere, Luxury Brands Book, Orange Theory Fitness RD, and DomEx.
For more information, please contact Carla Abusada at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Background on UN/A Art-Visor & ART.:
UN/A Art-Visor provides experiences that insert their clients in the world of contemporary art, curing collections and designing spaces that truly reflect who they are and their unique sensibilities. They believe in the development of dialogues that encourage the interchange of ideas with their clients making them participants not simply spectators.
ART. is a contemporary art gallery based in Santo Domingo, committed to carrying out the artistic culture of Dominications while helping emerging artists display their work.
Background on Marcel Katz & The Art Plug:
Miami native Marcel Katz is an art dealer and art agent, whose curated art gallery showcases available works from artists of all levels of fame and notoriety.
In addition to helping independent artists break into the art world, Katz has often been the connector between them and today’s popular culture. Nicknamed “The Art Plug”, his creative marketing efforts and eye for predicting the success of artists and trends has attracted a younger generation of art collectors and admirers as well as celebrities. Katz has access to works from over 50 artists including Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Takashi Murakami, Mr. Brainwash, Jeff Koons, Robert Indiana, Aholsniffsglue, CB Hoyo, Mister E, DetroitWick, and John Paul Fauves.
Katz has collaborated other creatives in the entertainment industry, including D’Angelo Russell, Lil’ Wayne, Meyhem Lauren, DRAM, Miley Cyrus, Jermaine Dupree. Most recently, Katz facilitated a collaboration between Aholsniffsglue and Adidas on a targeted marketing campaign in Miami with street art culture.
In 2017, Katz created the Miami-based agency The Art Plug as a consultation service providing bespoke solutions to a wide range of art-related needs. The Art Plug boasts a tight-knit team dedicated to lending a personalized touch to art advisory, curation, commissions, murals and much more. The agency is interested in collaborative relationships with clients and artists alike, and ready to to take a tailor-made approach to each project. Whether you are an artist in need of career guidance or a brand looking for art consultation, let The Art Plug be your plug.