Art For Texas Hurricane Harvey Benefit
The animation and art communities will come together onÂ October 21, 2017Â to raise money for relief efforts underway along the Houston gulf coast. Producer Melinda Dilger and co-producer Linda Barry Esposito, Animation Director Majella Milne along with a diverse and talented group of colleagues and friends (aka “Team Texasâ€ volunteers) are proud to announceÂ Art for Texas, a benefit art auction, dedicated to supporting those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Proceeds from the event will go to Convoy of Hope, a non-profit organization providing emergency aid to storm survivors.
The centerpiece of the evening will be a silent auction (thatâ€™s where YOU come in), featuring a wide range of art by top artists from California, Texas and across the country. More than 40 of the entertainment industryâ€™s most influential animators and producers have signed up to contribute auction items and weâ€™re hoping you will too!
Artists wishing to donate auction items shouldÂ contactÂ artfortexas@
Submissions are due byÂ October 14, 2017Â and must be ready to display. This will be a silent auction where you, the Artist, will tell us what the minimum bid should be, based on fair market value. You will be provided a receipt for your generous contribution.
Scheduled fromÂ 5:00 PM to 8:30 PMÂ at the Digiland entertainment campus in Burbank, CA, the event promises to be a fabulous evening of live music and hors dâ€™oeuvres, as well as an opportunity for guests to meet the artists. Light jazz will feature the vocal stylings of actress and entertainer Tomi Townsend.
Free admission. Beer and wine will be available at a cash bar. Additional proceeds will be raised from the sale of raffle tickets on site for a variety of prizes.
For event organizer and animation producer Melinda Dilger, born and raised in Houston, the cause is a very personal one.Â “Because I have deep Houston roots, I wanted to do something to give back, and I felt this would beÂ anÂ excellent opportunity for the animation community to join forces for the common good. And the response and level of enthusiasm from our artists has been amazing.”
Â Â ConvoyÂ ofÂ HopeÂ is a faith-based organization with a driving passion to feed the world. With a long history as an early responder in times of natural disasters,Â ConvoyÂ ofÂ HopeÂ has been a Four Star Charity as recognized by Charity Navigator for 14 consecutive years.Â ConvoyÂ ofÂ HopeÂ has served more than 85 million people since it was founded in 1994. For more information please visitÂ convoyofhope.org.Website