artworxLA Celebrates its 22nd Annual Gala

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.

2014 Honorees

Marc Webb

Director of The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and (500) Days of Summer

Marc Webb Director of The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and (500) Days of Summer

Marc Webb

Director of The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and (500) Days of Summer

Mirada Multi-platform Storytelling Production Studio

Mirada

Multi-platform Storytelling Production Studio

Mark Ridley-Thomas LA County Supervisor

Mark Ridley-Thomas

LA County Supervisor

 

Event:

Red Carpet: 

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