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The Art Share L.A. Legacy Benefit + Art Auction highlights the wide-reaching impact of our organization on the DTLA arts ecosystem over the last 25+ years. Your participation in this event ensures that there will be more opportunities for artists to live and work, and for our community to come together in cultural and creative celebration. Thank you for making a better, more secure future for our culture, community, and artists who call Los Angeles home!

GET EXCITED FOR

Art auction

Entertainment

Delectable eats and drinks

Art activations and installations

 

VIP Reception 6pm – 7:30pm
Community Party 7:30pm-10pm

In our historic DTLA warehouse
801 E 4th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90013

 

SILENT AUCTION FEATURING

Alicia Hoge Adams, Showz Art, Moses Ball, Morgan M Barajas, Clairefoster J. Browné, Deedee Cheriel,

Pablo Cristi, Fabian Debora, Alison Dickey, Shepard Fairey, Nikolas Soren Goodich, Judithe Hernández,

Natalie Hill, Jon Huck, Soloman Huerta, Free Humanity, Donna Isham, KOOK, Nicholas Knudson, Ree Magaña,

Patrick Martinez, Corie Mattie, Tony Mendoza, Andre Miripolsky, Man One, Miles Regis, Raymundo Reynoso, RISK,

Mike Saijo, Joe Silva, Obed Silva, Nick Thune, Kim Watson, Kim West, Tim Youd, and more!

HONOREE

Isabel Rojas-Williams, an esteemed art historian and curator, led the Mural Conservancy Los Angeles as Executive Director from 2011 to 2016. Arriving in Los Angeles in 1973 after escaping Pinochet’s regime in Chile, she became a fervent advocate for the city’s vibrant mural movement. Serving as Mayor Villaraigosa’s liaison to heritage committees, Isabel championed the representation of Latino, Asian, and African American communities. Isabel had a major role in helping write the mural ordinance signed by Mayor Garcetti in 2013, which lifted the 2002 mural moratorium in Los Angeles. With a graduate degree in art history from California State University Los Angeles, she has made significant scholarly contributions, notably through her master’s thesis on the “Los Angeles Street Mural Movement, 1930-2009.” Recognized for her dedication, Isabel has received accolades such as being named one of the influential “Latinas in the Arts” by the Los Angeles City Council and an “Impact Maker to Watch” by City Impact Lab in 2016. She remains actively involved in shaping discourse and curation, notably contributing to exhibitions within the Getty Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles/Latin American series.

EMCEE

LA based playwright and filmmaker Richard Montoya is co-founder of the performance trio Culture Clash. Celebrating 40 years of satirical mayhem on Cinco De Mayo, Montoya is honored to share this night with Art Share, the honorees and in the spirit of so many DTLA Art legends: Richard Duardo, Joel Bloom, Jim Fitipaldi and Mr. Terry Elsworth all presente! His pop Jose Montoya was an artist and poet laureate who told the plight of his people, his son endeavors to raise two children, Mountain and Luna, in the same tradition. Art and Share will be two words they will know well thanks to all your efforts and actions on May 11th! A Sundance Institute Alumni and an Annenberg Film Fellow.

DJ

Jeremy Sole is a visionary DJ and music curator dedicated to showcasing the universality of music as a singular language. With over 30 years of experience collecting vinyl from across the globe, his DJ sets and remixes blend diverse rhythms and melodies, transcending genres and eras. Renowned for his boundary-pushing approach, Sole has shared stages and studios with iconic figures like Stevie Wonder, Roy Ayers, and Chaka Khan. His influential KCRW radio show, spanning nearly 17 years, has introduced audiences to emerging talents and groundbreaking sounds, solidifying his impact on the music landscape.

PRESENTER

Betty Avila’s (she/her) work has centered on the intersection of the arts and social justice, with a focus on community building, public space, and youth empowerment through a cultural lens. She has held positions with a variety of arts and culture organizations in Los Angeles, ranging from grassroots to institutional spaces. Betty helmed Self Help Graphics & Art, an organization with a 50-year nationally-recognized artistic legacy of empowering the Chicana/o and Latinx communities of Los Angeles through the arts from 2015 – 2023. Her tenure there focused on stabilization and growth. She is now at the Perenchio Foundation where she continues to support the thriving cultural sector of Los Angeles County through grantmaking.