August 03, 2010

LAUNCH LOUNGE, Thursday August 5th

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Thursday August 5th, 6-10pm

5900 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90036
(In the Variety Building across from LACMA)

LAUNCH Lounge will feature Complimentary Cocktails, Wine Bar, Desserts, Music, and Hand-made appetizers by renowned chef Fred Eric.

Beer sponsored by Peroni / Grolsch, Wine selected and sponsored by Silverlake Wine, Non-alcoholic beverages sponsored by Honest Tea and Icelandic Glacial Water. Media Sponsor Monster Children Magazine.

Featuring original artwork by Mark Acetelli, Kelsey Brooks, Elow, Fumiko Amano, Carla Azar, Philippa Blair, Todd Carpenter, Victor Castillo, Lola Del Fresno, Dalek, Laurent Dareau, Michael Dotson, Gregory Euclide, Shane Guffogg, Mercedes Helnwein, Christopher Martin Hoff, Jeff Koegel, Ivo, Mel Kadel, Dean Karr, Rebecca Lowry, Siuan McGahan, Miguel Osuna, Kill Pixie (Mark Whalen), Travis Lampe, Jason Macaya, Christopher Mercier, Travis Millard, Jessica O'Dowd, Vanessa Prager, Bryan Ricci, Michael Rosenfeld, Christina Shurts, Jennifer Beedon Snow, Gretel Stevens, Jon Tarry, Miss Van, Melora Walters, Edward Walton Wilcox, and others.

Guests will also have an opportunity to bid on specialty items in the Silent Auction, including hand signed and numbered limited-edition prints (some with starting bids as low as $100.00) – by artists Dee Dee Cheriel, Shepard Fairey, Friends With You, Camille Rose Garcia, Steven Gilmore, Mercedes Helnwein, Curtis Kulig, Samuel Lowder (FrePres), Claw Money, Mark Mothersbaugh, Mark Ryden, Todd Schorr, Kathy Staico Schorr, Kent Williams, and others.

LAUNCH is a not-for-profit social enterprise created in 2010 to produce, manage and direct events, programs and exhibitions for the purpose of developing artist and audience relationships throughout Los Angeles. Passionate about promoting all contemporary art forms and their hybrids, LAUNCH recognizes the need for exemplary productions and creates important cultural happenings. LAUNCH strives to engage a broad cross-section of Angelenos in cultural events that promote mutual understanding and creative expression.

$20 Donation per person / ticket