Thursday, November 12, 2009

Happy to be a Part of the Payback!

As avid art fans, we are ecstatic about our participation in THE art event of the month, maybe year. Juxtapoz Magazine is celebrating their 15th Anniversary with an art auction called "The Big Payback" benefiting the Powerhouse Project of Detroit. Here's some information on the event, provided by

Proceeds from “The Big Payback” auction will support the goal of purchasing five homes and employing local Detroit contractors, electricians, plumbers, and carpenters to perform the renovations. Selected artists will also be invited to participate in the remodeling. The event aims to raise the consciousness of both the problems of people disenfranchised by the nation’s economic crisis, as well as encourage a sense of community in the art world and inspire people to effect positive social change in their own communities.

WHO: Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine celebrates its 15th anniversary with “The Big Payback,” an online charity art auction and a special event in Los Angeles hosted by Upper Playground. The event benefits the non-profit Power House Project of Detroit.

WHAT: “The Big Payback” auction features original artwork from over 100 national and internationally renowned contemporary artists including: Matthew Barney, Swoon, CR Stecyk III, Robert Williams, Todd Schorr, Estevan Oriol, Mister Cartoon, Shepard Fairey, Doze Green, Todd “Reas” James, Thomas Campbell, Tim Biskup, KR, Big Daddy Roth, WK Interact, Clayton Brothers, Andrew Schoultz, James Jean, Ron English, Craola, David Choe, Mike Giant, Paul Insect, Jeremy Fish, Alex Pardee, Saber, David Ellis, Boogie, D*Face, Cody Hudson, Herbert Baglione.

All proceeds from the auction to be donated to the Power House Project to help purchase and renovate foreclosed and abandoned homes in the Detroit area.

In celebration of the auction and Juxtapoz’s 15th anniversary, Upper Playground will host an exclusive event in Los Angeles on November 14, 2009 to view the featured artwork on display and meet with the contributing artists.

WHEN: Saturday, November 14, 2009 from 7-11 pm
WHERE: The Factory Place Arts Complex, 1308 Factory Place, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Come say HI to the Frosted crew, eat some yummy cupcakes and bid on some amazing art, all for a good cause. Hope to see you there!

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