Thank you all of our supporters, sponsors, students, staff and Honorees for making our 22nd Annual Gala a resounding success! This extraordinary event, held at the California Science Center on May 8, stood as a shining example of how the arts can powerfully engage our students’ imaginations, keep them on track to graduate high school, and envision a creative future.
Along with our students, we honored leaders in our community. This year's honorees included LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Mirada, and Film director Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man 2). Each voiced their support for the power of arts education.
Director of The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and (500) Days of Summer
artworxLA’s annual benefit raises funds and awareness for the organization’s comprehensive arts programs to combat Los Angeles’ high school dropout crisis. This year’s event will include a dinner, a silent auction and a program featuring our students’ work. Through the annual fundraiser, artworxLA seeks to build meaningful corporate partnerships that:
Support the program through financial contributions and fulfill corporate responsibility goals
Generate mutually beneficial publicity for the program and corporate partner
Act as a pipeline for future program board members and provide opportunities for corporate employee involvement
Provide in-kind donations to the program
About our event audience:
artworxLA supporters are creative professionals, industry leaders and key decision makers in managerial positions. They are passionate about making a difference in their communities and about arts education.
- Past Honorees: Seth MacFarlane, Shepard Fairey, Sir Ken Robinson, Dr. Arturo Delgado, humble.tv, Leslie Gilbert-Lurie, The Directors Bureau, Kirkpatrick Architects, Jane and Ron Olson, and Michael Malick
- Total event attendance: 350
- Primary areas of residence: Downtown LA, Beverly Hills, Westwood, Los Feliz, Silverlake, Echo Park, Pasadena, Brentwood, Miracle Mile and West Hollywood
- Gender: Female – 55%, Male – 45%
- 70% Have a college degree/post-graduate education
- Creative Industries represented: architecture, TV production, film, music, technology and the arts
Creative Industries represented: architecture, TV production, film, music, technology and the arts