25th Annual Evening of Art

  • Taglyan Culutral Complex 1201 Vine Street Los Angeles, CA, 90038 United States
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Join us for our 25th Annual Gala Dinner & Auction to raise funds for artworxLA!

Honoring:

One of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents, Octavia Spencer has become a familiar fixture on both television and the silver screen. Her critically acclaimed performance as Minny in 2011’s The Help won her the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award, BAFTA Award, and Golden Globe Award, among numerous other accolades. Throughout the past year she has taken on many different characters, such as Johanna in Allegiant and Miss Harris in The Great Gilly Hopkins, as well as lending her voice to the character of Mrs. Otterton in Zootopia. Octavia can currently be seen in the critically acclaimed Hidden Figures, a drama that follows the true story of three African American women who were instrumental to NASA catching up in the Space Race. Octavia’s performance as Dorothy Vaughan has earned her SAG, Golden Globe and NAACP Image Award nominations to date. Up next, Spencer will star in The Shack and Gifted

One of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents, Octavia Spencer has become a familiar fixture on both television and the silver screen. Her critically acclaimed performance as Minny in 2011’s The Help won her the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award, BAFTA Award, and Golden Globe Award, among numerous other accolades. Throughout the past year she has taken on many different characters, such as Johanna in Allegiant and Miss Harris in The Great Gilly Hopkins, as well as lending her voice to the character of Mrs. Otterton in Zootopia. Octavia can currently be seen in the critically acclaimed Hidden Figures, a drama that follows the true story of three African American women who were instrumental to NASA catching up in the Space Race. Octavia’s performance as Dorothy Vaughan has earned her SAG, Golden Globe and NAACP Image Award nominations to date. Up next, Spencer will star in The Shack and Gifted

Octavia Spencer, Actor and Author
Matt Tolmach is currently producing the highly anticipated feature film reimagining of Jumanji directed by Jake Kasdan and starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black; as well as Rock That Body, starring Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell and Kate McKinnon, both of which are currently in post production for Sony Pictures. Jumanji will be released over Christmas of this year; Rock That Body will be released in June. He previously produced The Amazing Spider-Man, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 directed by Marc Webb, as well as Alex Gibney’s The Armstrong Lie. He and Frank Marshall are executive producing the documentary “What Haunts Us,” directed by Paige Tolmach. For television, Tolmach is executive producing the Hulu series “Future Man,” with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. As President of Columbia Pictures for many years, Tolmach oversaw some of the studio’s most acclaimed and successful films, including Moneyball, The Pursuit of Happyness, Superbad, Pineapple Express, Zombieland, Step Brothers, The DaVinci Code, 2012, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, and many others. He and Paige are also co-producing a son, Jackson Tolmach, who is ten. 

Matt Tolmach is currently producing the highly anticipated feature film reimagining of Jumanji directed by Jake Kasdan and starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black; as well as Rock That Body, starring Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell and Kate McKinnon, both of which are currently in post production for Sony Pictures. Jumanji will be released over Christmas of this year; Rock That Body will be released in June. He previously produced The Amazing Spider-Man, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 directed by Marc Webb, as well as Alex Gibney’s The Armstrong Lie. He and Frank Marshall are executive producing the documentary “What Haunts Us,” directed by Paige Tolmach. For television, Tolmach is executive producing the Hulu series “Future Man,” with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. As President of Columbia Pictures for many years, Tolmach oversaw some of the studio’s most acclaimed and successful films, including Moneyball, The Pursuit of Happyness, Superbad, Pineapple Express, Zombieland, Step Brothers, The DaVinci Code, 2012, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, and many others. He and Paige are also co-producing a son, Jackson Tolmach, who is ten. 

Matt Tolmach, Film Producer
Page Goldberg Tolmach, Filmmaker, Entrepreneur & Activist
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For Sponsorship Questions Contact

Alma Villegas
Development Manager artworxLA
phone: 323-465-1404 x205
email: alma@artworxla.org

Download Our 25th Annual Evening Sponsorship Materials

2017 | 25th Annual Evening of Art Sponsorship Pack 
2017 | 25th Annual Evening of Art Ad Form

Gala Invitation 

2017 | 25th Annual Evening of Art - Invitation

Download our Auction Materials

2017 | 25th Annual Evening of Art - Artist Pledge Form
2017 | 25th Annual Evening of Art - Artist Request Letter
2017 | 25th Annual Evening of Art - Item Pledge Form 
2017 | 25th Annual Evening of Art - Item Request Letter

Download our 22nd, 23rd, and 24th Annual Gala Programs

2016 | 24th Annual Evening of Art Tribute Book
2015 | 23th Annual Evening of Art Tribute Book
2014 | 22rd Annual Evening of Art Tribute Book
2013 | 21st Annual Evening of Art Tribute Book

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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

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: Marc Webb, Mirada Mark Ridley-Thomas, Seth MacFarlane, Shepard Fairey, Sir Ken Robinson, Dr. Arturo Delgado, humble.tv, Leslie Gilbert-Lurie, The Directors Bureau, Kirkpatrick Architects, and Jane and Ron Olson

-        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.