It was an artful celebration with purpose. In late October, 300 guests raised $110,000 in support of HIV/AIDS education and local service organizations. Gathered at Venue West, they in participated in silent and live auctions of more than 80 donated pieces of art, from paintings to mixed-media works. A jury of industry luminaries — including Nikko Washington, Gail Mancuso, and CJ Hungerman — selected this year’s group of participating artists. The evening became especially vibrant during the “Off the Wall” event, which allowed guests to choose their own piece of a larger canvas to take home as a keepsake.
Photos courtesy Dove Photography