The first Artists for Cause (AFC) event took place at America Needs You‘s (an education non-profit) gala event on October 15th at Cipriani, in midtown New York. The AFC initiative puts together art shows to benefit non-profits and participating artists. The event raised one million dollars to support first-generation college students and help them achieve their education and career goals. The show included fifteen works by accomplished artists including: Brian Novatny, Predrag Dimitrijevic, Jon Newman, Wendy Klemperer and Greg Kessler. Artists for Cause curator and co-founder Greg Kessler’s work Sasha was also sold at the event, making a notable contribution to the organization.
If you know of a non-profit that would be interested in an AFC show as a fundraiser, please contact us (kesslergregv [at] gmail [dot] com). We can curate the show based on a theme that reflects your organization’s goals and provide guidance on key administrative details (e.g., location, proceeds, etc.).