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LAArtParty is an arts and entertainment website. Established in 2010, it is an online go-to guide for what's happening in and beyond the LA area - this includes dining, travel and more.

Founded by journalist, and "Blues Mama" Kathy Leonardo (a longtime performer), the campy site has an unusual slant which will keep you entertained. Leonardo has been writing for the past 15 years about various subjects for the Huffington Post, THRIVE GLOBAL, LA Weekly, etc.

Each month the LAArtParty staff, led by Kathy Leonardo decides which events will be featured. Posted at noon on the Thursday prior to the last week of the month, LAArtParty.com features the Top Ten Art Parties, plus other fun events each month. VIP subscribers find out ONE week prior to the public and receive discounts and invites to VIP parties throughout the year.

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February 24, 2018: UNICEF Next Generation Art Party

On February 24, 2018, UNICEF USA will host the annual UNICEF Next Generation Art Party in Los Angeles. The event will bring together over 800 of the city's leading young philanthropists, art collectors and artists to celebrate UNICEF's lifesaving work and raise funds to support vulnerable children on the move in Mexico.

Hosted by: Gabé Hirschowitz, Founding Chair, Art Party and the Art Party Committee Curated by: Carlton DeWoody, Jamie G. Manné, Chelsea Neman Nassib, Jessica Witkin, the event will feature a collection of unique artwork ranging from $100-$500, with the exception of a few rare items for the silent auction. All artwork has been selected by the event's curatorial team, which includes artist and designer Carlton DeWoody, Jamie G. Manné, Chelsea Neman of TAPPAN, and Jessica Witkin of Moran Bondaroff Gallery. The Art Party's silent auction will be open to online auction house Paddle 8's global community of art collectors and has previously included artwork by established artists such as Ed Ruscha, Larry Bell, David Benjamin Sherry, Billy Al Bengston, Alex Israel, Daniel Arsham, Sam Falls, Rob Wynne, Gray Malin, and James Franco, among others. Silent auction items will be available for bidding two weeks prior to the event, starting February 13, 2018, and during the event itself on February 24.

The event will also include live DJs, an outdoor aerial performance by Whitney Kirk, live painters, custom light projections by Oliver Bell, custom cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, a photo booth, Bead Relief bracelets, a Simply Framed custom-framing section, installation art, and UNICEF features on site, such as an Emergency Tent and School-In-A-Box. The goal of hosting this memorable event is to raise the necessary funds to benefit critical UNICEF programs that save and improve children's lives around the world.
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Since its inception, the Los Angeles Art Party has raised over $250,000 to support UNICEF's work to put children first around the world. The Art Party has become a nationwide fundraiser with additional events hosted in Atlanta and Chicago. Next Generation LA Chairs: Kelly Wilson, Chair and Gabrielle Lardiere, Vice Chair.

Tickets range from $40 for GA (entry at 7pm) to $150 for VIP (entry at 5pm); CLICK HERE to Purchase Tickets. 

What: Unicef Next Gen Art Party
Where: 800 Main St, Venice, CA 90291
When: February 24, 2018; 5pm entry for VIP; 7pm entry for GA – run till 10:30pm
Website: https://nextgenartparty.com/  http://www.unicefusa.org