Celebrate creativity and two great causes at “An Affair of the Art,” an art auction and cocktail party to benefit Jerusalem House and ArtsNow on Saturday, January 21 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC). This unique event brings together two non-profits to help raise programmatic funds and awareness for both. Guests will have the chance to bid on works created by local artists and faculty and students from schools and colleges. There will also be on one-of-a-kind works of art created by Jerusalem House’s adult and child residents, under the direction of ArtsNow consultants, available for purchase. The evening’s emcee will be Kaedy Kiley, radio host on 97.1 The River, and revelers can enjoy tastings from local restaurants and caterers, an open bar featuring signature cocktails by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and works of art created in front of your eyes by Kent Knowles and Patrick Hanson.
Jerusalem House is Atlanta’s oldest and largest provider of permanent supportive housing for homeless and low-income men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS. They operate five housing programs including The Program for Adults, The Family Program, Scattered Site I, Scattered Site II and New Horizons. Soon they will provide over 80 percent of the permanent supportive housing designated for this underserved population in greater Atlanta. For more information about Jerusalem House, please visit www.jerusalemhouse.org or contact Liz Lapidus Public Relations.
ArtsNow is a nationally recognized provider of professional learning and resources for educators to bring the arts and creativity into daily classroom instruction. ArtsNow is dedicated to transforming education through arts integration and innovative practices by providing professional development and teacher resources. They promote positive outcomes for all students through compelling content delivery, increased engagement and retention of knowledge across the curriculum. Through authentic arts integration, students excel academically, socially and artistically, preparing them for the 21st century workplace. For more information about ArtsNow, please visit http://artsnowlearning.org/
Pre-sale tickets begin at $30 for General Admission and $75 for VIP per person. The VIP experience includes first access to bidding, a preview party and a gift of a limited production. To view the online art catalog, purchase tickets or for more information, please visit www.anaffairoftheart.org. ADAC is located at 349 Peachtree Hills Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30305.