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24th Annual Evening of Art

Join us for our 24th Annual Gala Dinner & Auction to raise funds for artworxLA!

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Tuesday May 5, 2016 | 7pm
Taglyan Cultural Complex
1201 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Silent Auction                 7:00 – 8:00pm
Dinner & Program         8:00 – 9:30pm

artworxLA honors:

Grant C. Kirkpatrick
President, KAA Design


A third generation Californian, Grant Kirkpatrick draws his energy and inspiration from his home state’s progressive ideals and optimistic embrace of the new. He has been the visionary force behind KAA Design, the firm he founded 25 years ago. Now known as Kirkpatrick Architects, Grant and his team continue to enjoy elevating the human spirit through the benefits and authenticity of warm contemporary residential design.


Sheila Kuehl
Los Angeles County Supervisor,
District 3

Supervisor Sheila James Kuehl, representing Los Angeles County’s Third District, was elected on November 4, 2014, and assumed office on December 1.

She was the first woman in California history to be named Speaker Pro Tempore of the Assembly, and the first openly gay or lesbian person to be elected to the California Legislature. Kuehl served as chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, Natural Resources and Water Committee, and Budget Subcommittee on Water, Energy and Transportation, as well as the Assembly Judiciary Committee.


Sophia Rivka Rossi
Chief Executive Officer of HelloGiggles
Sophia Rivka Rossi

Sophia Rossi co-founded HelloGiggles, the popular internet haven for girls of all ages, along with writer Molly McAleer and her real-life bestie, New Girl star and She and Him songstress Zooey Deschanel. She has produced and written for several hit television series, including Fox’s Glee and MTV’s The Hills andThe City. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Sophia bases much of her own personal and professional vision on popular internet culture and is particularly fond of tween blogs and young artists.


24th Annual Gala Program


Click below to download our 2016 24th Annual Gala Materials:

PDF-Graphic24th Annual Gala Sponsorship Package 

PDF-Graphic24th Annual Gala Overview Presentation 


View our silent auction links and forms:

Silent auction items online form:         new_purple_forms_logo http://goo.gl/forms/9GFa509fOU  PDF-GraphicItem Request Letter

Silent auction artwork online form:      new_purple_forms_logo http://goo.gl/forms/sZJG4FqS9X PDF-GraphicArtwork Request Letter


Download our 24th Annual Gala Ad Form:


PDF-Graphic2016 Annual Gala Ad Form 

Download our 22nd and 23rd Annual Gala Programs

PDF-Graphic2015 23nd Annual Gala Program

PDF-Graphic2014 22nd Annual Gala Program

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Allan Loeb Lesley Campoy & Teymour Boutros-Ghali Shawn Nelson Builders 
Anonymous Content Lisa and Tim Kring  Skeehan & Company
Bacchus YPO Group Lynne E. Thompson  Sony Pictures Entertainment
Bruce Meyer Foundation  Marc Webb Sophia Waugh, Ronald D. Rosen and Judi Lawenda 
Creative Artists Agency Mark Leos  Suzanne and Ric Kayne
Gensler McCoy Construction  The Endeavor Foundation
Grant Tani Barash & Altman, LLC Mike and Corky Hale Stoller  The Tournat and Stroyke Family
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation Native The Harris Group
Hybrid Apparel Paul and Amanda Attanasio  The William E. Connor Foundation
Julienne Fine Foods & Celebrations Dr. Richard A. Simms  Trailer Park
KAA Design Richard Holz, Inc Union Bank
Kim and Gary Palmer Rognlien Family Fund  Westbook Partners
  Secret Hideout, Inc. WME


Your gift to the Annual Gala can be directed to the areas of greatest need and the greatest potential for impact.

artworxLA’s annual benefit raises funds and awareness for the organization’s comprehensive arts programs to combat Los Angeles’ high school dropout crisis.  This year’s event will include a dinner, a silent auction and a program featuring our students’ work.  Through the annual fundraiser, artworxLA seeks to build meaningful corporate partnerships that:

Support the program through financial contributions and fulfill corporate responsibility goals

Generate mutually beneficial publicity for the program and corporate partner

Act as a pipeline for future program board members and provide opportunities for corporate employee involvement

Provide in-kind donations to the program


For inclusion in the invitation, please pledge your support by clicking the sponsor button in the right corner.

Send an ad copy/artwork via email to alma@artworxla.org by April 22, 2016


Please submit your guest list (by email, phone or fax) by April 22, 2016

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We want your help! Volunteer and make artworxLA’s 24th Annual Gala a wonderful and successful event. We have many volunteer positions available before the Gala and on the day of the event.

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

Click the link below and be apart of our 24th Annual Gala!


Alma Villegas
Development Manager
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Robin Sukhadia, Luis Rodriguez, Abraham Lizama, Raymond Leon Roker, Jasmine Guevara Cynthia Campoy Brophy and Moby

23rd Gala Honorees
 From left: Robin Sukhadia, Abraham Lizama, Luis Rodriguez, Raymond L. Roker , Jasmine Guevara, Cynthia Campoy Brophy, Moby

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About our event audience:

artworxLA supporters are creative professionals, industry leaders and key decision makers in managerial positions.  They are passionate about making a difference in their communities and about arts education.


-        Past Honorees: Marc Webb, Mirada Mark Ridley Thomas, Seth MacFarlane, Shepard Fairey, Sir Ken Robinson, Dr. Arturo Delgado, humble.tv, Leslie Gilbert-Lurie, The Directors Bureau, Kirkpatrick Architects, and Jane and Ron Olson

-        Total event attendance: 350

-        Primary areas of residence: Downtown LA, Beverly Hills, Westwood, Los Feliz, Silverlake, Echo Park, Pasadena, Brentwood, Miracle Mile and West Hollywood

-        Gender: Female – 55%, Male – 45%

-        70% Have a college degree/post-graduate education

-        Creative Industries represented: architecture, TV production, film, music, technology and the arts.


Past Corporate Contributors:



Marc Webb, Paige Tolmac and Matt Tolmac







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Cynthia Campoy Brophy and Gary Baseman


George Anderson, Karo Vartanian and Cynthia Campoy Brophy



Rita Morris with artworxLA student

Ron Rosen and Judi Lawenda

Raymond Leon Roker and Anne Heche

Nik Cherwink, David Anderson with artworxLA student

Mindy Jones, Michael Cade and Julie Mintz

Minu Nazemi and Angie Chichil













Lorraine Alexander with artworxLA students



May 5th




Taglyan Complex
1201 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90038